Inspired by such varied artists as Portishead, Fiona Apple and Peggy Lee, “LA’s talented sassy mama, Ms. Maura,” is making music for moody grooving in the Highland Park / Garvanza neighborhood of Northeast Los Angeles.

Maura has been singing all her life. By first grade, she’d recorded and performed her original songs (with her dad’s band, Riffmaster & the Rockme Foundation) all over the Windy City, including the big summer festival Taste of Chicago. Over the past decade, Maura has worked with a number of LA-based bands including Grayson Wray Project, Vibrasol and Lunar Rogue - rocking venues like House of Blues and The Mint. 

In her pursuit to push forward as a solo singer and songwriter, Maura began collaborating with her husband, Producer/Engineer Nicolas Fournier (who’s worked on many albums by artists such as Death Cab for Cutie, Phantogram, and Adam Lambert). Their combined musical interests and independent ethos resulted in the 5-song EP, Reversible Lobotomy, and the creation of their independent label, Avenue 65 Records

With Reversible Lobotomy under her belt, Maura began playing out with college classmate, Lynz Floren. Playing their original acoustic tunes throughout LA, they released their EP, Just How It Goes, at the world famous Whisky A Go-Go. 

Ms. Maura, now fronting the bluesy-funky-soulful band Ms. Maura & The Misters, is recording new tunes and headlining quarterly kitschy theme parties. Maura also works as a session singer recording and performing with various bands and artists throughout Los Angeles.