It’s been some years since she won an award at the Vancouver Island Music Awards, but she’s done it again. Former Oceanside resident Alexandria Maillot was recently named Sure Copy Youth Artist of the Year at the award show and she said it felt great.
“All the other artists nominated are absolutely amazing so when they called my name I was really surprised,” she said, “I was really happy that they chose me.”
Maillot said it’s nice to be formally recognized by such a supportive music community, and said it means so much to an artist like herself who is independent and trying to make it on their own.
Maillot is currently working on her first CD, after successfully raising over $10,000 through the Kickstarter by collecting pledges. However, she had to make the $10,000 by her May 17 deadline or she would loose all pledges. She was doubtful it would work, she said, but somehow it did.
“I did a lot of mooching and begged a bit on my knees probably, but it worked out in the end,” she said with a laugh.
Her first CD called Just Another Girl will come out this fall.
Maillot is also excited to be planning a trip over to Europe next Spring in hopes of forwarding her career. She’ll travel to the United Kingdom and do some introductory shows, she said, catch up with friends and work with some new emerging artists.
“That’ll be interesting, I love seeing artists from other areas,” she said.
For music samples and updates follow Alexandria through her website www.alexandriamaillot.com.