Self-described as Uplift Angst, British/Latina MeMe Detroit is an indie/grunge/pop inspired, genre merging, high octane breath of vivacity with an unforgettable live show that has pure passion & ardor for music at its heart.

Birmingham based Maria Rodriguez aka MeMe Detroit was raised on the outskirts of Stratford-Upon-Avon UK and ironically developed a strong aversion to Shakespeare from a young age. As the singer and multi-instrumentalist grew, along with her passion for any music that moved her, regardless of genre and mainly thanks to the heavy influence of a box of vinyl passed down through family generations, she inevitably developed into a poet/songwriter of her own.  

Championed by BBC Introducing, Fresh On The Net, Kerrang! Radio's Jonny Doom & BBC's beloved Janice Long, MeMe, along with drummer Kallum McEwen and bassist Joey Strange, have been described as a force of nature worth reckoning with. Having made the 2022 Glastonbury Emerging longlist and the quarter finals of the Hotvox New Blood Isle of Wight  Fest comp, MeMe and the band are fast pricking up the ears and eyes on the UK music scene and beyond.

"...The only track I’ve had on constant repeat this week! AMAZING!"  JFlames - Fresh on the net (Can't get you out of my mind)

"MeMe Detroit bridges the gaps between grunge, indie and Blues rock..."  Louder than War

"A fast and furious sonic tour de force, Life in the Now is the riotous antidote we need right now" - GigSoup 

"This is the kind of person you get jealous of because they're an incredibly talented singer, multi-instrumentalist and composer..." Janice Long - BBC Radio

Previous support slots include bands such as Sprints, Laurence Jones, Rews and Asylums.  

Stand out shows include the main stage at Moto GP, Silverstone, The O2 Academy, Hanwell Hootie & Wychwood Festival.

Upcoming Events of Note:

Next single 'Roaring at The Preachers' is due for release November 2022. 

U.K tour in November 2022 tba. 


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