Maeve O'Boyle
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Maeve O'Boyle

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19 June 2009
Daily Express (Album Review)
5 Stars

Linn, the people who brought you The Blue Nile, have done it again. This time, they intend to show off the quality of their high-tech audio products with probably the finest female voice to come out of Glasgow since Maggie Bell. Still just 21, Maeve has been creating quite a buzz since she stormed Celtic Connections three years ago. Many people have been looking forward to this release and they won't be disappointed with the folksy-country feel of opener, Old Greenwich Times, co-written with Ricky Ross. Other stand-out tracks include Swimming Upstream and Pray It Never Happens but Maeve's mournful, plaintive and utterly beguiling voice ensures there are no misses on this triumphant debut.

- Daily Express


Discography

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

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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.