Monday, October 25, 2010

Malea McGuinness

MALEA McGUINNESS’ remarkable story is told through her music, with a world-class voice that has been heard on Broadway and in operas, and now the singer-songwriter brings the songs on her new album CLOSE AS AIR to life. Throughout, her warm, sensual vocals take flight in an array of tunes reflecting her pop, rock and country influences.

Born in Ft. Hood, TX, the exotic beauty is the daughter of an Irish Green Beret Father and a Korean Mother she barely got to know. Malea spent two and a half years in Seoul, Korea with relatives. Then at the age of five she was sent to live with her father’s father and stepmother on Long Island, where she was severely restricted in her access to pop culture, such as rock music, tv, and movies.

From Press Release: "Throughout the summer, Malea has been vigorously touring the US while promoting her recent sophomore release, ‘CLOSE AS AIR’ (Malea Music), and most notably, joined iconic singer Kenny Loggins for a series of five dates on his 2010 Summer Tour. In addition, she teamed up with Canadian folk-rockers The Crash Test Dummies for a special performance in Redondo Beach and participated in The Avon Foundation’s ‘Drink Pink Night’, a breast cancer charity concert.

Earlier this month, Malea took the stage of the Harley-Davidson Roadhouse for her fourth outing to Milwaukee’s annual Summerfest Music Festival, opening up for alternative rockers, The Counting Crows. She generously donated all her merchandise profits earned to two local organizations, The Milwaukee Art Museum and the Wisconsin Humane Society.

Malea forges ahead with her devoted activism for animal rights, working in direct partnership with humane societies and animal shelters across the nation to raise funds and awareness for rescue and rehabilitation efforts. Most recently, she collaborated with her local animal rescue, The Amanda Foundation, to put on the ‘Paws For Patterns’ Fundraiser, a hugely successful charity event attended by “The Dog Whisperer” himself, world-renowned dog behavior specialist Cesar Millan, and stars including Bill Maher and Pauley Perrette (NCIS), Kaley Cuoco (Big Bang Theory), Kristen Bauer (True Blood) and Jenna Ushkowitz (Glee). Presently, Malea serves as a guest blogger on"

GET YOUR OWN!! Malea McGuinness - :Close as Air" - Can be found at any retail store

WIN YOUR OWN!! We are giving away three (3) copies of Malea McGuinness' CD to 3 lucky SIMPLE readers. To enter, visit their site, then come back here and comment telling us which item or items are your favorite!

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Winner will be randomly selected and announced on November 1, 2010. Good luck!
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*I was provided with Malea's McGuinness' CD free of charge to conduct this review.*


  1. I'm not sure what items we're looking at... she's got three cds listed, and I wish I could listen to them! Even her name is fun. :) And her smile is lovely.
    I think this would be a fun listen.

    mjbc07 at yahoo dot com

  2. The site looks cool! Would love a chance to hear this for myself!!!

  3. I like Malea McGuinness on Facebook now too!

  4. I watched one of her videos and really liked her sound!

  5. I'd love the cd "Close as Air"!

  6. fb fan of simple

  7. fb fan of malea mcguinness


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