“I Love what I do” shares Muriel, “but from very early on I've known that what I'm up to is not about me. It's about giving a voice to the Source within. My music flows from this intention.” In essence Muriel’s songs are “born of a prayer”, created to heal, uplift and inspire people. Her audiences are nourished by her music, which they invariably respond to with great depth of emotion.
“I’ve always loved music, but it wasn’t until my early teens that I realized that above all else I loved to sing. I remember rehearsing a song in the school hall with 3 other girls, completely relishing the sound of our harmonies reverberating off the walls, back at us. I felt I live for those moments! But I also discovered the joy of the solo voice when onstage during a school musical. Time seemed to stand still and I was suspended in an elated state whilst I sang. All I knew when it was over was that I wanted to experience more of that!”
Over the following years Muriel’s interest in mysticism grew, and she pursued a University degree in Philosophy and Political Science to explore her sense of there being ‘something more’ to life. Quite unconsciously, music completely disappeared from her life and did not find expression again until she began meditating regularly whilst living in a small spiritual community. “When I closed my eyes to meditate I would see guitar chords, and when I played them a whole song would just come out. I also awoke one morning with a clear and unusual question in my mind: ‘How would I treat myself if I thought I was Sacred?’ which developed into my 'anthem', Sacred.”
Life carried Muriel to the places and people she needed to share her music with a larger audience. She moved to Glastonbury, England, where she met musician Tim Wheater who connected her with Neale Donald Walsch, author of the 'Conversations with God' bestselling book series. Neale invited Muriel to tour the U.K and Ireland with him, bringing her music to audiences at a national level. During that time she made her professional recording debut, releasing her album 'ANGELICA'. Muriel’s songs were also featured on a compilation album by New World Music.
"So many of my songs point to Love as being the answer to all of our questions about who were are, what we want and how to make our lives better. I think somewhere along the line as children most of us start to hide parts of ourselves and fluff other parts up in order to make ourselves more acceptable to others, to be more 'lovable'. But like my song Sidereal Hymn, who doesn’t just want to be free to be themselves, even if who that turns out to be is someone really vulnerable but beautiful like a flower?”
After releasing ANGELICA, Muriel completed a further tour of the UK and Germany with Neale Donald Walsch. She sang at the premier of the film 'The Cosmic Ordering Service' (based upon the book by Baerbel Mohr), at the International Angel Conference in Hamburg (featuring Doreen Virtue and Diana Cooper), for Hay House in London, with James Twyman in Glastonbury, and performed for Amma ("The Hugging Saint")'s Darshan at Alexandra Palace, London.
Now residing in New Zealand, and completing a Master of Art’s degree exploring how music affects consciousness to create healing states, Muriel brings another level of depth to her creativity. Incorporating vocalisation and mantra into her work has seen her sound evolve into even more powerful expressions, aligned with her intention to heal. Her application of mindful listening within, paired with self-acceptance and trust in what she perceives as inspiration is for her the key.
"Music is an art form with the potential to touch the deepest, truest parts of a person. This is the place where I like to work. And I know I'm not alone in this. There are many of us who ask to serve and find ourselves singing songs that seem to fall through us from the ethers. It's thrilling and humbling and so fulfilling. It really is a beautiful process."