Dave’s Stage (Main Stage), Saturday 2023
Growing up in Prague, the daughter of a local jazz musician, Maella would often visit the dimly lit, smoke-filled basement jazz bars in the city centre. Watching bands through a glowing haze of cigarette smoke that thickened throughout the night, she found herself feeling like she was listening alone, trapped in the aura of the music.
Moving to London at the age of 20, she started developing her own production skills. Maella's period of sonic reinvention led her to refine her dark alt-pop sound to much acclaim.
All of her Slow Burn EP tracks have been played on BBC Introducing London, with Jess Iszatt ‘falling in love’ with her ‘stunning’ sound, and provided her with a BBC introducing Featured Artist slot.
Maella was October’s (2022) ambassador for Spotify Equals CZ&SK, receiving placement at Times Square. After supporting a Warner-signed artist on a European tour, January 2023 she started the year representing Czech republic as one of the top 5 national finalists in the Eurovision Song Contest.