Maeve O'Boyle

Maeve O'Boyle

BandRockSinger/Songwriter

Chrissie Hynde with a Scottish acoustic flavour.

Biography

Maeve first came to prominence in 2006 when invited to perform at Celtic Connections where she won a "Danny" on The Danny Kyle Stage for new acts. Later that year she won the Artist's category in the Daily Record National Talent Search.

The following months saw Maeve adding to her songbook, with the help of writers Gordon Goudie (Echo and The Bunnymen), Ricky Ross (Deacon Blue) and Francis MacDonald (Teenage Fanclub). Writing and performing with Scotland's musical elite inspired Maeve and she carried this energy into acclaimed performances nationwide including dates with John Cale (Velvet Underground) and Sandi Thom on her sold out UK tour.

Captivating audiences up and down the country, Maeve soon gained a reputation for her natural ability to perform and to write songs for those who listen. Testament to her mounting status was an entry into The Scotsman "Scots Women of the Year" in 2007 and a recommendation by the Daily Record showbiz editors as "One to Watch".

In 2008, Maeve performed with her band in London and Glasgow as part of The JD Set showcase. She also headlined in a sell-out date at Glasgow's prestigious Oran Mor before accepting an invitation to perform at Live at Loch Lomond with Ocean Colour Scene and The Sex Pistols.

Her growing reputation and versatile approach saw her perform acoustic sessions with such artists as Eleanor McEvoy (only a woman), Martyn Joseph, Boo Hewardine and The Mercurymen.

Produced by Calum Malcolm (The Blue Nile), "All My Sins", is her debut album on the legendary Linn Records, the perfect introduction to an exciting new talent, and showcases Maeve's intrinsic ability to captivate through her lyrics and a distinctively, beautiful voice.

Lyrics

All my sins

Written By: Maeve O'Boyle and Gordon Goudie


For all my sins He's turned a blind eye
For all my black it seems I bask in light
For all those lines I've crossed my feet have never caught fire
Been Keeping balance on this high wire

And it's not easy seeming seamless
When on the inside I'm just like you
If I ever let you down I don't know what I would do
I'll say I'm sorry now, in case I ever don't pull through...

I guess that I'm the great pretender
I whitewash old wounds with a smile
I stumble through knowing in the end
I'll have my back against the wall
When all my sins are accounted for...

It's funny you don't seem to see it
That all that I am is down to you
I can't promise that I wont never ever let you down
Trying not to lose what you have found

I guess that I'm the great pretender
I whitewash old wounds with a smile
I stumble through knowing in the end
I'll have my back against the wall
When all my sins are accounted for...

I don't mean to deceive
It's just been uncomfortably easy
Living behind this lie
Im willing now to start again
Now the ends
In sight

I guess that I'm the great pretender
I whitewash old wounds with a smile
I stumble through knowing in the end
I'll have my back against the wall
When all my sins are accounted for...

I guess that I'm the great pretender
I whitewash old wounds with a smile
I stumble through knowing in the end
I'll have my back against the wall
When all my sins are accounted for

Discography

"Swimming Upstream" Single
"Carnival attraction" Single
"All my sins" Album

Set List

10-15 songs. 1 cover, rest originals:
Old Greenwich time
The place you became
Facing Home
Taxi
Swimming upstream
Butterfly
Carnival attraction
All my sins
Romeo
Pray it never happens
Caledonia
Swimming upstream
Butterfly