Meet the team
Mayra Ramales founded The Sound Live in 2014, with the goal of highlighting underground talent. By creating a media platform, she aimed to expand accessibility to music journalist for up-and-coming writers and media creators. She completed her undergraduate degree at NYU and a dual masters at the University of Texas at Austin. She hopes to maintain The Sound Live as a DIY hub for everyday creatives.
Tom Delgado is a photographer who took up shooting concerts completely by chance at the suggestion of a friend. He was immediately hooked and could no longer see himself enjoying live music any other way ever again. He was then driven to document the ever present extreme metal music scene in the Southern California area as much as possible. Over time and across various opportunities, that work would expand to photographing landscapes, family portraits, weddings, funerals, and resurrections..