May Be Fern 
may be fern

About us

            May Be Fern is a four-piece queer non-male funk rock band based in Denver, Colorado. The band’s style is a passionate and cohesive collaboration of each individual member’s diverse musical background, producing a sound that is greater than the sum of its parts. The foursome became quickly aligned with a shared vision: to create a unique sound that transcends genre and expectation. May Be Fern welcomes you to join us as we share our love with the world!

Meet The Band

Kate Fern

Kate has been singing since before she could walk and contributes vocals and bass guitar in May Be Fern. She has been playing bass for three years and loves it. She has been performing all her life but started her time in the spotlight with musical theater where she worked professionally for over 12 years. There is nothing she loves more than bringing smiles to other peoples faces and feels the best way to do that is with art and music especially when it is coming from the heart. Playing with May Be Fern is sincerely fulfilling to her and is the perfect way to spread the four-some's shared passion.

Hannah May

Multi-instrumentalist, singer, songwriter and nature lover, Hannah plays both keys and sings in May Be Fern. She has been a professional musician for nine years as lead in popular, local, Colorado bands. She has played Red Rocks and many other well known venues big and small. Hannah aspires to bring music every where she goes. She spends her time studying Jazz and is inspired by rock and blues. She  has a strong passion for instrument repair and owns her own repair shop. She says that being a performer is the best feeling in the world and can't imagine spending her time any other way.

Madi Spillman

Madi comes from a long line of musicians in her family and has played guitar since 5th grade. She plays left handed and her favorite style of guitar is funk. Madi graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in graphic design and computer science from the University of Northern Colorado and enjoys using these skills for the band by designing posters, merch, etc. Music has been engrained in Madi's life since she was born, and her role in May Be Fern is the culmination of all of her past experience and influences.

Evan Jeffers

Evan is a drummer and bassist based in Denver, Colorado. Originally a classical upright bassist, they have an eclectic music style that takes inspiration from orchestral pieces, jazz, musical theater, and indie pop. Evan graduated from Brown University with a degree in computational biology and is currently working as a full time musician and live sound engineer. They are over the moon about being in May Be Fern on drums!


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Best debut album Westword

May Be Fern was honored to receive the 'Best Debut Album' award in Westword's Best Of Denver awards  2024. See the full list of awards below. 

may be fern on 9news!

Click the link below to view May Be Fern's E-Block segment with 9News entertainment anchor Erica Lopez. 

May be fern on Colorado and company!

Check out our interview and performance on Colorado and Company!

303 Magazine 

Click here for 303 Magazine's in depth review of May Be Fern's debut album 'Ok Grandma, Your Turn' describing it as "vast, freeing and effortlessly confident."
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Indie 102.3

May be fern on the radio!

May Be Fern's single 'Lady Bass' was featured on Indie 102.3 all of June 2023 as part of their Local 303 music spotlight. Click the link to learn more about our first radio feature. 

Voyage Denver

See Voyage Denver's story on May Be Fern! Read about the emergence of May Be Fern, the ups and downs of their experience, and the many more details of their work as musicians.