Crowned “Detroit’s Queen of the Blues” in 2015, Thornetta Davis is a multi-talented international singer and songwriter from Detroit and the winner of more than 30 Detroit Music Awards, including sweeping the 2017 and 2018 DMA’s. Davis has been exciting and wowing audiences all over the world with a voice that is strong, commanding, melodic and smooth. She tells her stories with incredible delivery and leaves her audiences wanting more, backed by her great band of Detroit musicians.
She first gained attention in 1987 when she became backup singer for the Detroit soul band Lamont Zodiac and The Love Signs. Shortly after, the lead singer left the band and the name changed to The Chisel Brothers featuring Thornetta Davis. In 1996, Davis recorded her first solo album, Sunday Morning Music, on the Seattle-based label Sub Pop, which received a rave review in the national Entertainment Weekly magazine. Her song “Cry” from that album was featured on the HBO hit series “The Sopranos”.
Davis has electrified audiences worldwide with tours to Italy and blues festivals in Tunisia North Africa, Lucerne Switzerland, Sweden, Paris France, Norway, Germany, Holland, England, and Canada.