Singing guitarist

Maisie May

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Maisie May is a multi-instrumentalist singer/songwriter- perfect for creating an atmosphere, great for weddings/corporate events/restaurants
Singing guitarist
Newcastle upon Tyne
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Maisie May is an an innovative young musician, pushing the boundaries of folk music. She uses open tunings and finger style guitar (informed by 10 years experience playing classical guitar) to accompany her voice, covering traditional and contemporary folk music as well as acoustic and pop covers. She also plays English concertina, accompanying her voice with drones and captivating uses of harmony.

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Maisie's Reviews

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Anna H
4 years ago, for a Concert in St Mary's Square
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5 out of 5

I saw Maisie May perform at Sage Gateshead this May. She was captivating and had extreme attention to detail in her song accompaniment on concertina. Wonderful!

James P
4 years ago, for a Concert in St Mary's Square
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5 out of 5

I watched Maisies performance at The Sage and I was genuinely shocked at how much emotion I felt from hearing her music and, it was honestly incredible!

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Maisie's Song list

A Case of You- Joni Mitchel
A Thousand Years – Christina Perri.
A Thousand Years- Christina Perri
Afro Blue- John Coltrane
All of Me Loves All of You- John Legend
All of Me – John Legend.
All of Me-Gerald Marks and Seymour Simons
All the Things That I Did and I Didn't Do- The Milk Carton Kids
Always On My Mind- Willie Nelson
A-O-K- Tai Verdes
At Last- Etta James
Autumn Leaves-Joseph Kosma
Back To You- Selena Gomez
Beeswing-Richard Thompson
Beggin- Maneskin
Behind The Bars- Elliott Smith
Better Together- Jack Johnson
Blackbird- The Beatles
Blue Monk-Thelonious Monk
Bohemian Rhapsody – Queen.
Both Sides Now- Joni Mitchel
Brown Eyed Girl – Van Morrison.
Carry On- Norah Jones
Change is Gonna Come-Sam Cooke
Chasing Cars- Snow Patrol
Close Your Eyes- James Taylor
Corcovado-Antônio Carlos Jobim
Crazy- Patsy Cline
Cycling Trivialities- Jose Gonzales
Don't Stop Me Now-Freddie Mercury
Don't Think Twice-Bob Dylan
Drivers Licence- Olivia Rodrigues
Emmylou- First Aid Kit
Everything I wanted- Billie Eilish
Fairytale of new york- the pogues
Fix You- Coldplay
Fly Me to The Moon-Bart Howard
Forever- Lewis Capaldi
Girl From Ipanema- Antônio Carlos Jobim
Girl On Fire- Alicia Keys
Girls Just Wanna Have Fun-Robert Hazard
Go Put Your Records On- Corinne Bailey Ray
Gold- Sam Feldt, Kate Ryan
good 4 u- Olivia Rodrigues
Haven't Met You Yet- Michael Buble
Heat Waves- Animals
Hello- Adele
Hey, Soul Sister- Train
Hide and Seek- Imogen Heap
Ho Hey- The Lumineers
Hold Me While You Wait- Lewis Capaldi
Hold On- Justin Bieber
How insensitive-Antônio Carlos Jobim
How To Save a Life- The Fray
I do- Dan Hill
i love you baby- Surf Mesa, Emile
I Try- Macy Gray
I Will Always Love You- Dolly Parton
I wish I had a River- Joni Mitchel
I Won't Give Up- Jason Mraz
I'll Fly Away- Albert E. Brumley
I'm A Believer-Neil Diamond
I'm Like a Bird-Alessia Cara
I'm on Fire-Bruce Springsteen
I'm Yours- Jason Mraz
If I Ain't Got You- Alicia Keys
In the past- Be Good Tanyas
Into Your Arms- Witt Lowry
Iris- Goo Goo Dolls
Isn't She Lovely- Stevie Wonder
It Will Rain- Bruno Mars
It's Time- Imagine Dragons
Jolene- Dolly Parton
Keep Going- This is The Kit
Keep Your Head Up- Andy Grammer
Kiss Me More- Doja Cat
Lean On Me- Bill Withers
Lego House- Ed Sheeran
Lemonade- Internet Money
Let Her Go- Passenger
Let it Go- James Bay
Like I Can- Sam Smith
Little Bit of Love- Tom Grennan
Livin On A Prayer-J on Bon Jovi
Lonely- Justin Bieber
Lose You To Love Me- Selena Gomez
Love is All- Tallest Man on Earth
Love me Like You Do- Ellie Goulding
Love Me Now- John Legend
Lovely Day- Bill Withers
Make You Feel My Love- Adele
Make You Feel My Love- Bob Dylan
Marry You- Bruno Mars
May You Never- John Martin
Misty-Erroll Garner
Mood Ring- Lorde
Mood- 24GOLDN
MoonDance-Van Morrison
My Favourite Things-Richard Rodgers
My Funny Valentine-Richard Rodgers
Naked as We Come- Iron And We Come
Natural Woman- Carol King
No More Blues-Antônio Carlos Jobim
No One- Alicia Keys
Nothing's Gonna Hurt You Baby- Cigarettes After Sex
One Note Samba- Antônio Carlos Jobim
Perfect- Ed Sheeran
Perfectly Imperfect- Adam Hurstfield
Rewrite the stars- Benj Pasek
Rivers-Tallest Man on Earth
Rolling in the deep- Adele
Royals- Lorde
Say something I'm Giving Up On You- Ian Axel
Sentimental Mood-Duke Ellington
September-Al McKay
She Will Be Loved- Maroon 5
Signed Sealed Delivered- Stevie Wonder
Softly as in a Morning Sunrise-Sigmund Romberg
Somebody That I Used To Know- Gotye
Someday Soon-Ian Tyson
Someone like you- Adele
Someone You Loved- Lewis Capaldi
Somewhere over the rainbow-Harold Arlen
Stairway To Heaven-Led Zeppelin
Stand by Me – Ben E. King.
Stay Alive-Jose Gonzales
Stay With Me- Sam Smith
STAY- The Kid
Stone Cold- Demi Lovato
Summer of Love- Shawn Mendes
Supalonely- BENEE
Superstition – Stevie Wonder.
Take a Bow- Rihanna
Take Me Home- John Denver
Take Me To Church- Hozier
The Scientist- Coldplay
Thinkin' Bout You
This Love- Maroon 5
Uptown Girl-Billy Joel
Use Somebody- Kings of Leon
Wagon Wheel- Darius Rucker
Walking on Sunshine- Katrina and the Waves
Wasting My Young Years- London Grammar
What You Know bout love- Pop Smoke
When The Party's Over- Billie Eilish
When we were young- adele
Wherever You Will Go- The Calling
willow- Taylor Smith
Wonderful Tonight- Eric Clapton
Wonderwall – Oasis.
Yellow- Coldplay
Yesterday- Paul Mccartney
you broke me first- Tate McRae
You Got a Friend- Carol King
You Make Loving Fun-Christine McVie
You've Got The Love- Florence and The Machine
Your Song – Elton John.
100 Years- Five For Fighting
9 to 5- Dolly Parton

