Mahalia is a talented young singer songwriter, with a distinctive and deeply affecting voice, original songs and beautiful music. Composing at home in Leicester on her guitar in an empty bathtub, Mahalia writes songs which are honest, captivating and full of character, telling stories from her past, and of her future.
Mahalia has spent most of the winter writing new songs for her debut album and playing across the UK at emerging talent events such as I Luv Live and Put Me On It. A natural on stage, she has recently supported Ed Sheeran, Laura Mvula, and Tom Odell. This spring promises more exciting gigs including supporting Emeli Sande in London and Rizzle Kicks and Labrinth at The Royal Albert Hall, with much more to come in the year ahead.
"Mahalia’s writing is sincere, fresh and pretty damn poetical. The simplicity of the line “I don’t know what it is” that resonates throughout ‘Let The World See The Light' exhibits a sincerity that proves she is as far away from the manufactured automaton that can be modern music as thinkably possible. The crisp tonality on the track perfectly marries folk and soul in a fusion that can only be compared to the extraordinary flair of Adele. Some might say a rather obvious parallel, but one only needs to take a listen to the songstress’s initial performances of ‘Hometown Glory’ for the resemblance to become palpable. "
- Jessie Bland