Primary Instrument: Vocal
From the first moment Twyla Birdsong sets free a deep soulful note, audiences are moved by the raw talent and radiance that pours from this incredible woman. Her rich resonant voice strikes a balance between Diva and Divine, moving audiences with the raw power of her voice, and mesmerizing them with her stage presence.
Twyla began singing at a young age in the youth choir of a full Pentecostal Church where her mother was the guitarist. Gospel was her early root and passion. Though she loves to sing the Blues, and comfortably proclaims herself as a 'Blues Artist', gospel heavily influences and helps define her inspirational style in any genre she performs in.
Among her many musical pursuits, Twyla is the lead singer for the predominantly Blues-based Mid-Michigan band The Hoopties; who competed in 2011 in the Memphis International Blues Challenge. In addition to session recording, Twyla collaborates in a 'Women of the Blues' Review with BMA winner Sharrie Williams, multi-award winning 'Detroit Princess of the Blues' Thornetta Davis and BMA nominee Kathlene Murray.
A powerful new addition to her professional repertoire, Twyla has embarked on a journey with Jazz, seeking to reconnect audiences with the joy of jazz review shows of days gone by. 'Uptown' ~ A Modern Review is producing profound results. Standing ovations and encores from audiences who haven't heard this kind of untrained passion in decades are wowed by her presence on stage as she delivers a fresh mix of Jazz standards mixed with sultry songs of today. More information on this stellar Jazz Review can be found at www.twylabirdsong.com
Twyla is taking her blooming career to the next level, writing and preparing her first solo CD. It promises to be a musical force that strongly represents her artistic evolution and prowess as a woman on the edge of taking the scene by storm!
The journey to 'here' has been interesting to say the least...and I'm not even half way done! The Best is getting Better. ~ Twyla
“What an incredible evening filled with amazing artistry... Twyla.... YOU ARE PHENOMENAL.....” ~ Vee P.
“Twyla, what an amazing evening! Thank you for sharing your beautiful gift with us tonight! Your ability to bring people together through the common bond of music is truly heaven sent my friend.” ~ Nanette P.
“Rated E for Eloquent, excellent experience, exceeded all expectations.... You did it Twyla and we love you for it. Thank you for bringing us an evening to remember for a very long time....” ~ Cathy D
“Twyla what an AWESOME show last night! You looked amazing...SIMPLY MARVELOUS! Your sound was delightful, the band was the bomb, the backup singers were great, the decor was very elegant, the crowd was very well pleased and did not want the show to end” ~ Tanoi J.