Malinda is a NY/DC based singer, songwriter and actor with a mission to make community through her art. Her debut EP, Love Letter, and her subsequent singles draw influence from folk, pop, and jazz. With the advent of her own music, Malinda is quickly becoming known for her strong sense of vocal storyline, balancing her pure (to quote her fans) “angelic” tone with a more powerful raw belt.

She began her career as a professional actor in regional theater, including originating the role of Ella in Ella Enchanted: the Musical and winning a Helen Hayes award for her portrayal of Girl in the DC regional premiere of ONCE. Her original work is a creative exploration of what it is to be a young person in our world today. Dubbed a “social media luminary” by the Washington Post, her YouTube content ranges from little conversations, to quirky tunes, to fully produced original music videos.

Malinda’s latest EPs, The Folks I Love and Sea to Sky are an exploration of her roots in Irish folk music. Taking beloved favorites such as Drunken Sailor, Scarborough Fair, and TikTok favorite Hoist the Colors, these classics are now being reintroduced to today’s audiences and captivating the world.