Chaquis Maliq’s sound is a fusion of alternative blues, folk, and soul, but authentically singing, playing the acoustic guitar, playing the Cajon, and utilizing foot instruments; without any looping, simultaneously, defining the EccentroSoul 1 Woman Band.
Handpicked by NPR Music for the Tiny Desk on the Road Tour 2017, as a Charleston Favorite to warm up the stage for the Winner, Tank and the Bangas, which resulted in NPR Music comparing Maliq’s performance to Prince (Stripped Down), “Soulful, Slightly – Prince-Like.” “One talented ball of creative fire” – Festival of Friends, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada.
Noted as “total package” by the Charleston Chronicle, “Her Soulfulness…stuck with me,” and “One Woman Wonder” by the Charleston City Paper, and Awendaw Green, “Just Love her sound, “. Maliq is an artist whose talent is sought after year-round, nationwide, from music festivals, concert in the park series, city-sponsored events, television shows, and more.
2019 Maliq gained the attention of Grammy Nominated producer-songwriting Duo, Louis York (Songwriters for Michael Jackson, Bruno Mars, Beyonce, Christina Aguilera, and more.) and their lady trio, The Shindellas as an opener for their 2019, “The Love Take Over Tour.” Chaquis Maliq’s EccentroSoul 1 Woman Band compliments her cozy expansive sound by giving the audience a full band experience you’ll never forget.
“Great smooth Soul…” -Berry College World Music Festival