Sounds Like: Sarah Vaughan, Donny Hathaway (1945-1979), Etta James, Gladys Knight, Sade
Label: Songbyrd, Inc.
Bio: Realizing my talent and love for music as a child, the path to being a professional vocalist was undeniable. After serving seven (7) honorable years in the United States Army, I began the quest to make my dream a reality. I formed my "baby" Songbyrd, Inc., as an instrument to provide exceptional ...See Full Bio
“...."Who or what inspired you to take up music? Family definitely inspired me to pursue music. As a child visiting my grandmother in Orlando, she would hum Mahalia Jackson's "How Great Thou Art" while completing housework (laundry, cooking, etc.). One day she told me to sing and after I finished, she cried and announced "You have a gift from God!" My mom says she sang to me while I was in the womb, so I've truly been singing since birth. What was the most unusual or memorable gig you've ever played? Attending Grambling State University, I was a member of the gospel choir. As a community service effort, we gave a concert at a Louisiana prison. During the performance, my slip began, well ... slipping from under my skirt. Maintaining my military bearing and the utmost professionalism, I stepped out of the slip, kicked it under the riser, and kept going as if nothing was wrong. Eventually, I was able to pick it up and place it in my pocket, all while standing in the front row! "”