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Maria Daines: YOUR WORDS

Brien Comerford

May 4, 2008

Maria has incredible vocals that fuse blues, rock and country genres. Paul's guitar riffs are eclectic and dynamic. Their love for the animal kingdom is compassion in action. God bless them.


April 1, 2008

I'm Paul from Canada, a retired Author. I've only been at this about 4
months now, and I've hit the ground running. I'm only really getting around
to visiting all the forums now. I still have a lot to learn but I'm getting

All the best,



March 28, 2008

Your voice and Paul's guitar are perfect to accompany the slides show we have been preparing about the plight of animals in Greece. It's being uploaded as I write this and will be 'on line' in 2-3 hours time. It would be great if you could mention it 'somewhere' on your website. At the end of the slides show it's mentioned that the accompanying music is by you & Paul.

Henry Locke

March 17, 2008

Hey there Maria... wuz uncontrollably led here from your Soundclick page... Your songs and arrangements.. especially your voice.. are makin' me freakin' melt!!


March 15, 2008

Hi Friends,
i am new here and i am from Canada. i love cricket and i am a big fan. Nice
to meet you all guys and hoping to learn more from this forum.


March 9, 2008

Thank you for the lovely tribute to Burt. Your music is lovely and thank you for sharing your gift with us.

harpreet singh

February 27, 2008

maria u r arock star i love u for my heart

Scott Ferrell

February 7, 2008

I have to say I am so impressed Love the music all styles not boring and the guitar player is sweet!!! has real good chops
a big fan
thank you for the music


January 30, 2008

I came across your music and now I cant get enough of it. I listen to it all the time. As a animal owner and having done dog rescue for 3 yrs. your songs are amazing and they hit home hard. I want to thank you so much for the hard work and the pictures of the reality others dont want to show. You have a special gift to sing about the animals. I love your music and with me driving on long trips from Phoenix ,az to mexico ( where I see alot of the skinny dogs ) for my job , it hurts me to see them there and then see them dead from starvation. Is there at anytime that you are going to be able to help those in Mexico ??? These dogs are now being electrocuted to death instead of being beaten by the police / military. I wish that there was a way to raise enough to help them . Great job.

Maria & Paul

January 17, 2008

Thanks to everyone for your amazing support & for leaving us such great messages in our guest book, we love to hear from you and appreciate your thoughtfulness. Sorry we get behind on replies, if only there was more time in a day!!! But if you're on our newsletter list we will write as often as possible with all the news & updates on what we're up to this year!

Hoping 2008 will be a happy year for everyone, bye for now & all our best xx

margot du bois

January 17, 2008

I hav`nt heard anyone who does it better Maria...Kudos x 1000

Beverly Williams ( Blues Girl Beverly )

January 15, 2008

Awesome Site.
I Love what you are doing here.
Thanks for what you are doing Here.

Rodney T. Wright

January 6, 2008

Love your music, but I think more importantly, I really like what you and Paul are doing for animal rights... you are both truly sound human beings... my highest regards,

Alvaradosas Munija

December 21, 2007


Excellent site. It was pleasant to me.
very thanks
Burkhard Pfizer

manuela bönig

December 12, 2007

this is great work to help the animals.i have a rescued dog from spain.greyhoundprotection found my little girl in front of she find her live back.she lives with me and seven cats merry x-mas and a very happy new honor for your work manuela from germany

manuela bönig

December 12, 2007

this is great work to help the animals.i have a rescued dog from spain.greyhoundprotection found my little girl in front of she find her live back.she lives with me and seven cats(6 cats i have found by myselfe)sorry for my bad english.the best wihes for your future merry x-mas and a very happy new honor for your work manuela from germany


December 6, 2007

Maria, Love, love, love I Wanna Run Free!!!!....all of us FOBs thank you for this!!!...
Hope to hear more of your songs in the future!

