Twinkle Schascle Ursala Yochim was born and raised in Sarasota, Florida . She is of Cajun ancestry,
and a musician, song writer, and devoted to the life of music.
Twinkle was signed to Warner Brothers Records. The album, “Haunted By Real Life”, produced by Patrick Leonard (Madonna, Roger Waters, Pink Floyd), gained attention on the Jazz/pop charts with song title.
Schascle’s Music video, “Cant’t Get Love With Money”, was featured on VH1. The sensual song,“Garden Of Love”, accompanied a love scene on the Prime Time Soap Opera, “Days Of Our Lives”.
Warner/Reprise Records featured Schascle “Twinkle” on the back cover of Billboard Magazine announcing the release of her new album. She was brought to New York to guest VJ on VH1 to host the “Top 21 Count Down”
Twinkle’s performance in the Montreaux Jazz Festival accompanied by Eric Clapton’s Band under the direction of Quincy Jones won her International Critical Acclaim.
She is the Grand Daughter of Famed Jazz Photographer Charles “Pete” Peterson.
Twinkle has performed and recorded with World Class musicians including Jeff Porcaro(Toto,Steely Dan, Boz Scaggs), David Hungate (Toto), Randy Jackson (Mariah Carey, Madonna, Whitney Houston, Celine Dion,Elton John Destiny's Child,American Idol), Dickey Betts (Allman Brothers Band) , Doug Gray (Marshall Tucker Band)
Steve Lukather (Toto), John Pattitucci (Bon Jovi, Sting, B.B. King), Vinnie Colaiuta (Chick Corea), Dickie Betts (Allman Brother), Bill Bottrell (Madonna, Michael Jackson, Sheryl Crow, Rusted Root), Brian McCleod (Sheryl Crow, Wire Train), Brian Johnson (AC/DC), Neal Larsen (Al Jarreau, Will Smith), Muscle Shoals Rhythm Section, Nathan East, Ray Cooper, Gregg Fillengaines, Steve Feroni (Eric Clapton), Double Trouble (Stevie Ray Vaughn), Billy Ashbaugh (In Sync), Rod Stewart (Vagabond Heart), Howard Lease (Heart), Paul Rodgers (Bad Company), Joe Thomas (Beach Boys, Brian Wilson, Bud Sneider (Allman Brothers, Dickey Betts Band), Rick Hall (Aretha Franklin, Wilson Pickett, Clarence Carter).
Jerry Wexler, legendary producer of Aretha Franklin, and Ray Charles, called Twink the “Greatest Soul Singer I’ve Seen In a Long Time..and believe me, I’ve seen my share of imitators”.
Music critics from around the world make statements such as:
“A voice so hot, she can sing the ice off a polar cap”. (Gregg Baker, Miami New Times)
“She sings the verse, “I get down on my knees and pray”, with so much authentic, been there soul, that you are convinced god has paused to listen". (Ken Hall-Payers Music Magazine).
“You could tune up to that girl”, (The late Jerry Jerome).
“She sings like a young Aretha Franklin with the passion of Janis Joplin”.
Twinkle performed “Little Wing” (Jimmy Hendrix) with Paul Rodgers and Bad Company, at the November 2004 concert in Taucoma, Washington.
She was invited to sing “God Bless America” at a Miami Dolphins game to 75 thousand Dolphin fans.
Toured with Dickey Betts and the Great Southern Band.
Opened for Aerosmith at St. Pete Times Forum.
The song “Justice” was used in the new "Bradley Cooper" movie "Bending All The Rules".
20th Year Anniversary Celebration of HBRL Album with special guests Ambrosia at the Van Wezel Sarasota, Fl.
performed with Marshall Tucker Band on Rock Legends Cruise II.