The Mae Simpson band is pure energy and soul. The singer-songwriter Mae, who hails from South Carolina, has a huge voice and stage presence. She has brought together a collective of seven musicians who each bring a unique flavor to this powerhouse group. Formed in the fall of 2017, Mae Simpson Band have built a broad collection of original music that refuses to fall neatly into a single genre. Blistering funk and dance music mixed with soul, blues, country, calypso, jazz, rock, and even a little hip hop — bringing the crowd to their feet every time.
In the spring of 2018 the band won the Battle of the Blues Bands at Famous Dave’s and opened the Lowertown Blues Festival. Since that time, Mae has performed on First Avenue’s main stage in a tribute to Janis Joplin and was nominated for City Pages' Best New Band and Best Live Concert, going on to WIN City Pages Reader's Choice award for Best New Band. The band has played the Dakota Jazz Club on a regular basis, and can be seen at a range of music festivals and venues in the region.
The band features:
Aaron Silverstein (drummer)
Ricardo J. Romero (percussionist)
Keaton Judy (sax)
Paul Pederson (trumpet)
David Kellermann (bass)
Jorgen Wadkins (guitar)