Funk, Soul, Disco... but not the music from back in the old days. Since 2001, MAALO creates fresh new material mixing European songwriting with American show elements.
He is lead singer, keyboardist, international award-winning composer and producer of his two albums „soul stories“ and "funk fellows" published by his owns label mairegen. MAALO‘s live show with a 9-piece band combines extrovert funk performance on original 70s instruments with a powerful choir & horn section. Though founded upon traditional song structure, the group‘s varied live concerts give enough space for great vocal features and instrumental solos – like MAALO's famous blues recorder, which he already performed aged 5 during a jam with Autrian's legend Falco. One moment the band is inviting you to submerge into a seductive ambient atmosphere with dubby reggae-grooves, jungle jams and smooth R&B-styles; The next, its funkier, more disco-influenced tracks are filling the dancefloor. Since his childhood MAALO aka Albert O. Mair has been interested in sophisticated soul and pop music and has learned from the arrangements of great producers and bands like Quincy Jones, Earth, Wind & Fire, Al Jarreau or George Michael. His lyrics focus on today‘s lifestlye and relationships as well as on the ecological situation of our planet. Join this unique groove event! "If something of the kind would be played in our OE3-Wecker (morning mainstream radio show) the world would be better." Die Presse, 2012