Born in Ghana, West Africa, and raised between the U.K. and Vancouver, Canada, artist and songwriter, Mauvey, filters his unique batch of alternative pop music with hip hop, R&B/soul always alongside his message: Love. “My message will always be Love” says Mauvey, who has designed his projects to distribute Love through the creative narratives of intentional songwriting, intelligent melody, and hypnotic beat.
Mauvey has been influenced by artists like Michael Jackson, Kanye West, Oumou Sangaré, Prince, Childish Gambino, Labrinth, NAO, The Weeknd, and Andre 3000, as he goes on to state: “I am inspired by artists who made contributions so significant that they or their music will never be forgotten”.
A passionate Mauvey says, “If my entire music career is a giant book about the rigours of Love, the ups, the downs, the highs and the complicated lows, I’d have done my job of distributing Love”, he goes on to say, “I want to be clear about what I’m talking, singing and rapping about – no games – I don’t know everything, but I know that Love is everything, there’s no better subject.”
This Spring 2021, Mauvey proudly signed with the fiercely independent Canadian label, 604 Records.
Breathing to perform, Mauvey has taken the stage with a vengeance this year including BBC Radio 1’s Big Weekend and Isle of Wight Festival amongst a 20 date UK tour: ‘The Mauvey And Friends Tour’.
Mauvey has been well supported by Huw Stephens and Gemma Bradley’s BBC Music Introducing on Radio 1, including being Mercury Prize nominee Georgia’s ‘pick’. Mauvey has also gained backing from Jamz Supernova on Selector Radio (British Arts Council). In 2020, Mauvey was awarded by the MOBO Help Musicians Fund.
‘The singer-rapper-songwriter is a breath of fresh air with his unforgettable authenticity projected in his music.’ – Notion Magazine
Mauvey’s powerful lyrical content is unashamed, he isn’t perfect, and he’s not trying to be. Love is his mission, not just words in songs. The themes are not always black and white, at times, they’re a bit Mauvey.
Mauvey – 2018
Music – 2013
# of Albums:
Too Rush/Centrefold double single
Favourite musician as a teenager?
Michael Jackson, Lauryn Hill, Andre 3000
Favourite musician now?
Michael Jackson, Lauryn Hill, Andre 3000, RY-X
Guilty Pleasure Song?
Call Me Maybe
Live Show Ritual?
Listen to a song called ‘You and I’ by a band called Francisco the Man. Try not to overthink everything, remind myself that it’s a great great Honour and privilege to do what I do.
EP or LP?
Early bird or night owl?
Road or studio?
Any shows or albums coming up?
Debut mixtape ‘The Florist’ came out on December 10th.
Where can we follow you?
Website | Facebook | Instagram | Twitter | YouTube | Spotify
Rapid Fire Vancouver Qs
Favourite local restaurant?
Favourite local musician?
VOX REA, The Zolas
Favourite Music Venue?
Favourite Vancouver Staple?
Truthfully, the Rain