"Oya was such a wonderful and caring presence. The music was beautiful. I would hire her again in a heart beat and look forward to seeing her when she comes to the Bay Area."
"The Spirit of Oya was a wonderful experience from the moment I hired her! As an event coordinator, it is sometimes difficult to find that right vendor for my clients. But I knew once having spoken with Oya that she would be perfect for what my client and I were looking for, which happened to be Gospel music. Not only did Oya exceed my expectations with her talents as a singer, but the process of how she coordinated songs with her back up singers and piano player for my client was so easy and flawless, she made my job that much easier! I look forward to hiring The Spirit of Oya time and time again for many years to come, right along with her wonderful performers!!!! -- Kimery Sherwood, Pacific Palisades Oya was a professional entertainer who was lovely to work with. Her voice was dynamic. Everyone who attended the wedding commented on how wonderful she was. I would for sure contact Oya for any musical needs. She was the absolute best!!"
"Oya was probably the best decision I ever made. I barely had any special numbers for my sister's wedding. I looked on this website for people who can perform as a surprise guest for my sister and her husband. I found Oya, and words can't even describe how amazing she is! Everything went very well. She didn't have a problem coming to perform in such a short time. When she performed at my sister's wedding she sang like an angel! Everyone at the reception loved her. She is very beautiful and talented. Her voice blew everyone away! Oya surprised everyone with her beautiful voice. I highly recommend her to everyone!"
"I was ashamed at first to talk someone about all the things that I wanted but could not achieve. Fact is I did not even know where to start. I was also very concerned about what you would think or others would think. It took some warming up to but by the second and third conversation I started to feel free. I realized that you were not judging me and was there to support me. In continuing with you I was really able to release things that were weighing me down and keeping me away from achieving what I really wanted. When I look back I am amazed at how negative I was and how I let myself go after the kids. The opportunity that you gave me is priceless. You really helped me clear the way to reconnecting with who I really am and allowing my true self to shine. I am so happy to have connected with you."
"Oya did a great job! My family and friends were in awe at her beautiful and amazing voice. She was truly a professional and I would recommend her to anyone. Oya is going to do BIG things!"
"Right from the beginning, there was a certain warmth and great over-all professionalism from Oya. And more than just a great voice, she is able to relate to the audience. If you want a CLASS A performer, there is no need to look around. She is the ONE. Good thing we did."
"She was perfect in every way. Very professional, personable, outgoing, punctual. My clients were very happy and insisted on having her back. She made our event a huge success from start to finish."
"Oya, electrified the place! What a way to end a 27 year career! Imagine that it was just her! I am already planning on hiring her again soon and have her bring her band next time. My next event can't come fast enough!"
"Oya's 5starpointsforsuccess works and as a father and creative I am sharing this book with my son and daughter. This book provides tangible ideas for creative's that want to manifest their dreams and outlines the definition of success and how to live it. She doesn't hype you up but instead gives you real inspiration and an approach that will help you find the courage to move forward and take the steps necessary to build a solid bridge towards your dreams!" Taj R. Lewis Producer
"I flew Oya to Atlanta, to perform for my wedding. Given that your wedding day is one of the most important days of your life you want only the best. That was Oya and her team!"
"I simply want to say, Thank you. I am able to see the world in a whole new light. What is best is that I am really honoring myself and truly living my life. It is not just some spiritual fluff that I can really live the way I desire. I really have been able to see and feel the shifts. I have really started to truly live a life full of possibilities and my potential is limitless. I am open to receive and just so thankful."
The absolute best, most professional, excellent sounding band one can find! I promise that the Spirit of Oya will absolute exceed your every expectation. Oya, her band, and DJ's are the best in the business. They kept my guests dancing all night, responded quickly to special requests and needs, and never let the energy wan for a second. I would highly recommend them to anyone and look forward to working with them again and again. Oya is the absolute best. 5 stars!!! - Darrin R. , Claremont, CA
"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."
"Her unique gifts, professionalism, and knowledge provided me with wonderful ideas and ways to change and create my space. In less than a week after making the suggested changes, I experienced wonderful results in relationships, finances, and the energy in my living space."
"If you are looking for great talent, professional mannerisms, and a truly wonderful personality, then you need to look no further than Oya. She has amazing range, the ability to adapt to multiple music genre and has a beautiful voice and presence."
Oya's performance was amazing! Our client appreciation party was revered as one of the best clients had attended. All due to Oya's amazing voice, dancers and special touches for our evening! - Erica T., Manhattan Beach, CA
"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!!"
"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."
"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."
"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."
"Oya just has a way. She is real, fun and really cares."
"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!"
"From start to finish, Oya & her band were spectacularly accommodating & flexible. Her dynamic, positive, amazing energy and admirable professionalism are matched only by her incredible talent. With a musical range & ease most musicians would give their left kidney for, Oya customized songs for us, was able to span a full range of genres with great facility, and even threw in a few delightful surprises on our wedding day: My husband is from New Zealand, and Oya went above and beyond, charting & performing a few special songs from my new hubby's favorite local Auckland band-the treat of the night for all his friends from Down Under! In two words: Oya is simply amazing!"
"Wow, where do I begin? This workshop was the best investment I could have made. I started with very little hope and ended not only inspired but with tools to succeed. I know this sounds crazy but 3 months later I started a healthy relationship but only because of what she taught me about starting a healthy relationship with myself first. Before this workshop I pretty much gave up on a good relationship. I moved forward with my dream company and I am actually finding out what it means to be happy. Thank you Oya!"
