From her trademark fedora hat to her
marvelous mix of Blues, Rock, Funk,…
and R&B, Detroit singer Tosha Owens has
the word performer written all over her.
While most singers struggle to create a
unique Brand Identity for themselves,
there’s no doubting what Tosha is all
about and why audiences are always
asking for more.
If you miss the sounds of classic Rock
singers like Janis Joplin, Stevie Nicks or
Pat Benatar, Tosha will bring them back
for you. If you want some Funk, her
covers of Chaka Khan will thrill you.
And if you yearn for the Rhythm and Blues
sounds of singers like Gladys Knight or Etta
James, she’ll give you that, too.
Tosha’s distinctive and versatile voice
can be heard on the stages of popular
Detroit venues like “St. Andrews Hall, Bert’s
Place, Callahan’s Music Hall, The Ribs &
Blues Festival, The Concert of Colors, The
Magic Bag, and MGM Grand Detroit.
When Tosha performs, she always packs
the house with a longtime following of
dedicated fans and new admirers. Why?
Because she delivers a unique sound
and performance that no other Detroit
singer can provide. “she’s gritty. “she’s
bluesy. “she’s funky. “she rocks.
Her recent collaboration with Motown
producer, Barrett Strong, is even more
testimony to her talent and appeal.
After years of performing at Detroit’s top
nightclubs with great artists like Jim McCarty,
Belita Woods, Michael Hampton, SRC, and Misty
Love, Tosha finally earned the admiration and
respect she had worked many years for.
In April 2014, Tosha was chosen by her colleagues
and fans as the outstanding Urban / Funk Vocalist
and Outstanding Acoustic / Folk Vocalist of the
Year at the prestigious Detroit Music Awards at
The Fillmore Theatre and she walked away with
two coveted trophies. High praise indeed.
But awards aside, the words of her fans are what
really drive her. “We can tell that you FEEL what
you’re singing. You make the song a part of
yourself. You connect with us in the audience.”
Tosha’s response? “singing brings me satisfaction.
“seeing joy in people’s eyes or putting a smile on a
stranger’s face just makes me happy.”
Remember the Name. Remember the Voice.
Remember the Hat. It’s Tosha Owens. Special.
Somewhere between Reba and Aretha, there is a Ray Williams. Mixing the nostalgia of Motown-inspired grooves with Nashville’s songwriting sensibility, this powerhouse vocalist effortlessly weaves a sound and a story that not only stirs the soul but moves the feet. Let us introduce to you the Motor City – Music City hybrid force that is Ray Williams.
Making quite the name for.herself in Detroit this year, Ray has been featured on Channel 7 WXYZ, performed on the main stage at 99.5 WYCD’s Hoedown at DTE Energy Theatre, was a featured performer for the Ford Fireworks Celebration on WDIV, hosted a sold-out Single Release Show on the rooftop of Hockeytown Cafe, and just recently performed on WDIV’S “Live In The D”. Ray partnered up with the popular ride-share app Lyft this summer, where she was promoted to the masses as Lyft’s Spotlight Artist in Detroit. With the collaboration of Lyft, Entercom radio, MusicTown Detroit, and Tunecore, Ray made her debut with her single, “Sing Me Home” in late September 2018. Ray’s “Sing Me Home” went on to be the undefeated champion on Detroit’s WYCD Showdown, beating out new singles from Dan + Shay, Thomas Rhett, Brett Young, and Carrie Underwood. Her victory landed Ray as the 1st ever Michigan artist to be inducted into the WYCD Hall of Fame. Since then, “Sing Me Home” has already surpassed 23K Spotify plays and she has accumulated over 120K video views in 2018 alone.