Winterruption Performance Details
The Starlite Room
Behind a chic mauve aesthetic and a larger-than-life personality is the man that is Mauvey, being a sanguine paradigm of emotional expression. Listeners flock around the alt-pop rising star because of his musical idiosyncrasy, yet his music and character withhold a certain je ne sais quoi that one simply cannot resist.
Mauvey is founded upon a sense of gratitude. Before he grabbed a microphone, he was a professional basketball player with big dreams and a ravenous appetite for success. Those plans were derailed when his best friend passed away. Through years of digesting tragedy, Mauvey came to realize that all you can do is love while you can, and he blossomed because of it.
Everything about Mauvey exudes a sense that he’s found a level of comfort in his own skin that’s beyond anyone else, and he gears his craft toward helping listeners meet that end – to love themselves and others alike. “My message will always be Love” says Mauvey, who has designed his projects through creative narratives which use a story arc structure, self-reflective songwriting, earworm melodies and synth-laden beats that are nothing short of hypnotic. “My mission is to distribute Love, and there’s no better way to do that than through music”.
Hailing from Ghana yet raised transatlantically across Canada and the United Kingdom, Mauvey’s sound is the culmination of decades spent nomadically traversing the Northern hemisphere. While such an upbringing naturally exposed him to revolutionaries such as Michael Jackson, Prince and Labrinth that would gradually become integral musical influences, Mauvey has a one-of-a-kind cultural lens that borrows from the stylings of one continent and lends them to another. The artist before us now is an angsty and unapologetic international lovebird who wants to help fans spread their own wings.
To date, Mauvey’s work has garnered critical acclaim from the likes of BBC Introducing, BBC Radio 1, BBC 6 Music, Exclaim!, Complex, Range Magazine, Selector Radio and The Block CBC. He’s owned sets at Reeperbahn, SXSW,The Great Escape, BBC Radio 1’s Big Weekend, Isle of Wight Festival, Constellation Festival, Vancouver International Film Festival and undertaken support slots aside easy life and Snotty Nose Rez Kids.