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Bovio performing with The Gentle Storm at Wacken Open Air 2015.
|Birth name||Marcela Alejandra Bovio García|
|Born||October 17, 1979|
|Genres||Symphonic metal, progressive metal, gothic metal, classical|
|Labels||InsideOut Music, SPV, Napalm Records|
|Associated acts||Hydra, Elfonia, Stream of Passion, Ayreon, The Gathering, ReVamp, The Gentle Storm|
Marcela Alejandra Bovio García (born October 17, 1979 in Monterrey, Nuevo León) is a Mexican soprano singer, songwriter and violinist. She is currently a member of the Dutch symphonic death metal band MaYan.
Bovio was one of the founding members of the Mexican band Elfonía. In 2003, she responded to a "casting call" for relatively unknown singers to be featured on Arjen Anthony Lucassen, who chose her to play the character of Wife in his Ayreon album The Human Equation. Lucassen picked her in 2005 as the singer of his new band, Stream of Passion (in which she also played the violin, one of the defining sounds of the band). The band released the studio albums Embrace the Storm, The Flame Within, Darker Days and A War of Our Own, with Bovio acting as one of the main songwriters, as well as a live album, Live in the Real World. They amicably disbanded in December 2016.
In September 2016, Bovio released her first solo album, Unprecedented, a classical album consisting of original songs she wrote and a musical departure from her previous work. She joined MaYan as a full-time member the following year, although she had already been a regular collaborator of the band since 2014. She regularly acts as backing vocalist for other bands, notably Epica and The Gentle Storm.
She married fellow Stream of Passion member Johan van Stratum on 28 October 2011. They live together in Tilburg, The Netherlands.
- Unprecedented (2016; re-released in 2017 as Unprecedented - The Piano Sessions)
- The Human Equation (2004) - Wife
- The Final Experiment (2005 reissue) - vocals on "Waracle"
- The Theater Equation (2016) - Wife
- Elfonía (2003)
- This Sonic Landscape (2005)
Stream of Passion
- Live in the Real World (2006) (CD and DVD)
- Out in the Real World (2006) – No. 49* NL Singles Top 100
- ReVamp - Wild Card - choir
- Subsignal - Paraíso - The Blueprint of a Winter
- Mayan - Antagonise - vocals
- Epica - The Quantum Enigma, The Holographic Principle, The Solace System - backing vocals
- The Gentle Storm - backing vocals (2015-2016 live shows)
- Kid Harlequin - Itch - guest vocals on " Hounds"
- Maiden uniteD - Remembrance - backing vocals on "Aces High", violin on "Still Life '15"
- To-Mera - Exile - violin on "The Illusionist"
- The Synthetic Dream Foundation - Mechanical Serpent - vocals on "Glittered Ripples From The Depths"
- The Gathering - The West Pole - vocals on "Pale Traces"
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