Maggie Spike
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Maggie Spike

Oley, Pennsylvania, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2001 | INDIE

Oley, Pennsylvania, United States | INDIE
Established on Jan, 2001
Duo Alternative Singer/Songwriter

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""Sol Paradise" CD Review"

Accordions are so tragic.

The opening track "To Be True To You" of the new Maggie Spike record "SOL PARADISE" makes me long to be in Italy. Very haunting and romantic. This collection of songs will definitely take the listener on a brilliant and enjoyable musical journey. The musicianship and production are flawless. The vocal and musical arrangements are interesting and well planned. This record is a beautiful blend of folk, pop, jazz and a taste of the islands.

Some of the stand out tracks are: "To Be True To You", "Sweet Surrender", "Your Home Town" and "The Right Place".

Peggy and Eric, congratulations on an amazing record.
- Kevin Wesley Williams, Producer/Engineer/Mixer (Phila./Nashville)


"Cheryl Prashker"

What a great CD!! You put a lot of work into it and it has a wonderful sound. I of coure am partial to percussion. Ha ha!! It is a great work and I hope others get to hear it all over!! - Percussionist and President of NERFA (Northeast Regional Folk Alliance)


"Joey Welz"

"Maggie Spike's "Sol Paradise" has well crafted songs with imaginative lyrics married to gracious melodies...just what the music industry needs." - CEO, Canadian American Records


"Ian Bruce"

"Maggie Spike are wonderful performers; Maggie's voice is sweet and bright, real good songs, so very entertaining" - Lehigh Valley Music Conference


"Maggie Spike at The Reading Public Museum"

Maggie Spike has been a welcomed performer at the Museum time and again. Each performance, this singer/songwriting duo produces a sound that is engaging and enjoyable to listeners of a wide array of genres. The interesting blend of styles that include folk, rock, jazz, Celtic and other World Music influences show Peggy and Eric clearly love what they do.

Maggie Spike is a wonderful duo to work with for all types of events. Bringing professionalism, creativeness and fun wherever they go, they are an easy choice. Their unique talent and sound is an excellent way to add that special touch. - Lauren McCarroll, Events & Education Manager


""Dark Harbour" CD Review"

"My fiancee and I just listened to your album "Dark Harbour". We were dancing along to "Shakey Paddy" in the car and were having a blast. We loved it!" - Alison Dietrich, Programs/PR Coordinator Mifflin Community Library


"Performance Review"

"Thank you so much for last Sunday. It was a joy to have you back with us, and for filling the Sanctuary with your beautiful music. There is nothing to match original, real, live human music. You certainly lifted my spirits and I believe others as well." - Marlene Ruby (St. John's UCC Coopersburg)


Discography

Maggie Spike has released two self-penned CDs: "Passenger Station" and "Sol Paradise". "Sol Paradise" has world-wide distribution through Canadian American Records. In addition, we have produced "Songs of the Oley Valley" (Fieldstone) and "Stay Healthy With Miss Maggie" (Maggie's children/family health & wellness CD).

We have released our third Maggie Spike CD entitled, "Dark Harbour" which is a collection of original songs written in the spirit of the British Isles. 





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Maggie Spike, Maggie & Eric Gernerd, are a husband and wife singer-songwriter duo from rural eastern Pennsylvania. Known for their mixed bag of folk originals, they are not an easy band to label. Both Maggie's and Eric's songwriting styles combine folk/rock, jazz, acoustic pop, Celtic, psychedelic, reggae, americana, and world rhythm influences. After spending 6 years as the principal song writers in the acoustic world fusion band Fieldstone, the spring of 2005 marked the release of Maggie Spikes first album, Passenger Station. They continued on with their multi-stylistic approach to song writing releasing the album Sol Paradise in the summer of 2009. Sol Paradise (produced by Eric) brought together the many musical influences that helped shape their diverse writing styles into a cohesive and easily accessible sound. Maggie Spike released their third CD "Dark Harbour" a collection of sometimes haunting, sometimes light and airy original songs inspired by the Celtic Isles. 
Maggies voice, as sweet as it is strong, brings a sense of urgency with a touch of innocence to the music. Her soulful, lyrical sensibilities are wonderfully complemented by Eric's versatile and confident producing and song writing skills.
Why do we do what we do? To us song writing and performing are endless sources of inspiration. We enjoy the experience of sharing our songs with others in an entertaining and meaningful way. We wish to honor the creative forces that propel us and give us focus. Its such an amazing journey were all on.
We go where the music takes us!

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