Marie Chain (DE)
What do you do if you’ve grown up in a village near Leipzig in eastern Germany and dream of living life as a musician? In Marie Chain’s case, get out, escape, break down the barriers. So she slogged away in part-time jobs, scraped her savings together, and on leaving school moved to Barcelona to make her dream come true. In Spain, this singer, songwriter and pianist began performing on streets and in bars before soon finding herself gigging from Sweden to Switzerland. She even released two albums under her own steam.