Mae Simpson

Mae Simpson has been shaking up the Minneapolis music scene ever since her band formed in 2018, performing on larger and larger stages to a growing base of loyal fans across the Midwest. Led by her powerful vocals, the seven-piece band brings audiences to their feet with driving horns and a drum and percussion duo. The Minneapolis-based singer-songwriter weaves elements of funk, soul, pop, rock, and country into her sound. Mae and her bandmates leave it all on the stage. Their high-energy show creates a powerful connection with the audience. Hailing originally from South Carolina, Mae has been passionate about singing and creating music for as long as she can remember. Her broad and soulful voice and deep well of creative energy are complemented by the musicianship and passion of the band. The band has released two EPs, Feel It Comin’ in 2018 and Did You Make it Back in 2020. Mae released her latest full length album, Chandelier & Bloom, on September 1, 2023.

“Her raspy, dynamic voice is larger than life,” said Helen Teague of Minnesota Public Radio, “but not as large as her uncontainable energy that radiates from the stage.”

Past Shows


Dec
23
rd
2023
Fine Line
Dec
23
rd
2023
Fine Line

FESTIVUS at the Fine Line

featuring live music from Mae SimpsonBIG DELICIOUS120 Minutes + AIRING OF GRIEVANCES + FEATS OF STRENGTH with Super Atomic Thunder Frog and Brandon Gore from F1RST Wrestling • hosted by Dru Nustad

★ Local Show ★
Sep
9
th
2023
Fine Line
Sep
9
th
2023
Fine Line

Mae Simpson

'Chandelier & Bloom' Album Release
with Nur-D and The Get Together
Dec
3
rd
2022
7th St Entry
Dec
3
rd
2022
7th St Entry

Mae Simpson

with Beneath Green, Natalie Fideler and Bobby Real
Sep
3
rd
2022
Schell’s Stage at Schilling Amphitheater
Sep
3
rd
2022
Schell’s Stage at Schilling Amphitheater

First Avenue Goes to the Fair

featuring Cindy LawsonMae SimpsonMolly BrandtThomas Abban • Hosted by Zeke
with Al Church and The Congregation
Feb
19
th
2022
Turf Club
Feb
19
th
2022
Turf Club

Mae Simpson

with The Immaculate Beings and The Get Together
Nov
24
th
2021
First Avenue
Nov
24
th
2021
First Avenue

The Ike Reilly Assassination

with Monica LaPlante and Mae Simpson
Oct
16
th
2021
First Avenue
Oct
16
th
2021
First Avenue

Pert Near Sandstone

with Mae Simpson and Brotherhood of Birds
Jan
25
th
2020
Mainroom
Jan
25
th
2020
Mainroom

First Avenue's BEST NEW BANDS OF 2019

with FruitPunchLoverBoy, Green/Blue, Loki's Folly and more!
Jan
11
th
2020
Mainroom
Jan
11
th
2020
Mainroom

The 13th Annual HAPPY BIRTHDAY JANIS

A Tribute to the Life & Music of JANIS JOPLIN
with Mae Simpson
Dec
14
th
2019
Turf Club
Aug
29
th
2019
Turf Club
Aug
29
th
2019
Turf Club

A Tribute to
Shania Twain

Backed by members of GENERAL B AND THE WIZ, RUBEN, THE FEDERALES, TABAH, SLEEP STUDY, and THE PLOTT HOUNDS
with Jillian Rae, Lydia Liza, Savannah Smith and more!
Jan
12
th
2019
Mainroom
Jan
12
th
2019
Mainroom

The 12th Annual HAPPY BIRTHDAY JANIS

A Tribute to the Life & Music of JANIS JOPLIN 1/12/19
with Reed Grimm and Mae Simpson
Dec
19
th
2017
Turf Club
Dec
19
th
2017
Turf Club

6th Annual MURRAY CHRISTMAS

with Shoshone George, Mae Simpson, Butter Boys and more!

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Aug
14
th
7th St Entry

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with future.exboyfriend
May
19
th
Turf Club

Blueprint

with DJ Detox
Sep
26
th
First Avenue

Thievery Corporation

Jul
23
rd
7th St Entry

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