Majk Stokes is an Edinburgh-based singer-songwriter, poet and musician, and he has been writing and performing silly songs for longer than he cares to admit.
He is also a self-diagnosed eco-worrier, and a lot of his material has an environmental message. Last year, his single, “Rewild Things”, was on Bandcamp as a fundraiser for the Tarras Valley Nature Reserve project, helping to raise the money to buy 10,500 acres of woodland in Dumfries and Galloway (South West Scotland) to turn into a nature reserve.
His new album, “Sweets from Strangers”, is being released very soon, and he has a launch concert coming up on the 24th of November (please note- this has been postponed from the 27th of October due to illness- see “Gigs” page for more details.)
The first track on the album, his recent single, “Aaargh! (Everything’s a bit sh*t)” is also on Bandcamp now
Majk has appeared at legendary open mic nights Kin and Out of The Bedroom in Edinburgh and Catweazle in Oxford, he has had a show in the Edinburgh Fringe Festival every year since 2013, and he played at the Adelaide Fringe in 2018. He has performed on five continents, and his left hand has appeared on television three times.
His first band, Porridge Stoats, played in and around Edinburgh for several years and supported Bloco Vomit (Edinburgh’s premier Samba Punk band) and Seize the Day (the UK’s premier protest band). He also writes poems and short stories, and plays and calls ceilidhs with the legendary (or perhaps mythical) Shingis McKingis ceilidh band.
Two of his albums, “Too much Caffeine” and “Time To Save The World”, are available on CD or to download. His first book of poems, “Potatoes and Broken Hearts”, was published at the end of 2018, and can be ordered from Majk or from Typewronger Books in Edinburgh.
Too Much Caffeine is an album, a concept band, and evolving musical project and a state of mind (one in which Majk finds himself slightly too often).
“A very individual and versatile songwriter” -Jude Hines, Stagewhispers
Too Much Caffeine logo copyright Majk Stokes 2017