The JOYO UK unsigned artistfor March is the delighful Maya Delilah.
Maya has over 250k followers on TikTok and millions of plays and views online, the numbers are impressive !
It might have even been one of my daughters who showed me Maya Delilah playing an electric guitar, using a pedal looper on ‘TikTok’ social media. I found her on Spotify & YouTube. It made us want to know more. So many views and listens, great for sharing her guitar playing skills.
I'm not that familiar with Tik Tok as a user. My teenage daughters have been over the last couple of years or so been glued to it, watching dance videos, people falling over and some pretty impressive make up from creative young men. But my bad, there appears to be different things on it too.! As a medium for musicians to spread their song, it is perfect for those short kind of videos that can be shared and enjoyed without any language barrier.
Tik Tok has an audience reach like no other for music. It can quickly achieve a large audience globally.
Maya Delilah, is a self produced 'chill pop' gutarist from Islington in London. She plays electric guitar & sings on all of her tracks. The singer / songwriter combines her fresh talents and produces a fusion of pop & joyful tracks with some smooth vintage guitar amp sounds and nice use of effects.
Over the last few months Maya was first picked up as a ‘Hot’ artist on Spotify music platform in January of this year following her debut single Tangerine Dream which now has over 1 Million Spotify streams.
A nice guitar solo at the end and I wanted it to last longer, it was great to see that track was featured on a Spotify play list.
Maya has continued to grow her musical presence online despite the COVID-19 pandemic preventing any live gigs; in May 20, she released a charming chilled out standalone single “Safe,” a charity track whose proceeds went to University College London Hospitals. A soft, subtle, and intimate track finds Delilah accompanied by her playing a solo soothing electric guitar and nothing more.
There are hints of smooth sounding soul, funk, jazz & blues guitar here with Maya that deserves to be played. Her guitar tone is classic cleans a hint of overdrive and some great reverbs.
Check out Mayas guitar licks & vocals on Tangerine Dream, Safe, I’m Just Stupid and Breathe Easy. Maya can be found performing various covers & guitar looper jamming sessions. Listen to on spotify and also on Itunes where you can buy her EP.
Maya sent us a lovely message saying :
The pedals are the most BEAUTIFUL things ever, thank you so incredibly much I cannot wait to try them out tomorrow !!!!!!!!!’
I can definitely see Maya having what it takes as a young female singer songwriter. I’m not saying she is strictly PG, she has her head screwed on, an obvious talent of the guitar, the music is well produced and contains some great sounding guitar licks & soundscapes.
Amazing unsigned Brit School talent, I think she will be signed before you know it.
Right Im off to register on Tik Tok, see what's going down.