Toronto songstress Maylee Todd has taken Canada by storm, and now it’s our turn. With live shows bursting with flamboyant energy and the sound of bossa and funk meets indie, Maylee and her band Pegwee Power are ready to turn the UK into fans. With the voice of an angel, exciting instrumentals (Paraguayan harp anyone?) peppering her sparky pop tunes, it won’t be hard.
A collaborator with the national film board of Canada, Maylee’s drama & comedy background is evident in her quirky charisma. Debut single ‘Summer Sounds’ was snapped up by Giles Peterson (Radio 1) and second single ‘Aerobics in Space’ was an instant video hit.
“Maylee Todd’s debut album Choose Your Own Adventure is a light-hearted romp through classic jazzy funk, spiced up with her harp playing and goofy sense of humour” (Now Toronto)
“’Aerobics In Space’ is all kinds of weird super heroine awesome. Nobody's made a video this unique and special in a while. You are doing yourself a disservice if you don't watch it” (Chart Attack)
Having started out with just her harp and a loop pedal, Maylee is now backed by a band featuring brass, synth, vibraphone, percussion, bass & accordion – allowing her to create tracks like Summer Sounds - a breezy, sand between the toes ode to short summers.
Protection Plan 101 sensitively explores the euphoria of love and accompanying fear of rejection whilst the delicate harp and velvety vocals of Heartthrob (in Maylee’s own words) describe “a puppet in a mental institution that believes she is trapped in a castle waiting for her prince to come rescue her.”
Maylee injects a unique element of humour into much of her art, for example Aerobics in Space is a tribute to her comical interactive aerobics events called Sweatshop Hop:
Maylee Todd will be performing on the 2nd of July at the Barbican
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Summer Sounds: YouTube - Maylee Todd - Summer Sounds
Aerobics In Space: YouTube - Maylee Todd 'Aerobics In Space' (Official Music Video)
AIS Behind The Scenes: YouTube - Behind The Scenes of 'Aerobics In Space' w/ Maylee Todd
Heart Throb: YouTube - [Live in Bellwoods .12] Maylee Todd - Heart Throb