Annasheril Richards

November 15, 2007

We love your song for the african dogs. I am currently training them and getting them ready for adoption. We have a special DVD we made for the HAPS team, DR. Roba and Melanie Blake. We want to send it to you also. Will you please send your address to recieve this. We think you will be pleased. Pet Palace trainer Anna Richards

RE Penney

October 13, 2007

Great work to help the animals. Found you on Peta France. "Will You Be There?" is my favorite.

Shannon Benecke

October 9, 2007

Thank you for your beautiful music. It's painful knowing how many animals suffer due to human ignorance. We know animal abuse is out there, we cry but we don't give up. Your music is a great reminder on why we should continue to fight for all innocent creatures. Thank you again for your music. I bought your CD today and will listen to it regularly. Love to all animals!

Sandy Sage

September 29, 2007

I live near Dallas, where Mercy lived & died; her killer was sentenced to only 4 years in prison, with his family proclaiming his love of animals. My own crew is 3 rescued dogs: an American Pit Bull Terrier bred large and sold as a fighting dog, a Greyhound mix, and a senior mutt. Your music is beautiful, and your cause is righteous. Thank you for both.

Evina Koroni

September 29, 2007

Few stories have touched me like Toby's. If I go to heaven, I would want it to be dog heaven please...
Tobey's story is now in U.K. animal forums and so is your beautiful song which could not have said it better. Thank you.

Ronald L. Brough

September 15, 2007

Toby's Song - thank you for your love and compassion and mostly being a voice for them.
I sit here with my Siamese''s head on my wrist thanking God for her and giving her the life she deserves - she more than repays me each day!
Thank you and God Bless little Toby - he has another prayer today.
Ron in Mass.

Dave Garland

September 14, 2007

Thank you for such a lovely tribute to Biko and the many thousands like him that we are trying to save.
Best wishes Dave

Gaylene Grossen

September 13, 2007

Your songs are beautiful, yet painful. It is so painful to know of all the horrible stories, yet I continue to torture myself by being informed. It makes me very much dislike the human race. I can only write a few letters and smother my own animals with unconditional love. Thank you for writing your songs.

Marsha Elliott

September 12, 2007

I am so very touched by your song dedicated to Tobey. I'm still in tears over this. Perhaps your music will help me and others process this horrendous event in a positive way. Blessings.


September 12, 2007

thank you so much for your music!

Anne Lombardo Ardolino

September 12, 2007

"Sidewalk Sorrow"
*haiku - 5,7,5)

poor gray dying bird
sad partner watching helpless
pigeons mate for life
© Anntelope 2001

I'm going to be spending a lot of time listening to your beautiful songs.

bless you

Richard Grant

September 12, 2007

Thank you for a beautiful song.

I also have written songs for the prevention of animal abuse and have contributed to a project called "Dog Dreams". The website is located at

I'm sure that Steve would be very interested in your wonderful talent and I encourage everyone to visit his site and purchase the Dog Dreams CD. All proceeds go to the prevention of animal cruelty.

Thank you once again for sharing your talent in defense of the defenseless.

Patricia Marshall

September 11, 2007

What a beautiful song. I cried when I read about the story, and even more so, when I heard the song. It breaks my heart, that there are some callous people out there, but it always bring me joy, when I hear of crusades against this type of behavior, and those people who refuse to let those get away with it. I hope everyone signs that petition to convict those terrible boys.


September 10, 2007


mark easton

September 10, 2007

really enjoyed listening to your tunes maria

Hermann aus Deutschland

September 7, 2007

Hallo to all,
great version of the house of the rising sun - powerfull

Barbara Robertson

September 6, 2007

Hi, I just finished looking at your photos,they are super fantastic. You and Paul are lovely people. I want to thank you from the bottom of my heart for writing and singing the song for little Toby that was brutally killed by the three young boys in New Braunfels, Texas. Didn't take you long to whip that up, you are a beautiful lady. Thank you, Barbara

Kimberly Sayers-Reis

September 5, 2007

Maria, Thank you so much for writing such a beautiful song. You are truly a gifted and compasionate artist.

