Chaquis Maliq (pronounced Sha - Keese Malik) is a warm melodic singer-songwriter, and 1 Woman Band, who loves delivering sweet blues, honey jazz, and tasteful original grooves to her listeners. Chaquis' guitar completes her cozy sound that locks you into her simple but complex lyrics and melodies.
Chaquis Maliq is available for intimate lounge performances, corporate events, festivals, and many more. Chaquis' music is versatile and will adjust her performances for the environment of the event. She is prepared for acoustic unplugged shows or amplified shows.
*ORIGINAL MUSIC ONLY*
Music can be found on all digital platforms, including Spotify and iTunes.
It was kind of boring. This was my first singing telegram, so at first I was like great. Then I saw her profile and videos and was a lil disappointed. She didn't have a quitar or anything. So.....it wasn't impressive. Sorry!!
Response from Chaquis Maliq:
The contract said that I would do an a capella. I wrote customized lyrics, because no direction was given when asked. Singing cover songs requires practice to learn someone else's music. This was also my first singing telegram. My videos reflect me singing original music and that is also in the description on my profile. All I was told, "My wife likes Prince songs". And the request was less than 3 days before what was requested. I did the best I could with no direction and no reason or explanation for the telegram with a 45 mile drive, round trip.
Again, thank you for choosing me to serenade your wife.
Chaquis Maliq has her own unique style, she has that smooth old school groove that I absolutly love. I have seen her perform on many occasion and I always enjoy her performances. Her beautiful smile and her awesom pizzaz makes you feel like you are right ther on stage with her.
Price Range: Contact for rates
Gig Length: 60 - 180 minutes
What to Expect
The feel of a full band in just 1 Woman. A flow of blues, jazz, soul, and urban folk.
"One Woman is All You need" - Sotto DC
“Beauty, Brains, and the Power of Soul…..”
-Paige Perricci : ArtsQuest
“Maliq can mesmerize an audience with her jazzy vocals and melodic guitar..”
- (link hidden)
“….Your music, it’s so needed.”
- Civ Jones, Magic 95.9 Baltimore
“We’re proud to feature such impassioned and an inspiring artist! Thanks for putting the soul back in music Chaquis!!!”
-Jonathan Silbilta Modern Day Musician
Melodic Singer-Songwriter & 1 Woman Band, Chaquis Maliq (Sha-Kees Mah-Leek), delivers the sound of Eccentric Tasteful Grooves and Honey Soul to her listeners. ArtsQuest calls her "Beauty, Brains, and Power of Soul".
Chaquis Maliq made the decision to transform as an artist in 2011 by picking up the guitar and displaying her genuine side; with the motivation to continue to uplift her audience on her first project featuring Mr. Maliq (her guitar), entitled "Harmonies of Me" (Summer 2013).
2014 Maliq made her successful debut as the 1 Woman Band for her Spring Tour, and received media attention as the 1 Woman Band performance artist to be featured in coverage of the Columbus Arts Festival for Fox28’s Good Day Columbus (Ohio). Chaquis' guitar completes her cozy sound that locks you into her simple but complex lyrics and melodies.
Singer, Songwriter, 1 Woman Band, and producer are just some of the labels to describe Chaquis Maliq (Shuh-Kees Mah-Leek). Representing the new breed of women artists taking ownership of their musical paths by leading the songwriting and production of their musical creations, Chaquis Maliq is redefining the playing field as a multi-talented creator.
But before this San Francisco Native could even fathom engineering and producing her first two albums, The "Demonstration Vol. I" and "Veracity"; Chaquis was first a poet and theatrical spoken word artist, with piano playing background. It wasn’t until Chaquis relocated to the DMV (District of Columbia, Maryland,Virginia), that all her musical avenues dispersed from her heart and mind.
Already inspired by Soul, Funk, Gospel, Jazz, and Alternative music, Chaquis always admired guitar players. In 2011 Chaquis discovered a new love, which created her warm melodic, sweet blues,and honey jazz sound. The credit goes to her classical acoustic guitar aka Mr. Maliq. Entering this new chapter of her acoustic urban folk journey, Chaquis released her first guitar project, "Harmonies of Me," in Summer 2013. Although it’s a new beginning for Maliq, she still intends to create music to uplift her listeners and keep them encouraged.
Highlights in her burgeoning career includes 2012 RAW Artist Baltimore Musician of the Year Nomination, her first place award in 2008 for vocal excellence in a showcase sponsored by the National Association for Black Female Executives in Music and Entertainment (NABFEME). And, in 2014, she received media attention as the 1 Woman Band performance artist to be featured in coverage of the Columbus Arts Festival for Fox28’s Good Day Columbus (Ohio). Maliq also performed at MusikFest & ArtsQuest-Bethlehem - Haverford Music Festival, PA, The FAF-Woodbury NJ, Berry College World Music Festival-Rome, GA, The National Cherry Blossom Festival-Washington D.C., the Black Family Reunion-Washington D.C., Takoma Park Folk Festival-MD, the International Soul Summit in Atlanta, GA and more.
Additional Booking Notes
Larger venues must provide PA and stage.
Power outlets for amplified intimate performances, with dimmed lighting and spotlight.
Outdoor venues must provide a shaded area for performance.
Past Booked Events
|October 14, 2018 • 4:00pm - 4:15pm||Surprise|
|January 22, 2017 • 12:00pm - 2:00pm||Birthday (Adult)|
|November 09, 2016 • 8:00pm - 9:00pm||Petra's Bar|
|October 15, 2016 • 9:00am - 11:00am||Walk A Mile in Her Shoes|
|October 05, 2016 • 4:00pm - 7:00pm||West Ashley|
|October 01, 2016 • 1:00pm - 2:00pm||Moja Festival|
|September 17, 2016 • 9:00pm - 10:00pm||1 Woman Band Tour - Charlotte|
|September 11, 2016 • 1:00pm - 2:00pm||OPEN Arts Expo|
|September 08, 2016 • 4:00pm - 6:00pm||N. Charleston Farmers Market|
|October 17, 2015 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||Charleston City Night Market|
|October 17, 2015 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||North Charleston Harvest Festival|
|September 25, 2015 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||The Way Station - Brooklyn, NY|
|September 04, 2015 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||Fire Flies - Alexandria, VA|
|August 08, 2015||Nightclub Event|
Chaquis Maliq performs Original Music.
Influences & Inspiration
Sade, Eric Clapton, Aretha Franklin, (link hidden)ie, Amos Lee, Otis Redding, Sara Bareillis
power outlets for amplified performances
tent for outdoor performances
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