© 2018 by SAMEH MAREY. 

ABOUT

NOVA is a Jazz+Funk guitarist, singer, songwriter, rapper, composer, & entertainer. He is an all-round electric personality who's music treads the fine line between the cool charm of 50's/60's crooners like Frank Sinatra & the up-beat provocativeness of artists like Prince & Justin Timberlake. He is currently based in Los Angeles, spreading his original music throughout the city's most legendary venues (The Whisky A Go-Go, The Mint, etc.) with his band Funk Sway.

BIOGRAPHY

Born on October 9th, 1994, to a humble household tucked away in a busy street corner in Cairo, Egypt, Sameh Marey (A.K.A NOVA) has always had a boundless passion for music. He cites an old out-of-tune piano, gathering dust in the hallway of his childhood home as the catalyst for his unyielding passion for music. 
 
He moved to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) in 1999 & lived there until 2017, when he moved to Los Angeles to pursue music as a full-time career.
 
As a child, NOVA would save up his pocket money all week & visit a nearby music store in the weekends to buy the newest cassettes in store.  This resulted in him having a wide variety of musical influences to pull from -- from hip-hop artists like Eminem, to eclectic rockers like Jimi Hendrix, all the way to softly-spoken jazz crooners like Frank Sinatra. Unbeknownst to him, he was imbuing himself with all the things that would eventually give his music it's distinct sound.

BROOKLYN MELODIES

NOVA has been writing & composing music long before he ever picked up an instrument. An extremely prolific songwriter who showed no signs of slowing down. When he was big enough to hold one, he bought a used guitar off one of his friends & taught himself how to play it. The guitar would be NOVA's chief instrument.
In December of 2016, NOVA joined the UAE-based music institute, Brooklyn Melodies, as a guest performer for their Winter Concert. The show took place in front of the tallest building in the world, the Burj Khalifa. 
NOVA received an honorary certificate for his performance as a vocalist as well as an instrumentalist. 

TODAY

NOVA currently resides in Los Angeles & is a working musician, performing with several bands ranging from rock n roll, to alternative/indie rock, to his own Jazz+Funk projects.
He's since collaborated with numerous L.A.-local musicians to put together his first EP, The Jazzmen Invasion, which he claims is an introduction to his new sound & a new era of revival for jazz music. It is a culmination of what he's worked his entire life to achieve.
As of 2018, NOVA has also become an endorsed artist by Russian guitar manufacturer, Kononykheen.

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