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*** STOP PRESS *** "We liked the evening entertainment, especially the singer Maria" - Mail on Sunday - UK national newspaper - 17th Dec 2017

Multi award winning international cabaret vocalist, pianist & songwriter from Wales

• Cruise Entertainer Of The YearThe Cruise Entertainer of the Year trophy

• "One of our Top 5 Performers" Saga Cruises

• Consistently achieves amazing top scores on cruise ship passenger satisfaction questionnaires

• Over 350 performances at sea on 20 ships in the last 7 years

• Headline cruise ship International Cabaret Vocalist and Pianist

 Sings in Welsh, French and Italian as well as English

5 albums released, 2 awarded BBC Radio Wales Album of the Week

• Performed at The Variety Club of Great Britain Award Ceremony

• Accompanies herself on the piano and performs unique piano pieces she has composed

• Performed on cruise ships from the Pacific Ocean, the Caribbean and Brazil in the west to St. Petersburg Russia in the east, from Antarctica in the south to above the Arctic Circle in the north, and performed extensively for Thompson Gold Hotels in Portugal, Cyprus, Lanzarote, Majorca and Tenerife

• Judge on The Welsh Factor (the Welsh version of The X-Factor)

A sensational success on cruise ships around the globe, Maria Lyn is hugely talented and award winning, a classically trained cabaret singer with a thrilling mezzo-soprano voice and with a rare talent - a beautiful enchanting voice and a terrific personality. With the cheers and applause still ringing in her ears from winning the fabulous ‘Cruise Entertainer Of The Year’ award and following Saga cruises “one of our Top 5 performers” accolade, Maria Lyn has also been a regular performer on the 6 star cruise line Seabourn! Maria Lyn is infinitely passionate, her unmatched attention to detail along with a continuous striving for perfection results in performances that are always fresh, exciting, memorable... and fun! Her 3 1/2 octave range, with astonishing evenness of tone and voluptuous colouring and her sublime artistry holds her audiences' attention throughout. Truly a unique talent, a talent that is echoed in the phenomenal scores consistently awarded year in, year out to Maria Lyn in cruise ship passenger questionnaires. In fact some passengers book cruises specifically to see Maria Lyn perform!

"Amazing, beautiful singer with a really lovely personality,
the best I have ever experienced in over 150 nights of cruising with Saga"
(Passenger quote from a written note to the Cruise Director on the Saga Pearl II  on 2nd - 9th March 2018 voyage)

Maria Lyn has regularly sung to audiences of 1,700 and with an average of 50 performances per year aboard cruise ships as the headline solo act (she has performed to over 30,000 people in some years), Maria Lyn 
has toured or performed alongside many international stars (click here for more ...) and she has performed to many leading statesmen including the Archbishop of Canterbury, Lord George Carey and Carwyn Jones the First Minister for Wales. Maria Lyn has toured twice with Max Boyce, has regularly performed with the world famous Morriston Orpheus Male Voice Choir (a choir of 100), and has performed backed by the amazing 70-piece Symphonica Tywi orchestra.

“This lady is reason enough for you booking your ticket”

(Cruise Director, Saga Ruby World Cruise)

Even from an early age Maria Lyn had that 'it', that special something that cannot be taught. And with a performing experience spanning over 30 years, along the way being offered a Scholarship to The Royal College of Music in London, Maria Lyn is now in her 12th year as a professional vocalist and pianist and she is in her 7th year performing as the 'Headline Guest Entertainer' as a solo International Cabaret Vocalist and pianist on cruise ships. Truly a born entertainer Maria Lyn is an extremely versatile cabaret singer and pianist who amazes her audiences with her sweet and pure yet powerful voice influenced by Celine Dion, Barbra Streisand and musical theatre; she has a wide repertoire that has something to suit all tastes combining Classical, Jazz, Light Opera, Show and Popular music and a very engaging, delightful personality. Shows typically encompass ‘A Cappella’ solos to singing whilst she plays the piano to big band performances of hit songs from leading West End and Broadway shows to get up and dance numbers (where the venue is suitable) that ensures that whatever the venue Maria Lyn leaves her audiences enthralled.

Yet for all of the glitz and glamour that her big show productions deliver, with professional orchestras backing her for the power ballads and her big dresses from Las Vegas, when in her native Wales Maria Lyn gives her time performing for the elderly. This giving something back philosophy extends to Maria Lyn being given the honour of Patron of a Welsh cancer charity and she has given her time to Noah’s Ark and other charity events including major BBC Radio Wales charity shows. And when in Spain Maria is a soloist for the In Harmony chamber choir in support of the 'Debra the Butterfly Children' Charity.

Maria Lyn is a "World Class" performer, singing and playing the piano, writing her own lyrics, arranging her own music, composing her own musical scores and passing her skills on to others in her tutoring programmes. Maria Lyn has a unique talent with her "voice of an angel" big show productions delivered with a deeply personal touch, so cherished by an international audience.

"excellent audience interaction"

"phenomenal empathy with the audience"          "wonderful ability to reach out and touch the

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"Enchanting voice"    "Singing sensation"

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"Excellent audience interaction"    "Phenomenal empathy with the audience"    "Wonderful ability to reach out and touch the audience"  

The Telegraph

"Such a voice, such a style, such a presence"

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