Maisie's Prices

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Standard Prices
Performance durationPrice
Short performance (up to 15 min)£60
Up to 1 hour£160
Up to 2 hours£300
Up to 3 hours£450
x2 30 min slots
wedding + jazz guitarist
Jazz/pop covers with electric guitarist, soft background music, perfect for outdoors or while eating. x 2 45min slots.


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Customer questions

What if my timings change after I've booked you?

Contact me ASAP and we can resolve any programme or logistical changes, no problem. Fee may have to be renegotiated.

Can you provide an iPod/DJ service before and between your sets?

Possibly, we can discuss the details of this if required.

How much time do you need to set up?

30 minutes.

Can I pick the songs you play from the set list?

Yes, this will be factored into my fee if I am required to learn new material for a gig.

Do you bring all the equipment you need to perform?

I can bring my own amplification, cables and microphone for an extra. Feel free to ask more details about this.

Can you learn song requests before the event?

Yes, I will factor this into my fee.

What do your clients love most about your performances?

I am a very sensitive guitarist with a unique technique, playing finger style guitar (much like a classical guitarist, having been classical trained) but within a folk context.

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

Ponds forge The Hancock museum Sage Gateshead Broadstairs folk festival Shrewsbury Folk Festival Poplar The Head of Steam

Which artists have you been most influenced by?

Nick Drake Joni Mitchel Carol King Mateo Carcassi Alistair Anderson

What is the most high profile gig you've performed?

I performed in a cultural Olympiad for the 2012 Olympics in Ponds Forge, Sheffield, performing Indian fusion music on classical guitar. I was in charge of cueing performers, dancers and synchronised swimmers.
Folk, Traditional Irish folk, Traditional Scottish folk, Country, Acoustic, Ambient pop, Covers, Pop, Classical, Contemporary classical, Baroque, Renaissance, Christmas, Jazz, Blues, Latin jazz, Gospel, Light music, Originals
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Event types:
Wedding, Wedding proposal, Funeral / Memorial service, Church service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Private event, Corporate event, Concert, Recording session, Theatre / Show, Cruise, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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Other skills:
Instrumental teaching, Fluent sight-reader
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