Maylee Todd

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Maylee Todd
Origin Toronto, Ontario,[Canada
Genres indie pop, soul, R&B, electronic, experimental
Occupation(s) Musician, songwriter, producer, performance Aartist, singer
Instruments Vocals, Harp, Guitar, Keys, Synths, Tenori-on, Bass
Years active 2000s–present
Labels Do Right Music
Associated acts Woodhands, The Bicycles, Henri Fabergé and the Adorables Ark Analog Steamboat
Website www.mayleetodd.com

Maylee Todd is a Canadian independent musician, performance artist, producer, creative powerhouse based in Toronto, Ontario.

She released her first solo album, Choose Your Own Adventure 2010, and her second record Escapology 2013 on the Do Right Music label.[1] "Baby's Got It" reached number 10 on the Billboard charts throughout Japan. Todd has much success in Japan and has performed on the Billboard Live Stage and CrossOver Jazz Fest.

Todd is a producer, songwriter and performer. Todd's music covers a wide variety of genres including pop, indie-rock, soul, jazz, electronic, experimental and bossa nova.[1] She has a taste for exotic instruments, and sequencers such as the Paraguayan harp, and tenori-on[2] and is further distinguished as a stage performer by her flair for comedy and the dramatic arts. She has been known to be diverse always showcasing her creative palette.[3] The single "Aerobics in Space" was featured on the limited edition Do Right Serato pressing, released in May 2011, along with a remix of the song by Christian Prommer and Alex Barck of Jazzanova.

Todd's father is an Elvis Presley, Frank Sinatra and Neil Diamond impersonator. Todd's mother is a visually creative artist that makes unconventional interactive quilts and dolls. Todd's grandfather "The Great Toddini" was an escape artist and had an obsession with UFO culture. Toddini appears in the Toronto Star claiming his car was hit by a UFO. Todd spent her formative years around these influential artists, satisfying both the visual components and performative aspects.

Maylee Todd's latest project is Virtual Womb. A visual and auditory show, where the audience walks through a large vagina and lies on the floor, watching the projections that are on the ceiling.

Todd has shared the stage with numerous well-known Canadian and international artists, including: Janelle Monáe, Esthero, Aloe Blacc, Thundercat, Charles Bradley, and The Budos Band.[4] In July 2011 she performed at the Canadian Blast showcase at the Barbican in London, England.[2] She contributes vocals on Bob Wiseman's 2012 release Giulietta Masina at the Oscars Crying.

Discography[edit]

Year Title Label Format
2010 Choose Your Own Adventure Do Right Music CD
2011 Do Right! Serato Pressing featuring Maylee Todd Do Right Music 12" vinyl & digital download
2013 Escapology Do Right Music CD, LP
2014 "Dirty Power" Ark Analog

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Boles, Benjamin. "Disc Review". NOW Magazine, Toronto. Retrieved 15 July 2011. 
  2. ^ a b Spoonfed Live Music Team. "New bands: Maylee Todd -- is it a bird? is it a plane?". Retrieved 15 July 2011. 
  3. ^ Bent, Meaghan. "Maylee Todd and her flying whippet take flight in Aerobics in Space". CANOE/Sun Media. Retrieved 15 July 2011. 
  4. ^ "Summer Sounds Like Europe". Do Right! Music Press Release. Retrieved 15 July 2011. 

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