May 18, 2011

Mariko, an established Finnish singer with a career of 11 years, visited the Salmagundi club on Wednesday night and proved to be a versatile artist. Over 40 fans turned out to enjoy the evening, which consisted of blues/jazz standards, performed with excellent accompaniment by the Bumblebees.

Mariko has been the lead singer of a hip hop/pop band Kwan since 2000. The band has released 4 albums with sales up to double platinum in Finland. In 2007 she took part and won Dancing With The Stars Finland. In 2008 she released her first solo album, Fabulous Tonight, a 80’s disco influenced popfest. Alongside of music she has been performing in musicals such as Spring Awakening and West Side Story.

Lately she has been in and out of New York working on new songs and falling in love with the City.