Why, The Marriage?
Brought together by a shared passion for song writing and a constantly overlapping and intertwined musical career, Americana duo, The Marriage embodies the beauty that can be achieved through the collaboration of two brilliant musical minds.
Kirsten and Dave have been surrounded by music their entire lives, with Dave first picking up a guitar at the age of 7 and being signed by a major label at 15 and Kirsten spending her Summers in Nashville with her father Stuart Adamson, founder of Skids and Big Country. Both have been playing in touring bands since their teens.
The name, ‘The Marriage’, For both Kirsten and Dave, whilst having many connotations, is more symbolic of their respective relationships with music. For each, music has come close to obsession as they have soldiered on despite the disappointment rife within the industry. Music represents their lives’ true loves and this is clearly evident in the compilations and deliveries of their songs.
Their intimate and eloquent lyrics weave stories of love, loss and life’s complexity and their powerful and flawless vocals compliment each other in beautifully intertwined harmonies that mesmerise the listener.
As in love, most of us trudge our way through a series of not- quite right relationships, all of which help us grow and adapt until we (hopefully), meet our perfect match. The Marriage is the perfect union of two incredible musical souls at the end of this journey.
Dave Burn and Kirsten Adamson
(plus Charlie the cat)
Photo by Jannica Honey