Maia Vidal

Maia Vidal

 Barcelona, Catalonia, ESP
BandPopSinger/Songwriter

Maïa Vidal is an Franco-American artist based in Barcelona, who uses toy instruments and make-believe to compose her own original, unique music. Mixing old world melodies and instrumentation with modern, confident songwriting, she takes us on a journey that is at once sweet and painfully honest, yet never loses its naïve sense of wonderment.

Biography

God Is My Bike, a fresh and surprisingly mature debut album for such a young artist, was recorded in Barcelona. The record includes 12 tracks, all original compositions by MAÏA VIDAL except for ‘It's Quite Alright,’ a lovingly-rendered RANCID cover, and features a collaboration with the world-renowned guitarist MARC RIBOT.

Giuliano Gius Cobelli engineered, coproduced and played the trumpet and the drums while MAÏA sang and played all the other instruments.

This album is MAÏA VIDAL’s second recording, after Poison: 5 Rancid songs I love, a self-released EP she recorded under the name Your Kid Sister, which contained versions of punk anthems by Rancid transformed into haunting lullabies and plaintive waltzes, a homage to the songs MAÏA loved as a teenager.

Discography

- God is my bike (2011 Crammed Discs)
- Maia Vidal EP (2011 Crammed Discs

Set List

Sets are around 60 minutes and covers mainly the songs from the album (God is my Bike) but also some previous material from her RANCID covers. It's a very delicate but at the same time powerful concert which requires attention to all the small details of the various instruments used throughout the set.