Marie’s “Day Job” is preparing and performing her own theme shows with her accompanists, David Skolnick (or Don Guinn) in seniors’ clubs, seniors' homes and day centres. They also perform for Private Parties such as Birthdays and Anniversaries.
A few years back Marie became the “Marg Osbourne” in the touring show Memories Of Don Messer’s Jubilee, staring Tommy Leadbeater and Linsey Beckett. On the local scene Marie occasionally appears with her combo, Marie Gogo and Bathtub Gin, which consists of top Toronto musicians Ron Johnston, Cam Jobson and Don Guinn
During her thirty something years as a professional singer, Marie Gogo has been the lead vocalist with several groups and has sung in a variety of musical styles. She has worked in recording sessions, musical revues, as a solo performer and recorded three albums called You Were Made For Love and Bouwman, Black And Blue and Crazy He Calls Me. Marie was a variety performer in The Gaslight Follies for fours summers, a musical about artist Emily Carr called The Wonder Of It All in Victoria, an outdoor musical romp called Just For Fun at the Butchart Gardens in Victoria and the leading lady in The Frantic Follies Vaudeville Revue in Whitehorse, Yukon for seven seasons. Another career highlight was when she played Daisy Mae in ‘Lil’ Abner in her hometown, Nanaimo, B.C.
Marie has toured, recorded and won a Juno award winning Jerry Alfred And The Medicine Beat and has toured Canada and Germany with Wynona Sue And The Turnpikes & Jerry Alfred.
During the Christmas season, her solo recordings We Won’t Be Home For Christmas and Big Warm Hearts can be heard playing radio stations across the country such as AM740.