Spirit of Oya

Energizing Through Music & Art

Music Services

No matter which musical style or instrumentation you need to complement your event, Oya is committed to creating a magical atmosphere, lifting spirits and getting toes tapping.

You can trust Oya with every detail, whether you need additional vocalists or instrumentalists, sound, lighting and full production packages, or a DJ to keep the energy flowing into the night. While based in Los Angeles, Oya travels all over the country for performances and plays with a number of bands and musicians already located in many cities and states, including California (San Francisco, Los Angeles, San Diego), Nevada (Las Vegas), Illinois (Chicago), Virginia (DMV), Louisiana (New Orleans), Pennsylvania (Philadelphia), New York (New York City) and Florida (Miami/Ft. Lauderdale).

Review testimonials from happy clients nationwide that have manifested their musical vision through the Spirit of Oya.


Invite Oya to help you relax and savor your next event with her inspiring voice. Whether you need soulful ballads, playful jazz/blues numbers, eloquent renditions of timeless classics or a beguiling blend of all of the above, you are guaranteed to enjoy a highly-personal, memorable performance.

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Oya Thomas

"From the moment I spoke to Oya on our first pre telephone interview, I knew that she would not only be an amazing asset to my party, but that she was very accommodating to what I wanted. Her performance was amazing, her voice is truly a gift from God, that lifted everyone's spirits. I would use Oya again and recommend her to others that want that special touch to any event. Thank you Oya you are wonderful!!"

Joanne B, Milwaukee, WI


Combine Oya and an instrumental accompaniment to present an array of duets, for an exclusive affair. Build a personalized set of beautifully-rendered variations hand-plucked from a vast repertoire of poignant musical numbers.

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Soul Smile

"It is not often in life that you are connected to human beings like Oya and when you do, you know you are blessed. Her spirit is rich and attracting, her professionalism is at a level that is rare. Oya was hired to entertain my family and friends in celebration of my 50th birthday and what an entertainer she was. I would highly recommend Oya for any event on this earth."

Yonette A, New York


Let Oya craft a custom ensemble for you to give any event a polished, multi-dimensional accent. An assortment of vocal and instrumental combinations playing music in your choice of genres will add style to create a day or evening to remember.

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Oya Thomas Ensemble

"I would highly recommend Oya she is very personal and professional. Oya along with her guitarist and sax player were the highlight of my event. My friends and family are still talking about how great she was. If you are looking for a great performance look no further Oya is the answer!"

Dana P, Culver City, CA

Full Band

Skyrocket vibration levels with Oya and her widely-celebrated full band. Her versatile voice and an orchestra of high-energy musicians playing old and new danceable favorites are sure to pull any party onto the dance floor and keep pulses racing into the night.

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Oya Thomas Band

"Oya and her band were so great to work with. Superb quality of singing and music. We still have people telling us how wonderful the band was months after our wedding. The Spirit of Oya took our wedding to another level; it was truly amazing. They help create memories that we will have forever."

Brooke S


Take spirits to a higher power on any special day with Oya and her deeply-moving Gospel choirs. Her overwhelming energy as a musical director and arranger and the boundless pool of stunning voices she brings to every event will create truly radiant entertainment.

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Oya Choir Group

"Oya has the most amazing voice & her professionalism is flawless. She coordinated the music for my wedding in Napa Valley, California & the number one thing that my guests remember is how awesome the music was! She consulted with me many times before the big day & helped guide me through every decision. I wanted a gospel choir for the ceremony & she found me the most incredible local singers. Her band that traveled with her was also the perfect combination with the vocals. If you need music produced for any event, Oya is the only person you need to call! She blessed me so much on my wedding day. I will never forget her talent & her beautiful spirit."

Rebekah Means, Napa, CA

Specialty Act: The Jazz Age Revue

Drift back into American musical history as Lena Horne, Billie Holiday and Dorothy Dandridge grace you with timeless blues and jazz tunes. These three special songstresses, accompanied by either the Spirit of Oya’s live jazz trio or full band will help you relive the swanky soul of the Jazz Era.

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Oya Thomas Jazz Revue

"I seen Oya at an old jazz themed event a couple years ago and was blown away by her performance as a soloist with her jazz trio. A year later I saw these women perform together and wow! I mean these ladies are amazing together! They took me and the audience back. I felt like I was transported to a 1920's or 40's cotton club. The show was so good. They are great performers, they look so glamorous and their voices are beautiful. Oya really knows hows to produce a show."

Phil P, Los Angeles, CA

Specialty Act: History of Black American Music

Take a musical tour of Black History with this “edu-tainment” series that is enlightening for both children and adults. Let Oya guide you through the history and evolution of African American music, from Negro spirituals, to blues and early jazz, to Motown and R&B, all the way up to the present day, illuminated through an engaging combination of singing and storytelling.

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Chronology of Black Music

"Oya was and is fantastic. Oya was radiant and professional in everyway... she dazzled our audience and gave us great edu-tainment! She is a giver and community minded... she was great!"

Teresa W, Freeport, Illinois

Specialty Service: Custom Songwriting

Call on Spirit of Oya to custom create an exclusive song for your project or product. Whether you need to accentuate a scene in a film, or create a memorable theme for your product, commercial, promotion or special event, songwriter, vocalist and producer Oya will work with you personally to write a melody that will make your important message sparkle.

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Shelly's Adventure Song

Get to know OYA with the FREE single “LOVE,” from her debut album Spirit of Oya. This groovy original shows OYA’s gifts as a songwriter and mixes together ingredients from R&B, Pop and Reggae into a flavorful treat. You’ll also be entered into a monthly drawing to win the