Maria McAteer To Release Debut Single And Video 'Brighton Boy' On April 18th, 2012

Over 60 Brighton men star in Irish Trinidadian singer-songwriter's first video from her forthcoming album "Her Night At Noon". TV and stage actress Maria's music has been described as a mix of Sade and Sinéad with a healthy dose of Norah Jones thrown in.

Online PR News – 18-April-2012 – Brighton, UK – Brighton-based singer-songwriter Maria McAteer’s debut single “Brighton Boy” will be released on 18th April. The video for the single was completely shot in Brighton and is bound to get hundreds of single women (and men) flocking to Brighton for a date!

Half Trinidadian, half Irish McAteer shot her music video on Brighton beach on a freak sunny day this March. She randomly asked a selection of Brightonian boys of all ages to star in the video and was surprised that so many said yes.

“I was determined to make sure that every single man who gave their time and energy to be filmed would be featured in the video, it made editing quite difficult!”

The result is a quirky glance of Brighton life on a sunny day that’s bound to make you smile and send several hearts swooning.

”Brighton's Got Talent!” says McAteer. "it's time the rest of the UK had a look"

“Brighton Boy” is the first song from McAteer's album “Her Night At Noon” which will be released September 2012 on indie label DartBird music. The album contains a selection of her own songs and songs co written with her Swedish musical partner Björn Dahlberg. The song is given away as a free download on her web site.

"I'm so excited about the release of Brighton Boy next week and my first album in September. I'm happy that Brighton is the real star of my video because it really is the place where all of my dreams have come true"

About Maria McAteer
After studying drama at The Poor School, McAteer worked as an actress in mainly TV (Byker Grove, Casualty, The Bill, Call Red) and theatre before returning to her first love music.

She penned her first song "The Quiet Girl" aged 8yrs. McAteer's mixed heritage is clearly visible in her songwriting. Sultry jazz based compositions are partially inspired by her late father Al Timothy, a jazz saxophonist/composer who worked with Thelonius Monk & Sonny Rollins and who wrote hits like "Kiss Me Honey Honey Kiss Me".

However her songs also contain a haunting celtic melancholy true to her Irish roots and many say her unique husky voice is a cross between Sade & Sinéad O'Connor.

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