In the beginning . . .
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