One To Watch: Maisie Peters

The Brighton-born songwriter is set for her big breakthrough in 2019.

What’s her story?

18-year-old Maisie Peters is a Brighton-born singer songwriter who started young, writing her first song at just nine years old. She started posting songs on her YouTube channel in 2015 and quickly nurtured a devoted following. Last November she released her debut EP Dressed Too Nice For A Jacket.

Over the festive period things shifted up a gear after some high-profile appearances on the George Ezra And Friends show and Communion Music's charity gig, as well as supporting Tom Walker on his huge tour of the UK & Europe late last year.

What does she sound like?

Her style generally leans towards acoustic pop; lead by her distinctive voice, delicate acoustic guitar and piano pair with electronic elements to create powerful, intelligent songs with a strong narrative. Think Nina Nesbitt, Lucy Rose and early Ellie Goulding.

Check out the lead single from Maisie's EP, In My Head, one of her most popular tracks with 766,000 UK streams:

Anything I might have heard by her before?

Her debut single Place We Were Made was BBC Introducing’s first 2018 song of the week, which gave it significant airplay across Radio 1; it also amassed one million streams in its first week of release (Aug 2017). Maisie has now clocked up over 60m global streams on Spotify with 2 million monthly listeners and growing.

Lovely, so what’s next? 

In the spring she will embark on a headline UK tour, which is very close to selling out. After her show at London’s Omeara sold out in just one day, another London date has been added on May 1 at Scala. She’s also been confirmed as a performer at Warrington’s Neighbourhood Weekender in May alongside the likes of The Vaccines, You Me At Six and Kate Nash.