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Made In Bristol TV  –  Bristol Music Show S2 EP09
(Makala Cheung interview is about 8 and half minutes in)

Made In Bristol TV  –  Bristol Music Show S2 EP03
( interview is after the break)

“Emotive vocals with a slice of attitude.” The Flux

“A true original. Diverse songwriting talents.” JamSpere

(Also played live  at Mr Wolfs on MIB Jan 2016 and interviewed for London Live Chinese New year Festival  Feb 2016)

Listen here to the interview on the PhilMeIn Show about the new single, making music, videos and future plans.

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“Makala Cheung is a hard working Bristol based songstress producing great and original electronic music.” Mike Isaacs, BMIN Director

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2015 BBC All Females

“Cheung is on course to create sound waves around Bristol with the release of her forthcoming single Take Me in collaboration with Bristol producer B-Lash.” Nick Bulbeck, The Flux

Below: featured in Bristol Woman’s launch issue and River, the album, was in Bristol Live Magazine’s ‘albums of the month’ Jan 2014: “Infectious…Here’s one with a message.”
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“RnB, Blues, Dub and Soul. Cleverly combining an oriental influence, smothered with Makala’s stunning vocal range, topped off with some outstanding piano compositions…Something special is happening here…If it’s raw talent or something different you’re after, let me assure you you’re in the right place!… a cracking debut album 8/10” DWF Media – read more

“Pioneering oriental tinged dubstep electronica…kala’s voice is simply spine tingling.” blog – read more

“Makala Cheung has been on the grind for a hot minute, dropping EP after EP the most recent being the Butterfly EP which features the infectious hook driven ‘Canton Hop’ which pays homage to her Eastern Asian origins. ‘Bristol Beat’ follows the homage trend this time to her home town and West Country’s progressive music centre Bristol. The career of this Knowle West Girl is now shaping up nicely and her ethereal electronic bass sound is now ready for delivery.” Kwame music video blog. (read more)

Some online coverage of the Kisses video and River album release Chinese New Year 2014:
Bristol 24-7  /  Insider Media  /  The Business Information Portal

Read more on a music website in Australia here

On Air

Jelli Records show, BCFM, Mon  night 31st March

Last years radio interviews include live at St Pauls Carnival on BCFM & Ujima (2pm) and BBC Radio Bristol (backstage One Love), plus on the Laura Rawlings show – playing Canton Hop and talking about The Fleece gig (pictured below)

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BBC Bristol Saturday Breakfast  – Interview for Chinese New Year and Canton Hop video and Butterfly EP.


No.2 on the ‘8 things to do for Chinese New Year, in The Weekender magazine 2013
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The Martin Evans Show BBC Radio Bristol


Various interviews and radio play for the following shows on Ujima Radio : The Chart Show, Living: With Tasha and Mutley, Living with DJ Fabia, plus regular ‘Powerplay’ and most recently interview with Tommy Popcorn (pictured below).

Tommy Popcorn and Makala Cheung

BCFM Music & Movies Programme (interview and songs) 2/4/13

Also April 2013: interviewed on the Breakfast Show with Steve Le Fevre, and radio play on BCFM Sunday Brunch with Ben Bird, interview and song play on the SpunGold Friday night show BCFM, and Boomtown Radio.

Bristol Culture blog (Chinese New Year)

BBC News online / Brisfest 2013 article and interview

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