Bianca is singer and songwriter born in North Carolina to James and Linda Woodard. Bianca grew up in New Life Church of God in Christ in Augusta Georgia, where the Pastors are Apostle Claude and Prophetess Regina Harris. She sang in the RT Harris youth choir and later in the CL Harris Gospel Choir. Currently she serves in ministry as a member of the praise team and as an assistant director of the CL Harris Gospel Choir under Claude L. Harris Jr.
Bianca ministered and directed her college gospel choir at Georgia Southern University and later became a part of a gospel ensemble, Restored. Restored recorded their first CD, “Cleanse My Heart”, in 1999 and it was released in Atlanta Georgia. During her tenure with Restored, she appeared with the ensemble at the 1999 Radio Announcer’s Convention in Atlanta, on Candi Staton’s “Say Yes” on TBN, and at the Joshua Joint at Sweet Holy Spirit (Bishop Larry Trotter) in Chicago Illinois. Candi Staton made a guest appearance on one of the singles, “Changed”, which was co-written by Bianca and Timothy Fryar. Restored opened for several of Gospel music’s finest such as Tonex, Vickie Winans, Kirk Franklin, and John P. Kee, just to name a few. The ensemble went on to be nominated for an Atlanta Gospel Choice Award for Best New Group in 1999.
Bianca embarked upon a solo career in 2002. She recorded a single entitled “You Have His Word” with Livin it Productions. “Music in the Air”, is scheduled for release in 2005 with Livin It Productions at the helm. All songs were written and arranged by Bianca except for “Music In the Air” and “Have It All”, which were composed by Claude Deuce of Livin It Productions.
Bianca has also worked in community theatre. She served as a pit singer during the Augusta Mini Theatre’s presentation of “The Wiz”. She also starred as a doo-wop girl in the Augusta Players presentation of “Little Shop of Horrors”. More recently, she served as a pit singer during Russell Joel Brown’s “Mozart to Motown Christmas” show at the Imperial Theatre in Augusta Georgia. Bianca has also lended her talent to sing in local commercials.
Bianca’s influences include but are not limited to the following people: Pastor Regina T. Harris (First Lady Edition) cause nobody can take you into the presence of God like she can.., Vanessa Bell Armstrong (Peace Be Still) because she was the first artist she ever listened to and Maurette Brown Clark (How I Feel)..you can feel her heart and soul in her music… She can’t forget about the jazz greats Sarah Vaughn and Ella Fitzgerald. India Arie is too smooth and her lyrics are so thoughtful. Other favorites include Nora Jones, Faith Evans, Natalie Wilson, Dorinda Clark Cole, Ledisi, Lalah Hathaway, Kim Burrell, Whitney Houston, Kim Rutherford, Lisa Page Brooks, Anita Wilson, Deon Kipping, and CeCe Winans.
From April 2010 until August 2010, Bianca was the National Gospel Music Examiner as well as the Augusta Gospel Music Examiner. In September of 2010, Bianca embarked upon a new journey with her web publication Tekoa Gospel Music News. The concept had been in her heart since the early days of surfing on Gospel Flava.com in the 90′s. She was always the person in the Walmart recommending CD purchases to strangers and always wished that someone would warn her before she purchased one. Hence, Tekoa Gospel Music News was born.
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