23 year old singer/songwriter Maisie Johnson has struck a real chord at MIMR in recent times and after only a few videos and some recommendations over social media, she appeared in our Sounds of 2017 list released a few weeks ago.
MIMR caught up with Maisie, the singer from Macclesfield looking to breakthrough on to the scene in 2017
MIMR: Welcome to the blog Maisie, what was your first memory with music being in your life?
Maisie Johnson: I was pretty young, let’s say 5/6 maybe and I would pretend a tennis racket was my guitar, I’d play my brothers CD player when he wasn’t in, and rock out to a bit of Aerosmith 🙂 funny I didn’t pick up a real guitar till I was 15.
MIMR: What can we expect to hear and see from you in 2017?
Maisie: I’m currently working on releasing some music, so hopefully pretty soon (can’t say when) there will be a few treats that will pop out of nowhere! Hoping to kind of get on the radar a bit. Really want to share some of the stuff I’m doing and fingers crossed people enjoy it too 🙂
MIMR: What other musicians/bands do you look up to?
Maisie: There are too many! To name a few…. Jeff Buckley, Half Moon Run, The Black Keys, Amy Winehouse, Foals, Alanis Morrisette, Feist etc
MIMR: If you could pick any song you could have taken written credit for, which one would it be and why?
Maisie: If I was to totally big up a local artist with an ace track I would have loved to be part of, it would be Chris Birdsall – Footsteps, that tune deserves killer female harmonies and Chris is a genious writer and a lovely man. Maybe I should talk to him?!
MIMR: Thanks for chatting with MIMR Maisie, have a great year. We all look to escape esoecially with the wet weather we have, what would be your dream place to get away to in the world?
Maisie: Thank you very much for having me, I think that is the hardest question… too many beaut places.. always wanted to go back to America! Anywhere.. the whole thing old school Road trip. Haha cheers.
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