Interview – Me and Mae

By: Jenna Melanson
Photo Credit: Whitney Krutzfeldt Photography

Vancouver, BC based country band, Me and Mae have been busy touring and even had some changes to their lineup recently. They released a new single, “Only Live Once”, and we had the chance to ask Shawn Meehan a few questions about various topics! Check out what he had to say!

First, can you please introduce yourself to the readers?

Shawn Meehan

How did you come up with the name, Me and Mae?

Most of the time people don’t realize that there’s a silent ” h” in my last name and we wanted a name that sounded like Fleetwood Mac so we spelled my last name the way it sounds ” Me and ” lol

There have been some changes in the lineup; care to introduce the new members to us?

The fabulous Colette Trudeau on lead vocals and Joe Fazio on drums.

You have worked with some greats in the music industry, such as Jeff Johnson and Dan Swinimer, how were those experiences?

Great experience ,  it’s an honor to have such talented producer/ writers helping forge our new sound … They’re great guys as well! Had a great time !

Is there anyone you’d like to work with given the chance?

Lots , to name a few , Mutt Lange , Joey Moi

You just released a brand new single, “Only Live Once” to radio, how has the response been so far?

Too early to tell , we haven’t even seen the first radio report yet lol

On top of the radio release, you also released a lyric video; can fans expect an official video anytime soon?

Not sure yet.

Do you have any upcoming shows you’d like to tell us about?

Our agent is working on a cross Canada tour to start in February

During your live shows, do you tend to do any cover songs? If so, what is your current go-to cover?

Yes , Black horse and the cherry tree

How did festival season treat you? Can we expect Me and Mae to play at some festivals in 2016? 

It was great , we were very well received … Yes , there’s plans to do many more in 2016

If you were asked to recommend an up & coming BC band to your fans, who would you suggest?

I’m a big fan of Chris Buck Band , look out for those guys!

Here at Canadian Beats, we like to include a portion of questions that may help your fans learn something new about you, so here goes:

What was the first concert you ever attended?

Van Halen

What album is currently on reply in your house?

Headstones Greatest Fits

What is your favourite outdoor activity in the colder months?

Avoiding the cold lol … I tend to play more guitar in the colder months … I grew up out east and while everyone was out playing hockey or skiing , I was playing guitar

What is your favourite hot beverage?

Half green half mint tea

What is something that your fans would be surprised to learn about you?

I own a designated driver service

Last but not least, is there anything you’d like to say to your fans?

THANK YOU!!! You make it all worth while!

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