Mae Simpson has been shaking up the Minneapolis music scene ever since her band formed in 2018, led by her powerhouse vocals and stage presence. The six-piece band brings audiences to their feet. The Minneapolis-based singer-songwriter weaves elements of funk, soul, pop, rock and country into her sound. Mae and her bandmates leave it all on the stage. Their high-energy show creates a powerful connection with the audience. Hailing originally from South Carolina, Mae has been passionate about singing and creating music for as long as she can remember. Her broad and soulful voice and deep well of creative energy are complemented by the musicianship and passion of the band. The band has released two EPs, Feel It Comin’ in 2018 and Did You Make It Back in 2020. The band’s debut full-length album, Chandelier & Bloom, released September 1, 2023.
“Her raspy, dynamic voice is larger than life,” said Colleen Cowie of Minnesota Public Radio, “but not as large as her uncontainable energy that radiates from the stage.”
Simpson has opened for acts including Dermot Kennedy, Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe, Robert Clay, Ike Reilly, Langhorn Slim, RubbleBucket, and Pert Near Sandstone. She has performed multiple times on the iconic First Avenue main room, The Fillmore in Minneapolis, the Basilica Block Party, Live On King Street in Madison, Wisconsin, and the Blue Ox Music Festival.