English singer and songwriter Maz O’Connor has been described by the Guardian as ‘one of folk’s brightest young talents’. Though she grew up in the wild Lake District of the Romantic Poets, her grandparents hailed from Ireland, and these roots shine through her music. She spent her teenage years singing in folk clubs, studied literature at Cambridge and has since settled in East London: these diverse influences work together to make Maz’s songwriting something unique.
After the release of her acclaimed album The Longing Kind in 2016, Maz has been writing and collaborating extensively, exploring beyond the traditional folk sound, as well as touring the U.K. and Europe, opening for such acts as David Gray, Thomas Dybdahl and Rosanne Cash. She’s been commissioned to write songs for UK Parliament and The Royal Shakespeare Company, and is now working on her own piece of music theatre.
Known for her captivating stage presence and her stunning voice, Maz is ending 2018 with a concert of songs old and new, looking forward to her next album in 2019.
‘Maz O’Connor’s ace, apart from her remarkable songwriting talent, is her captivating voice’ ★★★★ Q Magazine
‘There is an inquiring intelligence as well as an emotional sensibility at work here…she plays and sings beautifully’ ★★★★★ Songlines