Mandy May Cheetham is a multi-hyphenate Canadian artist. MUTHA is a passion project produced with Abso Lutely Productions (Tim Heidecker and Eric Wareheim) for truTV's Rachel Dratch's Late Night Snack which closely mirrors Mandy's own experiences as a Mom, a feminist and a musician.
The thesis of MUTHA - and most of Mandy’s work is inspired by the George Eliot quote ‘It’s Never too Late to be Who you Might Have Been.’ The statement resonates today, now that second and third and seventh and eighth careers are the norm, and is even more relevant to the show in that Eliot was a woman creating art in a man’s world. Mandy refers to herself as the Hip Hop Suffragette and is determined to help women find their personally authentic voice.
Mandy’s alter-ego, Mandy Mayhem was born from Mandy’s experiences growing up with Hip Hop in the 80s and 90s. In the late 2000s she began attending a monthly party in Toronto called Hip Hop Karaoke where she finally got the chance to exercise the performance skills she had cultivated through many years as a cheerleader, and several more attending the infamous Melody Bar at the Gladstone Hotel in Toronto. When the crew at Hip Hop Karaoke Toronto began running competition events Mandy stepped up to the challenge - winning her first of three titles back to back. As the three time hip hop karaoke champion of Toronto she has performed alongside Hip Hop Legends such as DAS EFX, The Pharcyde, Naughty By Nature, Lords of the Underground, Maestro Fresh Wes, and Michie Mee and Saukrates. After three wins she was forced to retire so someone else could have a shot and moved on to Los Angeles and New York to pursue her career.
Mandy Mayhem has performed in London, New York and Los Angeles at such legendary venues as The Brooklyn Bowl, and B.B. King’s in New York’s Times Square, The Roxy Theatre in Los Angeles, The Horseshoe Tavern in Toronto and the Social in London, UK.
Her first music video What’s Up? (Where My Bitches At?) has garnered over 17000 views on youtube.
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