Margo Schepers

September 4, 2007

I love that little dog Tobey, its hard to come to terms with the abuse that little baby had to endure, it breaks my heart. i listen endlessly to the beautiful song that you had written for Tobey. Tobey will be with me forever

karen Rostad

September 3, 2007

Tobey's Song - Very pretty and a soft touch to such a hard story. God bless that little pup.

Amanda George

September 3, 2007

Maria, I'm listening to Tobey's song over and over and over again. I can't deal with what happened to him and can't make any sense of it.

Your song is helping no end. It can't bring him back or take away what he endured but it can help to heal those who have to digest what happened to him and reel daily from the horrors of animal abuse such as this.

Thank you for writing such a beautiful song and doing something so special for that little soul. Somewhere out there he knows how much people care.


PS Haven't forgotten that lovely evening we all had in the pub in St Neots!

DJ Heywood

September 2, 2007

I was introduced to Maria's & Paul's incredible talents when Mercy's song was released. Now Tobey's song... I'm so thankful that Maria & Paul are the VOICES for the voiceless...

Many thanks to both of you from the USA. -- DJ --


August 31, 2007

Dear friends,
I just listen to your song about the greyhounds, and tears were running down my face... It is unbeleveble how people treat dogs and other animals in the world. It is great that you are helping them. Keep up the good work!
Marjolein, The Netherlands
and a paw from my three Spanish dogs

Carol Douglas

August 26, 2007

Hi Maria and Paul,
Many, many congratulations on getting to support Pink at such a huge event as the PAWS concert in Cardiff.
This surely is testament to the incredible talent you have and the unswerving passion you feel for animal rights.
"Slaughterhouse Blues" is yet another superb rock track with a message that I'm sure gets through to everyone hearing it.
In admiration,
Much Love,


August 23, 2007

Dear Maria,

I just wanted to stop by and say a great big thank you from all of us for the hard work you and Paul and all concerned are doing in the name of compassion and understanding.

I for one have had my horizons widened and my eyes opened from the many, many songs you have recorded and donated to our friends the animals.

If anyone deserves to have their dreams come true, it's you Maria !!!!

Please keep up the fantastic quality of caring you give to us all with your friendship and community spirit !!!!

Peace, and, best regards,


P.S. I'm looking forward to spinnin' your tracks this season :)


August 23, 2007

Hi Maria and Paul,
Thak you for a fantastic start to the PAW concert,
It was the first time for me to see you live, it certainly wont be the last.
Glad you like the pics,
keep rockin'
xx neesan xx

Aly Cook

August 20, 2007

I love your anti-vivisection song and it got me so I purchased it !

Aly xx

Bard of Ely

August 16, 2007

Hi Maria and Paul! :) Just been reading news on your site and having a look around and wanted to say that I think this is all brilliant! I am so pleased that things are on the up for you in a big way! Wishing you the best of luck with all your amazing projects!


August 16, 2007

I LOVE Maria's song about horses! Great guitar and vocals; you have a great voice Maria and I thank you so much for making this song to make people more aware of what is going on the U.S. with horse slaughtering.

God bless,


Steven McLean

August 15, 2007

I agree with Zest .. keep up the fantastic work you are doing and radio stations around the globe will want to play your music ...
Your tribute to Biko really did pull at my heartstrings .. the song really does get the message across ..

Keep up the good work .. i hope i will be able to see you both perform one day ..

Steven xxx

Keep up the great work you are doing. I feel that should you continue on this path, there'll be a place for you on many radio stations around the globe.

Dave Garland

August 14, 2007

Thank you so much for such a lovely tribute to Biko. He was a wonderful dog I loved him I did the last leg of his rescue to Devon. When will the low life of this world ever learn???

William Troniak

May 8, 2006

Well I went for a swim across the pond and followed some amazing music and landed here......WHERES THE BEER?!?!?!??!?! hahaha. Wonderful site folks, a joy to see such a great place for you.


