Born in the sensual city of Rome into a renowned Italian family heritage of household-name artists and film makers, it was only a matter of time before Maria Angeli’s own natural talents as a performing artist would simmer to the top. To capture and nurture this raw and exploding creative force, Maria was promptly sent to train at top performing arts schools. It was not long though before she realised that the harder she tried to resist the temptation, the more seductive the idea of relocating to the most dazzling and dynamic European city to pursue her artistic career became. So at the tender age of seventeen, Maria trusted her instincts and packed her bags and moved to London.
After an initial avalanche of acting work in various stage productions, short films and commercials, Maria made an executive decision to focus on her true calling: a musical career as a singer songwriter. In 2001 she stood behind a studio microphone for the very first time to belt out deep, sultry house vocals that would blow away Swedish-based DJ and producer Pawel Kobak. This creative collaboration and Maria’s evocative and seductive voice resulted in the two seminal tracks: “You Got Me” and “Looking After No.1” that were later released now on (DJ/Producer) Manuel Perez’s hugely successful record label Marendadisc.
In 2002 a chance encounter with London-based DJ and producer Stephen Wakeling aka KosmetiQ, and veteran guitarist Bruce Lister sowed the seeds that are today yielding the fruits of a formidable and copious creative partnership on the verge of musical greatness. Performing as ReddMoon, Maria Angeli and her production partners recently completed their forthcoming album, “Between Earth & Air”, a tour de force of soul-laced electronica, chilled-atmospheric down tempo, and warm, dreamy British folk that will silence any naysayers or so called musical purists. The album was a labor of love for the trio and the perfect vehicle for Maria’s wonderfully velvet and seductive voice. It features an impressive and diverse list of guest musicians including Heather Hoyle, JOndrums, Leon Grant, and members of The London philharmonic orchestra. Tracks to look out for include “Once In a ReddMoon”, “How Could We?”, “Where Do We Go?” and “Ten”.
And while her ReddMoon project was coming to fruition, the highly prolific Maria was not sitting idly on the side twiddling her thumbs. She features on three pure electronica tracks on the “Elektric Red” album part of the cutting edged KosmetiQ collection: “Modern Life” that reached number 9 on the UK Upfront Dance Charts, released on Qritikal Records
Maria recently completed her first production, written with guitarist/composer Bruce Lister titled “7 Billion” and released under the name; ANGELI. Now available on all major digital download sites. The album “7 Billion” is infused with elements of blues folk and country, inspired by the great singer-songwriters such as Stevie Nicks and Carole King. Its mellow textures and strong melodies, are sure to take you on a deep and relaxing journey.
A new collaboration with London based DJ/Producers Marko & Tommy aka Neverdogs was born earlier in 2011, “No Reflection EP” was released in February 2012 on Idea records, while “Deep Like You” is out on Digital Traffik and “Atlantis” (Remixes), released on Descending Order, are both getting amazing feedback in and around the scene.
Maria’s most recent projects include a new collaboration with DJ/Producer KosmetiQ on his forthcoming album “Seductions of Noir”, showcasing five brand new deep and sexy electronica songs, alongside some of the best UK based musicians and performers. At the same time, while keeping busy in the studio, Maria has been performing around Europe her 1920’s and 30’s Jazz standard repertoire in some of the top Bars and Clubs.
A chance meeting with Italian producer Vittorio Massa aka Soundsquare, in Ibiza, summer of 2014, brought to life a brand new project with talented Italian producer Mavee. The first track “Piece of My Heart” Soundsquare ft. Maria Angeli (Mavee Remix), released on Villahangar Records, is out now on most digital platforms. The next exciting release will be in spring 2016, accompanied by a stunning video shot in Fomentera!
And when you possess the vocal prowess of Maria Angeli, you don’t just hide between the technical wizardry of a recording studio – you take your live music show on the road. Maria performs regularly at some of the hottest venues in London, Rome, Florence, Barcelona, Russia, Poland and Ibiza including Pacha, The Mermaid Theatre, Akab, and Yab. Maria’s refreshingly diverse vocal range and songwriting abilities have allowed her to work on a plethora of projects alongside established, progressive, and talented producers and musicians. Watch this space for live performance venues and record release dates.