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Maddie Stenberg, Gig Review. Thornton Hough, Wirral.

Liverpool Sound and Vision Rating 8.5/10

Confidence is an amazing thing, it can tear down mountains, raise the seas, and give you something that doesn’t come naturally, it gives you the ability to understand just how far you can push yourself. To hear it being sung with such exuberance and in its demurest form is to know that the musician on stage doesn’t just want to succeed themselves, they want you to feel that you also can take on the world and at least play it at its own game and with a level playing field.

Maddie Stenberg, Gig Review. Constellations, Liverpool.

Liverpool Sound and Vision Rating * * * *

One of the most valuable lessons that can ever be learned is almost something that comes out of instinct and character; it is the intuition to keep going regardless is being thrown at you, to not give in to those obscene forces of the surface noise and the crackle of the amped and buffeted. It can be taught but it is an art that seems more natural if your impulse is to play through it all and still perform a great set.

Maddie Stenberg, Gig Review. Underground Acoustic, Everyman Theatre, Liverpool.

Liverpool Sound and Vision Rating * * * *

Like many young women before her in the Liverpool area, Maddie Stenberg has dreams, it shines in her eyes and shivers with anticipation in her voice as she prepares to hit the stage, the front of the room. It is an anticipation which is sincere and raw, one that cannot and should be contained. Like many young women, the confidence oozes out of her, not in way that would be noticeable at first, not at least till you hear her sing and then the teenage cool comes rushing out and the audience, timid at first, soon understands what beats in her heart.

Maddie Stenberg, Gig Review. Brink, Liverpool.

Liverpool Sound and Vision Rating 7.5/10

One of the great pleasures of life is coming across the next wave of performers who you hope will go on to have success in the world. Like anybody, the young deserve to have dreams, others will go out of their way to knock them down, they will say it is for their own benefit and that old chestnut of a damning generation, “Get yourself a real job” ever hanging in the air over them like the sword of Damocles swaying just above their performing torso. It is a great honour to try and understand the next generation and their drive, their fears and their ways, by doing so you get to see and hear marvellous things.