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Makayla

Boca Raton, Florida, United States

Boca Raton, Florida, United States
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St. Louis (Top40 Charts / Bud Light Port Paradise Music Festival) Wiz Khalifa has been added to the star-studded lineup of artists set to perform at the 2012 Bud Light Port Paradise Music Festival, a private, two-day concert event in the Bahamas. Khalifa will perform alongside headliner Pitbull, as well as Far East Movement and Flo Rida, during the festival's first night on Saturday, November 17 at the Atlantis Resort in Nassau. The full Port Paradise lineup includes:

Saturday, Nov. 17 - Pitbull will headline Saturday's concert with Far East Movement, Flo Rida, Wiz Khalifa and "Bud Light Battle of the Bands" winners McKenzies Mill, The Bergamot and Makayla Duvall at Atlantis in Nassau.
- Top-40 Charts


Emerging Artists McKenzies Mill, The Bergamot and Makayla Duvall will join Pitbull and Others this November for a Four-Day Music Experience in the Bahamas

- Phillip Cleveland


For 20-year-old Boca Raton pop vocalist Makayla Duvall, the talent and pressure of American Idol pales in comparison with successfully auditioning to attend the Berklee College of Music in Boston.

"I competed in season eight of American Idol, and finished in the top 50 in Jacksonville," says the sophomore vocal performance and music business major. "But Berklee was even more competitive. I had to audition twice to get in."


Berklee has historically produced jazz/fusion musicians like Gary Burton, Joe Lovano and John Scofield, but the school has also graduated acclaimed female singer/songwriters from pop (Aimee Mann) to blues (Susan Tedeschi). Duvall is studying music theory and keyboards to hone the compositional skills to accent her powerful voice, and working on her debut CD, [i]Moving On[i], with Los Angeles-based producer Warren Huart (The Fray, Better Than Ezra).

Duvall also beat out hundreds of applicants to perform a one-hour streaming online concert from a Boston-based Best Buy store last month. Her band for forthcoming area shows includes locals (guitarist Dorian Vaz, bassist Hernan Fernandez) and Berklee boys (keyboardist Angel Echevarria, drummer Jonathan Newman) on originals and covers from the 1970s up to Paramore, Rihanna, and Adele.

See Makayla Duvall at 10 p.m. on Friday at The Dubliner, 435 Plaza Real, Boca Raton, (561-620-2540), at 9:30 p.m. on Saturday at The Hurricane, 640-7 E. Atlantic Ave., Delray Beach (561-278-0282), and at 8 p.m. on May 25 as part of the Songwriter’s Showcase at Pineapple Groove, 19 N.E. Third Ave., Delray Beach (561-450-7953).

Yonrico Scott (yonricoscott.net) exudes personality with guitarist Derek Trucks’ band, and the drummer’s self-titled group plays a double-bill with the trio of chameleonic guitarist Bobby Lee Rodgers (bobbyleerodgers.com) at 7 p.m. on Saturday at the Bamboo Room, 25 S. J St., Lake Worth. $22. (561-585-2583) The kids from the School of Rock in North Palm Beach (schoolofrock.com/northpalmbeach) play the music of the Red Hot Chili Peppers at 7 p.m. on Saturday and 5 p.m. on Sunday at Swampgrass Willy’s, 9910 Alternate A1A, Palm Beach Gardens. $12 for adults, $6 for students. (561-625-1555) Area rockabilly trio Slip & the Spinouts (slipandthespinouts.com) plays a Delray Beach mini-tour at 9 p.m. on Saturday at Elwood’s, 301 N.E. Third Ave. (561-272-7427); 9 p.m. on May 27 at O’Connor’s, 210 N.E. Second St. (561-330-0022), and 9 p.m. on May 28 at the Back Room, 2222 W. Atlantic Ave. (561-809-5781) Boca Raton vocalist Chloe Dolandis (chloedolandis.com) blends pop, R&B and jazz while singing tunes from her new release, Bring Back the Fever, at 8 p.m. on May 28 at the Arts Garage, 180 N.E. First St., Delray Beach. $20. (561-243-7129).

~ bmeredith@pbpost.com

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Featured artist and cover model for Jan 2011 issue - Rockhardchic.com


Did the music promotion shots of Makayla Duvall, an upcoming recording artist based out of Boca Raton Florida. This was much different from all the guy bands that I have been working with. We were in an air conditioned studio, there were many outfit changes and lots of long blond hair.
- Matthew Hanlon


Best Local Bands runner up - Broward-Palm Beach News Times


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Bud Light Battle of the Bands winner, Makayla Duvall was selected by fans from over 400 bands to be an opening act at the Bud Light Port of Paradise music festival. This prestigious opportunity to open for Pit Bull, Flo-rida, Wiz Khalifa and Far East Movement has catapulted her career to a new level. She has branded herself as an Urban Pop singer. Other notable recent performances are opening act for Kendrick Lamar in Florida. Her infectious music finds a place in her fans hearts somewhere between a powerful top 40 radio station and a strong dub step dance tune.

Born in Indianapolis, IN and raised in South Florida, Makayla draws on culture and sounds of South Florida's vibrant music scene. She has been nurtured by influences in R&B, Dance and Pop music.
Currently working on her freshman release of her first album, Makayla is collaborating with 4 time grammy award winning producers Jimmy Douglas and grammy nominated producer Ivan Corraliza. The first single, Dream Catcher, was released and has taken hold of the hearts of Pop music fans. The final EP will be released in late 2012.