Philadelphia rocker GhettoSongBird emerged in 2001 at venues including CBGB'S (NYC), The Bitter End (NYC), The Whisky A Go-Go (L.A.) leading to the Troubadour (London), to name a handful. In her hometown Philadelphia she played hot spots such as The Trocadero, The Tin Angel, World Cafe Live, Milkboy, and the Black Lily at the 5 Spot (known for launching the careers of Jil Scott, Musiq Soulchild, and many more). Mrs songbird has played hundreds of live music venues, cafes, night clubs, private events, festivals, colleges, etc. all over the USA. She was the 1st rock artist to perform on B.E.T's 106 & Park and had the opportunity to perform on numerous t.v. and radio shows.
This electric lady bird also ignited her career giving back to new artist as well as paying homage to bands that inspired her; growing up on her mother's funk/rock album collection. She produced her own music & arts festival called Wingdom Fest 2005-2008, that gave a space to unorthodox upcoming artist. Her festival also paid tribute to legends including George Clinton (P-Funk), Lloyd Smith (The Bar-Kays & father of her older sister) and The Wilson Brothers (Mandrill), who were all in attendance.
Ese & The Vooduu People
Born and raised in South London, Ese Okorodudu has seen it all, she's done most of it, and is now an authentic musician now based in Brixton.
Graduating from London’s most demanding performing arts school — the streets, as a busker — singer-songwriter Ese (vocals, guitar) is backed by the incendiary Vooduu People: ex-Noisette Pharoah Russell (drums), Basile Petite (bass) and – since June 2018 – Destra Orsheena Ross on backing vocals. Keyboardist Jackson Baird has also joined the core quartet as a regular collaborator.
A fiery songwriter, Ese is also what renowned hip-hop engineer/producer Jay Burnett (Beastie Boys, Run DMC, LL Cool J, Afrika Bambaataa etc) describes as “the best natural singer I’ve heard in 30 years”.
She and her band are inspired by a range of legends, from Jimi Hendrix to Amy Winehouse via The Isley Brothers, Led Zeppelin, Bowie, Prince, Alice In Chains, Skunk Anansie and Erykah Badu.
A killer live act, they are signed to Quadrafon Music Industries and have recorded two singles, “Dynamite” and “Fairytale” (both 2017) with the aforementioned Burnett producing.