THE NEW ALBUM....LITTLE THINGS MEAN A LOT
...I find myself saying this more and more these days. I moved to Australia with my two children Summer and Jack nearly three years ago and during that time there have been many challenges along the way. I have many friends, old and new, that have been there for me for so many little things, all of which makes a mountain of difference. It's all the little things that make life great and its all the little things that mean such a lot!
Now residing in Sydney, Mary launches "stage two" of her musical career by recording a collection of torch songs, jazz and classic standards from her latest album Little Things Mean A Lot. It includes songs from the 1930's through to the present day.
Tracks on the album include It Ain't Necessarily So, Good Morning Heartache, Sunny, Little Things Mean a Lot, At Last, Sunny, (You make me feel like) a Natural Woman, My Funny Valentine, My Baby Just Cares For Me, All of Me, That Old Black Magic, Georgia on My Mind, Apartment, (a song written by Rufus Wainwright for Shirley Bassey in 2009) and Feelin' Good. All songs on the album were made famous by legends like Etta James, Billie Holliday, Aretha Franklin, Kitty Kalen, Nina Simone, Judy Garland, Carole King, Ella Fitzgerald, Rosemary Clooney amongst others.
The album also features special guest, theatre star, Michael Cormick performing a duet with Mary of the Garland/Streisand classic from the 60's – Get Happy & Happy Days Are Here Again.
On recording with Mary, Michael says, "Mary Kiani has a voice that soothes the soul. Her ease of style makes you feel as though she is singing just for you. It was a joy for me to work with her on this album.
Mary's career began more than 2 decades ago when she was best known for her energetic dance and pop hits both in the UK, Europe and Australia. Prior to her solo career, Mary was part of the seminal Scottish dance outfit The Time Frequency. In addition to several Top 40 albums and singles in Europe, Mary has worked with many high profile recording artists around the world including Eddie Reader, Donny Osmond, and Paul Young amongst others and with DJs and producers including Fergie, Paul Oakenfold, One World & Simon Clime.