Lia Branly was born in Burbank, California, to parents from the sweet island of Havana, Cuba. Raised in a musically rich family where her grandparents were singers and her mother a Tropicana dancer and singer, music has always been a part of Lia’s life.
At age 6, Lia did her first talent show, where she realized singing and performing were her passion. She then began to officially study voice and dance. At age 15, Lia recorded her first demo, did her first promotional tour and did her first presentation, on the television show “Alma Del Barrio.” She also performed in her first TV spectacle, “Carnival
Primavera,” performing in front of thousands of people, and enjoyed signing autographs for the very first time. This was followed by several radio station interviews.
Lia has performed with Ednita Nazario on KMEX Channel 34, as well as with many popular artists, including: Enrique Iglesias, Celia Cruz, Jon Secada, Jordy, Alejandro Montaner, Oscar Hernandez, Rebecca Muleon and former Los Angeles salsa band Bayalo. She has recorded background vocals and been a special guest artist on many albums as well as in the Andy Garcia movie “The Lost City.”
Lia recorded the album “Lavender Thorns” with one of the most influential woman in the United States, Daphna Ziman, founder of Children Uniting Nations, a nonprofit that pairs thousands of foster children each year with caring mentors. All proceeds from the “Lavender Thorns” album benefit this very important organization. A music video from this album, “Lavender Thorns - Gimme The Money Honey,” has over 226,000 views on YouTube. Lia recorded all lead vocals on this album, alongside special guest artists Randy Jackson, Korrupt, MC Lyte and actress Beverly Todd.
Says Lia: "I loved doing this record with Daphna, who is an inspiration to me, and I loved the fact that it was to profit Children Uniting Nations, which gives hope to foster kids.”
Now, Lia Branly is promoting her debut album, “Se Feliz (Be Happy).” On this beautiful and fun acoustic Latin pop album, Lia combines the sounds of Latin Pop with various Cuban and American stylistic influences. “Se Feliz” was produced alongside Jimmy Branly, and features many of Los Angeles’s top musicians, including: Luis Conte, Otmaro Ruiz, Ramon Stagnaro, Charlie Bisharat, Carlitos Del Puerto, Rene Camacho, Diego Alvarez, Joey de Leon and Dennis Hamm.