The band originated via a chance meeting of two old friends at a blues Jam session. Maggie Ross and John Chaytor discovered that both were looking for a new direction musically......... and both were leaning backwards towards their musical roots in blues and soul!
They quickly gathered likeminded musicians and have now established themselves as one of the best bands to come out of the Northeast for quite some time. Their signature sound of guitar-led, soulful blues/rock is unmistakable - with powerful vocals from a little lady, the driving force behind their mix of original material and interpretations of classic covers.
All experienced musicians, the band have honed their skills as individuals over the years and come together to produce a tight - yet still essentially raw sound.
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Loaded my copy of "Don't Mess With Me" as soon as it arrived and I wasn't disappointed. What a voice and what a band!
Maggie reminds me of her namesake, Maggie Bell of Stone The Crows, another Scottish lady who could sing! As far as the band; can't believe that three guys can put down such a rich platform for Maggie's strong voice.
I can imagine you playing live in a cellar bar and it sounding like the CD - full of energy! Please tell me you recorded it "live" without too many adjustments.
Favourite track is "Sunshine Blues", closely followed by "Lover Man" and "Giving Up On You"
Love a signed pic sometime!
Best of luck
Phil, Colchester, Essex 9th April 2012
Just received your album, Don't Mess With Me, and listened to it straight away. Now that's one terrific album. I thought it was all going to be hard driving blues until Giving Up On You. Nice!
I'll definitely try to make it to one of your gigs.
Good luck, and thank you.
John, Morpeth 10th April 2012
Brilliant CD, Maggie! Long time since I heard the Blues played like that and you still have that same great voice that I remember from all those years ago when we worked together in the North East. Your lyrics really struck a chord with me.... powerful stuff!
Love and best wishes to you and your music.
Cy, Los Cristianos, Tenerife 30th March 2012
Hi Maggie and band - saw you at the Blues weekend Skegness and just loved you and the band. I live in Hartlepool and see you are booked at Gaitey's, Hartlepool in April but am ashamed to say I don't know where that is. Let me know and me and the girls will be there x
keep it live x love light
Lin, Hartlepool 12th February 2012
Fabulous gig at Skeggy - we were both blown away - great vocals and amazing musicians - total class act - hope to catch you again soon x
Michelle, Wolsingham 10th February 2012
Have been watching Maggie sing at the Skegness Rock and Blues festival Jam for a number of years now, so I was more than pleased that her Band were appearing as one of the main acts on the Blues Matters stage in Jaks this year. Wasn't quite sure what to expect, but was completely blown away!
A great sound, rocked from start to finish, I think the crowd's reaction said it all.
Thanks guys, loved every minute.
Nigel, Bedford 3rd February 2012
Maggie Ross and her band lifted the whole night to another level - fab vocals, songs and musicians. Hope to see them back at Skegness next yea!
Christine, Newcastle upon Tyne 2nd February 2012
Knocked out by Maggie R. Love the CD which I bought after hearing the band and Maggie singing.
Tony, London 2nd February 2012
Am really enjoying 'Don't Mess With Me'. You should be well pleased with the results of your labours! You have a great voice Maggie and the band are tight the balance is right all in all a very enjoyable CD. It will certainly be getting some spins on Digital Blues. Congratulations and thank you.
Ashwyn www.digitalblues.co.uk 12th January 2012
Maggie you and the boys were inspirational, the cd is great, I hope to see you again soon.
Jonathan Coulter, 18th December 2011
Maggie and the guys played at a "Blues At The Bay" gig last night- absolutely fantastic ! They have a great sound with Maggies voice and a very tight rhythm section. If you get the chance to go and see them don't miss out you'll have a great time. Can't wait until they come back next year.
Peter, Cleveland Bay, Eaglescliffe 17th December 2011
That Babe can sure HOLLER! not bad looking either,Ilike the way she MOOOOVES!
Alan, Durham, 13th December 2011
Bought their new CD at Murray's yesterday, great CD, but hearing them play live just blew me away, fabulous!
Stevie B, Murray's, Jarrow 11th December 2011
Incredible night at Ain't Nothing But The Blues in Soho....lines of people waiting to get in...the somewhat cramped environment only added to the amazing atmosphere. the audience were not only on their feet, but up on the tables too! Thank you for an amazing night of music. you blew us all away, Fantastic!!!
Veronika, Ealing,London. Nov 19th 2011
Maggie was a true star! With her rasping vocals and a real tight band behind her, she had the entire crowd going wild!
Mijas Blues Festival 2011, Malaga, Spain
First time at Colne and they absolutely stormed both venues! ....a ‘must have' for next year.
The Great British R & B Festival 2011
Consistently great performers and crowd pullers ........ excellent in every way!.
Dundee Blues Bonanza 2011, Scotland
Scorching vocals backed by a terrific 3 piece ...... cracking entertainment from a cracking band!.
Darlington R & B Festival 2011
Don't Mess With Me
I Will Wait
I'm Giving Up On You
I Can't Stand It
Ain't Got The Blues No More
More Heartaches Than Happiness
April 3rd 2012
Many thanks to Paul Jones for playing "Misfigured", a track from the album on his radio show last night. You can catch it on BBC iPlayer until 9th. He gave a terrific plug for the 1st Northern Rock n Blues Festival on Good Friday - and had this to say about us.......
" that was the Maggie Ross Band - they're completely new to me until I received the album recently. The album is called "Don't Mess With Me" and y'know ...... the lady can certainly sing ..... she really belts 'em out! She can also do the more subtle kinda stuff too!"