Mahta is an indie/folk rock artist beginning to make her mark on the Toronto music scene. Singing and dancing from an early age, Mahta was soon introduced to the music of Michael Jackson which triggered what would become a lifelong love affair with music. Originally from Iran, Mahta was unable to find an outlet for western music in her home country. This, coupled with news of Micheal Jackson’s passing convinced her to migrate to Canada alone in order to pursue her dreams in earnest. Eventually settling in Toronto, Mahta began soaking in the vibes of the city by performing at local bars. Two years passed as she refined her craft and built a repertoire of original music that has been compared to the likes of Coldplay, Of Monsters And Men, The Cranberries, and Radiohead. She began building a local following after unveiling this material in a string of Toronto shows, culminating in the opportunity to play in support of Britain’s Got Talent finalist Ryan O’Shaughnessy.
In April 2016, Mahta independently released her first single “Sing With Me”. The song placed in the semi-finals of the 2016 Unsigned Only Music Competition and is currently available on iTunes and Spotify. Mahta’s next release is a single entitled “Please Come And Sit With Me” off of her first EP, slated for release in early 2020. She hopes to use the song and its accompanying video to shine a light on mental health awareness.
Photographer: Mahdi Bashari