In the eyes of some, taking a two-three sabbatical from any job can leave you sluggish and off point. Taking a two-three sabbatical after selling 250,000 copies of your debut album in such a ruthless and forgetting music climate is almost suicide to some.
However, that is what Michael Stafford, aka, Maverick Sabre chose to do, and after his successful first album 'Lonely Are The Brave', he is back with 13 new tracks to remind his fans and the rest of the industry he still exists with 'Innerstanding'.
It was 2011 when Maverick Sabre released his first official single, followed soon by the rest of his debut album in 2012. It was an entertaining and easily listenable album with many great tunes to nod you head and sing to yourself in the shower.
The young-London-born singer-songwriter used his love of hip hop, soul and RnB to fuse together music that combined all of those elements. It included tracks like 'I Need', 'These Days' and 'Shooting Stars', with the latter showing the artists fantastic potential.
Though all that seems like a life time ago, a time where Ed Sheeran was popping up on peoples radars singing A Team in the smallest of venues.
Continue reading: Maverick Sabre - Innerstanding Album Review
A new wave of artists has been announced for this year's pop fest.
More big names have been announced for the exciting 20th anniversary line-up of V Festival in Essex! Example, Maverick Sabre and former JLS band member Aston Merrygold join the already incredible bill alongside a host of others as the Summer weekend draws ever nearer.
Among the other new acts announced for the Hylands Park extravaganza on August 22nd and 23rd are Mark Ronson with a DJ set, Londoners Scouting For Girls, Jack Antonoff's Bleachers and Sweden's Youtube Music Award winner Tove Lo. They'll be adding to a fantastic set which also includes previously announced Kasabian, Sam Smith, Olly Murs, Hozier, Calvin Harris, Ellie Goulding, Paloma Faith and George Ezra.
Continue reading: The 20th Anniversary Of V Festival Now Joined By Mark Ronson And Example
'You Give Me Love' featuring Maverick Sabre is the first single from Idris Elba's forthcoming album 'Mi Mandela'.
Actor and DJ Idris Elba returns to music with an elegant first single entitled 'You Give Me Love' featuring singer and rapper Maverick Sabre. The track is inspired by contemporary pop and R&B, fused with the sound of South Africa.
Idris Elba releases 'Mi Mandela' this November
'You Give Me Love' will be released as part of Idris Elba's latest musical project 'Idris Elba Presents: Mi Mandela', which incorporates both high-profile Western pop sensations; from Mumford & Sons to George The Poet; with virtually unheard of South African genius; including the Mahotella Queens and Nothembi Mkhwebane. It will be released just in time for Christmas through Elba's own label 7wallace and Parlophone Records, and marks Elba's first musical venture since 2010.
Continue reading: Idris Elba On His Way With First Single 'You Give Me Love' [Listen]
Rita Ora has apologised to her fans for an embarrassing wardrobe malfunction at the Red Bull Culture Clash event at Wembley Arena on Wednesday evening (November 8, 2012). The R.I.P singer exposed a little too much in her risque outfit and took to Twitter this morning to joke about the incident.
"Yes. It's true. I got straight off a motorbike from O2 to Wembley, I didn't have time to change.I didn't have time to change and then all of a sudden the zip got lower and lower, I rushed on stage and pop! It happened, f**k!" The chart-topping singer added, "Sorry guys (How embarrassing). Apologised! Despite that amazing show! :) LOL". Other than Ora's slight hitch, the unique event ran pretty smoothly. It saw four different soundsystems being pitched against each other, with audience decibels rating each act. The rules were dictated by DJ's Tim Westwood and Gemma Cairney - their Radio 1 pal Annie Mac boasted a strong roster that included Katy B, Ms Dynamite, Maverick Sabre and Example. However, it was Boy Better Know, with the help of Hot Chip and Lethal, who roused the evening's biggest cheers and eventually took the Red Bull crown.
21-year-old Ora became the first artist in 2012 to have three consecutive No.1 singles, with Hot Right Now, How We Do (Party) and R.I.P.
Continue reading: Rita Ora Apologises For Wardrobe Malfunction, 'How Embarrassing!'
Maverick Sabre's debut album, Lonely Are The Brave, was released on February 6th 2012, through Mercury Records. From the album, the singer recorded a cover version of Sam Cooke's 1963 hit, A Change Is Gonna Come. Maverick is embarking on a ten day UK tour in March 2012.
Maverick Sabre once told me his music was soulful hip hop inspired acoustic music; and this month, after years of hard work, Mav finally released his debut studio album 'Lonely Are The Brave'; but has he accomplished his convoluted mix of genres successfully?
Continue reading: Maverick Sabre, Lonely Are The Brave Album Review
Maverick Sabre's highly anticipated debut album, Lonely Are The Brave, will be released on February 6th 2012. His third single from the album, No One, will be released on the same day. In March 2012, Maverick will embark on his biggest UK tour so far, taking in ten cities in ten days.
Continue: Maverick Sabre - No One
Meeting Maverick Sabre for the third time in 6 months, I kind of knew what to expect from the London-Irish musician. Even though I was stuck in an elevator for a few minutes before the interview, I still felt relaxed.
Maverick Sabre's career has blossomed - in the last few months especially - and although that was one thing I wanted to delve into, I was still surprised about how laid back he was. Going off point and talking for what felt like hours, the interview took a far more conversational tone than planned, even resulting in the tables turning and Mr Sabre questioning me, the interviewer. Nonetheless, the addiction of music is always welcoming.
Continue reading: Maverick Sabre, Interview
Since Maverick Sabre wowed the seated crowd of Later...with Jools Holland in April, eyebrows have been raised and heads have been bopped to his offerings of cocktail of motown, reggae, dub step and commercial r 'n' b. An irishman born in Hackney, Ryan Duggins travelled to Wales to talk about being on benefits, watching Alfred Hitchcock movies and how Drake has dumbed down his music for money.
Continue reading: Maverick Sabre, Interview
Maverick Sabre releases his new single 'Look What I've Done' this week, the track is taken from his new EP 'The Lost Words' which was release on March 7th 2011 through Mercury Records. If you're a fan of Professor Green or Chase & Status you might be familiar with Maverick's style as he's provided vocals on tracks for both acts; the former being Professor Green's 'Jungle' and the latter 'Fire In Your Eyes' taken from Chase & Status' album 'No More Idols'.
Continue: Maverick Sabre - Look What I've Done
Date of birth
12th July, 1990