Raised in a sleepy West Sussex town, Leay found her way into music through singing in musical productions before she was lured away by rock ‘n’ roll. Following spells in several local bands, Mary decided she needed to strike out and sing her own songs.
Mary’s track One Day, features on the film Forget Me Not, winner of the London Independent Film Festival and It Must be Somewhere, The Darker it Gets and Phoenix in Dynamite Sky appear in the movie Heartless.
Teaming up with film composer and producer Mike McEvoy, Leay began the process which has culminated in her writing and recording her debut album For The Last Time at the studio of legendary artist, Steve Winwood.
Watch part one of M’s interview with Mary below and watch her perform an acoustic version of For The Last Time. View the second part of the interview here.
Debut album, For The Last Time is released on 26 March. www.maryleay.com.