"I couldn't have been happier with Frank and Cindy! They were friendly, professional, and so very talented! They even learned and played the Beatles "All you need is love" for us to exit to, and of course did an amazing job at it! I would work with only them if I ever came back and needed musical talent, they were a dream to work with! All of our guests made great comments as to how good they were, thank you guys so much for making our wedding day as picture perfect as can be!" -Bride


Dear Fair Grinds Community, Happy New Year!
We're raring to go at Fair Grinds for 2013 in so many ways, not the least of which is that we were glad to celebrate the repairs and renovations recently on the balcony with the help of FRANK & CINDY MAYES (MAYES2) flute caroling and other good friends...

See you at the Fair Grinds in January! Best!

Wade R., Owner

Client Thank You Letter For Corporate Event (April 2012)

"We hired Mayes2 for our closing dinner of a business conference. They were very versatile with the ability to play multiple instruments and sing a great variety of music. They also embodied the theme of New Orleans where our conference was held. They kept the volume just right for our setting as the people also like to network with their suppliers and customers. They were very professional and had a good understanding of what was needed for this type of event. I would not hesitate recommending them."

- Diane D.

MAYES2 at TRINITY ARTISTS SERIES (NOLA) "Jazz in American Culture" Concert Review:

"...Due to the variety of different songs and styles that were played onstage, I would feel challenged if asked to give an exact description of the band's style. Nevertheless, I experienced the musicians' style to be original, dynamic and beautiful in the way that it flexibly changed between simply following composition and creative improvisation. The mixture of used instruments, sounds and tones throughout the concert as well as the way that the musicians acted onstage, namely, their communicative, entertaining attitude, made it an exciting, diverse experience to listen to them"

"VIEWS FROM THE LAKEFRONT," by Jeannie Paddison Tidy, Times-Picayune

"Tonight is a great night of music at City Park.
The Thursdays at Twilight Concert Series continues today when Frank and Cindy Mayes, accomplished musicians in many styles of music, including jazz and classical, perform at 6pm at the Pavilion of Two Sisters in City Park.
The duo will perform songs from their new CD, Mayes2 Finally!" Frank & Cindy are very talented, so I know you will want to catch this Twilight concert."

"JAZZING THINGS UP," Demopolis Times, Alabama, October 2009

"Frank and Cindy Mayes- known as Mayes2- performed several jazz and boogie favorites at the "Sax in the City" performance at Rooster Hall on Thursday. They each played several instruments throughout the concert, moving from keyboards to woodwinds to saxophones. They also sold CDs and told stories about the history of music in New Orleans, their hometown. Some of the songs included "I Thought I Heard Buddy Bolden Say," "Cow Cow Boogie," "Good Night, Irene" and their own creation, "Crescent Moon Over Crescent City."
The "Sax in the City" program is sponsored by the Twin Rivers Arts Council and the Demopolis Area Chamber of Commerce."

Fair Grinds Coffee House (NOLA), September 2009 E-newsletter

Music lovers looking for a CD rich in New Orleans musical culture, will be advised to seek out "Mayes2 Finally!" from our dear customers and friends Frank and Cindy Mayes, who finally released their premier CD. Subtitled "Have Horns, Will Blow," this husband and wife team has produced a memorable collection and are contributing part of the sales to the Musician's Clinic mentioned above.

Fair Grinds Observers will note the cover art, taken from artist Arthur Fisher's door art, "Communities" which adorns are upstairs "Fair Space" door. We hope the "finally!" adverb only speaks to the long wait for this collection, and has nothing to do with finality and that we'll continue to see more music from these two favorites".

Robert and Elizabeth Thompson, owners