Maxi is an Irish radio disc-jockey and producer; actor, journalist, and singer, who first represented her country in the Eurovision Song Contest 1973 with the song Do I Dream, finishing in 10th place. She again represented her country in the Eurovision Song Contest 1981 as part of the girl group Sheeba with the song Horoscopes, finishing in 5th place.
In the late 1960s she teamed up with Barbara Dixon and Adele King to form Maxi, Dick and Twink. The trio toured Ireland, the UK and Canada and recorded two singles. They also worked a session singers in Motown studios in Detroit, Michigan, before disbanding.
Following this she pursued a career with Danny Doyle and Music Box before going solo. She represented Ireland in the Eurovision Song Contest in 1973 singing "Do I Dream", finishing 10th.
In the late 1970s, Maxi became part of the another all-girl trio Sheeba, with Marion Fossett and Frances Campbell. The group represented Ireland in the 1981 Eurovision Song Contest with the song "Horoscopes", finishing in fifth place. After making several records Sheeba's career came to halt following a road accident in 1982 in Mayo in the west of Ireland. Despite a short tour of Japan in 1983, the group realised they could no longer tour and broke up.
Maxi embarked on a career in broadcasting with the Irish national broadcaster Raidió Teilifís Éireann (RTÉ). Working mainly on radio, she also took on some television work including a quiz show, presenting Ireland's lottery and fronting the Miss Ireland contest. In 1987 Maxi presented the selection contest for Eurovision alongside Marty Whelan. During this time she also worked as a journalist.
In 1999 she became the early morning presenter on Risin' Time on RTÉ Radio 1. She left this however in 2010 because of chronic exhaustion brought about by her daily battles against the circadian rhythm.
|Eurovision Song Contest 1973|
|Artists||Marion Rung • Nicole & Hugo • Fernando Tordo • Gitte • Bendik Singers • Marie-France Dufour • Mocedades • Patrick Juvet • Zdravko Čolić • Massimo Ranieri • Anne Marie David • The Nova • Ben Cramer • Maxi • Cliff Richard • Martine Clémenceau • Ilanit|
|Songs||Tom Tom Tom • Baby, Baby • Tourada • Junger Tag • It's Just A Game • Un train qui part • Eres tú • Je vais me marier, Marie • Gori vatra • Chi sarà con te • Tu Te Reconnaîtras • You're Summer • De oude muzikant • Do I Dream • Power To All Our Friends • Sans toi • Ey Sham|