Vocals, ukulele, electric guitar, bass guitar, laptop computer, drum kit and percussions
Listening to Maria del Pilar is like hearing the soundtrack of a quinceañera for a Riot Grrrl. It is best described as melodic, sweet and tough as nails. As former lead singer of Los Abandoned, she was the voice of the bilingual youth movement in the United States during the early millennium. Now, she has taken her sound to a more personal level via her prolific ability to spin out intimate pop songs that rock using her beloved ukulele as a wonderfully added bonus. Her writing and singing style is due to the seamless duality of her identity as a Chilean-born California-raised female. Her music has appeared on TV shows including Parenthood (NBC), The Fosters (ABC Family), The Lottery (Lifetime) and Castle (ABC) as well as two national Chevrolet commercials.