Name: Marike Groot
Country: The Netherlands
In 1992 she was asked by The Gathering to add vocals to their first album Always. After recording the cd she also joined them on stage until 1993, when she left to pursue other musical styles and activities.
She started several musical projects, among them Battle, Mae West and Wonderlust, and joined The Beatles tribute act The Weavils in 2003.
In 2012 she took part in the joyful reunion tour of the first line-up of The Gathering and performed the entire album Always on stage with them.
She is currently working as a translator and taking care of her young child. Now and then she performs translated songs for the translation workshops at the Vertalersvakschool, a Translation School in Amsterdam.
“Marike is such an impressive singer, she dominates several styles and what else can I say? Simply she is part of the history of dutch rock; it is a pleasure to work with her!” -D. Heksolson.
As for being part of the Red Page project, this is what Marike tells us all:
I am singing with Red Page because I was grabbed by the music, and because I am curious about working with talented people from all kinds of different countries.