Maiko Watson

Maiko Watson

 Toronto, Ontario, CAN
BandR&BFunk

A one-woman force, her music will seduce you, and her voice will leave a lasting impression." -Freshly.Educated.Men
Maiko Watson has a voice you will not forget. A versatile performer, she engages and captivates. She has been on the stage since childhood and writing music since age 12.

Biography

Award winning singer/songwriter Maiko Watson brings a fresh take on soul music to the Canadian independent music scene. Whether performing with a band or minimal instrumentation, her radiant sultry voice shines through... delivering a powerful, earthy, organic sound that sets her apart from the rest. Influenced by artists such as Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald, Sade, David Bowie and Bjork, Maiko fuses elements of disco, du-wop, jazz and rock, creating a sense of nostalgia while remaining well ahead of her time.

“…A personal triumph and a first-rate showcase for her lush, soothing vocal tones, which are wrapped in a spirited mix of jazz, reggae, soul and disco influences. There's not a duff track out of the ten on the disc.” Matt Bauer, Exclaim! Magazine

Maiko has been singing for as long as she can remember. She began writing songs over instrumental music at age twelve. She got her start in the music industry in her teens, beating thousands of young women to become a member of Sugar Jones, spawned from Global TV series Popstars. Sugar Jones' debut album went Platinum in Canada and was released in the UK. Her first solo album, "Sweet Vibration" took home the award for Best Urban Album at the Breakout West Awards in 2010.

Maiko's songs are everyday stories of love, heartbreak, optimism and strength. She is currently back in the studio working on new material and performing throughout Canada.

Discography

Breaking My Heart (Single) - December 2011
Sweet Vibration - November 2009

Set List

1. Sweet Vibration
2. Some Kinda Love
3. Wise Up
4. Lookin' Up
5. Haunting Me
6. Ready To Be Loved
7. Under Your Spell
8. Take Me For A Ride
9. Another Day

Usually I perform all original material. The set takes about 30 to 40 minutes. If I need more material, I add covers.

Covers:
Summertime
I'm Feeling Good
Mister Magic