Originally from Southern Louisiana, Maybelle brings it's own distinctive fusion of improv-soul to the West Coast. Still at young ages, Maybelle consists of seasoned players from the uptown New Orleans scene. Jake, Thomas, Will and Scotty have shared the stage with many notable musicians including; Eric Lindell, George Porter Jr. (The Meters, PBS), Marc Ford (THe Black Crowes, Ben Harper), Topaz, Outformation, G-Love, Ivan Neville's Dumpstaphunk and Irvin Mayfield.
Will McMains forms the foundation of the band with bombastic druming heavily rooted in funk and jazz-fusion, his brother Jake fills out the rhythm section with exploratory and melodic electric bass guitar. Guitar player Thomas Johnson brings a dynamic and versatile approach to lead guitar playing with influences ranging from Shuggie Otis to JJ Cale to Jeff Beck. Rounding out the group is Scott LeBell on keyboards and vocals, with his impressive, soul-filled stage presence and funky organ chops.
Newcomers to the West Coast, Maybelle intends to bring their passion for creating explosive and moving live performances to a broader audience. Always prepared to provide the soundtrack for a good time, Maybelle aims to please.