Maya by Name (Maya Gabrielle Satterwhite) is a recording artist and songwriter born in Buffalo, NY. Following her graduation from Kenmore West High School in 2014, the now 22 yr old decided not to seek further education.
Instead, she began recording her original music at a nearby studio. She self-released her first single, 'To You, From Me', along with it's accompanying video in 2015. The single was apart of her first EP, 'Arrival', which Maya wrote on her acoustic guitar. Following this release, Maya spent the year building her base by performing locally. The singer released her second EP, 'Next Verse', with a video for the project's single, 'Boss', in 2016. Her captivating stage presence caught the attention of R&B veteran, Tank, when she was chosen to open up for his Savage Tour date in Buffalo, 2017. Listeners were able to get a taste of her 2018 album, 'She', from its first single, Raymond. The song describes a scorned woman confronting her unfaithful lover, which was dramatically portrayed in the song’s music video. The second single, Rose Petals, was also accompanied by a video in November 2018. In a statement for 'She', Maya explains that the songs are “personal stories I wrote over the past year while battling depression, along with several diagnoses, including hypothyroidism and hashimoto’s disease.” With a top-tier writing ability and a voice all her own - Maya by Name is an artist with a vision, and certainly one to watch.