Crowned ‘Detroit’s Queen of the Blues’ in 2015, Thornetta Davis a multi-talented international singer and songwriter from Detroit, MI, is the winner of over 30 Detroit Music Awards. Thornetta has been exciting and wowing audiences all over the world. Her voice is strong, commanding, melodic and smooth. She tells her stories with incredible delivery and leaves her audiences wanting more.
She first gained attention in 1987 when she became back up singer for the Detroit soul band Lamont Zodiac & The Love Signs. Shortly after, the lead singer left the band and the name changed to The Chisel Brothers featuring Thornetta Davis. In 1996 Thornetta recorded her first solo album “Sunday Morning Music” on the Seattle based label Sub Pop which received a rave revue in the national Entertainment Weekly magazine. Her song “Cry” from that album was featured on the HBO hit “The Sopranos”.
Thornetta has opened for legendary blues and R&B greats such as Ray Charles, Gladys Knight, Smokey Robinson, Etta James, Buddy Guy, Koko Taylor, and many more. Her history is extensive and her performances are memorable: in 1999 she attended the Detroit Music Awards where she proudly accepted 2 of the over 30 Music Awards that she has won over the last 20 years for ‘Best R&B/Blues vocalist’ and ‘Best R&B Group’; in 2000 Thornetta opened the VH1 Vogue fashion awards at Madison Square Garden with Kid Rock; in 2001 she is inducted into the Detroit Music Hall of Fame;… the list of achievements is endless.