EccentroSoul 1 Woman Band, Chaquis Maliq (Sha-Kees Mah-Leek), delivers the sound of Eccentric Tasteful Grooves and Honey Soul to her listeners. ArtsQuest calls her “Beauty, Brains, and Power of Soul”. NPR Music gracefully refers to Maliq as “Soulful, slightly Prince-Like”.
Chaquis Maliq transformed as an artist in 2011 when she decided to pick up the guitar. Maliq’s journey took a surprising turn in 2014, when The EccentroSoul 1 Woman Band was created, displaying authentic vocals with original music, strumming the guitar, with pocket rhythmic expression delivered by the cajon and foot instruments; simultaneously, defining the EccentroSoul 1 Woman Band. Although, Maliq is a solo artist, festival stages are no stranger to her. In 2018, the EccentroSoul 1 Woman Band made her international debut at Festival of Friends, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada.
Following her 1 Woman Band debut and successful tour from 2014 – 2016, Chaquis is hand-picked by NPR Music Tiny Desk Concert 2017, as the opener for Tank and the Bangas. By receiving media attention for the Columbus Arts Festival’s main stage, on Fox28’s Good Day Columbus (Ohio). This provided the songstress and 1 Woman Band with additional television performances on ABC4’s Low Country Live, CBS7’s Your Carolina, Scene on 7, Bounce TV; and now international on CHCH’s Morning Live – Ontario, Canada. Chaquis’ EccentroSoul 1 Woman Band compliments her cozy expansive sound by giving the audience a full band experience you’ll never forget.