Makala Cheung 張 – Singer / Songwriter / Producer from Knowle West, Bristol, UK.
British mixed-heritage artist making Electronic Pop with a Chinese twist (and urban influences). BBC 1Xtra played musician / No.1 in South West Ujima FM Chart Show (Fire) / Bristol Woman cover girl / Bristol Happiness Champion / West of England China Bureau Culture Ambassador / Bristol Live Magazine’s album of the month…and Empress of Cheung Island!
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“One of the most talented up and coming artists in Britain.” Steve Yabsley, BBC Radio Bristol
“One of our favourite maidens of the music scene.”
Sam Bohham, BBC Introducing in the West
“Makala Cheung’s got something really different to what other people are making, and always really good production,” Harriet Robinson, Bristol Music Show BCFM / Made In Bristol TV / BBC Introducing
“Oriental and western music skilfully blended together. A powerful voice. Provocative, stunning… powerful.” yinyuetai.com
“Emotive vocals with a slice of attitude.” The Flux
“A true original. Diverse songwriting talents.” JamSpere
Headliner and main stage performances ( live electronic band / solo) include: International Women’s Day, Upfest, Shambala, Dot to Dot, Redfest, Brisfest, St Paul’s Carnival, Bristol Harbourside Festival, Keynsham Festival and Harbourside Festival; and runs Mini Moon Festival a ‘Far East meets West’ themed multi arts festival.
As an artist she has also had work exhibited in The Island art gallery, and her music and videos have featured on Bristol’s Big Screen.