Influences: Jeff Buckley, Okkervil River, Bright Eyes, The Cranberries, Beirut, David Bowie, Looking For Alaska, Albi And The Wolves, Yellow Castle, The Waterboys, Modest Mouse,
As a solo artist under the name 'Macaila Eve' I have performed at the Hamilton Garden's Arts Festival hub (2020), in the Hamsterfest Acoustic Festival (2016, headlined by Daniel Champagne) and in FutureCity Festival (headlined by Nadia Reid) (2019). Sometimes my partner Cappuccino accompanies me and we make soulful harmonies.
My old band the Goth and the Pixie opened for notable bands Former Friends of Young Americans (USA), Ted Dansen With Wolves (Syd, Aus), Whitney Flynn of Days n Daze (USA), the Mermaidens (Wtn), Albi and the Wolves (Akl), Coral (Ham) and Looking for Alaska (Ham). Our album Bag of Ants is available on Bandcamp & streaming services.
With Whiskey Dram I performed at folk punk festival 'Hobofopo' (2017) and 'Wall to Wall' street art festival (2018).
I have also been involved in Closet Octopus (Ham, NZ), and the Nobody Girls (Ham, NZ). I have performed with talented musicians James Hickey (Adelaide, Aus), Pepper Jane (Qld, Aus), and Aorangi (Ham, NZ).
I did session violin on the recording of 'Second Hand Serving' for Coral (Ham, NZ), and violin and vocals on the recording of 'My Dove' by Aorangi (Ham, NZ).
As both of my parents are musicians, I have been playing and performing from an early age. I began playing violin at the age of 4, mostly I improvise, playing by ear, but I am able to read music too. I began playing guitar around age 8 or 9. I have always sung, was involved in many choirs, including a Jazz SCAT choir in high-school, and developed skill in harmonising during my teenage years. I like to dabble in other instruments, particularly piano.
Throughout my teenage years my mother would bring me onto stage with her to do vocal harmonies at her gigs. My dad had his own home studio and often recorded me singing or playing violin onto his original songs.
As a solo artist I perform guitar and sing. When accompanied I perform violin and sing. I love to harmonise.