Though Massey Tate has evolved over the years, their sound is getting better and better. Mary Frances and Paul Tate bring such a unique sound to the Tupelo scene. As a sought after band in the North Mississippi area, they have made many brides and grooms special day sound so much sweeter. In June of 2017, Mary Frances and the band were named North Mississippi's Best Musician and Local Band in The Daily Journal's Readers Choice awards. You can also find them at their monthly gigs around town at Romies, Steele's Dive, Forklift & Thirsty Devil. Or, catch them at some of the upcoming music festivals! The band plays many genres, including Rock, Pop, Blues, R&B and Jazz.
Mary Frances is a native of Tupelo, MS. She has worked as a professional singer since 2006 with such companies as Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines and Matt Davenport Productions. She has worked in the recording industry in Nashville, New York and Tupelo. Massey has trained in classical, jazz, musical theatre and country. She also has 20 years of dance training. She is a dance instructor at North MS Dance Centre, an Arts Integration Specialist with the Tupelo Public School District & an avid volunteer within the arts community in Tupelo. She started her first band in 2008. In 2010 she joined forces with Paul Tate and they are now known as "Massey Tate". In 2015 she released her first album, "Movin' On", which she recored with The McKay Trio. She was a finalist in The Gumtree Singer Songwriter festival in May of 2015. You can find her music on iTunes, Amazon & Spotify.
Paul Tate is a 30 year veteran of the North Mississippi music scene as a multi-instrumentalist, singer, composer and arranger. A New Albany native, he studied Music Theory and Composition at the University of Mississippi and the University of Memphis. Paul has been playing with the Invitation Band at First United Methodist Church for the last ten years. This fall he also joined the house band for Thacker Mountain Radio, "The Yalobushwhackers". Paul is also an avid Yogi. You can catch some of his classes at his space in New Albany at Tallahatchie Yoga.