Patty Pershayla & The Mayhaps

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Patty Pershayla & The Mayhaps

Booking Agent: Rae Jean Erickson

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“Patty PerShayla is a force of nature, like a hurricane that sweeps through & leaves all the
dishes standing. She is a friendly feral cat, a rock ‘n’ roll Tinkerbell, who plays the most vicious music your mom will ever love.” – Chad Wedeven, Stolen Wallpaper

“…house-shaking vocal presence…stadium-worthy sound…” – Ann Arbor Summer Festival

“…a band with plenty to say— and the means to make you pay attention.” – Tinnitist

“Patty is a five-foot singer with a ten-foot voice.” – Nicholas James Thomasma

It’s mayhaps— not mayhem, although we do cause it, and not mishaps, although they do

Patty PerShayla is a former small-town beauty queen turned rock ’n’ roll powerhouse.
Stomping on corner stages across her home state of Michigan, she established herself as a
singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist, winning the 2019 WYCE Jammie Award for Best
Rock/Pop Album for her solo EP, Oracle Bones. In 2019, she converted to rock ’n’ roll and
joined forces with guitarist Lucas Powell and drummer Alec Klinefelter to form Patty PerShayla
& The Mayhaps. After releasing their blues-infused, riff-driven debut album, Cheap Diction
(2021), the group road-tested their live set, playing over a hundred shows across the Midwest
and East Coast, then packed the van for a move to Nashville. Despite being a three-piece
band, The Mayhaps have developed a larger-than-life sound with soaring guitar solos and
compelling vocal moments, featuring a spectacle of a five-foot-two (-and-three-quarters)
woman, hooting and strutting across the stage, gracefully wielding a bass guitar almost the
size of her wingspan.

Though the internet is often a subject of scrutiny on Cheap Diction, the Mayhaps have honed
their online presence, successfully crowdfunding their first music video for “Slo Mo” overnight
on Kickstarter. The music video later went on to win Best Music Video at the 2022 Grand
Rapids Film Festival and became an official selection for the 2022 North x North and
DeadCenter film festivals. Patty has also cultivated a dedicated audience on Patreon,
documenting her songwriting process and performing cover songs chosen by patrons. She is
also an avid annual participant in She Shreds’ One Riff a Day (#1RAD) challenge on Instagram
and is best known for her ukulele covers of heavy metal songs on YouTube.

Beyond The Mayhaps, Patty also joined multi-instrumentalists The Accidentals as their fourth
set of hands during their 2021 Vessel national tour with Sawyer Fredericks (winner of The Voice
season eight), donning the bass, electric guitar, ukulele, and mandolin. In 2022, she joined
progressive rock group and Rush cover band YYNOT as their lead singer, reaching a million
views on Facebook for their cover of Rush’s “Anthem” and collaborating with Mike Portnoy
(Dream Theater, The Winery Dogs), Frank Bello (Anthrax), Jonathan Dinklage (Clockwork
Angels String Ensemble), and others for the 2023 Bubba Bash charity event in celebration of
Neil Peart’s life.

For North American bookings please contact:
Rae Jean Erickson