Makala Cheung is a Singer, Songwriter and Producer from Knowle West, Bristol, UK. Makala blends Electronic Pop and Chinese tones, taking influences from R&B and Soul to Dub step and Drum & Bass.
Following 3 EPs and debut album River (Bristol Live Magazine's album of the month), Cheung’s second album ‘Moon’ received rave reviews when released for Chinese Mid-Autumn Festival 2015.
Singles have featured on stations across the globe, and her radio play to date includes BBC 1Xtra and BBC Introducing in the West, and her recent song Imperfections won triple A&R gold awards from the Beat 100 World Charts.
Makala performed many headline and main stage slots in 2015, including headlining the main stage at world famous Bristol International Balloon Fiesta, with her live electronic band.
Previous performances include, Upfest, Shambala, Dot to Dot, Redfest, Brisfest, St Paul’s Carnival, Keynsham Festival and Bristol Harbourside Festival.
"With a sliver of trip-hop, drum n bass, classical Chinese instrumentals, RnB, pop, electro, and even a little slice of girly indie, ‘Moon’ is seamlessly fused by Cheung’ s emotive vocals and just a slice of attitude. Full of ambition and self-assuredness. ” - Tom Osborne, The Flux
“Singer-Songwriter Makala Cheung flies the flag for both Bristol and China with pride, as she combines both traditional and electronic sounds to create some quite distinctive pop...Makala always makes sure her unique attitude shines through.” - Loki Lillistone, Editor, Bristol Live Magazine
“Something special is happening here...If it’s raw talent or something different you’re after, let me assure you are in the right place!” - DWF Media