The gift of a golden voice

Born and raised in Baltimore, Maryland, jazz/soul/R&B singer songwriter Maysa Leak has established herself as a bonafide vocalist. This was proven when she caught Stevie Wonder’s attention in the early years and was invited to audition for him and his vocal group Wonderlove. He even allowed her to finish college first before joining the band. In 1991 she was recommended to the British funk-jazz group Incognito by a friend. She also caught band leader Jean-Paul “Bluey” Maunick’s ear and soon she was part of the Incognito vocal arsenal of great singers just in time to sing on the 1992 album, “Scribes, Tribes & Vibes”. Since then she’s recorded several solo albums that have had an impact in the UK and US. Her 2017 release, “Love Is A Battlefield”, allowed her to cover soulful tune adaptations of classics from the Isley Brothers, Luther Vandross, Natalie Cole and Pat Benatar. Last year she even launched her new label, BLUE VELVET SOUL RECORDS on which she recorded her first single, "You Are Not Alone". We’re very happy to welcome Maysa to Inside MusiCast.