Harmony, energy and the divine beauty of the world are all channeled through the artistry of soulful Los Angeles-based singer/songwriter, actress and musical mentor and author Oya Thomas. In her recordings and engaging performances, she uses her voice as an instrument to weave textured stories and melodies that vibrate with the transformative power of music. She takes a playful yet wise approach to her craft, and her heartfelt original songs and thoughtful interpretations of timeless favorites pay homage to the authentic storytellers and creators that most powerfully influenced her, including Whitney Houston, Ella Fitzgerald, Prince, Mahalia Jackson and Stevie Wonder.Oya fully immersed herself in music when, at three-years old her father began to encourage her natural propensity for expressing herself through poems and stories that she would immediately turn into songs. As she continued to fine-tune her instrument through church choir and solo performances, her desire to teach people about the instinctive spirituality and strength within them led her to pursue and complete advanced degrees in spiritual psychology.Oya reaches the highest level of fulfillment as a singer, actress, life coach, speaker and mentor by watching the way her voice can move and shape the world around her and leading others to find their own sublime bliss and emotional freedom in the Arts. By combining her extensive spiritual and therapeutic training and her extremely multi-faceted artistic background, she has found an apt vehicle for her talents and is able to spread her light and love through one-on-one coaching, empowering speaking engagements, written works, as well as through her music and her commanding stage presence. Spirit of Oya is her debut solo album. She has also released her first book, The 5 Star Points for Success: Manifest Your Dreams, Live Your Life’s Purpose, a guide designed to help creatives tap into their own harmony in order to dive headfirst into their own divine power. Both are available now.