Macy O Singer-songwriter/actress from Shropshire from an early age Macy was able to sing, also a keen pianist and trombone player; she attended Concord College in the heart of the Shropshire countryside.
Macy gained a government grant and award for gifted and talented children at the tender age of 11 and attended the CYM a division of the Guildhall in London to study Music.
At the age of 11, Macy began to perform at events throughout the UK including the O2 London and many open mic nights. Appearing on the stage at the Alexander in Birmingham as Jemima in Chitty Chitty bang bang and the Voice kids.
Her Vocal coach Annabel Williams well known for her vocal coaching on BGT and the X Factor has been a fantastic inspiration The Vocal coach official Macy is currently working on her first Album developing her own music and lyrics.
Can you tell us how you've transformed from the beginning to now as an artist?
Well, at first I sang as a hobby and did small theatre productions and little projects until I wrote my first song in 2029 during lockdown, dedicated to the NHS and realised that this was more than a hobby and it could be a career! I’ve been really lucky to have so many supportive people around me and although I have encountered people that don’t like my music or my style, I’ve moved on and even made songs out of those experiences, I take it a lot more seriously now but still have the same passion and joy for it! As well as the singing side I have looked into presenting the whole package as an artist and tried to learn how the actual music business works.
How did you come up with your latest project?
‘No home’ my newest song was written in March and it was actually because I started singing a random melody that soon transformed into an actual song once I realised I didn’t want to let the riff go. It soon came to me while I was talking with a few people that this song was awfully relevant to the war in Ukraine currently and it became a good way for me to give back and try to help. It was recorded in Abbey Road with some other musicians and was a real collaborative project when we were in the studio.
Where are you from originally?
Where do you live now?
Do you think where you live impacts how your music is made?
I don’t think where I live impacts how I write although I do write songs outside sat against trees and with flowers and the way I have been raised I think does influence my writing style. Living in the countryside I've had to travel a lot to get my music out there which has led to me having some amazing experiences of life outside of little shropshire.
What was the inspiration to make music your career?
I looked up to other musicians and had loads of things to write about so I just decided to give it a go, this is my challenge and what I enjoy and other musicians and public figures helped me to decide to go for my dreams.
How do you want to shape your career?
I want to explore different genres and writing styles and portray the relaxed and welcoming side of me, a small town girl with a love for music. I would love to eventually be able to do things like go on tour and collaborate with other artists and spread my music far and wide.
Do you work on a tight timeline always or do you go with the flow when it comes to your music?
In terms of deadlines I am very strict with myself however with bookings gigs and stuff I just take it as it comes. Also I’m not very strict with having to finish one project before I start another, normally I have 5 written drafts that maybe are half finished.
How did your latest title of your music come to be?
I thought that ‘no home’ reflected the abandoned feel the song has and it’s also quite a prominent lyric in the song
Is it hard to let go of the music when it is done?
Definitely. Sometimes I even think I could do 3 different versions of the same song, but I also do like to see an image come together for new material.
Do you feel an emotional attachment with your music?
100% because all my music has some maybe obvious or maybe more subtle connections to things that’ve happened to me, even if some things sound horrible and some larger than life, it’s all got some link to an experience I’ve had.
How would you describe your music in one word to someone who hasn't listened to it yet?
Where do they go to listen NOW?
On every streaming platform, Apple Music, Spotify, Napster etc
What has been the best fan reaction to your music?
All my friends when my song ‘games’ dropped on all platforms, by the first few days all my friends were singing all the words by memory and screaming it at the top of their lungs.
Is there anything exciting coming up for you?
Last week, me and a special person started a project that is currently in the making that I am not disclosing quite yet… in the meantime, I have loads of gigs coming up such as the 29th June at the rock for Ukraine concert at Kidderminster town hall and I’m also appearing at a cocktail bar called Cleo’s in July and Kidderminster hot fest in August.
Are you performing the song anywhere LIVE?
The cavern club, Liverpool on the 1st may and hopefully more in the cavern club, and the 29th June at the rock for Ukraine concert at Kidderminster town hall at 6:00
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