THE ARTIST – Maika Makovski
Maika Makovski is a Spanish songwriter, singer, guitarist, pianist and actress.
In 2009, Maika and her band (David Martínez -‐ drums, JC Luque -‐ bass guitar and percussion, Xarim Pomelo, guitar, banjo, bass, and backing vocals) recorded 12 new songs under the production guidance of John Parish. This new collection forms the eponymously titled Maika Makovski (2010, Origami Records), with the collaboration of Jim Barr (Portishead) and Billy Fuller (Robert Plant). This album was her first album to receive an international release and international attention. They were nominated to five UFI awards (Spanish Independent Music Awards) winning ‘Best Artist’ award in June 2011.
Maika is a trained artist and the artwork that accompanies her releases makes use of her painting and photography skills. 2011 was a very busy year for Maika. She composed and recorded 2 albums, she debuted as an actress in “Desaparecer” (directed by Calixto Bieito and co-starring John Echanove, original songs written and performed live by Maika) and she did a total of 75 shows -40 cities, 4 countries, 6 months.
April 2012 marked the beginning of a new phase in the rise of Maika Makovski. The Boots on Tour was showed to the audience in Spain, starting with Madrid and Barcelona and also in South America, UK, and USA.
29.05.15 – Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts, Liverpool
30.05.15 – Instituto Cervantes, Manchester
Vanessa Murray – Bass & Vocals
Silvan Rupp – Keyboard
Kristine Humerfelt – Backing Vocals
IJiwon Chung – Guitarist
Elliott Holland – Saxophonist
Greg Joy – Drummer
Robert Allan– Manager
Sophie Keene – Manager