From the Beginning

Mae challis

In the beginning . . .


Hello there!

I’m Mae Challis. A singing songwriting music maker!

I always have been, and most definitely always will be.


I’ve been playing guitar since I was 6 years old, piano from around the age of 9, drums came along around 13, and I’ve been singing for as long as I can remember.


I entered a local talent competition called ‘The Next Big Thing’ when I was fourteen and came third. The following year I went back, and won! My biggest desire with my music is to be happy and successful which I think happens to be one and the same.

After I won ‘The Next Big Thing’ I worked hard recording a five track EP which I called ‘Released’ and followed that up with a cover of Gnarles Barkley’s classic dance hit ‘Crazy’.


I formed my own backing band soon after that. With my wonderful band, I was chosen as the support act at sold out shows for a number of artists including John Newman and Turin Brakes which was a fantastic experience.


I’m a passionately creative performer and I love the atmosphere of a great gig and an appreciative audience.


Now that we’re all caught up, welcome to my website and blog! I hope you enjoy having a look around, be sure to subscribe so you don’t miss anything!


Love, Mae X


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