A Closer Look

 

I have always been drawn to performing. I started singing and dancing at a very early age, apparently, according to my mum, I could sing before I could talk and wrote my first song ‘Little Black Bird’ when I was eight years old. I sang lead vocals in my primary school rock band and studied music and drama throughout high-school. I learned guitar, performed my original songs regularly and appeared in plays and musicals. I was a competitive hip-hop dancer through primary and high school, placing third at nationals.

Music is my life blood; I have never considered any other path. I write songs when I feel deep emotions, both good and bad. Music is my way of healing and expressing how I feel. When I perform on stage I love connecting with the audience and sharing my stories through song. I am extremely comfortable on the stage, it’s my happy place. I am thankful for all the opportunities that have presented themselves so far, and can’t wait to see what the future holds.

Since graduating in 2019, I have achieved over half a million streams on Spotify; received a commendation from the Carol Lloyd grant panel; featured on the front page of several local newspapers; appeared several times on local radio, chosen as a finalist to perform at the ‘Big Break Event’ hosted by 91.9SEAFM and the prestigious Caloundra Events Centre, chosen, with my new band, to play as an opening act for ‘The Fabulous Caprettos: Daryl Braithwaite, Russell Morris, Jack Jones & Rai Thistlethwayte’, and perform at the Caloundra Music Festival 2021. 

Mayah has done supremely well as a young artist and risen above the noise. 40,000 releases (up 10,000 from this same time last year) go live on the streaming services every day and to be recognized by the editorial curators of these services on her first few releases shows true potential. We have seen Mayah grow from her first release and she has constantly defied our expectations. At the inception of any artist, we set the bar at a reasonable level and aim for local playlists, yet Mayah has risen above and her music has gone beyond finding its way onto European Spotify curated playlists as well as many others. In all honesty, the numbers speak for themselves.

Alex Wilson

Only a small percentage of artists make it over 1k streams on a track and an even tinier percentage take it beyond 100k. To garner nearly 500k streams on a first track is no small feat. Mayah has a great team surrounding her and a solid team is required to grow. Mayah has a strong marketability and we certainly have high hopes for her success in the future.

GYROstream Distribution Manager