Quick gig plug – Maz Totterdell is playing The Bull & Gate, Camden next Wednesday June6th Her debut album Sweep has just been released, backed by an incredible amount of support online and from many prominent DJs across BBC Radio 1, 2 and 6Music, being praised for her pure, insightful songwriting and enchanting live performances.
The teenage singer/songwriter’s debut single Counting My Fingers gained support from Sir Terry Wogan & Steve Lamacq on BBC Radio 2, and every daytime BBC 6 Music DJ, both winning that station’s Rebel Playlist public vote and gaining the highest score on its new releases review show, Roundtable.
Current single Heartin your Pocket has added Radio 1 to Maz’s CV in the contrasting shapes of Fearne Cotton and Huw Stephens. Meanwhile, Steve Lamacq has played five tracks from this album across his shows on BBC Radio 2 & 6Music. For an example view her BBC Maida Vale Session here:
Devon schoolgirl Maz only played her first London shows last summer, yet she already has five years’ gigging experience,with her ever changing set selected from her catalogue of 40+ original songs.She usually throws in a cover too, by artists as diverse as The Smiths, Amy Winehouse and My Chemical Romance, all performed in her confidently sensitive style.
The fragile,embryonic beauty of her solo girl-with-a-guitar live show has now blossomed with the small ensemble of musicians she’s put together. The band, like her album, is empathically arranged by the singer herself, and has done nothing to diminish the engaging intimacy of her performances; her pure, unaffected voice is still at the fore.
With an organically growing all-ages fan base (43, 000 You Tube hits), this superior debut suggests a very bright future.
As WithGuitars already pointed to, Maz will be playing with her band @ The Bull& Gate in Camden on Wednesday June 6th, sounds a good night.
“This girl’s got a beautiful voice…Really gorgeous songs”
– Fearne Cotton – BBC Radio 1
- Sir Terry Wogan – BBC Radio 2
“Very bright and very promising…we’re looking forward to the album a LOT”
– Steve Lamacq – BBC 6 Music