May 12, 2006

Whoa very cool new site, I'm impressed.

See you soon,


Mary Alice & Chris

August 18, 2006

Do you have any idea just how proud we are of you both - Rise Up - Rose Up and Captured the WORLD - :)

Sir Alfred & BethSheba, Friends of Fozzie Bear

May 21, 2006

I am totally lost for words - Fozzie Bear's story in song cuts deep - and I pray that all those in high places who have the power to shut down puppy

mills WORLD WIDE will hear this song - and end the suffering of all the little Fozzie Bears out there !

Thank you Maria and Paul
we love Fozzie Bear too - :) and all the others so cruelly held in cages in these massive breeding farms they call puppy mills !

Mary Alice & Chris

May 21, 2006

Drivin' Man !!!!! Absolutely GREAT !!!! Toes are tapping - don't think I can sit still much longer - yaaaaaaaa - go get em !!! Candy is going to just

LOVE this - our truckin gal will be blasting this in her truck shortly for this I am sure - never mind it just being on the front page of her website

!!!!! This song is the best of country/ rock if I ever heard it !
Thank You !!!! :) lol ! ! ! !

Lynn Price

August 8, 2007

Such a beautiful tribute to Biko and to racing greyhounds the world over.
Thank you so much for bringing about more awareness.
Lynn xx

Lisa Toms

August 5, 2007

Helen and Mindy of SDGA sent me the link to "Racing to Death". A truly moving song, i'm still in tears. A perfect way to make people aware of the abuse these poor hounds suffer and in memory of the gorgeous Biko.
Bless you both for all you do, Lisa xx
Lilly the greyhound sends you both kisses xx


August 2, 2007

Sorry my English is not so good...Ilove all this Songs,and I wish you all the best for everytime.


July 30, 2007

Hey Maria and Paul!
Your music, as always, moves me.
As do you and Paul, and Mary and Chris, for all that you do for animals and music. So much love and dedication.
"One Small Dog" is yet another beautiful song for the innocent, and one I just added to my music library.
Love ya's,

ZiQue "theAltituDe"

July 30, 2007

Much love and respect to you, always...Always wishing you the best...You are awesome!Take care, ZiQue "theAltituDe"


July 22, 2007

You lot are so wonderful but not so good for my waistline!
Chocs away!!!!!!
Love and light

Bucky and Marg

July 21, 2007

Another wonderful visit to two fantastic friends with talent to burn.
Just love those photos or Jeffrie and Colin.
What bloody show offs!!
Benni and Fred from Perth,Western Australia say RUFF,RUFF!!!!

Once again thanks to you both and always think about you both.
You Must come down under to this fantastic country for a visit.
Us Aussies will look after you.

See yu later fellas
Bucky and Marg
Perth,Western Australia

Mary Alice Pollard

July 19, 2007

RE: Paul's Wanna Be Around - :) He plays guitar, he is good lookin' too ! AND BLOODY HECK CAN THAT MAN SING !!! :) Great song Paul - more please !
Chris Loves it too btw - naturally ! lol

neesan ( avril )

July 18, 2007

hi maria and paul,
i love your music, and all that you do for our animal friends,
Bless you.
See you in Cardiff,
xxx neesan xx

Rose Hanmore

July 17, 2007

loved the music, l am Mick's mum
l live in america and he sent me your e mail address. Rose Hanmore


July 17, 2007

rock on!

Barbara & Mike

July 14, 2007

Maria ou have done it again with One Small Dog.
What a wonderful song. You never cease to amaze us.
Love and Hugs
Barbara & Mike


July 12, 2007


Congratulations on your song, Sorrow !!!!

I listened and read your lyrics also. It seems you have a lot to offer via your artistic endeavours. Your song is a thinking persons song. With the help of Paul and Maria, the song has a good level of energy and mood. seems that I'll have to make room on my radio show when I get back on the air in September and present your song Sorrow to the audience of Zest Radio Show, MaryBeth :)

Keep up the great work you are doing. I feel that should you continue on this path, there'll be a place for you on many radio stations around the globe.

