about the band
Upsurge Productions is proud to present The Maine Live in Singapore on 15 August 2015 at TAB! This will mark the American pop-rock band’s second show after a first sold out gig two years ago in Singapore.
For The Maine, 2015 brings with it the release of a brand new album, their fifth studio record: American Candy. Alternative Press magazine praises the band for consistenly producing quality music since they began their musical journey a decade ago, adding that “there’s no one bad song on the album”.
Hailing from Phoenix Arizona, The Maine quickly gained a strong following for their infectious pop rock numbers after forming in early 2007. Their first full-length Can’t Stop Won’t Stop released via Fearless Records in 2008 to incredible fan reception.
With the momentum of their first release, The Maine dropped Black and White in the summer of 2010. It was instantly clear that what the group had was something special – it was this release that the fans and industry started to see their growth and maturity expand as creative artists and musicians.
Breaking away from the pop punk days, the band's latest release Forever Halloween takes a darker and self-reflective route. The album was recorded live through analog tape without the use of computer editing techniques. Following the success of Forever Halloween, The Maine closed out 2013 with another independent release –the self-recorded and produced acoustic EP Imaginary Numbers.
The band’s extensive worldwide tours have seen them shared the stage with the likes of Taking Back Sunday, Good Charlotte, All Time Low, Arkells and more.
“Playing live is the reason we exist. The energy that we feel on stage is usually a result of what we are feeling from our fans. It’s just us conveying our experiences and feelings through our presence, and thriving off of the response we get”, says guitarist Jared Monaco.
The Maine is John O’Callaghan (lead vocalist), Pat Kirch (drummer), Kennedy Brock (rhythm guitarist), Garrett Nickelsen (bassist), and Jared Monaco (lead guitarist).