Born and raised in a small town in Southern, Ontario
Olivia Mae Graham picked up the guitar at age 11, and has been writing and performing her own songs ever since. She spent her teenage years performing at festivals and events in and around Ontario.
By 18, Olivia Mae packed up and moved to Toronto, Ontario, where she began her music studies at the Harris Institute for the Arts. Graduating Valedictorian of her class, she earned a Music Business Professional Certification with Honours in 2019. She continued her performance training at Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA, attending their Music Performance Intensive program on Scholarship in the summer of 2019.
Olivia Mae’s dedication to mastering her craft, led her to study at the University of the West of Scotland. She made connections with other artists when performing for small pubs in Glasgow, while working toward completing her Master’s Degree in Songwriting. After building a portfolio of over 150 songs, she graduated with Distinctions in September 2020. Returning to her hometown during the pandemic, allowed Olivia Mae to focus her energy on growing as a songwriter and musician, creating more authentic and personal stories within her songs.
Her debut release “How To Love A Girl”, was inspired during a Saturday night car ride conversation, when her boyfriend jokingly stated that trying to love a girl can be complicated so she should write a song for the boys. Working with producer Jason Barry (Dean Brody, Michelle Wright, Terri Clark) to bring this song to life and developing her signature sound as an artist was a highlight of 2021.
Olivia Mae Graham is driven to encourage others through the positive messages in her lyrics. Whether listening to her music or interacting with her through social media, her goal is that her fans would feel inspired and personally connected to her.
Olivia Mae Graham’s debut single will be available everywhere on October 15th, 2021.