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, ecology and 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 charity single, Call of the Last Wildcat, is out now! It’s a portrait of the beautiful and fierce Scottish Wildcat, a species on the brink of extinction. All proceeds will be donated to Saving Wildcats, a charity that breeds wildcats for release into the wild.

“Emotive, evocative, and skillful storytelling from a master of the craft.” –  Fenris Music

Download on Bandcamp to support Saving Wildcats

Listen to ‘Call of the Last Wildcat’

Quotes & reviews

“a beautiful tribute to the Scottish Wildcat”
– Adam Crowther, BBC Radio Bristol

“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: