From: GA, United States

Genre:
R&B, Soul, Jazz

Barbria DeÃnne is a born entertainer. As a child, she was surrounded by a harmonious family; all of whom were gifted in their own right, and made beautiful music together.


A vocalist nearly all of her life, Barbria began singing at the ripe young age of three with her three older sisters, the quartet calling themselves The Haynes Sisters. That musical chord runs consistently throughout the family, as Barbria's earliest and strongest influences was her mother, Barbara Darleen Grant-Haynes whose songwriting talents were produced by Sam Cooke and was the first single released on his label, SAR Records {1960, He Cares - The Soul Stirrers featuring Johnny Taylor}, her father, James L. Haynes who was a member of the singing group "The Optimistic Quartet," Earma Jean Grant-Thompson; a cousin and Queen of Classic Jazz Piano who played with such artists as Billy Holiday, Duke Ellington, Aretha Franklin and also played for President Barack and Michelle Obama's Wedding, Marshall Thompson; a cousin and Grammy award winning singer with the Chi-Lites, and Tony Haynes; a cousin and Grammy award winning Songwriter and Poet.


In search of the training that would enable her to artfully develop, and take full command of her vocal abilities, she sang Gospel music in the church and later branched out and began studying classical music. After studying classical music Barbria began studying the classics which included Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald and her all time favorite Aretha Franklin.


Barbria began at a very early age building the foundation of what has now become a promising solo career. Throughout her career Barbria has performed with such industry giants as Earth, Wind and Fire, R. Kelly, The Late Ray Charles, Mike Phillips, Karen Briggs, Dorothy Donegan, Enchantment, Comedians; Bill Cosby, The Late Bernie Mac and numerous others.


Currently, Barbria continues to build on her strong foundation. As a graduate of the Art Institute of Atlanta and a degree in Music Entertainment Management under her belt. Barbria takes her knowledge of the Music industry and applies them to her daily dealings with her own company where she is Chief Executive Officer of Barbi-Tone Entertainment. In addition to working on her company, she also finds the time to perform consistently and reach out to fans around the world. Barbria DeÃnne maintains that she has not yet discovered what it is she cannot do, and with the release of her new single (You Hate That) and the release of her new double set CD "The Mood" and "Mood Music" she is soaring to new heights.


"The Mood" is Barbria's sophomore set on her own label, which takes you on a musical journey through the different moods one goes through when they are in or falling out of love. This CD hits straight to the core of one’s existence. Barbria eloquently tells her story with songs like "His Only," which is an accapella selection comprised of four part harmony with smooth R&B vocals and jazzy scat singing transitions; and "You Hate That," which is an R&B/reggae influenced anthem dedicated to the "Haters." Included is "Mood Music," a bonus CD which is a musical tribute to her cousin Earma Jean Grant-Thompson. On this CD, Barbria returns to her Chicago Jazz roots and delivers classic jazz vocals with authentic scat singing, reminiscent of Ella Fitzgerald. "Mood Music" contains five Jazz standards including "Just in Time" and "You stepped out of a dream" accompanied by cousin Earma Jean herself.


Barbria DeÃnne has combined her God given talents to create a talented individual who is a triple threat. Barbria has a goal, she is focused, determined and is a talent whom the world deserves to hear. Keep an eager ear out for this treasure for her talents are truly platinum.