Lilamayi (aka Miki Huber) spent her early years growing up on a goat and honey bee farm in the Mojave Desert in California, where she played her dad's guitar and wrote songs about the sun and the moon, lonely boys, and estranged mythical creatures lost in the woods. Her influences are as eclectic as her background: Raised by a Japanese mother from a legendary Samurai family and an eccentric American father, she found herself moving from the desert to the Nez Perce lake lands of North Idaho and later, running off to live in New Zealand, France, New York City, and Los Angeles. Her music has been likened to Mirah, Stereolab, Cat Power and Suzanne Vega, and her songs have been described as haunting and whimsical...sometimes reminiscent of European and Japanese folk melodies and French retro pop.
Among her influences are Kate Bush, The Innocence Mission, Suzanne Vega, Rickie Lee Jones, Super Furry Animals, Bjork, Eric Satie, Francoise Hardy, Jung, and Ingmar Bergman.
Lilamayi's adventures have included being a traveling member of the Black Moon Theatre Co., a middle eastern dance performer, and a Creative Learning Therapist for kids with learning disabilities.