Date of Birth: 21-11-86
Where do you live? In Paola
Status: In a relationship
Star Sign: Scorpio
Main occupation: Hair Stylist
Media-related occupation: Singer
MARIA LUANA has always wanted to sing or dance. She started ballet at the age of four but when she reached 18, she realised that all she wanted to do was to sing. Thanks to her two great teachers, Mrs Beatrice Brockdorff for classical voice training and Ms Carrie Haber for speech level singing, her dream actually came true.
“This couldn’t be possible without the continuous support of my parents – they were and still are my idols! The band, Milk Mi was born eight years ago, but last year we decided to take the whole thing much more seriously. My band mates and I are working very hard to find the key for success, as music is what we are living for.
I am also very lucky in that my boyfriend, Yan is also part of the band and we help each other out a lot. He happens to be the drummer of the band and we’re living our dream together. This year, was a successful one, after the release of our first official music video for Bigger.
We have already performed in our last gig for this year, now it’s time to hibernate and start working on our first album. There’s more to come from Milk Mi and there will be some different collaborations. See you in January and stay tuned!” said Maria Luana in her introduction to this interview with RAMONA PORTELLI.
You are the front girl for the Milk Mi band. Can you describe your state of mind while singing?
Singing is my passion. When I’m on stage, I focus on giving a great show so I will leave an impact on the audience. Each and every original song has a specific meaning for me and on stage, I experience different emotions! The stage is my comfort zone, I cannot express how much we enjoy performing as a band.
Are you a night owl, or a morning person?
Definitely not a morning person :) I consider bed as my best friend! I lead a busy life, so I really enjoy bedtime. So yes, I am a night owl.
What advice would you give to future musicians?
“One of the cold, hard facts about the music biz is that no matter how good a musical artist you are, having a successful public career is not just about your music, but also about your public image – your brand. In other words, how you are perceived by the public.”
Do you like to surf the internet, and why?
Yes, I find it very relaxing, so when I have any free time I grab my mobile, make a nice mug of coffee and let the surfing begin!
If you could meet anyone in the world – dead or alive, who would it be and what would you say to them?
Oh it’s very easy, I would meet Amy Winehouse. I really miss her as an artist. I would keep her busy, so she would avoid taking drugs!
If you were stranded on a desert island, what three items would you take with you?
Well this is the hardest question! I would change my four band mates into key chains, put them in a plastic bag and take them with me – I consider that plastic bag as a one thing. 2. my mobile phone and 3. my guitar so that while we are stranded in an island, we would be able to work on our music and then when we get back, we will have an album to record!