Maxayn Lewis is an American soul singer, musician, songwriter, and producer. She began her career in the 1960s, under her birth name Paulette Parker, as a member of the Ivettes in the Ike & Tina Turner Revue.In the 1970s, Lewis sang lead in the band Maxayn with her then-husband Andre Lewis.
She was described as "a cross between Aretha Franklin and Roberta Flack.”By combining spiritual grooves, an assertive attitude, updated urban sounds, and plenty of soul and funk, her band Mandré released three successful albums.
In addition to her powerful presence as a front-woman, Lewis is also a prolific backing vocalist.
She has sung with various acts, including The Gap Band, Ray Charles, Celine Dion, Bonnie Raitt, Duran Duran, Smokey Robinson, Ricky Martin and Britney Spears.
Maxayn has contributed electric vocal performances to Syn projects for many years, including ‘The Smell That Never Dies’ for Old Spice Philippines in 2019, gathering over 15 Million views on YouTube and subsequent re-licensing.
She has also contributed backing vocals to Nick Wood’s latest album.