Hello all, I hope you all had a good Easter Break. Welcome to the latest edition of ‘The Music Connection’ music column.
For this edition, I decided to write an article on one of the most popular musicians on the UK music scene, it’s the songwriter, rapper and Crouch End resident, Maverick Sabre.
Maverick Sabre was born Michael Stafford in Hackney, London on 12 July 1990; which is where he lived, until he and his family moved to Ireland at the age of four. He moved back to London in his teens, to pursue a musical career.
Maverick Sabre’s career began in 2008, when he appeared as a featured rapper on a number of tracks by other up and coming artists at the time, which he continued to do, into 2009.
In November 2010, Maverick Sabre released his debut mixtape in the United Kingdom, which was entitled “The Travelling Man”, which was made available as a free digital download.
In January 2011, Maverick Sabre featured on Chase & Status’s second studio album, entitled “No More Idols”, on the track “Fire in Your Eyes”; before releasing his debut single “Look What I Done”, which is a track from his debut EP “The Lost Words”, which he released in March 2011.
In April 2011, Maverick Sabre made his debut performance on BBC Two’s “Later… with Jools Holland”, which was a major factor in his debut EP “The Lost Words”, acheiving a number 2 chart postion, in the iTunes Songs chart.
Later that year, Maverick Sabre was the support act for The Script’s “Science & Faith Tour”, where he also performed his next single “Let Me Go”, which entered the UK Singles Chart at number 16, in August 2011.
In February 2012; Maverick Sabre released his debut album, “Lonely Are The Brave”, which featured the singles “I Need”, “What Have I Done To You?” and “No One”. Maverick Sabre subsequently spent the next year, extensively promoting this album, which also saw him perform at a number of festivals around the world.
Since then, in 2014, Maverick Sabre released his single “Breathe”, and has subsequently featured and collaborated on a number of tracks with other artists.
Maverick Sabre cites the restaurant Banners, as being his favourite local haunt.
Hope you all enjoyed this month’s edition of “The Music Connection”, catch you all in the next edition.
Mark Anthony’s official website can be found at www.markanthonymusic.net