Joseph & Maia hail from New Zealand and after releasing their first E.P. entitled "Roll Up Your Sleeves" they split from Sony NZ, their then record label and went independent to release their crowd-funded debut album "Sorrento" in 2015. They are an Alternative Country/Pop act and consist of Joseph Thompson and Maia Potier.
They plan a follow up to "Sorrento" in 2017 and for the last couple of years they have toured constantly far and wide and included the U.K. and Europe. They do cite as one of their influences as Fleetwood Mac, but I hear some gorgeous harmonies there which remind me of the brilliant duos Simon & Garfunkel and The Everly Brothers. They bring a raw, live sound to the songs which gives off the emotion and energy in all the songs to a high level.
On the album "Somebody New" is pure Country while "I Know" is verging on Country Rock. The pure atmospheric sound is an absolute joy to listen to. You can almost feel like you're watching the two of them live.
Legend has it that the duo just left NZ for further shores with one way tickets, no assistance, no contacts and not really a plan of action and they haven't stopped! Busking around Europe gaining momentum and fanbase and turning heads in the industry. Big things are afoot for Joseph & Maia!
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