Name: Miss Marina Mae Age: 27 Location: Selby/Doncaster/York Idols: Vera Lynn, Marilyn Monroe and Anne Shelton Occupation: Singer, dancer, model, all round entertainer!
Marina's love of the 40's started at a very early age. Her grandmother Jean has run a militaria stall for over 20 years, attending such shows as War & Peace and Pickering. Grandma introduced a young Marina to the songs of Vera Lynn, the TV show Dad's Army and George Formby's hilarious films. It wasn't until the age of 12 that Marina attended a wartime event. It was Pickering 2004 where she instantly fell in love with the fashions and the music. Marina bought her first ever outfit, a gorgeous red suit. Since then her collection of original vintage clothing spans 3 large wardrobes, not forgetting her accessories; hats, shoes, handbags, gloves, jewellery etc everything has to look perfect! Marina is now known not just for her vocal ability but her classic beauty, warm personality and comedic charm... a modern day Forces Sweetheart! Marina has always loved all different types of music. From the age of 10 she was in the church choir and when she got to secondary school at age 11 she had singing lessons with Joan Crowther. From there she entered into music competitions, winning trophies and bursarys and joined the Scunthorpe Co-Operative Junior Choir with whom she won the BBC Radio 3 Choir of the Year Competition, broadcast on television which featured Marina singing a duet and meeting Aled Jones! It wasn't until the age of 17 that Marina decided to sing the songs from the 40's, but it didn't take her long to become established on the scene. From the first performance over 10 years ago she has gone from strength to strength and continues to amaze people with her level of skill.
From the age of 3 Marina attended the Joyce Mason School of Dance, where she studied for 8 years learning ballet, tap, modern and jazz. She performed in their annual concerts and acheived her grade certificates and won trophies for her solo performances at dance competitions. At secondary school Marina studied a BTec in Performing Arts, gaining a distinction. This course included acting in plays, script-writing, choreography and learning about how the arts industry operates. Marina was also a member of her local amateur dramatics society, landing main roles in a number of shows. This experience has given Marina that sparkling stage presence that dazzles audiences before her. She loves to perform and it shows!
Marina's Previous Clients Include...
Kentish Town Forum, London Royal Festival Hall, London Millenium Dome, London Lincoln Cathedral Manchester Printworks Many National Trust Properties Many RAF bases across the country The Imperial War Museum, Duxford KM War & Peace Show infront of Dame Vera Lynn Hymer Motorhomes International Evans Halshaw Motor Group The Earl of Doncaster Hotel Churchill War Rooms The Tank Museum, Bovington Dads Army Museum