A little serendipity mixed with an abundance of talent has played a profoundly significant role in the rapid rise of British Columbia-based country band, ME AND MAE!
Shawn Meehan, Jacky Mae, Joe Fazio, Adam Reid and Ben Parker, together under the moniker ME AND MAE, forged a reputation as the band to watch on the Canadian country music scene. It all started with the single “Love Me Leave Me Lonely”, which Meehan co-wrote with Carly Rae Jepsen, who at the time was his guitar student. The release of the band’s debut album Off the Rails (Cordova Bay Records) on May 13th, 2014 was quickly followed by a Nashville tour and a nomination for Top Country Best New Artist (2014) and winning the BC Country Music Awards - Ray McAuley Horizon Award (2014)!
A new year can bring new beginnings and 2015 is going to be a great year for ME AND MAE. With new singer Colette Trudeau, an incredible band gets even better.
Colette is famous for her work as the lead singer of the all-female rock group LiveOnRelease, where she co-wrote their hit single “I'm afraid of Britney Spears”, which appeared in the movie and soundtrack for Dude, Where's My Car? As a solo artist, her first single, “I Don't Wanna Know”, aired on multiple Top 20 charts and her self-titled CD received nominations for Best Rock CD at the Aboriginal Peoples Choice Music Awards (2011) and Aboriginal Recording of the Year at the Western Canadian Music Awards (2011). Most recently she received significant acclaim as a singer/songwriter and DJ with Top 40 groups The Proper Villains and Red City. With a voice as big as the sky and energy to burn, Colette Trudeau is ready to take over the world with ME AND MAE.
With such a prolific partnership, momentum, talent and timing on their side, Me and Mae is poised to win over legions of new fans looking for good, homegrown country music with a rock and roll sensibility.
The Cowichan Valley Regional District is a broad geographic region stretching from the Malahat to North Oyster and from the Cowichan Lake to Thetis Island.
The region's artists are represented by 5 sub-regional arts councils with support from the CVRD Arts and Culture Division