Malea ~ has a special way of engaging listeners of all ages regardless of their age or genre preference. She delivers each of her songs with a touch of soulful yet vulnerability along with a powerful expressive quality that unfolds and lingers on, leaving you with an unforgettable performance.
Influenced at an early age by her mother, who was a singer and dancer, Malea knew at a young age that the music and lyrics she heard weaved captivating stories that she wanted to be a part of sharing and being on stage was exactly where she needed and wanted to be. Despite a few detours along the way, Malea started on her journey singing, dancing and acting in Musical Theatre, Television and Movies. It was during this “journey” where she had the opportunity to work and meet some of the most talented professional entertainers whom were gracious to share their talents with her and encourage her to continue on this wonderful journey.
2005 ~ Malea followed her steady unflinching desire to record her first CD album titled “If You Really Knew Me” where she opens her heart & soul as she is pulled toward the strong powerful lyrics of her song selections. Malea shows her versatility with a wide range of styles that range from Cole Porter, Bette Midler, Tina Turner, Van Morrison, Marvin Hamlisch, Irving Berlin, Anita Baker, Jim Brickman, Antonia Carlos Jobim & Carol Bayer Sager. On her debut Cd, the lyrists, the composers, the singers all weaved a common thread, a story line shared through their music and songs. As an entertainer, Malea ~ known by her first and full legal name, felt the compelling need to share these stories.
Fast forward 2014 ~ Malea continues to perform as a Solo Artist, Actor, Entertainer and with her Band “Malea & The Tourists”. Their performances/clients include ~ Ivories Jazz Lounge & Restaurant, Tony Starlight’s Supper Club & Lounge, The Tillicum Bar & Restaurant, the Multnomah Athletic Club, The Portland Marriott, Oaks Amusement Park, Henry’s Wine Vault, Elephant’s on Corbett, The Ardea Hotel, Concert in the Park Series, Lenne’ Estate Winery, SWF Umpqua Bank, Sunstone Montessori School and The South Portland Business Association in addition to providing entertainment for private events, weddings, receptions and outdoor concerts performing Jazz Standards, Swing, Pop, Blues, Motown, Rock, Latin & Bossanova.
“Malea & The Tourists” band features some of the Northwest’s most dynamic musicians and is recognized as one of PDX’s Hottest Variety Bands with a repertoire’ that spans all ages and genre preferences. Their cover selections include Adele, Whitney Houston, Frank Sinatra, Stevie Wonder, Bonnie Raitt, Michael Buble’, Lady Antebellum, Christina Aguilera, Earth Wind & Fire, Sting, the Beatles, Billy Joel, Antonio Carlos Jobim, Michael Jackson, Sade, Burt Bacharach, Carol King, Maroon 5, Santana, Rob Thomas, Marvin Gaye, James Bond Theme Songs as well as a 1945 World War II song by Sammy Cahn.
“Malea & The Tourists” are Available as a Duo, Trio, Quartet or Quintet for restaurant/lounge/bar venues, corporate parties, conventions, business events, outdoor concerts, weddings, holiday galas, birthday celebrations and community events.