Take care, and, best regards,


Chris and Mary Alice, and all the gang on Jollity Farm

July 11, 2007

** Sorrow ** Fantastic music & vocals everyone ! What a great song Marybeth - congratulations -:) Looking foward to hearing more from you !

Erin Simms

July 10, 2007

Wow, my congrats to MaryBeth on her beautifully written & performed song 'Sorrow'. It sent shivers down my spine to hear you both singing together on the chorus. A job well done and here's to another star in the family!

God bless and can't wait to meet you in August! :-)

Love Erin xxx

James (Séamus) Connolly

July 10, 2007

Hi Maria & Paul. Wow, I can positively see that it runs in the family "Sorrow" great song and I wondered who was the background singer on some of your music, now I know. Regards to Marybeth, ahh if only I was 30 years younger ! lol.
Take care guys and keep doing your wonderful music,
Poppy Séamus

Ed Ovett

July 10, 2007

Love the song, Marybeth! Stick with it!! Your talent is obvious!!

Stan Williams

July 10, 2007

Wow! Marybeth's song is great! great job on production and backing vocals too!

Bush Poet and Balladeer Merv Webster

July 1, 2007

G'day Maria. I just love the diversity of your work little mate and what a song writing team you both make. My hat off to you dear lady.

Merv Webster


June 26, 2007

I have been following this painful and heartbreaking story since this happened. My heart breaks everytime I see her pic. I have it on my computer to help me to never give up on fighting animal abuse / BSL etc. Seeing her face makes me want to keep going when I think all is for not. Every video that I can put her pic in for awareness on BSL / animal abuse / and how kind dogs are when loved... Mercy is in it and I will also make sure she is NEVER forgotten. Beautiful song and so fitting for a beautiful soul taken to early. Be at Peace Mercy... we may not have even met you but you touched our hearts to the core.

Joie Sites

June 25, 2007

The song for Mercy is beautiful. Thank you for doing that. May she rest in peace...

tonya davis

June 25, 2007

this was a beautiful way to say good-bye to some one so sweet. i didn't know her, but after reading her storie i felt like she was my own. i will miss you mercy.


June 17, 2007

Thank you for writing such beautiful songs about animals! I certainly enjoyed listening to them!

nova hartsell

June 7, 2007

Anyone that can commit these horrendous acts has serious problems. It would be very easy, I would imagine, to make the transition to human abuse and cruelty as well. More needs to be done, harsher punishments in place to stop this. Your efforts are greatly appreciated.
Nova, Pepe, and Peaches

John Vernon Mander ( VERN )

June 6, 2007


I had to be told about you from a friend in the USA !!!

Great website, love the songs, great band.

Look forward to seeing you at Bristol in September.



klaas schiphof

May 31, 2007

I like to know how many cd you have, greetings from the netherlands


May 30, 2007


Thank you for all your kindness and wonderful music.

I want to say how much I appreciate your efforts to bring about awareness of many issues regarding animal welfare, human welfare and planetary welfare.

Thank you also for hosting the radio presentations on your music page of the Zest Radio Show presentations we did about your Music United For Animals CD.

Your heart and generosity will always be a beacon and example for others to follow and take example by to further bring about the positive change we all need to make in our daily lives.



Cristal Reveles

May 24, 2007

I really Love you...
Rainbow Bridge makes me cry...
All the best for you...

Marbalet Kitty Supreme, MDH John & Holly

May 14, 2007

We love your song supporting Zeke & put it on our Myspace

Please support Zeke & his ani-mules by checking out Maria Daines music! =^..^=

Mark Pierce

May 9, 2007

Still in Awe. Still Moved. Still waiting for a North American Tour,( Boston ). Still dreaming of the day humanity realizes they are not the dominate species on this planet, and that they have a lot to learn from all not human. Keep the good fight going.
Love Mark Pierce and Patches

Marcel B.

