Merging contemporary R&B with resonant Brazilian rhythms emerging artist YVY MARAEY offers a fresh and soulful voice. Working with New Zealand based guitarist/producer Simon Abela YVY weaves playful melodies chill beats and expressive vocals into her debut album. With a unique blend of european antipodean and latino elements, YVYs sound is laid-back and light yet rooted in strong grooves that make you want to move. Born between Berlin & Brazil YVY has a reverence for the natural world & indigenous culture balanced by an effervescent youthfulness that infuses her song writing. Passionate about what is possible and open to collaborations with musicians from all walks Yvy and Simon have recorded and performed with talented musicians across the globe (including pianist Joel Holmes and drummer Doug Yowel). They are currently based in the lush land of Aotearoa/New Zealand.