"Malea and the Tourists were amazing! They looked impeccable and sounded even better."
- Geniece M., Century Link
"Malea has a beautiful voice and her repertoire is extensive!"
- Mariana S., Mercedes-Benz
Malea & the Tourists Band features some of the Northwest’s most dynamic musicians. The group is recognized as one of PDX’s hottest variety bands with a repertoire’that spans all ages and genre preferences.
Their cover selections include Adele, Frank Sinatra, Whitney Houston, Stevie Wonder, Bonnie Raitt, Michael Bublé, Lady Antebellum, Christina Aguilera, Earth, Wind & Fire, Lady Gaga, Sting, the Beatles, Katy Perry, Billy Joel, Antonio Carlos Jobim, Michael Jackson, Sade, Burt Bacharach, Carol King, Dolly Parton, Maroon 5, Santana, Barbra Streisand, Rob Thomas, Marvin Gaye, Celine Dion, Melissa Manchester, James Bond Theme Songs as well as a 1945 World War II song by Sammy Cahn + more.
Malea has a special way of engaging listeners of all ages regardless of their age or genre preference. She delivers each of her songs with a touch of soulful vulnerability along with a powerful and expressive quality that unfolds and lingers on, leaving you with an unforgettable performance.
MALEA is no stranger to the stage. Her credits include performances in theater, film, television and radio. She had the opportunity to act in several independent films and was a featured dancer and actor in the 20th Century Fox film “Men of Honor” starring Robert De Niro and Cuba Gooding, Jr. and Charlize Theron and in the Lifetime film “Take My Advice: the Ann & Abby Story" staring Wendy Malick.
Malea started her entertainment career singing, dancing and acting in musical theatre, television and movies. During this time she had the opportunity to meet and work with professional entertainers who coached her and encouraged her to continue in her entertainment path.
June 2005, Malea collaborated with Craig Bidondo and released her debut album "If You Really Knew Me" which showcased a wide range of styles ranging from Cole Porter, Bette Midler, Tina Turner, Van Morrison, Marvin Hamlisch, Irving Berlin, Anita Baker, Jim Brickman, Antonia Carlos Jobim & Carol Bayer Sager. You can purchase the album HERE, download it on iTunes HERE, or STREAM it on Spotify.
June 2016 Malea & her band, Malea & The Tourists released their album "Bring Me Sunshine” which features Malea: lead vocals, Kit Taylor: piano/vocals, Steve Morgan: bass/ backing vocals, Eric Austin: saxophone/clarinet/backing vocals and Steve Turmell: drums/ backing vocals. You can purchase the album HERE, download it on iTunes HERE, or STREAM it on Spotify.
January 2020 Malea & The Tourists released "Have You Seen My Angel" which features a very stellar "tight group" of musicians/friends that have worked together for 5 - 10 1/2 yrs. whom strive to provide 100 % + to their clients. Malea: lead vocals, Kit Taylor: piano/vocals, Steve Morgan: bass, Eric Austin: sax/ clarinet, Fred Ingram: drums. The Cd Album's title track was a collaboration between Malea and Kit Taylor, her accompanist & friend of 10 yrs. The song was written in memory of Malea's cat Mozart and for anyone whom has loved and lost.
Performances and clients of this talented band include Mercedes Benz, Century Link, The Moda Center, Aquariva Restaurant & Bar, The Multnomah Athletic Club, Portland Marriott Hotel, Arrivederci Jazz & Wine Bar, Hotel Vintage, Magnolias Corner, Five–O–Three Restaurant, Muselet Restaurant & Wine Bar, Elizabeth Chambers Cellar, Sean Z. Becker Real Estate, Henry’s Wine Vault, Elephant’s Delicatessen, Portland's Concert In the Park Series, Lenne’ Estate Winery, Umpqua Bank, Ardea Hotel, US Bank, Nicoletta's Table, Oregon Humane Society, Cat Adoption Team, SunStone Montessori School, Tony Starlight’s, Oaks Park, Ivories Jazz Lounge, TouchMark West, Saffron Fields Vineyards and multiple events for the South Portland Business Association, private gigs, weddings, receptions, birthday events, bridal & baby showers and more.
The band is available for hire - respecting any guidelines for all clients under the current Pandemic as we provide entertainment for corporate events, conventions, weddings, receptions, birthday parties, wineries, and any other type of event. They specialize in Jazz standards, Swing, Pop, R&B, Latin, BossaNova, Country, Motown and light Rock & Roll.
In addition to singing and acting, Malea was a fitness spokesperson for Reebok, for whom she directed, produced and hosted over 50 fitness and dance videos, as well as hosted a morning TV segment titled “Fit Tips With Malea”.
When she is not performing, some of her favorite hobbies include: playing tennis, gardening, cooking, golf, biking, hiking, travel and volunteer work.