May 5, 2007

Very good song about The Scary Guy. Greets from Germany

Neil Archer

April 29, 2007

Hi M&P,

Great to see you and the photos look good...

Big hugs from me and tail wags and slobbery wet kisses from Maggie.



April 28, 2007

What an amazing pair, Maria you have really fantastic unique voice and your songs are fabulous and powerful. I just wanted to share my opinion. :o)


April 23, 2007

Thanks Marie for all you do :)


April 20, 2007

Great site What an amazing number of people doing so much for animals worldwide

Howard (Zeke) Loftin

April 18, 2007

Thank you so much for putting my petition link up in your news section. I wake up everyday thinking this cant really be happening to me and then every morning I have to reaccept that it is. If this type of prosecution and harrassment which has been ongoing for years only getting worse in rural Tennessee. The Cumberland mountain state park wants our land that the animal shelter is on. Local law enforcement is arresting me on ludicrous charges and imposing outrageous bail amounts. And attacking me physically, now and then filing assault charges on me to legitamize their actions. I now face about 27 years in prison. This small rural Tennessee county is known for racism and corruption and They are sending out a clear message. ANIMAL ACTIVISTS NOT WELCOME IN RURAL TENNESSEE! Thank you Maria and Paul. If I go to prison, I go an innocent man.


avril sims

April 12, 2007

never heard of you until today,
love your songs and their meanings,
well done
please keep singing for hope for all the animals.


April 10, 2007

I originally looked you up for the song about Mercy, the sweet pit mix from the Dallas, Texas, area who was beaten, stabbed, and set on fire and who died of her injuries. I was moved to tears. I'll be purchasing your cds for myself and for friends. You have a remarkable voice, talent, and vision. Thanks for your work on behalf of animals everywhere and for those who love them and care.


April 9, 2007

Wow! just found you. what a voice and such musical talent not to mention so much compassion. It restores your faith in human nature. Can't wait for the gig in May. You are a inspiration. For all the animals thank youxxxxxx


April 6, 2007

Thank you for putting our web-link on your site, Maria! We hope Pregolja will receive sanctuary in the near future.
PS. Love your music :-)

azam siddiqui

April 5, 2007

Hey there Maria and paul....God bless you guys and every single soul connected with the good cause.

I have downloaded all your songs into my mp3 player...carrying them along wherever I go.

Please please come to India and rock our enable us to fight against animal abuses better.


March 31, 2007

very good!


March 31, 2007

I am not sure why you don't have a major recording contract. You are an exceptional singer with such a wide selection of songs. Pity more of the world doesn't know about you!!!

Bucky and Marg

March 26, 2007

Great site and wonderful music.
Thank you both for the music.
Australia is a wonderful place and we hope one day you both will visit and perform.

good luck.

Bucky and Marg
Western Australia


March 18, 2007

Hi Maria and Paul!

I'm really very sorry that I always find such little time to stop by, but I hope you understand.
I'm already getting ready for another "adventure holiday" (gonna fly on Monday 19th March) but I didn't want to leave without at least one visit on your page.
(actually it's my second visit now, but 3 or 4 days ago the program wouldn't let me post in your guestbook, said I was "blacklisted"! Can be a mistake only!? Let's see if it works now...)
Anyhow, I'd like to send my congrats for the prizes you've deservedly won again!

I wonder if I soon have to call you Mr. and Mrs., LOL! (Just kidding!)

Please stay safe and take care!!
Regards, your friend and fan,
Dieter (Dragondicer)


March 17, 2007

great music , really great. the vocie and the gitar . not to mention the strong meseges the songs hold in them . some of them make me cry . one of the reason i become vegan.
impowring songs .thx - israel


March 13, 2007

Hi Maria,

thanks for your comment and compliment, that I can honestly reply -> you have good songs and do fine music

which one?
all of them !!!

.... especially the calm songs make my day :-)

greez from heidelberg / germany
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