Born in 1992 in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Mallu has emerged as one of Brazil’s most beloved musical talents. Her musical career began at the age of 8 when her father gifted her with a guitar. Her talents were quick to blossom, and at the age of 12 she began composing, writing many of her songs in English, and displaying abilities on the harmonica, melodica, and banjo, in addition to the guitar. On her 15th birthday Mallu asked that her parents and grandparents give her their gifts in cash, and with it she went into the studio to record four songs, which within two months of being uploaded online received over a million plays.

Mallu quickly gained a lot of attention. She soon appeared on local television and had her songs featured in ads for Motorola and Vivo, Brazil’s largest phone carrier. As her career flourished she found herself gracing the covers of major Brazilian newspapers and was featured in Rolling Stone, Istoe, and Epoca, as well as many others.

That same year Mallu joined forces with world-class producer Mário Caldato Jr., whose résumé includes works with the Beastie Boys, Jack Johnson, and Beck, among others. She recorded her first album of 12 original songs and the self-titled, independently released work ended up being one of that year’s most significant releases in South America.

During the tour for her first album Mallu was introduced as Brazil’s newest star, and performed at the country’s largest festivals including Planeta Terra, and the Sudoest TMN festival in Portugal; she was the first artist from Brazil to participate in the MTV World Design Studio.

Her relationship with Sony Music began in 2009 with the launch of her second album, which was produced by Kassin (Caetano Veloso, Vanessa da Mata). Named by Rolling Stone Brazil as one of the best that year, the album was supported by performances in Canada, Spain, and Portugal.
With sold-out concerts across the country, Mallu began her involvement in the fashion world. She performed live at shows for major Brazilian stylists and brands such as Ronaldo Fraga and Maria Bonita Extra. In 2012, Mallu Signed on to design a t-shirt collection for Ellus 2nd floor, a brand leader in the premium rock and roll jeanswear segment. (Think 7 FAM Jeans)

After a long tour Mallu went back to the studio in 2011 to record her third album, Pitanga. On board was producer Marcelo Camelo, leader of the band Los Hermanos, who was able to capture the soul of Mallu’s evolution as a singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist.

The songs have the flair and breeziness of her home country, with samba and bossa nova, and are peppered with the folk/country twang that made her famous. To match the album’s mood, a world of retro colors and soft images was created, with the cover, drawn by Mallu herself, and the video “Velha e Louca,” the first music video to be launched in movie theaters in Brazil.

Recent collaborations include Brazilian musical institution, Tom Zé, on whose 2012 album Mallu participated. That same year she was back on the road for the “Pitanga” tour, where she played throughout all of Brazil; that summer she performed in New York at MoMA (Museum of Modern Art) to an adoring crowd.

Mallu’s new album, a U.S. only release called Highly Sensitive includes tracks in both English and Portuguese, combining material from her previous three albums, which were released in Brazil and other territories. Music lovers of all nationalities will thus be able to embrace Mallu’s exuberant musicality regardless of language. From the barn-burner “Angelina Angelina” (in English), to one of her most well-known classics “Velha e Louca,” this 15-track oeuvre will give American audiences a comprehensive overview of one of Brazil’s most charming exports.

Quincy Mumford

After 5 years, 400+ shows, and four award-winning albums, New Jersey-based 21 year-old singer/songwriter/soul/funk/rock artist Quincy Mumford released his 5th album "Its Only Change" on July 30th, 2013. Its Only Change was recorded in Nashville, TN with producer Ken Coomer (Wilco, Uncle Tupelo) and features performances from Jerry Roe (K.D. Lang), David Labruyere (John Mayer) and Aubrey Freed (Black Crowes, Sheryl Crow).

"Our goal as a band" Quincy explains, "is to create the best possible live show, so that people walk away feeling excited and liberated. Whether we are combining rock, folk, funk, reggae, or soul influences, I want the whole thing to make sense as one recognizable style. As a band, we are really excited where we are musically right now, but we also feel that our musical journey has not even begun yet. We decided to do this live album and DVD not only to challenge ourselves and document this point and time in our career, but to give back to fans who have come out and supported us over the past few years. We are stoked about getting this live album out, and we can't wait for people to hear it!"

"Live at The Saint" features Quincy Mumford classics from his three previous studio albums: Speak, South Edgemere and the debut self-titled release Quincy Mumford. "Sounds Like Music," an anthemic reggae infused rocker is overpower by the audience as they chant the refrain, "Feel Good Music" is a whirling slide guitar jam that builds the show to a climatic max and "Sunshine" the lead single from Speak (charted on the Top 100 of the FMQB Charts), takes the audience on a psychedelic drive to a hook filled chorus. This live album and DVD showcases the band and their ability to capture an audience of all ages with their cool, collective, and unique sound. "Live at the Saint" also features previously unreleased tracks such as, "Madeline", a devotional love song in which the band keeps it simple but never fails to lose the groove, and "Free From It All", a coming of age story; the song builds from just Quincy's guitar to an exploding musical ending with a ripping guitar solo.

The Live at The Saint DVD includes footage from the concert shot on multiple cameras, interviews with the band, scenic cinematography and a documentary featuring Quincy and the band members musical getaway and adventures in the mountains of Vermont. The film was directed, edited, and filmed by Quincy's award winning brother, Kyle Mumford and his Lifted Pictures' film crew. Kyle Mumford graduated from School Of Visual Arts in NYC with two feature films under his belt, in which his latest film, "His Naked Mind" won best editor, director, and cinematography at the SVA Dusty Film Festival. Kyle has also produced each of Quincy's music videos including: Sunshine, Dock on a Bay, Bring 'Em Home, My Town, and Lifted. Some of these videos have been featured on MtvU and Mtv Canada.

In addition to his evolution in the studio, Quincy and his live band, The Reason Why, are excited to maintain their tireless performance schedule, which has found them sharing the stage with Ryan Montbleau Band, Rusted Root, moe., Donovan Frankenreiter, and Tedeschi Trucks Band, among many others. The band is looking to continue building this live momentum, whether they're returning to The Gathering of the Vibes or Musikfest, supporting a band on a national tour, letting loose at hometown gigs, or volunteering their time for The Surfrider Foundation, and/or other environmental causes that Quincy and the band hold close to their collective hearts.

Optimistic, charismatic, and undeniably genuine, Quincy's music possesses the same "feel good" attitude that the young man himself does. When all is said and done, a focused, inspired Quincy Mumford and The Reason Why is a band to watch in 2012.



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