MJ Lallo is an award-winning composer, singer, and voice over artist. Lallo uses her voice to sound like trumpets, bass, cello, birds and drums. Often what you think is an instrument is actually her voice. She opened MJ Productions in San Francisco in 1983 as a post production house specializing in music and SFX. In 1998 she moved to LA and in 2000 she opened her own professional recording studio, where she scores music as well as sings in character voices for animation. Her music can be heard on feature film soundtracks for MCA Universal, Columbia Pictures and Amazon Prime. Some of her clients are NASA, Hitachi, Levi's, Dunkin Donuts, Breyers Ice Cream, and CitiBank.
Lallo is also a published poet, and has composed for theatre and dance, winning 9 ASCAP Popular Panel Awards. She scored for her own one woman show Get A Life performed at the New Conservatory Theater in San Francisco, the Polly Hannah Klaas Performing Arts Center in Petaluma, CA, and The Luther Burbank Performing Arts Center in Santa Rosa, CA.
The Channeled Voice was her first album of Vocalese New Age Music self-released on limited run cassette in 1988. In 2002, she released Voices from the Night Sky on CD and digitally. MJ Lallo was most influenced by Flora Purim’s latin jazz vocals. In 1988, she handed Flora her cassette and after hearing it, Flora said, “Lallo, keep doing what you are doing.” And Lallo did!