Maverick Sabre

It was the works of Chuck Berry, Bob Dylan and Aretha Franklin that inspired the early learning's of the young Michael Stafford. But under his thesaurus-inspired moniker, Maverick Sabre is garnering acclaim for his wave of hip-hop inspired soulful folk vocals.

His debut album, Lonely Are the Brave was released on Mercury Records in January 2012 to huge critical acclaim, peaking at Number 2 in the Official UK Album Charts.

The 22-year-old Anglo-Irish singer-songwriter is set to continue to show why so many dub Maverick as having one of the most distinctive and mind-blowingly soulful voices in the UK with a highly anticipated second album on the way.