334. Marie Hsiao (Mree) , Indie folk Singer & Song-writer / 2016/03

​Marie Hsiao (Mree) , Indie folk Singer & Song-writer

MarieHsiaoMree is a Portland based experimental folk artist whose music has drawn the attention of music industry professionals including Grammy Award Winning Artist Bon Iver (Justin Vernon), who shared several of her music videos with his fans and followers. Her brand of “folktronica” draws on her infulences of Sigur Ros, Sufjan Stevens, Bon Iver and Imogen Heap, creating a bed of acoustic and electronic elements while her voice (often described as angelic) and intricate harmonies establish her signature sound. She is a skilled multi-instrumentalist who not only records and produces her own music but films and edits her music videos with stunning visual results. She has released three independent albums to critical acclaim and her music has been featured in numerous national TV shows and ad campaigns.

She began her career performing cover songs on YouTube helping gain her several million video views and tens of thousands of subscribers and Facebook fans worldwide. In 2011, she successfully crossed over to an original artist releasing her self-produced, full length, debut album entitled, Grow. The album debuted at #18 on the iTunes Singer/Songwriter Chart and several of her singles have charted on the Top 10 of Amazon.com. Now, Mree has come full circle and her original songs are being covered regularly by a wide array of YouTube artists.

As a performer, Mree has appeared at famed NYC venues including the Highline Ballroom, Webster Hall, and Rockwood Music Hall as well as regional and national tours as a featured and opening act for artists such as Priscilla Ahn, Gabrielle Aplin, and Ron Pope. She has also performed on the college circuit at universities such as Rutgers, Princeton, Roger Williams, UPenn, Millersville, and Mercyhurst.


Vocalist and song, “Santa Catcher” in Target’s “My Kind of Holiday” National TV Commercial

  • Cover version of 80’s hit song, “Fame” featured on ABC’s “Grey’s Anatomy”
  • Original songs from Winterwell featured in several episodes of the WB’sBeauty and the Beast, FOX’sBonesDegrassi Next Generation and many more
  • Winterwellas one of the Top 25 albums of 2013 by NPR nationally syndicated radio program, “Echoes”


Source from TaiwaneseAmerican.org