Flipping a Fender Stratocaster upside-down, acclaimed singer/songwriter/lefty guitarist Malina Moye fills a void in the entertainment industry. Described as a musical pioneer and regarded as one of the world's top female guitarists by Guitar World Magazine, Moye has carved 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.
Malina'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 Elizabeth's Sixty-Year
On stage, Malina delivers an intoxicating fusion of funk and rock. Her latest record 'Rock & Roll Baby' has set social media on fire with the funk-rock anthem 'Kyotic,' which debuted at the top of the Billboard Twitter 140 chart at Number 5 and on Billboard's Hot Single chart at 11. Guitar World Magazine touts 'Rock & Roll Baby' as 'insanely good' with 'a seductive passion and feel that Malina brings in her guitar playing.' The Examiner states 'Moye is one of 10 national U.S. independent artists to see,' and Billboard Magazine calls her 'K-yotic' collaboration with Bootsy Collins 'explosive.'
In 2011, Moye's critically acclaimed LP 'Diamonds & Guitars' reached number 35 on Amazon and iTunes respectively, showcasing an eclectic pallet of music while preserving its mainstream appeal. The album spawned two Billboard-charting songs 'Girlfriend' (Number 48) and 'Alone,' which landed on Billboard's Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs at Number 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. Read More...