MAIA started to sing before she started to speak. At the age of nine she began her music-training journey and was introduced to Jazz vocal techniques.
In 2009 MAIA and her family moved to the idyllic Croatian Elafiti Island of ‘Sipan’. During her five years in Croatia she trained in Classical Vocals at the accredited School of Music in Dubrovnik. She also gigged at local hotspots where she gained confidence and discovered her talent and love for jazz inspired singing.
In 2013 she moved back to London to study contemporary music and started experimenting with her sound, fusing elements of jazz and soul with influences stretching back to her childhood: World music, electronica and 90s trip hop. Blending this with her smooth rich vocal, she channels the trip-hop energy of Hooverphonic, the glitchy vibe of Portishead and slow entrancing beats of Tricky.
In 2017, MAIA was invited to sing on the title track of award-winning British independent film ‘Provenance’, released in July 2020. She was also scouted to compete in season 2 of the BBC show ‘All Together Now’ which aired in March 2019.
MAIA is now focusing on writing her first EP and is looking forward to future releases in 2021.