Theresa tha S.O.N.G.B.I.R.D.
Consummate singer-spoken word artist-performer, Theresa tha S.O.N.G.B.I.R.D. infuses her works with a special brand of wit, humor and soul. Writing since age 14 and singing from age 9, Theresa Tha Songbird, born Theresa Michelle Wilson, is no stranger to the stage and an addict to all things creative. Theresa began performing poetry as a teen for her High school speech team and quickly rose to become a champion competition Verse Reader. As the only black student to graduate from the 2004 Millikin University School of Music Theresa garnered tenacity in hard work and an ultimate faith in her talents. Her art is sound and word therapy. She is healing each audience member and listener with a well-tuned vibration of love through poetry and song.
Atlanta resident and Chicago native S.O.N.G.B.I.R.D. has taken the world by viral storm with over 6 million views of her 2019 Trumpet Awards appearance on BOUNCE TV. She has also had the honor of appearing on the season 3 Finale episode of Verses and Flow engineered by Lexus on TVOne. Theresa is presently self producing and recording new music as well as co-producing with her Iglootew Studios associate, Terry Gordon of the Greasekydz. In becoming the primary female R& B vocalist associated with Iglootew Studios S.O.N.G.B.I.R.D. has worked alongside Atlanta's underground hip-hop stars writing and guest performing on multiple projects including work with Dead Pres producer, Mike Flo.
Branching off into different avenues of entertainment Theresa has been the spokes model for Copper Candy Jewelry Designs and Say Ashe Boutique, based out of Chicago IL, since 2011 and is currently cast as the Mother in the break-out, Philadelphia based "Broken Tables" and also as"Jazmine Love" in the spoken word/ hip-hop musical "Educated Gangster 101" written, produced by and starring HBO Def Poet Tommy Bottoms. Besides Mr. Bottoms and SONGBIRD, the cast is also comprised of HBO Def Poets Georgia Me, Malik Salaam and Abyss Graham, as well as BET Lyric Cafe's Cola Rum. In September of 2012 Theresa became a touring cast member, and later an associate producer, as well as musical director for H.I.P. Theater Company and The Punany Poets, run by Jessica Holter as seen on HBO, BET and Cinemax. Nothing. however, is more important than Theresa's desire to expose young minds to the world of art. Artist consulting firm B.I.R.D. Media lends artists development services to up and coming entertainers of all backgrounds while remaining focused on enriching the youth through poetry, writing and performance workshops with Atlanta Charter Schools and after school programs.
Theresa tha S.O.N.G.B.I.R.D. has featured in over 70 major cities nationwide,
and is expanding globally, having performed at such illustrious stages as the Jimmy Carter Presidential Library, Indiana Historical Society, The Blue Room and American Jazz Museum in Kansas City, Indiana State Museum, Cornell University, Wittenberg University, Morgan State University, Fayetteville State University, University of Alabama at Tuscaloosa, Cincinnati’s Arnoff Theater, Phoenix Arizona's Fox Theater, Atlanta's Sweet Auburn Music Festival 2012, Baltimore's Eubie Blake and Reginald F. Lewis Museums, Verses and Flow Live Atlanta, The World Erotic Art Museum in Miami FL, Atlanta's Malcolm X Festival, and Chicago's House of Blues. Theresa has written for and appeared in 3 independent films, including an appearance in "Unspoken Words" under the direction of Henderson Maddox, co-starring Gregory Alan Williams, Robin Givens, Tommy Ford, and Georgia Me. She is a cast member of Coochie Chronicles, a spoken-word AIDS awareness stage play based in Cincinnati OH, and is currently touring with Georgia Me Presents, Adam’s Rib sharing the stage with the nation's BEST female poets, including the likes of Tony and Emmy award winning poet Georgia Me, M'Reld Green, Queen Sheba, Sunni Patterson, and Dana Gilmore.
In her career S.O.N.G.B.I.R.D. has also been blessed to share the stage with such wonderful poetic, musical, theatrical and comedic talents as:
Umar Bin Hassan of the Last Poets, Omari Hardwick, Marsha Ambrosius, Big Rube, Eric Roberson, N'Dambi, Malcolm Jamal Warner, Algebra,
Killa Mike, Chrystale Wilson, Avery Sunshine, Raheem DeVaughn, Ledisi, Dead Pres, Anthony David, Rodney Perry, Black ice, J.Ivy, Mikki Howard, Arrested Development, Robert Glasper, Jazmine Sullivan and Jill Scott.