10 Best LGBT Queer Musicians & Bands – Los Angeles Edition
Madame Gandhi is best known for her infusion of drumming paired with her electronic self produced music. Blending both tribal sounds with dance beats, her history of being MIAs drummer sets her apart in her style and strength. Her music in itself is vibrant and catchy and easy to dance to, but she also fashions it to encourage her listeners and inspire them. Gandhi’s approach of feminism and activism stretches far beyond her music and often leads to speaking engagements internationally. Her music, however, is a rich example of talent paired with a purpose to elevate and celebrate the female voice.
From her soul-bearing vocals, paired with heavy beats and sensitive lyrics, Torii Wolf is a distinct pallet cleanser. With a background in drumming, she brings an avant-garde sound and powerful rhythms to DJ backed track performances. With her shaved head and androgynous style, she speaks to an audience of sensitive artistic types who love a little grit with their soft melodies. Her passion for creating and performance is unmistakable to her audience, making it effortless to be pulled in to one of her works of art.
Mortasay is a uniquely different married queer duo group, that sways their audience with a sophisticated eclectic indie soul sound. With deep roots in both hip hop and rock, they blend their inspirations together to create a more experimental flavor that they describe as “Altered Native Soul”. Their intent is to elevate and inspire the listeners experience by reimagining life from outside the lines society has constructed, by giving voice to the marginalized, and by unboxing our humanity. From their duplicitous nature of their lyrical content, to their driving rhythms and playful performances, Mortasay seeks to be a mouthpiece for conscious music lovers.
Stephanie Rice is a multi-instrumentalist who blurs genres with her pop, soul, folk vocals. She puts her heart and soul into every song, writing and executing with vulnerability and deep emotion. With a background in the church choir and open mic nights, she brings her past experiences struggling with her sexuality in a conservative family to the table. Most known for making it to the top 11 of Season 12 of The Voice, shes continued her ascent to becoming a top pop artist of positive influence and impact.