THE MAE TRIO performs the song "CAROLINE" for BalconyTV.
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PRESENTED BY AL PARKINSON
The Mae Trio is a Melbourne-based band of three young musicians fast making a name for themselves in the Australian music scene. Maggie Rigby (banjo, ukulele, guitar, marimba and vocals) Elsie Rigby (fiddle, ukulele and vocals) and Anita Hillman (cello, bass and vocals) started playing music together late 2011. All three members of the trio write their own songs and these are tastefully arranged to suit the group's diverse instrumental talents and love of three part vocal harmony.
The Mae Trio were the recipients of the 2013 Folk Alliance Youth Award at the National Folk Festival.
Maggie and Elsie Rigby have been performing in the Australian Folk scene (as well as tours of New Zealand and the U.K.) from the ages of 14 and 12 with family band The Rainmakers. They were the winners of the Lis Johnston Award for Vocal Excellence at the National Folk Festival 2011. Anita Hillman has played since 2009 with successful folk band Evelyn's Secret as well as performing with the Melbourne Scottish Fiddle club and the Geoff McArthur quartet.
Amongst the trio's influences are bands such as The Wailin' Jennys, Kate Rusby, Crooked Still and Gillian Welch as well as pasta with tomato sauce, Jane Austen and red wine.
The Mae Trio has performed at major Australian festivals including Port Fairy Folk Festival, the National Folk Festival, FolkWorld Fairbridge Festival and the National Celtic Festival.
They released their debut album Housewarming (produced by Luke Plumb of Shooglenifty) in August 2013.
"The Mae Trio has made a meteoric mark on the national acoustic music scene"
"among the best young talent on the Australian folk scene at the moment"
-- Timber and Steel
"it's easy to envisage The Mae Trio attaining a significant following beyond the folk world"
"Listened to a couple of songs and just kept on listening 'cos I was enjoying it so much. Really great harmonies, beautiful production."
- Missy Higgins
"Subtle and sublime harmony work, quirky and engaging arrangements, lyrical and instrumental expression more mature writers might strive for. Sometimes poignant, sometimes breezy, always interesting, The Mae Trio have presented a wonderful debut."
-- James Mackintosh (Shooglenifty)
"A full house and an audience in a state of musical bliss. A festival highlight for all of us, thank you."
-- Martin Paten, Castlemaine State Festival Director
"The Mae Trio take you on a real old world journey where harmony and story are king. They also happen to be talented songwriters whose contemporary and original melodies and songs sound like classics. Their show is threaded with amusing banter that invites you in and leaves you wanting more."
- Kavisha Mazzella
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