MAYDA is an Internationally touring singer, musician, and lyricist from St. Paul, MN. With a music career that spans the last decade, MAYDA is more than just a singer. She is a powerful force in the theater scene, collaborating with artists and advocating for social justice. She has performed throughout Europe, Asia, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, and Guam.

MAYDA’s music is a bridge between different parts of the world, creating something new that merges both her different musical influence and theatrical approach to performance that leaves audiences feeling like they have taken a journey.

MAYDA performed a one-woman show at The Guthrie and has been cast with Theater Latte da and The Jungle Theater. She has shared stages with Bone Thugs n Harmony, LIZZO, Peaches, Next, Dead Prez, Tom Morello, Mos Def aka Yasiin Bey, Soul Asylum, Doomtree, Dessa, Brother Ali, Cory Wong, Toki Wright, and Chastity Brown.

MAYDA is an artist that continuously experiments with new sounds and traditional influences that combined with her fantastic vocals create an evocative listening experience. Her sound is big and bold and her lyrics are biting quips of reality and raw emotion.

>p>“Her R&B-infused pop is undeniably fresh, as she swings between pared-down acoustic struts, full-band funkadelic blasts, and electronic drumbeats and synth flourishes that would make the Purple One proud…. this prolific young soul singer is just beginning her journey, but it’s hard not to anticipate big things from the petite yet larger-than-life pop songstress.”

Andrea Swensson

Past Shows


Aug
28
th
2023
7th St Entry
Aug
28
th
2023
7th St Entry

Wave Chapelle

The Chapelle Show
with special appearance by Mayda
with BLOOD $MOKE BODY, student 1, Spider Creek and more!
Jan
17
th
2020
Turf Club
Jan
17
th
2020
Turf Club

A Tribute to
Dolly Partion

Backed by the All Star A LITTLE TOO SHORT TO BE STORMTROOPERS band featuring members of GENERAL B AND THE WIZ, RUBEN, THE 4ON THE FLOOR, TABAH, SLEEP STUDY, THE PLOTT HOUNDS, and SASS
with Haley, Kerry Alexander (of Bad Bad Hats), Savannah Smith and more!
Jul
23
rd
2019
Turf Club
May
25
th
2019
Mainroom
May
25
th
2019
Mainroom

The Klituation

with DJ Spinderella, DJ Keezy, Lady Midnight and more!
Jun
15
th
2018
Turf Club
Jun
15
th
2018
Turf Club

Art Heals

A Benefit for RECLAIM’S Healing Justice
with Ryan Cassata, Mayda and DJ Keezy
Dec
23
rd
2017
Mainroom
Dec
23
rd
2017
Mainroom

DJ Keezy and The Klituation

with LEXII ALIJAI, Maria Isa, DJ Sophia Eris and more!
Dec
1
st
2016
7th St Entry
Dec
1
st
2016
7th St Entry

Mayda

with Bomba de Luz and LOTT
Aug
6
th
2014
7th St Entry
Aug
6
th
2014
7th St Entry

Sidewalk Chalk

with Sonic Intension and Mayda
May
31
st
2014
Turf Club
May
31
st
2014
Turf Club

Mayda

with Mixed Blood Majority, DJ NEVIATOR, Hiponymous and more!
Jan
25
th
2014
Turf Club
Jan
25
th
2014
Turf Club

Caleb Hawley

with Mayda
Dec
29
th
2012
Mainroom
Dec
29
th
2012
Mainroom

Actual Wolf, Al Church And State, MEG ASHLING and more!

with dozens of MN bands covering The Magnetic Fields’ magnum opus
Nov
26
th
2011
7th St Entry
Nov
26
th
2011
7th St Entry

Scattered Trees

with Crisis Line and Mayda
Sep
17
th
2011
Mainroom
Sep
17
th
2011
Mainroom

Villa Rosa, Muja Messiah and Maria Isa

with Carnage The Executioner, Mayda, MIKE THE MARTYR and more!
Aug
27
th
2011
7th St Entry
Aug
27
th
2011
7th St Entry

Sonnyboy

with Hip Replacement and Mayda
Jun
10
th
2011
7th St Entry
Jun
10
th
2011
7th St Entry

BadNraD

with Retrospecs and Mayda
Jan
20
th
2011
7th St Entry
Jan
20
th
2011
7th St Entry

Mayda

with LUCY MICHELLE & THE VELVET LAPELLES and KASIO AND 8TRACK
Nov
26
th
2010
7th St Entry
Nov
26
th
2010
7th St Entry

A Tribute to The Replacements

with Martin Devaney, Brianna Lane, Mayda and more!
Nov
26
th
2010
Mainroom
Nov
26
th
2010
Mainroom

A Tribute to The Replacements

with Martin Devaney, The Honeydogs, Pink Mink and more!
May
6
th
2010
7th St Entry
May
6
th
2010
7th St Entry

Mayda

with Phil Solem and PROZAC RAT

More Shows

Aug
9
th
Turf Club

A Tribute to
Shania Twain

Jul
27
th
First Avenue

Rophnan

Aug
30
th
Turf Club

Purple Funk Metropolis, Dylan Salfer and Lighter Co.

Nov
10
th
Turf Club

Hackensaw Boys