Marli Harwood

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Marli Harwood
Birth name Marilena Buck[1]
Born 13 March 1975
Lytham St Annes, Lancashire, England
Genres Pop
Occupation(s) Singer, pianist, guitarist
Years active 1995 – present
Labels Island Records, V2, Sony, Palm Pictures,

Marli Harwood (born Marilena Buck, Lytham St Annes, Lancashire, England),[1] also known as Marli Buck, is a British singer and songwriter. A piano and guitar player, she is of Eritrean, Italian, Welsh and English extraction.[2]

Music career[edit]

In 1995, Harwood was signed by Chris Blackwell to his Island Records label. During the recording of her debut album, Blackwell decided to sell Island Records, and Harwood's album was never released.[1] In 2002, Harwood appeared on Fame Academy, and finished eighth in the series.[3] She then recorded several albums with various major record labels, which remained unreleased or promoted.[4]

In January 2011, Harwood's song "It's Called a Heart" was played to Jeff Smith, head of music at BBC Radio 2, by her management team and on 25 January it was announced by the Press Association that the track was Record Of The Week on Radio 2.[2] Harwood released "It's Called a Heart" via her website on 21 February 2011.[5]

Harwood had a maternity clause added to her recording contract, which was described as a first.[6] With a final working date of 1 July 2011 before the birth, Island Records were pushing to get her 12-track album Clocks and Full Stops released. The single from the album, "Billy", was released on 30 May with the album following.[7]

Harwood also contributed vocals to the 2012 track Silence, the title track of Tom Tyler's debut album.[8]

Marli has co written the Kygo hit single Stole the Show and continues to have cuts worldwide including Kim Hyun Joong in Korea whose album went to number 1 on the Billboard world charts.

Marli Harwood is a writer at Tileyard Studios.





  1. ^ a b c O'Brien, Jon (2011-04-11). "Marli Harwood - Music Biography, Credits and Discography". AllMusic. Retrieved 2013-04-02. 
  2. ^ a b "Music - Marli Harwood". BBC. Retrieved 2013-04-02. 
  3. ^ "Fame singer Harwood's big break". 2011-01-24. Retrieved 2013-04-02. 
  4. ^ Archived from the original on July 15, 2011. Retrieved February 7, 2011.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  5. ^ "Marli Harwood". Retrieved 2013-04-02. 
  6. ^ [1][dead link]
  7. ^ "Clocks and Full Stops: Music". Retrieved 2013-04-02. 
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  9. ^ O'Brien, Jon (2011-04-11). "Clocks and Full Stops - Marli Harwood : Songs, Reviews, Credits, Awards". AllMusic. Retrieved 2013-04-02. 

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