MALINA MOYE & BAND
Flipping a Fender Stratocaster upside down, critically acclaimed Singer-songwriter-lefty guitarist Malina Moye fills a void in the entertainment industry, carving out her own lane in today’s music scene as one of the few artists in history able to straddle both Rock and Soul genres. She is lauded as a musical pioneer and one of the most unique artistic voices and top guitarists of her generation.
Malina’s fashion sense, stage presence, and unorthodox style of guitar voicing has garnered praises from legends to newcomers alike. With the Rock visionary’s latest release "Bad As I Wanna Be," Moye encompasses a gumbo of Soul, Rock and Funk. The well-crafted songs display memorable melodies and astute songwriting. Upon its release the album reached number 1 for two weeks straight on Billboard Blues Chart, and number 19 on Billboard Heatseekers.
“During my process writing this record, I kept coming back to the celebration of self and the overall climate of where we are as people. If you feel under appreciated, over- looked and like you don't matter, celebrate yourself—be your own super hero. That’s what ‘Bad As I Wanna Be’ means to me,” states Moye.
Several songs on Moye’s last two albums (Rock & Roll Baby) (Diamonds& Guitar )garnered positions in the Top 40 on several Billboard charts. K-yotic- Feat. Bootsy Collins reached number 5 on Billboard twitter 140 chart. The single "Are you the one" was the most added song at UAC radio the week of its release, landing at number #32 on Billboard National R&B Airplay chart. Moye's Single "Alone" remained on the Billboard chart for over 15 weeks.
Malina makes her big screen acting debut in the much buzzed about film “The Samuel Project” to be release in theaters and on Netflix Worldwide in 2018.
With accolades from publications such as Billboard, Guitar World, and Vogue and having graced the stages on some of music's biggest festivals—SXSW, Bospop, and the Mahindra Blues Festival, Malina Moye brings a unique brand, charisma, and emotion to music unlike any artist in the world today.
Moye’s musical narrative boasts an impressive resume that includes making history as the first African-American woman to play the National Anthem on guitar at a professional sporting event, all the way to performing at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame tribute concert for music pioneer Chuck Berry. And recently, Malina honored the Queen of England by playing “God Save the Queen” at the Goodwood Festival of Speed for the Queen’s sixty year jubilee.
In 2011, Moye’s critically acclaimed LP “Diamonds & Guitars” reached number 35 on Amazon.com and iTunes respectively, showcasing an eclectic pallet of music while preserving its mainstream appeal. The album spawned two Billboard-charting songs “Girlfriend” (48) which was also on an episode of MTV The Hills, and “Alone,” which landed on Billboard’s Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs at 93 and stayed on the chart for over six weeks. “Alone” then remained in the top 10 for over 15 weeks on Billboard’s R&B/Hip-Hop chart. In 2012, Malina was the first female guitarist to join the Experience Hendrix Tour and appeared in the documentary “Stratmaster: The Greatest Guitar Story Ever Told.” Abroad and stateside, Moye’s Diamond & Guitars tour served her as an opening act with Robin Thicke and legendary rock group Journey.
Malina Moye embraces her unique brand, bringing charisma, fire, and emotion to music unlike any artist in the world today. As a savvy businesswoman, she has taken her childhood dream and turned it into a budding empire.