Interview – Me and Mae

Interview by: Remington Fioraso
Photo Credit: Suzanne Sagmeister Photography

Me and Mae is a country band from British Columbia consisting of Shawn Meehan, Jacky Mae, Kim Gryba, Adam Reid, Ben Parker, and Kristina Jessen.  They released their debut album “Off The Rails” on May 13, 2014 featuring the singles “What Cha Wearin,” “Tailgate Party”, and “My Heart Goes On.” We had the chance to ask Shawn a few questions via an email interview, keep reading to find out more about Me and Mae.

Who are your influences?

The Eagles , Zack Brown band , Bob Seger , Linda Ronstadt

How did you meet?

Jacky had been the winner of radio contest to come up and sing with another band that we were in ( Adam , Ben , Kim and I )

What is the typical Me and Mae writing process like? 

I come up with the melodies and chord structures and Jacky writes the lyrics

You released your latest single “My Heart Goes On” to country radio.  What has the reception been by fans so far?

The reaction to new single has been great!

For ones who have yet to see you perform, how would you describe your live shows?

High energy good time country Rock with big smiles lol

What has been your favourite song to perform live?

No favorites , all our songs are like our children , we love them all equally

At Canadian Beats, we like to include fun questions to help fans get to know you a bit more (:

What are your favourite TV shows?

House of Cards , Vikings , Sons of Anarchy

Who are your favourite Canadian artists?

So many great Canadian artists , I would say , Dean Brody , Big Wreck , Rush ,to name a few.

What are your guilty pleasures?

Cranking Avril Lavigne or Katey Perry lol

If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would you pick and why?

Travel to the Himalayan mountains and chill out

Finally, is there anything else you would like to say to your fans?

We are nothing without them , playing live to great fans is the reason we do it!

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