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Thank you for visiting my website. Your support and appreciation is invaluable. I am so proud of my achievements, but I recognise that I have been given a unique and very valuable gift. I give thanks every day for that gift and I never underestimate its value. I use my gift to make people happy, to 'add value' to a cruise, to make a function or event special and that is how I get my ‘buzz’ nowadays.

The last few years have been incredible for me, performing in venues I had only ever dreamed of previously! I have performed over 300 times on fabulous cruise ships! I’ve been to so many wonderful places … but even better than that I married Larry, the most wonderful man in the world, the ‘Man of my Dreams’ after a whirlwind romance, and he supports me in everything that I do, and everywhere that I go.

I cannot say that I ‘work’ for a living now (having served my apprenticeship working the clubs years ago), what I do now is so very enjoyable that it is never ‘work’. I am so lucky that I can travel the world performing to thousands of people, bringing a smile to their faces, a laugh to their mouths, and even sometimes a tear to their eyes when a particular song brings back strong memories or emotions for them. On every cruise passengers take the time to come over to me and to tell me how much they enjoyed my performances. I am not the type of person that shuts myself away nor demands solitude in a splendid cabin nor suite, I am just a Welsh girl gifted with, some say “the voice of an angel”.

Some of the songs I sing on my albums or on stage I have written myself, others I sing to my own musical arrangements, and I even produce my own albums, two of which have been awarded BBC Radio Wales ‘Album of the Week’ and my fourth album ‘To be loved’ was released to rave reviews.

I have been extremely privileged to have shared the stage with many celebrities and I am so proud to have worked alongside some very talented artists. Of course there are many people to thank for my achievements, so I would like to say a huge thank you to everyone who has helped me to make my career so successful and rewarding, not forgetting my family and friends for their continued love and support. And I would like to thank you, the reader of my website, as clearly there is something of interest to you here on my site. I can make your event or celebration special, so if you would like to get in touch, please do not hesitate to contact me. My mobile phone ++44 (0) 790 321 3271 is always switched on!

Best wishes

Maria Lyn

Sole Worlwide Representation


+44 (0)20 7794 1581

Web: www.garyparkes.com

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"Enchanting voice"    "Singing sensation"

Cruise Directors quotes

"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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