Maxine Wood

September 19, 2020

Equipment: a Sure Beta 58 Microphone (Wireless)

Musical History: I have been singing ever since I can remember, with my first stage performance at the tender age of 8 as lead in a school production of Joseph and his Technicolour Dreamcoat (the not so charming short hair cut my mum gave me helped !)  I continued to sing through my teens mostly at karaoke or in my bedroom and joined a band at 17 mostly influenced by acid jazz which unfortunately never made it out of the rehearsal rooms.

I then spent some time singing with Elvis at a local bar until I finally met Charlie and joined Don’t Ask at the young age of 22.  The next 14 years are musical history……

Influences: Over the years I have enjoyed all types of music from country & western, Elvis, Kylie & Jason (oh yes, Especially For You!), Norah Jones, Madonna. I’m not really fussy, if I like it I’ll listen.  However over the last few years and with a bit more experience (some may say age) I have learnt that just ‘cos you like it doesn’t mean you should sing it!   I like to think that Don’t Ask have found the perfect balance of great songs & ability.

Don’t Ask Delights: Sharing sweets & chocolates with Martin and winding up Charlie of course !