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Mackie and Me

Adèle Paxton (vocalist) and Dennis “Mackie” McCorkle (guitarist) have teamed up as ‘Mackie and Me,’ to present their own unique sound and original contemporary folk, classical, and jazz compositions.

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About Mackie and Me

Adèle Paxton

Adèle Paxton grew up in Edinburgh and now lives in Connecticut, USA. She has sung extensively across Europe, in USA, and Brazil. Her many credits include performances at the Wigmore Hall, Purcell Room, and St John’s Smith Square, London, and at the Lincoln Center, New York. She has sung in broadcasts and recitals at Aldeburgh Festival, for BBC Radio 3, and Classic FM. She has always had an interest in the capacity of the human voice for pure expression of our inner world of feelings. With the music of Mackie and Me, Adèle explores original musical ideas and a fresh approach to vocal interpretation.

“The honors of the evening belonged to Adèle Paxton. She leads the listener to the heart of the song—nothing is more authentic.” (The Scotsman)

“Adèle Paxton’s performance was nothing short of stunning, an intensely musical voice, rich and warm which went straight to the heart, evoking completely the spirit of the poetry.” (The Orcadian)

Dennis McCorkle

Dennis ‘Mackie’ McCorkle learned his craft as a musician and composer from Dennis Sandole, Frank Mullen, and John Marlow. For some years, he was a guitarist in the United States Navy Band playing in Memphis, TN, Greece, and Naples, Italy. A regular artist in the Atlantic City casino scene for over twenty years, he also performed and recorded regularly in Washington, DC, New York, and Philadelphia. In New York City he served as Executive Director of Music Minus One/Pocket Songs. Mackie composes prolifically across genres including jazz, classical, folk, sacred, and music theatre. His March of Grand Central Station was premiered at Grand Central Station, New York City in 2001.

“McCorkle creates richly woven sonic tapestries.”

(The New Age Music Guide of 500 Top New Age Musicians)

“Tasteful guitar music…” (The Philadelphia Inquirer)

Recent Performances

Walter de la Mare Conference, 20-21st September 2018 Cambridge University, U.K. , Newnham College


Audience Feedback Comments from Cambridge University, September 2018:

 “Brilliant and creative music – wonderful!”

“Excellent”

“Mackie and Me were brilliant”

“Brilliant musical performances. Love the artistry shown by Mackie and Me.”

“The depth of the poetry came right through in all the forms of music”

“We came a long way & enjoyed every minute”

“Blown away by the setting and musicality”

“Very impressive range of musical interpretation / rhythms – all highly enjoyable!!!”

“Echoes of Lorenz Hart and Stephen Sondheim in the brilliant renderings by Mackie and Me”


Concert Unitarian Church, West Hartford, CT

February 23, 2018

Albums

Songs of Enchantment
(from the poetry of Walter de la Mare)
to be released soon

  1. A Song of Enchantment
  2. The Lost Shoe
  3. The Song of Shadows
  4. The Window
  5. At the Keyhole
  6. Dust to Dust
  7. Reverie
  8. The Listeners