Michele Zayla has a powerful voice. Power not only in her ability to fill a room with beautiful sound, but to turn heads with a subtle, delightful inflection and invoke a flush of goosebumps. From the soaring lead vocals of Pink Floyd’s “The Great Gig in the Sky” to Duke Ellington’s swinging “I’m Beginning to See the Light,” Zayla moves effortlessly through a hundred years of popular music while boldly stepping into performing her original songs.
A professional performer and entrepreneur by the age of 10, Michele toured through her youth singing The American Songbook of George Gershwin, Irving Berlin, Rogers and Hammerstein, Hoagy Carmichael and more with her Perfect Harmony duo. More than 70 retirement communities in South Florida alone demanded repeat performances of her dynamic and gifted group. 25,000 Florida Marlins fans at Sun Life Stadium were captivated by a solo performance by the young Zayla when she was an early teen.
Valued for her versatility, Michele received a merit scholarship to University of the Arts in Philadelphia and earned a Bachelor Fine Arts in Musical Theater in 2000. Upon moving to New York in 2002 she was picked up by several top private event companies and has since performed at hundreds of events up and down the East Coast and maintains a staggering list of varied repertoire.
Stylistic variety has been a constant in Michele’s career including a decade performing and recording with Joan As Police Woman, touring with The Machine’s Pink Floyd tribute, opening for platinum selling DMX, singing jazz at renowned New York venues like Symphony Space, The Rainbow Room, Smalls, and Brooklyn Bowl. Commercial credits include a jingle for Ford Motor Company, writing, producing and performing the theme song for Australia’s “Voice in the Valley” 96.9FM.