MALIA -- YouTube Sensation and Musical Marvel
Why are millions of people around the country falling in love with Malia? From the American Airlines Center to the Dallas House of Blues to a wildy successful debut on Good Morning Texas, Malia is gaining national attention as the best singer / songwriter of this generation.
Island Hula Champion at age four, Malia was born on Kauai and is now 19. She started playing the oboe when she was just ten. The oboe she plays with was the primary oboe used by Joseph Robinson, principal oboist for the New York Philharmonic, who said Malia has one of the greatest sounds, so pure and honest, that he ever heard in a young oboist. She has since been first chair at Interlochen Music Academy, Texas All-State oboist, oboist for the Dallas / Fort Worth Youth Orchestra and has played all over the world.
One day at a worship service, Malia was playing oboe and singing backup, and the person who was supposed to end the service with a song had to leave early, so Malia had to step up. There were 2000 people in the church. Everybody fell in love with her voice. She was 14. The next year she was invited to play concerts in stadiums in Africa, Italy and Guatemala, opening for a legendary worship leader, Paul Wilbur. She sang some original songs and then played oboe and sang back-up for Paul. The crowds consistently went crazy for her. She started writing her own music when she was 15, mostly focusing on worship music, but decided last year that her style was different. The songs included here, a mixture of island, pop and rock, are pure Malia. She is truly a musical marvel, playing guitar, ukelele, oboe and piano. The fans agree, as Malia now has over 400,000 YouTube views.
Malia is extremely close with her parents and little sister, Ariel, age seven. Malia loves to eat sushi and has a family of little garden gnomes currently living under her bed.
What others have to say about Malia
“In a word, GREAT!” Michael Rosenblatt, A&R Legend
“Malia is a bright, shining star and a world-changer!” Paul Wilbur, top-selling artist for Integrity Music
“A prophetic minstrel who will impact generations.” Sam Chappell, Sr. V.P. Business & Development, Integrity Music
“Passionate, magnificent, honest and pure. Malia brings the sound of Heaven to earth.” Joseph Robinson, principle oboist, New York Philharmonic