GENEVIEVE Maynard .
does the name ring any bells? Even if it doesn't there are sure to be a
few people who are familiar with her striking voice.
Maynard made her name in Sydney band Stella One Eleven but has become an artist
in her own right with the release of her debut album Ghost Notes.
While she said she hasn't ended things with Stella One Eleven, she admits that
she has enjoyed the solo life.
"It's a very different experience,'' Maynard said.
"I'm able to pursue the direction I want to pursue and not have to take
other people's ideas on board, which is a luxury.
''Obviously my priority is my own work, but I plan on keeping Stella going
for as long as is humanly possible.
Although Maynard says the album was a luxurious experience, that doesn't mean
she lightened her workload.
In fact, Maynard not only penned all of the tunes but also engineered, produced
and mixed the album.
"I did it because I can and I felt that I had a certain point to prove to
myself,'' she says.
"It's taken me a while to build up my knowledge to the point where I felt
that I could do it.
I wanted to do it so I could say to myself, `You did it.
You created something from scratch and took it to fruition'.
'' Her labour of love has continued with a vigorous touring schedule that has
continued since the album's December release.
She will return to Newcastle to perform at Salarium at Morrow Park Bowling
Club on Friday night with Bernie Hayes.
Doors open at 7pm and entry is $8.