Most recently, Lia has been recording music and performing all over Maui. She has many singles out which get airplay on radio stations all over Hawai’i.Songs like “Step it Up” featuring Chisa and writing collaborations such as “It Can’t Get Better Than This” hit the top of the charts after their release.
You can see her in concerts at the Maui Arts and Cultural Center, where she has opened for acts such as UB40 and Common Kings. She has been featured in many festivals and benefit concerts such as The Maui Brewfest and the prestigious Zeptember Tribute Concert.
Lia also sings lead for Funky Business, a Top 40’s band that plays at private events. In her many gigs throughout the islands, she has shared the stage with the likes of Henry Kapono, Mick Fleetwood, Steven Tyler and more. She also does work as a studio singer, arranging and singing harmonies on songs such as Anuhea’s “Sweet Thing” cover. She teaches Ukulele at Kula Elementary School once a week, and mentors up and coming artists in the community.
Taking the stages since 2001, Lia is a multilingual singer/songwriter based out of Maui, Hawai’i. Her vocal style has been described as a mix between Gwen Stefani, Shakira and Sean Paul. Her musical passions include Reggae, Hip Hop, Funk, pop and Reggaeton. However, she is constantly developing and adapting. Lia has an energetic stage presence and is known for her exciting live shows.
Lia’s passion for music was instilled at a young age. Born in Panama City, Panama, she grew up surrounded by a melting pot of musical styles. The city’s Salsa, Reggae, Congo, and Tipico influences merged with the Classical music that was part of her home life. Her father is the Conductor of the Panama National Symphonic Orchestra, and the Choir Musica Viva. She would often participate in his concerts. Lia spent some time in Salvador, Brasil. She continued to integrate cultural experiences. There, samba music is not only for dancing, but it is also a way of life.
At age 14 she moved to Maui and attended King Kekaulike High School. After graduating, she auditioned for, and became a part of, a singing group called "Shuga". The group released a Urban/Pop EP and performed all over Maui and O'ahu. They sold out venues at Hapa's, Pipeline Cafe, and Kaponos! When the group split up, Lia continued as a solo act and recorded a promotional album called "Breaking Sonido". The album was a mix of Hip Hop, R&B and Reggaeton, with Lia doing both singing and rapping! She extensively performed throughout L.A. The Rumba Room in Universal City Walk, House of Blues on the Sunset Strip, and vault 350 in Long Beach, all opened their doors tonLias talented performances. Lia had the privilege to open for artists such as Pitbull, Zion and Punta Cartel. While living in Los Angeles, she continued to evolve herself, attending Musicians Institute in Hollywood. There she studied music recording, music business, and media. She also developed proficiency in performance choreography and costume design.