Artist bio

Malea, as shes known to fans of her pop-rock sound, had no idea when she arrived in Los Angeles that shed wind up writing songs and performing them professionally much less touring and opening for artists from Liz Phair to Kenny Wayne Shepherd to Train, or working with high-profile producers such as Prisms Mark Needham (the Killers). In fact, she had no clue until she was in high school that she even had the talent to become a singer. I was not raised in a musical house, she explains simply. I had a high-school music teacher who really believed in me, who encouraged me to pursue a career as a singer." That voice, it should be noted, reminded an Orange County Register critic of some of the best female singers of the '70s, '80s a list that includes Rosanne Cash, Sheryl Crow and Paula Cole. It should also be noted that Maleas voice has been heard on Broadway, MTV and radio stations and stages throughout the country. First, theres more to say about Prism, a collection of assured originals (and one cover) on which she conveys a spectrum of moods and a phenomenal vocal range