Maaike Siegerist is an award-winning Dutch singer-songwriter, based in Bristol. Drawing on genres from acoustic jazz to folk rock, she writes story-telling songs about travels, love, remarkable people, and recently, endangered species. Her music has been played on local and national BBC Radio, and she performs in the UK and the Netherlands.

Maaike’s new single, ‘So You Think,’ is a laid-back jazz track featuring some serious piano chops, swinging upright bass, and a chihuahua. The song is Maaike’s response to society’s expectations of women. To look young and beautiful. To leave the technical stuff to the guys. As you may have guessed, she doesn’t think so!

Written together with the Glaswegian artist Becci Wallace, ‘So You Think’ was mixed and produced by Maaike herself. Emily Magpie mastered it. It has Kerry Politzer (USA) on piano, and Madalena Graça (DE) on double bass.

Tom Robinson played ‘So You Think’ on his Mixtape on BBC Radio 6 Music!

“the piano is fluid and has a lightness of touch that seems to inspire all around it and Maaike’s vocal performance is characteristically commanding and appealing” – Trust the Doc

“I love how it’s delivered with a wry smile (…) the chihuahua is a brilliant touch” – Fresh on the Net

“agile vocal delivery and storytelling.(…) Jaunty piano and double bass provide the relaxed bedrock for Maaike’s amusing take down of the traditional male expectations of a women’s place.” – fifty3.net

Download ‘So You Think’ on Bandcamp

Quotes & reviews

“Delicate vocal, poised production, gorgeous chord changes”
– Tom Robinson, BBC Radio 6 Music

Winner of the songwriting competitions of Glastonbury FM in 2018 and University of the West of England in 2020

“A voice smoother than Dutch chocolate”
– Music Eye UK

Supported by BBC Introducing

Music & Videos



Here’s the video for A Place for the Heart, shot in Venice and Camber Sands, taken from my album Born Before the Wind: