Formed in Los Angeles in late 2016, The Marías are the psychedelic-soul lovechild of LA native, Josh Conway and Puerto Rican-bred, María. A smooth rendezvous of jazz percussion, hypnotic guitar riffs, smoke-velvet vocals and nostalgic horn solos, there’s something undeniably sensual in the group’s dreamlike fusion of jazz, psychedelia, funk and lounge.
With María on lead vocals and Josh on drums, the couple is joined by three of their closest friends and fellow musicians. On keys, Edward James, a New Orleans raised and self-taught blues pianist. On guitar, Jesse Perlman, born and bred of LA, with ‘tones that can melt steel,’ say his bandmates. On bass, Canadian born and Berklee trained Carter Lee.
Their creations seamlessly dance between synthetic and analog tones, weaving in an old-school, vintage aesthetic with a progressive touch. It’s clear why fans cheekily compare their sound to ‘having sex in the 70s’ or like ‘pouring cream into coffee.’ Watching them, you feel transported, taken over by a sultry tranquility as you drift into a timeless space.
They will be releasing their first EP, titled ‘Superclean Vol. I,’ in the fall of 2017, followed by ‘Superclean Vol. II’ in early 2018.
"Dylan Meek is one of the up and coming talents of the modern music scene. He's a virtuoso pianist, fresh sounding composer and soulful singer. His first album illuminates all his talents and is the first shot across the bow of his upcoming long and successful career."
-Michael Wolff : Jazz pianist, composer, producer. Former band leader of Arsenio Hall Show