Mazz’s story…

From the age of 15 Mazz has performed to audiences large and small; she’s been part of groups The Kingsdown Band, The Counterfeit Notes, Band of Gold and Love Junkies (Sister Band). Mazz has also created, managed and fronted groups of her own – Twilight, Mazz & Vic, Taste This, The Third, BreakEven and Noteify.

Having started by playing Violin at a young age after seeing Nigel Kennedy at the Royal Variety Performance she had a taste of music and wanted to take it further. When she started at Secondary School she became Head Violinist of the School Orchestra around the same time that she entered the yearly school talent show with her best friend and sang for the first time infront of an audience, something that only up till then she’d only done into a hairbrush in the mirror in her bedroom alone.

Singing and miming to Kylie, little did she know that one day she’d sing to over 3,000 people. From the humble beginnings of the school talent show she worked her way to school solo’s, local talent shows, then onto duo’s and bands.

Fifteen plus years down the line Mazz has wowed audiences at War and Peace, Dock Rock and also been on BBC Radio Kent a few times. She loves what she does and it’s obvious when she performs! Her energy, enthusiasm, vocal timbre and range are what keeps people listening. She is extremely hardworking when it comes to her performances and takes time to ensure that songs are perfect before she performs them. Mazz enjoys tailoring each setlist to each environment and prides herself on having high quality, reliable equipment.

Don’t believe us, why not come see her perform, check out her calendar for dates.


Mazz’s experience & education…

Current:

Lead Singer for Total Recall: 4-piece band performing Rock/Pop/Funk covers in Pubs and at Functions.

Solo Singer Mazz Rhodes: Solo performances with backing tracks, performing covers at pubs and for various functions.

2014-2015:

Noteify (5 piece function band): Manager and Singer. Various performances at pubs, events and weddings.

The Kingsdown Band (10 piece function band): Dep singer – various performances. Covering vocalist sickness and unavailbility.

2012:

The Love Junkies (Sister band): Vocalist for one-off event to cover main groups’ unavailability.

2011:

The Counterfeit Notes (8 piece Function Band): Lead singer (of 2) with band through till 2013. Various performances at corporate events, weddings, other functions, festivals and pubs.

2010:

Singer/Songwriter Jayne Trimble: Backing vocalist for Jayne Trimble, two performances.

The Third (5-piece rock band): Lead singer and manager. Various performances; pubs, clubs and events.

2009:

Band of Gold (4-piece function band): Various gigs; Kent and London, mostly clubs.

Songwriter/Producer Anastacia Markova: Recorded vocals and spoken word for ident for VIPregnancy.com

BreakEven (3 piece band): Manager and lead singer of BreakEven, various performances at pubs and events.

2008:

The Kingsdown Band (12-piece function band): Lead and backing singer (of 4) with regular performances at weddings, festivals, corporate events, large-sized pubs. Worked with them through till 2010.

Canterbury Christ Church University, Broadstairs: Backing vocalist for Jack Hues (of Wang Chung fame).

Thanetian Butterfly (one-off group): Singer for Thanetian Butterfly which was put together to record a song for the Acoustics 5 student program.

Human Race (Human League Tribute Act): Third member of Human League Tribute Group setup for a one-off performance at Margate Pride Festival.

Singer/songwriter/producer Mark Bowman: Recorded vocals for various tracks including ‘Moving On’ which was released on iTunes and had local Radio Airplay.

2007:

Canterbury Christ Church University, Canterbury: Solo singer and guitarist for live video recording of ‘Acoustics 5’ student program.

Thorley Taverns Pub Idol Karaoke Contest: Awarded second place after being winner at The Bradstow Mill Contest.

2006:

Christ Church University, Broadstairs: Regular performances as part of Songwriters Evenings. Repertoire and Styles Classes and also as a member of University’s vocal group run by Simon Foster and Function Band Ensemble run by Jeff Alexander. These performances continued up till 2009.

Taste This (4-piece band): Manager and lead singer of 4-piece band, regular functions and pub gigs. Band continued through till 2008.

Canterbury Christ Church University, Broadstairs:Backing vocalist for Jack Hues (of Wang Chung fame).

Been There Street Musical: Main cast member of Musical Been There Street written by Rod Dexter.

Canterbury Christ Church University, Broadstairs: Singing Lessons with Simon Foster (of Flying Picketts and Blues Brothers Fame). Finished in 2009.

Canterbury Christ Church University, Broadstairs: BA Hons in Commercial Music, gained a 2:1. Completed in 2009.

Kent Music School, Canterbury: Opera Singing Lessons with Lord Gawain Douglas.

2005:

The Flint Cottage, High Wycombe: Singing barmaid till from October 2004 till March 2005.

2004:

Songwriter Dimo Darden: Recorded lead and backing vocals for two tracks.

2003:

Various Charity Performances: Lead singer with band, performed many through till 2005.

2002:

Thanet College, Broadstairs: BTEC National Diploma in Popular Music and an AS Level in Music. Finished in 2004.

2001:

Margate Winter Gardens, Search for a Star Talent Contest: Performed at various contests till 2004. Made it through to the final.

Birchington Guild of Players: Member through till 2002. Performed as part of the chorus and main part of Sally Benbow in Robinson Crusoe.

1999:

Songwriter Heath Woodward: Main and backing vocals recorded.

1997:

Singer/Songwriter Mazz Rhodes: Writing and recording own material.

Mazz & Vic (duo): Various performances including Margate Music Festival, also some busking. Together through till 1999.

1995:

Twilight (duo): Various gigs; mostly pubs.

Ellington High School, Ramsgate: School choir performances; chorus and main. Carol services and dramatic performances, including main part of Cinderella. Finished in 2001 as was invited back a year after leaving to perform again.

Millers’ Amateur Dramatic Society, Margate: Member through till 1997. Included chorus and main parts performed at Westminster Theatre, London and The Winter Gardens, Margate.

Ellington High School, Ramsgate: GCSEs: 5xBs, 5xCs. Finished in 2000.

1993:

Kent Music School, Canterbury: 1993 Kent Music Schools’ Young Musician of the Year.

Kent Music School, Canterbury: Violin Lessons, reached Grade 4 – finished in 1999.