Grammy nominee Mayssa Karaa and the fast rising band Walla

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Walla was formed in Los Angeles in 2012 but has roots in different parts of the world. Italy, Indonesia, Trinidad and Tobago, the U.S., and Mexico/El Salvador. The four young men who make up Walla – Jean Marc Tardieu on vocals, Ian  Charlie on lead guitar, Mauricio “Moebeats” Carcamo on Bass Guitar, and Alessio Balsemin on drums fuse together all these different cultures in their music.  The result fills major theaters and puts out songs that climb the charts.  Walla’s music has been featured on Billboard, MTV Buzzworthy, Nylon, and Snapchat, among others. Itreached #1 on Hypem in 2015 and also has garnered 14 million plays on Spotify. All this being done without a record label. However, it has not been all roses and downloads. Twos years ago the band was a crossroads, decided to take some risks, and the result was their hit EP Body Languge  Their new live acoustic single and video for “Into The Gray” is now out and piling up the spins and views.

Mayssa Karaa  is a Lebanese American Grammy nominated singer currently based in Los Angeles, California whose voice will pick you up and make you fly.  Her English-Arabic version of “Turn the Page” isd addictive and her “White Rabbit” was nominated for a Grammy.. A graduate of the prestigious Berklee College of Music, she toured with Italian tenor Pasquale Esposito, and later with Arabic musician Simon Shaheen.  In 2013 she was the featured vocalist on the Arabic version of “White Rabbit” on the American Hustle Soundtrack, nominated for a Grammy . Karaa was awarded the National Cultural Award of Lebanon for the song at the American Hustle premier in Beirut,She currently is writing her debut solo album

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