About Marnie

Marnie's Story


Marnie Grey is a Vancouver, Canada based Children’s Entertainer, with four action packed CD’s, consecutive sell out performances, and Award Winning Music Classes. Prior to her success as a Children's Musician, Marnie was an Early Childhood Educator (1993).  In 1999, Marnie's love of music and years of experience all came together to develop five unique Music and Movement Classes.  Marnie’s classes were by far the most popular preschool and toddler classes in Greater Vancouver, generating 1:30 a.m. lineups and 250 ‘seats’ selling out in less than 10 seconds.

Children deserve the very best we have to offer. Marnie is one of them.

~ Gord Osland, Executive Director of Winnipeg International Children’s Fest & Okanagan International Children’s Fest 1970’s-2012

Music that Makes you MOVE!


Studies have proven that Music and MOVEMENT are integral parts of childrens' cognitive and spacial development. Marnie noticed that whenever she sang, children of all ages instinctively moved. In order to support that intrinsic nature to ‘dance’, Marnie wrote and recorded action based songs that were perfect for her classes, concerts and CD’s. In 1999 there were not many Children’s Programs in the city, and Marnie’s movement based classes and songs were on the forefront, propelling her to the top of the Canadian Children’s Music scene.

 
Marnie's Story

Live Performances & Tours


Described as one of the ‘Best Performers of her generation’ by the Vancouver International Children's Festival, Marnie and her Rock n’ Roll Band, work as a team to captivate their audiences and deliver stimulating, high-energy performances that involve children mentally, physically and emotionally. Marnie and her Band have performed their award winning shows, to raving SOLD OUT crowds at many festivals and theatres across Canada since 1999, and continue to develop a huge fan base and mosh pit wherever they go! Learn More about the Music with Marnie Band and their frolicking fun and furried friends.

 
"Did you know that Marnie Won 3 West Coast Family Reader�s Choice Gold Awards in 3 Categories 3 Years in a row!"

Acclimations


In Dec 2012, Marnie's performances & classes received high acclaim ~ Winning 2 Reader’s Choice Gold Awards for Best Performer in the Lower Mainland and Best Children’s Music Classes! Since then she received another 3 Golds in 2013 and a gold and silver in 2014! Marnie’s CD’s have won awards too, Including the International Parent’s Choice Awards. See more Awards and reviews.



Recordings


Marnie has four children's albums available for purchase or download. Marnie’s songs can also be found on three compilation CD's, including ‘Dances & Dreams’ recorded with Jon Sidall in the CBC Recording Studio in Vancouver, ‘Dancing Kites’ raising funds for the Grandmothers to Grandmothers project an affiliate of the Stephen Lewis Foundation and the 2009 Vancouver International Children's Festival Compilation.


Television Appearances & Her Big Screen Debut


In 2004 Marnie wrote, co-produced and starred in a film called “Music with Marnie – Mumbu on the Moon,” which showed daily for two years on the dome ceiling of the Vancouver H.R. MacMillan Space Centre. This show was rated as one of the most popular Preschool Shows EVER viewed at the Vancouver Space Centre.  Marnie has had a number of appearances on Knowledge Network, including 2 television commercials that ran for 12 months, she has also appeared on Global National, CBC TV and Shaw TV to name a few.  She also had a guest appearance on WTN’s Smart Cookies, and she and her band were the only children's performers ever to appear on CBC's ZeD TV. See a clip here.

Contribution ~ Giving Back


Marnie has an incredible passion for her work; it is her intention to do work that has meaning, that creates positive change and that promotes and encourages healthy development in all facets of children's lives. Marnie donates a portion of the proceeds of CD Sales to many causes that are important to her, one such example is Plan Canada. As a survivor of the tsunami that struck the Indian Ocean Dec 2004, Marnie became an Ambassador for Plan Canada, recorded “Groovin’ through the Neighbourhood” and donates a portion of the proceeds from her sales to Plan Thailand an affiliate of Plan Canada.