Maz

Maz

 Sydney, New South Wales, AUS
BandR&BSoul

Think soulful, smooth, sensual & insightful and you have MAZ....

Biography

MAZ has just completed her debut studio album 'Soul Tripping', with Producer/Engineer 'No Qualms’.

Sexy fat-ass beats to make you groove & grind!...

Think soulful, smooth, sensual & insightful and you have MAZ, one of the most exciting talents to come out of the oldest continent on the planet, Australia...

‘Early on I developed a great love for soul/R&B music...my older sister Sue did a jazz course at the WA conservatorium of music and had a 14 piece band called ‘Hothouse’ where they played funky R&B soul tunes....I was hooked!....even ended up doing backing vocals...that was the coolest introduction ...being right there singing the songs at such a young age.

After many lead roles in both drama & musicals, a singing scholarship, performing with soul bands throughout Perth and finishing my degree in media studies...I then packed up my life and moved across the country, to Sydney...

There I took vocal lessons, completed On Camera Connections Film and TV Acting workshops, sang on TV/radio commercials, demos galore, you know the deal. From there I quickly moved into many of the best gigs in Sydney, one of these includes the prestigious ‘Basement’ Club...

A few years ago, through a demo, I got an opportunity to go to the U.S. to songwrite in the City of Soul, Detroit, Motown itself! It was seriously a dream come true... I thought this was my Big Break... Dedicated I went back twice, unfortunately things didn’t pan out quite true, as I’m told they can often do in the music biz... so I came back, heartbroken & disappointed. I decided F**k it there was no way I was going to give up!....It was time to do my own thing, time to start living my lyrics!...sooo

The album, ‘Soul Tripping’ is a collection of my stories about love, loss, lust and having the courage to be yourself...

I knew my groove, my sound, would come from my love of soul music, fat beats, and the beauty of words and live instruments...all I needed was for someone to be able to capture that love, layer it with a bassline and a drum beat. When I met producer/engineer/rapper-singer ‘No Qualms’, we hit it off musically straight away. Next thing you know it’s a year and a half of late night recording sessions, in and amongst regular gigs, singing teaching and not much sleep... it hasn’t been an easy road, sometimes I was a blubbering emotional mess after a vocal session...poor quizzle. It wasn’t all deep & meaningful though, there’s lots of laughs & naughty takes that no-one will ever hear...well maybe in headphones!

SOUL TRIPPING is exactly how I envisaged it... soulful... sexy... cool... fresh... pop... and very NOW...

This album comes from a very deep place and hopefully not only will people want to move, groove & grind to it...but will find solace in the words and emotion behind it. I am so grateful to express myself and my truth.'

Lyrics

Dance the way i want to

Written By: Maz Mazak/James Corbett

‘Dance the way I want to’

V1 I remember as a child
Always told what to do
Never found it easy
To follow all the rules
Now I’m all grown up
Before my dreams just fade
Get out there
Do my own thing
No time to be afraid…I’ve got to

Ch Dance the way I want to
Move the way I do
Dance the way I want to
Be true to myself
Dance the way I want to
Move the way I do
Dance the way I want to
My dreams will all come true

V2 Now I see it in my eyes
No I’m not feelin’ free
Wanna make some changes
But fear’s gotta hold of me
Gotta move like it’s for real
It’s my sound, it’s my beat
Get out there
Do my own thing
Now I move my own feet…I’ve got to

Ch x 2

Br If I- do what - I’ve done - before
Nothin’ will ev-er change
I Li-sten to myself once more
What am I waiting for?
‘No Qualms’ rap…
Ch’s x 1
Outro:
Do the things that you said that you gotta do
Gotta do all the things that you said you’d do

Where ya hiding

Written By: Maz Mazak

‘Where you hiding?’ Maz

V1 Overtired, Overwired
Wish I could sleep
Don’t get what’s goin’ on
Been too many weeks of
Feelin’ lost, feelin’ alone
Out of words to say, hey
What’s going down in this game of love here, anyway?

Ch Where ya hidin’?
Why can’t I find you?
Where ya hidin’?
Are you looking for me too?
Hey-ey it’s about time
Where ya hidin’?
Someone up there
Someone out there
Give me a sign

V2 I’m so jaded, so frustrated
In so many ways
Don’t get what’s going on
Been too many days of
Feelin’ lost, feelin’ alone
Out of things to say
What’s going down in this game of love here, anyway?

Ch repeat

Br Well everyone keeps tellin’ me
Your time’s gonna come
Findin’ it real hard to believe them
They say that when you least expect it
There he’ll be
I’m comin’ out of hidin’ now
I’m givin’ you 1 2 3….Yeah…Where are you?...Oh yeah….

Ch’s till end….’Where you hidin’?’….ad libs etc

Brighten up my day

Written By: Maz Mazak

‘Brighten up my Day’ Maz

Intro: You Brighten up my Day x 2

V1 Been together a long long time
Thought I knew you back then
I’m not the same as I was before
Neither are you

When we are together now
It seems so right
Everything we’ve gone through
Has been worth the fight

Ch You Brighten up my day
For a little while
With your smile
Goes a mile

You Brighten up my day
With a little bliss
And a kiss
Can’t resist

You Brighten up my day
With a little sun
Yeah your fun
You’re the one…You Brighten up my day….

V2 I know it’s been tough sometimes
We’ve nearly come to an end
Can’t imagine life without you
My best friend

But when we are together now
It seems so right
Everything we’ve gone through
Has been worth the fight
Ch x 2
Br Lettin’ each other be who they wanna be
Is how to keep our love strong
If we keep livin’ and lovin’ unconditionally
We’ll never go wrong….Ch’s till end….

Game Over

Written By: Maz Mazak

‘Game Over’ … maz

V She’s so scared
She feels sick inside
She knows it’s time for her to move on
They don’t make much sense anymore
They don’t get along

Br She don’t know what to do
She’s said all that she can say
Her heart is beating faster
She’s just gotta get away

Ch Game Over
nobody wins
There’s no first or second place
Game Over
Time’s run out
It’s their final race

V He’s so sad it has come to this
There were good times in the past
They don’t have much fun anymore
On the list ‘us’ seems to come last

Br He don’t know what to say
He’s said it all before
His heart is beating faster
He can’t do this anymore

CH Repeat first ch then...

Game Over
Nobody wins
No sweet victory
Game Over
No winning high
No more ‘you and me’

Br (Can they see that)
No-one ever is to blame
No-one is to blame
(Can they see that)
No-one ever is to blame
No-one is to blame…’Game Over’ till end….and ad libs….


by the end of the day

Written By: Maz Mazak

by the end of the day
(maz)

Sounds so simple but it’s complicated
I’m sitting here with you watching the sea
Having coffee and talking ‘bout really nothing
But something’s going on that we both can’t see

mmm…it’s just a feeling
coming over you and me

(chorus)

By the end of the day
You’re gonna know how much I want you
By the end of the day
You will see it in my eyes
And if I have my way
We’re gonna spend this night together
By the end of the day
You’ll be mine

And as you tell me more about your story
I can feel the sun begin to shine
Suddenly, you brush the hair from my eyes
Accidently, your hand touches mine

God….it’s such a feelin’
Ooh…coming over you and me

Chorus

You’ll be mine mine mine mine mine….x7
mine

God….it’s such a feelin’
Ooh…coming over you and me

Chorus

Fade