Maeve O'Boyle is a singer songwriter from Glasgow, Scotland, who has a knack for writing catchy pop songs with a folk twist and all topped off with a powerful voice that is capable of blowing away any audience. It is testament to her talent and standing that she has a queue of other writers and musicians wanting to work with her including Ricky Ross (Deacon Blue, James Blunt), John McCusker (Kate Rusby, Roddy Woomble, Battlefield Band), Gordon Gourdie (Echo & The Bunnymen) and John McLaughlin (Busted, Westlife, Shane MacGowan).
Performing music from an early age, Maeve was already an established face on the Glasgow music scene by the age of 15 but first came to most peoples attention when she won a 'Danny' after appearing on the Danny Kyle stage at Celtic Connections in 2006. Later that year she also won the Daily Record's 'Search For A Star'. Several offers of record deals came and went before Maeve decided to sign for the independent label Linn Records. Linn is best known for the manufacture of high end hi fi equipment and has been the home of acts including The Blue Nile, Hue & Cry and Martin Taylor to name but a few.
Maeve went into the studio with legendary producer Calum Malcolm to start work on her debut album in 2008 with the fruits of her labour being All My Sins. Released in June 2009, the album received critical acclaim from all quarters. The release of the album saw her take to the road to promote the record, including tours with Sandi Thom, Eleanor McEvoy, The Mercurymen, JJ Cale, Boo Hewerdine and Martyn Joseph.
Having taken a self imposed break from music, Maeve went back in the studio in 2011, again working with Calum Malcolm, to release her new acoustic ep, Intermissions.
Exclusive Maeve O'Boyle video
29 July 2011
Live chat and an acoustic performancemore >>Maeve O'Boyle to sing for the Pope!
27 August 2010
"A personal milestone" in the singer-songwriter's careermore >>'All My Sins' is Album of the Week!
02 February 2010
Tom Morton chooses Maeve's debut for his coveted slot...more >>Album of the Month
04 July 2009
"All My Sins" by Maeve O'Boylemore >>Pre-order "All My Sins" now
16 June 2009
Album out on 22nd Junemore >>Linn Records' first rock/pop album at 24 bit
04 June 2009
Maeve O'Boyle creates excitement reminiscent of The Blue Nilemore >>Evening News "introduces" Maeve O'Boyle
06 May 2009
Edinburgh publication supports singer/songwritermore >>Maeve O'Boyle live at Apple store
24 April 2009
special live performance announcedmore >>Maeve O'Boyle wows at London gig
28 January 2009
live show at Grahams Hi-Fi hailed a successmore >>Maeve O'Boyle performs at Grahams Hi-fi
16 January 2009
London-based hifi retailer hosts new Linn Records signingmore >>
"Ms O'Boyle's sounding even classier than before."more >>Peterborough Evening Telegraph
"a fine debut package."more >>Hifi.nl
"All My Sins uitgevallen als een heerlijk luisteralbum met allure."more >>Hi-Fi Choice (Awards 2009)
"All 10 ‘sins' are tunefully atmospheric..."more >>NetRhythms.co.uk
"...beautifully measured, soaring emotion flecked voice..."more >>SoundStage.com
"The young artist sings naturally in a voice that can caress or incite..."more >>R2 Rock'n'Reel
"This is a debut that promises much for the future."more >>Bluesbunny (Live Review)
"They display a confidence that only comes with practice."more >>The Music Critic
Album of the Month: "...the best album of the year so far."more >>The Sunday Post
"...it's a classy collection of great soul-searching songs well sung."more >>Daily Express (Album Review)
"...no misses on this triumphant debut."more >>Airdrie & Coatbridge Advertiser
"an outstanding piece of work"more >>The List (Live Review)
"full of energy and charisma"more >>Daily Record (Live Review)
"When she sang you could have heard a pin drop..."more >>Daily Express
"Maeve's exceptional voice is evident..."more >>