Tanya Maksood is a classically-trained vocalist from Southern California of Iraqi and Mexican descent. While in college at the Walt Disney founded CalArts (California Institute of the Arts), Tanya studied opera, experimental and world music, as well as theatre, movement and languages. After receiving her Master's Degree at UCSB (University of California, Santa Barbara) Tanya moved to New York City to solidify her vocal training in opera and later musical theatre.
After dedicating ten years to classical music, Tanya found her way back to the music that first ignited her passion for singing, including r&b, pop, soul and country. Maksood now collaborates with other musicians, songwriters and producers using her versatility to create music that crosses all genres and audiences.
Scott Hutchison is a seasoned songwriter and producer within the reggae, pop, rock, gospel, blues, ska and alternative-country genres. Hutchison has served as a staff writer for BMG Music Publishing, Warner Brothers and Polygram. Hutchison also co-wrote many songs with guitarist Steve Pryor and MCA band Big House.
Going back to the basics of song, they have combined Scott's guitar motifs and Tanya's melodies, writing songs that often resonate around themes of hope, acceptance, longing, resilience and unapologetic vexation . This catalogue collaboration is intended to cross musical genres unifying audiences of all backgrounds. While some of the songs are meant to be simple and intimate, others lend towards being orchestrated as part of larger musical works.
*All music for purchase/listening on most online platforms including Spotify, Apple Music, iTunes, Amazon, etc., or here at www.tanyamaksood.com.
The Work / Descriptions
A Three-Part Series of songs including violin solos, country feels, blues, 60s pop, Spanish pop, reggae, rock-soul, French-English pop, and songs for future musical theatre projects. The EP/albums feature insight into soundscapes tending towards film & show soundtracks including "Haunted," "Now I Know," and "Beyond Words." Songs written for future theatre orchestration include, "Let Me Tell You Somethin'" and "Running Out Of Time". Songs like "Changes" introduces Irish & Middle Eastern sounds that lends towards Tanya's interest in world music.
Two mellow, Spanish pop singles: The all-Spanish versions of "Mysterious Love" & "My Blue Flame".
A collection of 5 songs from Scott & Tanya's Three-Part series featuring Tanya's favorites. Songs lean towards worldly-pop sounds and/or Disney feels.
Three original Christmas/Holiday songs. Includes two holiday love songs and one boogie-woogie.