Soaked in an atmosphere of magnetic dance grooves and ambient soul, Mike Maven's music possesses an uncommon grit and sex-appeal. The guitar-playing, soul-singing frontman lies somewhere between John Legend and John Mayer, harnessing pop sensibilities, soulful lyrics, and strong musicianship. Drawing inspiration from such artists as D'Angelo, Maxwell, and Prince, while paying homage to the backbeat of Hip-Hop and 80s R&B, Mike Maven's music is raw, fun, and danceable.
Mike Maven has just completed a recording with Grammy winning engineer Jason Goldstein (Jay-Z "The Blueprint" Beyonce "B-Day," Nas "Stillmatic," The Roots "How I Got Over") featuring Steve Mckie on Drums (John Legend, Estelle, Bilal, Adam Blackstone), Cory Bernhard on Keys (Talib Kweli, Bilal) and long time collaborator, highly acclaimed producer, 6th Sense. Kyle Nagel, Iakov Kremenskiy, and Mike Odabashian of Mike's band also appear on the album. These recordings were tracked live and uncut at Downtown Studios in SoHo, Manhattan.