This week we talk with MIA Z about her new Single created for her by Pharrell Williams! We talk about life after the VOICE and what is next for MIA Z!
It all began when I was nine years old and stood alone on that big stage of the newly renovated Casino Theater in Vandergrift, PA. I could not take my eyes off the audience and I felt as if I read their minds. All the while they stared back at me. The sound of my voice touched them and I will always remember leaving that stage a different person….. I had discovered my passion. “That theater was luring me to a place where I belonged and I knew that there was no turning back”.
Raised in a family of musicians, I was blessed with so many opportunities to write, record and perform with all of them. Together we produced my first demo CD “The Beginning” featuring all of my original work. I loved writing the lyrics, pouring my thoughts and feelings into the songs. I didn’t know and didn’t care what flavor I was, “I loved it and wanted to taste it all”. For now I’ll define myself as a jazzy-blues-rock artist. My songs are about my life, my losses, and my hopes. Track 3 “Forever in My Memory…Laura” is a tribute to a very special person who helped me live my dream
My band has evolved over the years and now includes sax, keyboards, electric guitar, bass, and drums. I love playing with a full band but I do still enjoy times with my acoustic crew. We have opened up for Mason Jennings at the Rex theater in Pittsburgh. I have been honored to perform at the Pittsburgh Hard Rock Café and other local venues supporting such acts as The Black Lillies, Jillette Johnson, Satellite, Ana Popovic, Charlene Kay, and Jay Stolar to name a few. I felt so inspired by their talents, unique styles, evident drive, and comfort on the stage.
I know in my heart that I will continue writing and performing and my goal is to produce a unique, catchy style of music for all ages to enjoy. Moving all boundaries aside…………… this is the path I plan to follow and I hope to see you on the way. Mia Z