The self-identified First Lady of Emo Pop, Maisie Peters played at the Velvet Underground on October 9, a stop on her Autumn 2019 tour. Hailing from West Sussex, United Kingdom, Maisie opened her first-ever Toronto show full of energy following the release of her EP, It’s Your Bed Babe, It’s Your Funeral on October 4.
Maisie was accompanied onstage by a DJ and guitarist in front of a simple backdrop. The 19-year-old put on an impressive performance filling the room with her effervescent personality. She effortlessly dodged a small hiccup in the show as her guitar tech feverishly found an unplugged chord, in which Maisie decided to turn into an opportunity to have an intimate conversation with the crowd. This then blended into an impromptu cover of Call Me Maybe by Canada’s very own Carly Rae Jepson in which the audience lead vocals for. The young and lively crowd were pleased with the Canadian tip-off.
The energy in the room was contagious as fans sang along to Maisie’s anthemic emo-pop songs. Maisie made use of the room she had in the venue as she bopped around on the stage, captivating the audience throughout the entire duration of the show.
Maisie Peters is a true talent and I’m sure next time we hear of her tour stop for Toronto, it will be in a much larger venue.