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Name: Genevieve Maynard
A.K.A.: The General, Stoner
D.O.B: ???
Resides: Sydney, Australia

Pets: Oyster, the dog

First musical performance: Playing guitar in an amateur production of "Godspell"

 

About Genevieve Maynard

Biography

Genevieve Maynard grew up in Port Macquarie, on the Central Coast of Eastern Australia.

She moved to Sydney and in the late 1980s became a founding member of Bughouse.

Bughouse first hit Sydney's scene with the release of their debut EP,V For Vendetta, in November 1989. The band went on to release two more EPs (Tax Stamp and Bardo) and two albums (Fink Tank and Every Fool In Town). With a line-up change mid way through their career the Bughouse final saw their end in 1994.

Around 1996 Genevieve was asked to produce Cindy Ryan's debut album. During the production of this album, it was obvious that the creative process was calling for a full band Stella One Eleven was born. Genevieve remains a founding member of Stella, playing guitar, keys and remaining in control of production.

In 1997 a compilation CD project of Australia Women Singer-Songwriters was organised. The Bloomers project was born. Maynard was selected to appear on Bloomers One and can be found at track 11 with her tune 'Come By'. Incidentally, Stella One Eleven's song 'Night' can also be found as track three on this release. Further editions of Bloomers have yet to reappear.

Stella One Eleven's debut album, Mr Big Car, was released in 1999. The album was accompanied by four single releases and many tours.

A year later, Stella came out with a new album of material, In Your Hands. In Your Hands was well received and nominated for a 2000 ARIA Award in the category of Best Independent Release.

In between producing albums for various artists, such as Jodi Phillis and Bernie Hayes, Genevieve found time to record her own work.

May 2002 saw the release of her debut EP, The Genevieve Maynard Trio.

A year and a bit later, the debut album, Ghost Notes saw its release. Tours, with and without a backing band, and TV appearances supporting the album were well received.

Genevieve's solo career, Stella One Eleven and her production work leave her one busy lady.

Her second album, Enter, released July 2004, will hopefully captivate audiences further.

Genevieve Maynard remains one of Australia's most talented female musicians.

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