Mystery Loves Company

​​​original chamber rock

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Chamber rock duo Mystery Loves Company formed in Houston TX in 2012. The unlikely pair is comprised of Maddy, a conservatory-trained cellist with a highly technical musical background, and Carlos, a self-taught songwriter from Venezuela whose family moved to the U.S. after his father evaded multiple gun shots during a carjacking.

They met at an open mic where Carlos was testing out new material. Maddy was performing with a friend as a lark, but her virtuosic ability on the cello was not lost on Carlos. He engaged her at once with the proposition of collaborating on original music. Almost immediately, the two struck upon a mystifying sound, rich with natural acoustics and laced with deeply felt sentiments regarding human struggle, safety, worth and equality. Their captivating songs found a receptive audience in those who resonated with the timely themes of culture, immigration, science, and theology and they began performing regularly around Houston, eventually touring all over Texas and the Midwest.

Mystery Loves Company’s 3-song EP, Revolutions, is an extension of their socially conscious work and the material has been quick to spark political and spiritual conversation amongst their diverse fan base. “People from vastly different religious and non-religious backgrounds have told us we are capturing ‘exactly how they feel” Carlos notes, reflecting on the reaction lead-off single “If Heaven” has received when played live. “We are living in a time where human emotion is being mobilized and we are responding to this movement through song.”

Mystery Loves Company is a touring and recording Chamber Rock duo and band from Houston, Texas.  “I was practically mesmerized by this duo. The sound from the electric cello, the percussive acoustic, and the perfect pitch harmonies would rivet one to the stage at times.”

-George Douglas Lee, Island Guide Magazine

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"Revolutions EP" | April 2017

"MLC Live 2" | June 2016

"MLC Live 1" | September 2015

"Rock Symphony Billion" | January 2015
"A Mystery Yet Unknown" | November 2013
"Worlds Collide EP" | March 2013​

(click here to browse discography)