"Malea and the Tourists played at Pfeiffer Winery on Memorial Day and we can't wait to have them again. Malea and her band were a delight to work with! Their performance and song set was fun and upbeat, just what we asked for. They were also very accommodating to our venues needs. You couldn't ask for a better band!"
Brianne Ricketts; event coordinator, Pfeiffer Winery
"Malea and the Tourist were AWESOME! Everything was perfect and went to schedule, from the wonderful acoustic quatuor at the live auction to the fun dance music after the diner! Great, Great, Great!! Plus, everyone was so nice, so enthusiastic, and clearly having a great time! Book them!"
Cooperate Event Planner
International Leadership Academy
“What a pleasure it was to have Malea and the Tourists play at our winery! They were perfect for our Rose’ event. We will definitely be having them back for our Summer Series”.
Hospitality Manager; Elizabeth Chambers Cellar
Malea has a unique way of reaching out to her audience and that sure got the attention of this writer. You become hypnotized with Malea singing after a few minutes, she sings every song like it is brand new and makes every note count. She sings to the audience, engaging them to participate and keeping them coming back for more. Malea is accompanied by equally accomplished, seasoned, experienced artists that are well traveled, hence the name "Tourists". Malea & The Tourists put on an unforgettable performance!
"Malea and the Tourists were amazing! They looked impeccable and sounded even better. I received so many compliments from the attendees of our party at the Moda Center and everyone was thoroughly impressed. I had specific music requests and Malea was incredibly accommodating. I will absolutely book them again”.
Century Link/Moda Center
"Since the beginning Malea was very professional and interested in accommodating my groups special needs. Malea has a beautiful voice and their repertoire is extensive!” We will continue booking them for our events.
Mercedes Benz/The Armory, Portland Center Stage
"Malea has entertained at Ivories many times with her band, The Tourists. They are punctual and deliver a great presentation of tunes people will recognize. A fine singer, Malea is at ease with the audience and creates a perfect atmosphere for our dinner events. If you want a pleasant evening of entertainment, this band is the perfect accompaniment”
Ivories Jazz Lounge & Restaurant
"Malea brings such a positive spirit to the stage, it’s not long before the audience falls under her spell. She loves what she does so much, the audience can’t help but to love it too!”
Tony Starlight’s Supperclub & Lounge
"Malea & The Tourists were terrific performers for our walk. We can’t wait for them to join us next year for our event”.
Event Coordinator, Molly’s Fund fighting lupus
"Style, grace and a strong connection with the audience, Malea is a vocalist that catches you unexpectedly… she does not fit into the standard Jazz mold that one often expects from Jazz singers. Her unique interpretation of jazz and blues to pop songs from the 60's and 70's mixed with today's current artist material encourages one to stop, take note and listen as Malea captures the music scene by surprise".
Creative Services Manager
KATU Television - 19 yrs.
2008 EMMY AWARD WINNING
Writer/ Producer/ Director
"Malea is a beautiful and dynamic performer who has an abiding love for the American Songbook. This love translates into a passion for the classic songs she sings, be they from the era of jazz standards or favorite songs from the 60’s and 70’s... As a pianist who’s played for her for many years, I’ve always been impressed by her dedication to her craft, her personable affection for her audiences, and her love of singing. I would definitely recommend her performances to anyone who wants to add a distinct touch of class and grace to any occasion!"
"Malea brings an original and charismatic style to every performance. I've noticed on a consistent basis that she makes a conscious effort to pay attention to every audience member. This is something that is extremely rare in today's world of live music! It has been a joy to work with her on many occasions and in many different settings. She brings a fantastic energy to the Portland music scene. Both her work ethic and extreme professionalism are to be greatly admired."
Award Winning Oregon Pianist/ Vocalist/Composer/Teacher
"Malea has single-handedly organized three fundraising events for CAT that have generated several hundred dollars in cash and donations of food for our Cat Food Bank. She is a great supporter of our work and also a friend. We look forward to hearing her share her incredible musical talents and lending her support toward our events for a long time."
Cat Adoption Team
Kathy Covey, PR/ Marketing Manager
Kim Christiansen, Development Manager
Donna, Fan Review YouTube - "Keep on singing, you're Fabulous"
John, Fan Review YouTube - "Really like your latest work"
Fred, Fan Review YouTube - "You have a beautiful voice Malea and your sincerity shows in your countenance"
Debbie, Fan Review Yelp - "Amazing voice, your live performances are outstanding! I loved the duets and harmonies you and your accompanist provided the other night!"
Margaret, Fan Review CD Baby - "Great CD! Really enjoy listening to it. If you live in the Portland area, be sure and check her out in person."
Cindy, Fan Review CD Baby - "Rich, strong, smooth vocals elegantly supported by a first- class piano accompaniment, wonderful selection of jazz and pop favorites."
Jo, Fan Review CD Baby - "Wow! Beautiful vocals, Love this CD and it makes a wonderful gift for others."
Amy, Fan Review CD Baby - "You can feel the truth, love and sincerity in her voice. Malea is a thoughtful and beautiful entertainer."