After meeting through a classified ad in a San Francisco music magazine, singer/songwriter Elise Bellew and composer/multi-instrumentalist Blake Ryan Dayton began their prolific and long-lived songwriting collaboration, working meticulously to create their own unique sound and style of vibey alternative pop/rock. Bellew’s distinctive ethereal vocals and impactful lyrics joined together with Dayton’s lush orchestrations and unique guitar layerings to create some of the most moving, yet melodic alternative pop/rock that emerged onto the indie scene, joining dream pop predecessors such as The Sundays, Sixpence None The Richer, The Cranberries, Mazzy Star, etc. Evidence of those early influences can be heard on The Mary Dream’s critically-acclaimed full-length release “Beautiful World”. Reflected in their later work, influences from artists such as Sarah McLachlan, Dido and Sia are apparent, especially on their latest recording “This Kind of Life”.
To date, The Mary Dream have had numerous songs placed on television, with prominent features on Networks such as ABC, MTV, CBC, Oxygen and more. In March of 2015, The Mary Dream's song "Save You" was prominently featured at the end of the Season 2 Premiere episode of "Finding Carter"!
Songs you may know:
“Burning Bridges” (from MTV’s Real World D.C.)
“Stay” (from MTV’s Real World Hollywood)
“More” (from MTV’s Real World Denver)
“How You Love Me” (from ABC’s All My Children)
“Beautiful World” (from CBC's Heartland)
"All My Life", "Stuck", "Where We Are", etc (from MTV's Teen Mom, Seasons 3, 4 & 5)
"Save You" from the Season 2 Premiere of MTV's Finding Carter
In October 2014, The Mary Dream’s “Beautiful World” CD was added to Pandora Radio. The Mary Dream plans to submit “This Kind of Life” to Pandora sometime in 2015. Also, in 2014, lead singer Elise Bellew recorded her very first solo Christmas EP entitled "Bellew Christmas". Elise's cool version of "Winter Wonderland" got added to mainstream holiday in-store radio and will be played in department stores and malls across the U.S. every December! New music from The Mary Dream and Elise Bellew coming soon!
“The Mary Dream have combined all the best elements of pop with a sentiment that runs deeper. It would be a beautiful world indeed if more musicians followed suit.”
— Performing Songwriter Magazine
For more music, info & news visit The Mary Dream website at: www.themarydream.com