Lizzie Marvelly

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Lizzie Marvelly
Birth name Elizabeth Lillian Marvelly
Born (1989-07-05) July 5, 1989 (age 25)
Rotorua, New Zealand
Origin Auckland, New Zealand
Genres Classical crossover, operatic pop, pop
Occupation(s) Singer, songwriter
Years active 2006–present
Website lizziemarvelly.com

Elizabeth "Lizzie" Lillian Marvelly (born 5 July 1989), is a singer/songwriter from Rotorua, New Zealand. She is best known for her career as a classical crossover vocalist and her many performances of the New Zealand national anthem at rugby games.

Background[edit]

Marvelly was a scholarship student at King's College, Auckland in 2007.

Classical career[edit]

Her debut album was released under her full name, Elizabeth Marvelly, on 3 December 2007 in New Zealand, and on 31 March 2008 in Australia. The self-titled pop-classical album was produced by Carl Doy. In its first week in the New Zealand charts [1] the album went to number 8 after going gold in five days. On the album Marvelly sings songs taken from a range of different genres and includes two original pieces. Her song "When You Are Sad" was reportedly written after a recent case of child abuse in her hometown Rotorua shocked the nation.[2]

Marvelly's second album, Home, was recorded with Grammy-nominated producer Nick Patrick. Featuring the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra and a duet with Britain's Got Talent winner Paul Potts it went to number six on the Official New Zealand Music Chart[3] on debut. As it was released on 21 February 2011, one day before the 2011 Christchurch earthquake, Marvelly announced that she would be donating a portion of record sales to the Christchurch Earthquake Appeal.

Pop career[edit]

In 2012, Marvelly sang as part of Flight of the Conchords supergroup charity single "Feel Inside (And Stuff Like That)". The song reached number one in the New Zealand charts.[4]

In 2013, Marvelly announced that she would be pursue a pop career, as she had become dissatisfied with her classical crossover career, and also wanted to sing her own compositions. Marvelly told the New Zealand Herald, "I just thought music is my life and if it's going to be my life long-term, then it has to be music that I actually love everything about."[5]

In January 2014, Marvelly launched her pop career, now using the name Lizzie Marvelly. Her first pop single, "Generation Young" was also released in January, with her EP Collisions released in July, peaking at number 14 on the charts.[6]

Live performances[edit]

Since 2006, Marvelly has performed in a number of high-profile concerts in New Zealand, supporting artists such as Sir Howard Morrison, Dame Malvina Major and Amici Forever star Geoff Sewell. She also supported Paul Potts on his New Zealand and Australian tour in 2008, later joining him on further international dates.[7]

Marvelly is also well known in New Zealand for her performances singing the New Zealand national anthem at rugby test matches in New Zealand and abroad.[5]

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

Year Title Details Peak chart
positions
NZ
[8]
2007 Elizabeth Marvelly
  • Released: 3 December 2007
  • Label: EMI Music New Zealand
8
2011 Home
  • Released: 21 February 2011
  • Label: EMI Music New Zealand
6
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

EPs[edit]

Year Title Details Peak chart
positions
NZ
[9]
2014 Collisions
  • Released: 4 July 2014
  • Label: Marvellous Music
14
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

Singles[edit]

Year Title Peak chart positions Album
NZ
[8]
2014 "Generation Young" Non-album single
"My Own Hero" Non-album single
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

Awards[edit]

In 2007, Marvelly won the New Zealand Variety Artists Club's Rising Star Award.[10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ RIANZ album chart 10/12/2007
  2. ^ http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=10543816
  3. ^ http://rianz.org.nz/rianz/chart
  4. ^ "Feel Inside (And Stuff Like That) feat. Guest Artists". Amplifier. Retrieved 31 January 2014. 
  5. ^ a b Kara, Scott (22 June 2013). "Elizabeth Marvelly: Singing to her own tune". NZ Herald. Retrieved 31 January 2014. 
  6. ^ Weber, Adriana (11 January 2014). "Interview: Lizzie Marvelly". Rotorua Daily Post. Retrieved 31 January 2014. 
  7. ^ "Elizabeth Marvelly Reunites With Paul Potts For Huge Taiwan Concert". Amplifier. Amplifier Holdings Ltd. Retrieved 31 January 2014. 
  8. ^ a b "ELIZABETH MARVELLY IN NEW ZEALAND CHARTS". Charts.org.nz. Hung Medien. Retrieved 31 January 2014. 
  9. ^ "LIZZIE MARVELLY IN NEW ZEALAND CHARTS". Charts.org.nz. Hung Medien. Retrieved 29 August 2014. 
  10. ^ "The Pat McMinn Rising Star Award". Variety Artists Club of New Zealand. Retrieved 31 January 2014. 

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