Maggie Says is an acoustic alternative rock duo from Virginia Beach, consisting of vocalist/guitarist Greg Chandler and drummer Ryan Nelson. Formed in late 2012, the duo has plans to release their debut album “Dear Abaigael (Things You Should Know About Me Before This Goes Any Further)” in early Summer 2013. Greg and Ryan have plans to turn Maggie Says into a predominantly live band, consistently writing new material for the stage as well as the studio.
Greg and Ryan are both classically trained musicians, each with over a decade of experience in performing, writing, and arranging music. Between the duo, they are accomplished at close to a dozen classical and contemporary instruments.
Greg and Ryan are both currently attending college full time, and play live shows mainly from May-August, and December-January, spending the academic year writing, recording, and honing their skills. Ryan Nelson studies Business Administration: Accounting and Management at Averett University in Danville, Virginia. Greg Chandler studies English: Creative Writing with a focus in poetry at the University of Mary Washington in Fredericksburg, Virginia.