Maxine Warner, was most defiantly a child of the sixties, having enjoyed her first success by landing a record deal on the PYE label at the tender age of sixteen, under the name of Maxine Darren [Visit Youtube Maxine Darren]
As her musical career progressed, she performed at some of the top cabaret venues of the day, eventually fronting the very successful, Lemon Tree Band where she sang before members of the Royal Family, at the famous London Palladium, and enjoyed numerous TV appearances, including BBC’s Children in Need, and as a solo artiste on several children programs such a “Song Book”, and “Five O’clock Club.”
As a well-established vocalist and entertainer, always striving for new challenges, Maxine has more recently refined her vocal range from, “Pop Singer to Opera Singer” [Visit Youtube Maxine Warner].
It was only after becoming a grandmother, that Maxine’s stories and songs started to developed, and this she says is where her inspiration came from.
Her five grandchildren Amber, Josh, Jayda, Annie and Willow inspired her to become a serious author and composer creating dozens of stories and songs taken from everyday events which has proven so popular amongst family and friends, that she was encouraged to release them as a series.
“This is how the delightful concept of The Tidderly Pops was born.” Says Maxine.
She then decided to approach former Lemon Tree member, keyboard player and accomplished musical arranger, Lynton Susman who in his own studio has created and developed from Maxine’s original basic concepts, a full range of colourful and memorable orchestrations
With the music now well established, she then contacted. Professional vocalist and recording artist, Barbara Hilton who along with Maxine are the two voices you will hear on the “Tidderly Pops” CD.