Featured Artist 01 - Nov - 2019
Lyia Meta is a singer songwriter and visual artist.
Of local Malaccan Portuguese heritage, she grew up
listening to rock classics, blues and pop. Greatly
influenced by the music of the 60’s and the 70’s, she’s
been a familiar face in the local club circuit for a few
Her debut EP is a testament to the years she has
spent in the club circuit, singing at a variety of clubs
and traveling the peninsula singing her heart out
at gigs. Aptly titled ‘This is Lyia', her EP which
comprises of 5 songs, were self penned with
4 English tracks and 1 Malay track
(national language). She hopes to find an
audience that would appreciate and listen to her
In November and December of 2015 two of her
songs (She’s Searching and For You) played on
Women of Substance Radio in LA, with the song
‘She’s Searching' making it to the Top 20 Playlist in
November that same year.
Her debut EP 'This is Lyia' which garnered 6
nominations from Voice Independent Music Awards
(VIMA) in May of 2016 saw her win the award for
BEST OVERALL FEMALE ACT. The debut offering which
is described as "raw", "organic" and "bold" is a reflection of her
roots in rock, blues and pop.
That same year, Lyia Meta was nominated top 5 for Anugerah
Industri Awards (A.I.M) for Best New Artist. Selected from more
than 700 entries and touted as Malaysia's very own Grammy, the nomination gained her recognition on a National level.
In December of 2016, out of 600 acts, Radio Wigwam UK selected
13 acts/songs for their 'Bandwagon Songs of 2016'. Among them was
Lyia's song Slumber.
In April of 2017, Lyia Meta won The Gold Medal Award for Best Rock Ballad, from Global Music Awards, California.
Her music has been well received among the independent groups and has been getting regular airplay on internet radio and radio stations across globe.
She is currently in studio working on new material.
Photo credit: Doreen Rodriguez