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Influenced by the soul of Ray Charles, Stevie Wonder and Elton John and the sensitive storytelling of artists like James Taylor and Carole King, MATIA was captivated by music at the age of six. By 14 she was gigging on a professional level, appearing in such prestigious places such as the Kennedy Center in Washington D.C.,. Then, serious illness led her down a different road and a long detour away from her music. Voiceless and challenged with a severe condition, Matia struggled for her life but grew stronger, deeper and wiser in the process.
After healing herself through education and hard work, and dedicating many years to educating and healing others, she has re emerged as a serious singer/songwriter, sharing her musical gifts with the help of veteran composer/guitarist/producer, Kenny Mazur, who played and recorded with such diverse artists as Robert Palmer ,Tina Turner., the O Jays and the Paul Winter Consort and has been composing for television for many years. Blind, Matia's debut album, merged the heart of blues with the wordsmith ways of Country, and the soul of gospel in a purely American style. The result is an album that forges its own genre. Blind takes the listener on a musical excursion of colorful and connected sounds.
A video of the song When I Can't Speak was released with this album..
MATIA and Mazur launched their live band in the Summer of 2016, bringing the songs of Blind to the stage of Brittfest 2016. The following year, they appeared at Country Crossings while working on a second album back in LA . Her exciting second album, There Is Love has just been released and her band is now gigging throughout SOCAL at clubs like the House of Blues, the Peppermint and the Study.
A second video featuring There Is Love, Was released April 22, 2019.
Although a new artist on the scene, her fascinating life story, her songwriting, her voice and her powerhouse band , combine to make MATIA an artist that should not be missed.
Sunday, April 19, 2020
Artist Name: V Squad Artist Picture(Cover art): (See Attachment) Full Bio/Press Release: Born and raised in Houston, Tx, "V Squad" grew up in the Acres Homes Community on the North side and demonstrated an appreciation for quality music at an early age. He would often dig in the crates and listen to vinyl recordings of legendary artists and groups such as Prince, Earth Wind & Fire, Stevie Ray Vaughn, The Isley Brothers, Anita Baker, War etc. As the hip hop revolution began to rise to prominence in the late 80s and early to mid-90s, V Squad would often sneak albums home to listen to the latest offerings from Jay-Z, Nas, AZ, The Roots, Outkast, Pac, Biggie, Common and H-Town legend Scarface, due to his parents forbidding him to listen to vulgar and explicit music.
Inspired by what he describes as an intense love and passion for music, V Squad began to develop and hone his emcee skills by writing lyrics to instrumentals produced by the likes of heavyweight producers Timbaland, The Neptunes, Dr. Dre, Dj Premier, and Dilla to name a few. While perfecting his craft, V Squad has been fortunate to collaborate with a number of artists and producers, including Houston rapper NuWine (aka Wine-O), and Jay Z’s RocNation producer Lab Ox. As a testament to his clever lyrical skills, fluid delivery, and commanding stage presence, he has been afforded opportunities to open up for rap stars Royce Da 5’9, J. Cole, Common, Bun B, and Redman, just to name a few. His performance list includes BET's 106 & Park Freestyle Friday, Hotzone Media Concert Series, Hush Nightclub, Warehouse Music Live and several venues in Texas. V Squad is on a continuous process to develop a catalog of music with content and a message that displays the heart, creativity, and conviction. Social Media Link(s): www.instagram.com/vsquadmusic www.facebook.com/vsquadmusic www.twitter.com/vsquadmusic www.vsquadmusic.comDirect link back to where people can listen to your music - https://distrokid.com/hyperfollow/vsquad/vii?utm_medium=&utm_source=&utm_campaign=v+squad+new+album%3a+vii https://distrokid.com/hyperfollow/vsquad/eYXB?utm_medium=&utm_source=&utm_campaign=seek+ye+1st+the+kingdom