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Selling points :

Her album has been acclaimed by UK critics (Independant on Sunday, Q magazine, Rocksound..). see press reviews

The female singer Mélanie Garside is also bassist in her sister's band "Queen Adreena" (famous grunge band). She also sings in the female band 'mediaeval babes', ex n°1 in the Classic Chart in UK.

Some great producer like John Fryer (NIN, Cocteau Twins...) recognized her great talent.

Gigs in France to come in November 2006 and February 2007.

Maple songs are very actual, a mix of classical instruments, strong melodies, beautiful female voice and electronic samples...

Promotion :

300 promo CD sent in the world.

Interviews and reviews on various publications.

Live tour in France (rens.)

Distribution :

See in 'links' section on prikosnovenie website


Artist :

Maple Bee (England/London)

Title : Hello Eve
Genre : Acoustic pop with smooth electronics, female songwriter
Format : Digipack CD
cat. number : Prik104
Realease date : 9 October 2006
Tracklist : 1- Something 4:48
2- Alright (build me a house) 4:10
3- The messenger 4:53
4- Bell song 4:52
5- sadness landed 3:03
6- Rare colors 4:50
7- Moth touch 4:57
8- Turn in 4:32
9- Hello Eve 3:21
10- Fit in 3:40
11- Cocooner 3:44
bar code : 3760006861049
Playtime : 50:33
Price : 14€ (Mail us for wholesale info)
Mp3 links:

Something :
Alright :
The messenger :
Hello Eve :

Credits / Line-up: All tracks written and composed by 'Maple Bee'
Recorded at "room of the nymh" and "bark studios"
Guitars, singing, weird programming and recorders, flutes, organs, piano, noises played and done by maple bee
Mastering : Patrick Bird
Cover photo by Hussy : Hussy (© Hussy)
Artwork : Sabine Adelaide :

All tracks licensed by maple bee to prikosnovenie

Who is Maple bee?

The Londoner Melanie Garside aka 'Maple bee' is a very talented young composer and female singer. Moreover she plays as bassist with her sister’s Grunge band, 'Queen Adreena', since 2004. She is also singer and songwriter with the 'Mediaeval Babes', and guitarist/vocalist with rock band 'Vertigo Angels'. She previews another 'Maple bee' solo album in 2007.

How does it sound?

'Hello Eve' is primarily a female vocal album built around guitars and other acoustic instruments, bound together with quirky electronica and crisp programmed beats.
Melanie Garside aka 'Maple Bee' plays almost every instruments (acoustic guitar, singing, flute, organs, recorders, bass..).
'Maple' music is a mix of intimistic acoustic pop songs and 'subaquaticelectro' experimentations... a kind of 'Folktronic' with some pop-rock, post-rock influence...

Melanie 's voice could remind Alison Goldfrapp or Kate Bush ones, sometimes powerful or caressing, determined or undecided, reproachful or tender.
She sings poetic, evocative lyrics inhabited by ghostly characters, angels and messengers, lights and memories…

Welcome in the delicate and seductive 'other world' of Maple bee.


Biography :

After a childhood traveling the world's oceans on a small yacht named 'Rosie' and living in the middle east with her family, Maple Bee's passion has always been the exploration and adventure of the exotic and the unknown, with music playing the central role.
She has released a largely self-produced and recorded CD 'Chasing Eva' which will become 'Hello Eve' entering the Prikosnovenie label's catalogue. She has fronted rock bands, played guitar, bass and recorders, co-written with other writers and producers and toured and traveled extensively throughout Europe and South-East Asia promoting her work.
In 2004 she also became the bassist of her sister's band 'Queen Adreena'. Furthermore, she joined 'the Mediaeval Baebes' in 2003 and is currently studying psychology at University in London.

Our favourite track :

Top 1 : Hello Eve - track 9:


2006 : Hello Eve (Prikosnovenie's licence of 'Chasing eva' 2005)

Gigs :

Gigs in France in November and February :

10/11 – La Luciole – Alençon (+ An Pierlé)
11/11 - Haute-Goulaine (sous chapiteau)
07/02 – Le Patis – Le Mans (+ groupe local)
08/02 – THV – Saint Barthélemy (+ Olivia Ruiz)
09/02 - Bateau Ivre – Tours (+ Misstrip)
Other gigs to come....

Tour Managment: ELIPS : Tel : (+33)6 32 10 66 59


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