Maya Lisa

Soul/R&B/Funk Singer

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Maya Lisa's projects:

 

Sophie's World

Sophie's World is an Indie-Folk band consisting of four friends, who present a fresh acoustic blend of Folk, R'n'B and Jazz music.

In times of political and social unrest, they invite the listener to step into the world of the fictional Sophie (inspired by the book “Sophie’s World” by Jostein Gaarder). She hopes to be able to make her own life decisions by putting herself in her fellow man’s place, to understand their feelings and believes. With that, the band of the Dutch singer-songwriter Maya Lisa develops a style in which dancing, laughing and melancholy find their equal place and where the audience gets carried away from the first note.

Our first gig will be on the Charity Event in Essen on the 14th of May 2019. 

The Jamal Thomas Band

Our new album with the Jamal Thomas Band called "Funk don't move, it grooves" has just been released on the 14th of april (2018) in Jazzclub Minden. Our release tour was on great stages like Paradiso (Amsterdam), Jazzfestival Breda and great stages in Germany. Our next gigs will be in Ivory Coast, Belgium, Serbia and Hungary in the summer of 2019. 

Agenda

AGENDA 2019

June
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06.06 Jam session, Theater im Walzwerk, Pulheim, DE - Gesangsschule Maya Lisa
09.06 Erlebnisbauernhof Gertrudenhof, Hürth, DE
10.06 Erlebnisbauernhof Gertrudenhof, Hürth, DE
22.06 Klar Musik!, Kastanienhof, Köln, DE
28.06 Jephly, Dortmund, DE
29.06 Jamal Thomas Band, Belgium
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July
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06.07 Coverband, Köln, DE
12.07 Radius, Köln, DE
13.07 Wedding, Köln, DE
18.07 Hildener Sommertage, workshop, Hilden, DE
20.07 Wedding, Düsseldorf, DE
21.07 Erlebnisbauernhof Gertrudenhof, Hürth, DE
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August
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08-11.08 Jamal Thomas Band, Serbia and Bulgaria
17.08 Food festival Hilden, Hilden, DE
18.08 Erlebnisbauernhof Gertrudenhof, Hürth, DE
22.08 Sonic Pearl, Dormagen, DE
25.08 Konzertsommer Englischen Garten, Berlin, DE- Sophie's World
29.08 Ein und Fünzig, Köln, DE
31.08 Claudius Therme, Köln, DE
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September
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07.09 Klar Musik!
08.09 Erlebnisbauernhof Gertrudenhof, Hürth, DE
13.09 Cover, Papenburg, DE
20.09 Streetfood Festival, DE
27.09 Claudius Therme, Köln, DE
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October
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13.10 Erlebnisbauernhof Gertrudenhof, Hürth, DE
27.10 Erlebnisbauernhof Gertrudenhof, Hürth, DE

Biography

That the talented singer-songwriter Maya Lisa is blessed with a gift, shows by the fact that she has worked with some of the best musicians in the business. She is the grounder, writer and singer in the new Indie-Folk band "Sophie's World" and the lead vocalist, writer and dancer in the group of award winning funk drummer Jamal Thomas (Maceo Parker, the S.O.S.Band). Lisa has written the lyrics for the theater tour Mr. Richard Parker by avant-garde jazz master fluteplayer Chris Hinze (oct.2017-dec.2017). 

Music is second nature for Maya. As a young girl she studied music theory and violin. Maya began an intense concentration on singing at the age of 12 and in 2004 she began studying classical singing and graduated from the acclaimed CODARTS conservatory in Rotterdam. From 2014-2015 Maya studied the experimental theatre master: This Is Music Theatre Education on the Royal Conservatory of The Hague.

Though classically trained, Maya has always had a fascination for R&B and soul music. With her new Indie-Folk band "Sophie's World", her music is imbued with these influences. A production which shows Maya’s passion for singing and her capacity to connect the listener with her heart. She likes to be an example for those who want to transform their dreams into reality. An ambition she also expresses in her socially engaged songs.


Jamal Thomas is clear about Lisa’s future: “Maya is extremely talented. I have worked with many great singers and she becomes one of them. Calm, explosive and always well prepared. She is loaded with knowledge, creative at the drop of a hat and a great songwriter. I enjoy working with her. Look out for Maya Lisa, this beautiful voice of the future.”   

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Wonderful shot by Laurence today! 
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Our single is now on spotify and itunes:
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Maya Lisa in the building! 
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Will it go round in circles ? With these awesome musicians! 
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Don t forget to come to Solingen next monday. Will be a great gig! 
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Here we go!
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Custom made Maya Lisa Vision Ears😍😊
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After an african make up tutorial.
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Getting ready for the show tonight... I loooooove make up 🌸😊
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„I d rather be poor, than selling my soul.“ is the title of one of my new songs that I m working on. I love being a singer and I love music. This is all I live for and I ve always only lived for that. 
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Funky funky funky!
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Yesterday was an amazing show in the oldest theatre of Amsterdam. The audience was so nice and enthusiastic! 
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I met Laurence today in the metro station and he took out his camera and captured this! Wow, what a great photographer @laurence_chataigne_photography 
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Ready for the stage! 
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Do I rap.. yes I do! DOOWOP! 
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Great gig with these fellows today! What a difference a band makes... 🎵...Our guitarplayer @jonas_vogelsang hat to rush to play a gig in the church, so he s not in the shot 🙊
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Rockin the stage! 
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Another wonderful night with great musicians on stage. Thanks EinundFünfzig for having me again.❤️
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