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Davina Songbird

Neo-Soul/Jazz/Spoken Word

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Born in London, raised in Luton and made in Nottingham, Davina Songbird has been wowing East Midlands stages in recent years. Davina sang as a child but took time away from the scene when she moved to Nottingham. She then joined a community gospel choir where she again discovered her voice. She started writing music and spoken word in 2022 then took to the stage as a solo artist. She has been performing for the last two years across the Midlands.
Her original music is a mix of Neo Soul and Spoken word. She also performs Jazz regularly at Jazz cubs in Nottingham. From Songbird, you can expect deep, sultry, tenor vocals with resounding harmonies, performed over acoustic sounds from her fantastic band members. Her spoken word elements showcase her clear, powerful voice as she talks about all things self-love, self-worth, relationships and her experience of being a black woman in this world.
Her original music influences are India Arie, Tracy Chapman, and Jacob Banks whilst her jazz influences are vocal powerhouses like Nina Simone, Aretha Franklin and Samara Joy. Maya Angelou will always be her inspiration re poetry.
She has been played and interviewed on BBC radio multiple times. On BBC Introducing for music and BBC Upload for spoken word. She has also been interviewed and played on Kemet FM. She also received a phenomenal review and write up in the Left Lion online magazine after her performance at Hockley Hustle in ’23.
Her debut single, I’m Worthy and second single Why Wait are currently streaming across all platforms. She is currently writing and recording more material for further single releases and an upcoming EP. She is also a regular on the open mic scene in Nottingham and is continuing to perform music and spoken word across the Midlands.
Davina is a co-founder of the recently formed Nottingham Black Creatives Network. A group of Black creatives who are working together to put on events in Nottingham. They hosted three events recently at Saltbox in Nottingham and Davina is planning an event at The Playhouse in July.

Head to her Instagram page @davina songbird for more details and information on upcoming performances.

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