CARLY MAICHER

CARLY MAICHER

 Saint John, New Brunswick, CAN
BandFolkSinger/Songwriter

Biography

Carly Maicher is a hopeless romantic tom-boy that sprouted from a seed that cinderella must have dropped on her way home from the ball. She comes from a musical family that consists of instead three ugly stepsisters, three brothers and two loving parents. Her father plays the piano and guitar beautifully by ear, a mother who plays kitchen instruments, and each brother strums and picks the guitar, and one also plays the drums to keep a rhythm.

In 2008, Carly spontaneously left Manitoba and moved away alone to a tiny fishing island called Grand Manan in the Bay Of Fundy where her ancestors are from originally. Inspired by the extreme ocean tides, and the spirits that roam the old land, Carly spends her time writing songs about dreams of water and waves, and playfully sings about abandonment.

Carly landed a spot on Bridging The Atlantic, one of Canada's largest music blog spots 2 winters ago during a visit home after a family outing that's been titled 'Skating on the Highway.' The Maicher family created a video of Carly and her brother Cody skating down the number three highway in Manitoba after the rain froze into the largest skating rink in the world. Carly then featured the video on youtube accompanied by her song 'Hibernation,' where she was soon noticed.

Now, after spending 2 years hiding out in the maritimes, Carly has taken on a leadership position at a popular restaurant/lounge and has made it a goal to transform it into a live music venue to bring music to the island to inspire the local culture. She has hosted shows with local maritimers like Don Brownrigg from Halifax, NS, The Olympic Symphonium, The Smokin' Contra Band.

Carly has also successfully begun the first ever, and hopefully annual Island Folk Festival on Grand Manan where she had musicians like Catherine MacLellan (PEI), Del Barber (MB), JD Edwards (MB), Dennis Ellsworth (PEI), Petunia (QC), and more!

Currently Carly is consistently inspired by the sea and still strumming the guitar, plunking the piano, warming up the vocals and learning how the tide and moon work together as friends.