"Ms. Oya, Thank you for being gentle with me but so strong at the same time. It is a fine balance that you have. It is a gift. It was what I needed to get to the next level."
"Oya ia s remarkable person and performer. She sings like an angel!"
"Your performances far exceeded my expectations! Your beautiful, soulful, and strong voice is a gift from a higher power. When you sang you touched us deep in our hearts. You have a gift Oya, your voice is up there with the greats."
"Where do I start?! Oya was AMAZING!! There is a reason why she has all great reviews, she did an excellent job. She had all the guest at our anniversary party clapping and singing along. She was exactly what we needed to get the party started, Oya was everything I expected and more. She was one time, professional and personable. And the fact that she is just as beautiful in person is a big plus! LOL.... She is truly a beautiful soul and Oya was the highlight of our gathering, our friends and family are still talking about her. Many Thanks Oya!"
"Oya provided excellent entertainment for our Valentines Day social. Her music mix, her great voice and positive demeanor got rave reviews from our audience."
"Oya is Lovely. She was amazing at our event -- so uplifting, motivational and real. I got compliments about her for days after the event. She is awesome and would be a great addition to any engagement you have." -- Kim W, Event Coordinator and Business Owner
Oya was a dream come true... Beautiful voice and beautiful face. I feel so blessed to have found her. Everyone in our party commented about her wonderful voice and the talented musicians. I would extremely highly recommend her and hire her again for any future parties.
"Oya's performance was Great. I strongly recommend her to anyone. Her vocal ability is outstanding. Everyone at the event is still talking about how beautiful her voice is. Oya helped make this event a night that no one will ever forget. I am truly thankful for her."
"Pursuing your dreams can be scary, but you have to stay positive, turn your mind’s thoughts into a reality and go out and do it! That is one of the many valuable lessons Oya Thomas teaches in her book The 5 Star Points for Success: Manifest Your Dreams, Live Your Life’s Purpose, and it is one that I have lived myself as I have found success in my own career. I recommend Oya’s book for anyone ready to take the real-life steps to find success while pursuing their dreams!"Thomas Hearns, professional boxer (Tommy “Hitman” Hearns)
"Wow, where do I begin? Oya provided the perfect musical element to my wedding ceremony. I first contacted her only a week prior to the event. She was traveling overseas at the time, but still promptly returned all of my emails and graciously agreed to perform. She was incredibly personable and spent a good deal of time getting to know me, learning about my relationship with my fiancee, and discussing my musical preference in an effort to identify the perfect song. In the end she actually customized the lyrics for a wonderful song that left all of our guests spellbound. Her voice is magnificent and she is a true professional."
"Oya is a Gift from God. I would recommend her to others and I feel very gifted to have had the pleasure to have met her. Although it was a rainy night, the Sun was shinning in the Church as bright as day. Once again thank you Oya for sharing at the Well and may God continue to bless you and your wonderful voice. To God be the Glory and Amen."
"This workshop was the best investment I could have made. I started with very little hope and ended not only inspired but with tools to succeed. I moved forward with my dream company and I am actually finding out what it means to be happy. Thank you Oya!" -- Melanie Hunter, Creative artist, Entrepreneur and Mother
"Oya is fantastic. Her talent is beyond measure, she brought the house down and made our event a spectacular one that will never be forgotten. She sung three songs and the crowd was screaming for more. There is no one like her. We will be repeat customers."
"Working with Oya was an experience I will always cherish. Not only is her voice captivating and powerful, but she is an intelligent, confident, funny, and positive woman. She is a phenomenal artist with incredible work ethic. The emotion the she emits AND evokes while singing has a universal timelessness while her voice itself is very unique. I very much look forward to working with Oya again in the future. She has an amazing gift. My highest recommendations to anyone who wants to experience/share something extraordinary"
"She will not let you off the hook but holds you in the loving. This environment has allowed me to see so much for myself including but not limited to taking a real look in and finding out what I want then creating a plan to achieve these goals."
"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!"
"Oya is an amazing young woman. We have been blessed with her gift of song and just her amazing presence. She's an inspiration to us all and I can't wait to book her back!"
"I must tell you that your presentation was so eloquent and professional. The time and patience you've shown us was a real eye opener. Once again thank you very much for your professionalism, your knowledge and your warm spirit."
Oya and her amazing band of musicians were even better in person! Honestly made my birthday party shine! Every single member of her band was phenomenal and Oya had fantastic stage presence and soul. Such a talented group of wonderful highly talented musicians. I HIGHLY recommend them. Made the whole evening! Can't wait to hire them again. - Stephanie B., Malibu, CA
"Oya's talent and pleasantness surpassed my expectations. I highly recommend Oya. Thank You Oya and it was a pleasure to meet such a genuine young lady."
"WOW! THIS GIRL CAN SING! Oya had hit one of many high notes effortlessly during our dinner show, displaying stellar vocal range that kept our wedding guest dancing and singing along. They kept asking me 'WHERE DID YOU FIND HER?'. You touched our hearts and surprised us to the point that we were in tears, especially when you did our special request to each other. That was beautiful. Everything from your entrance into the chapel hall singing Etta James's 'At last' and my bride walking down the aisle to Donnie Mcclurkin and Yolanda Adam's 'The Prayer' it was magical. You are a true professional and a great artist. Thank you coming to SF. We were blessed to find you."