Meet Towa Bird, the TikTok star who channels Jimi Hendrix and thinks guitar solos are “arrogant” – but tears up the fretboard anyway

Towa Bird
(Image credit: Mikayla LoBasso)

The guitar playing talents of Towa Bird were first discovered by many during the lockdown years, when the young musician would regularly showcase her tasty lead chops (and handsome guitar collection) while improvising over the top of an assortment of hip-hop, pop, and R&B tunes on TikTok.  

She’s also spent the past few years honing her skills by working alongside other artists, often as a producer or a co-writer. Now, with two guitar-stuffed original singles – Wild Heart and Boomerang – under her belt and the promise of a debut album release in the not-too-distant future, the time has come for the Gen-Z social media star to establish herself as a solo artist in her own right. 

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Ellie Rogers

Since graduating university with a degree in English, Ellie has spent the last decade working in a variety of media, marketing and live events roles. As well as being a regular contributor to Total Guitar, MusicRadar and, she currently heads up the marketing team of a mid-scale venue in the south-west of England. She started dabbling with guitars around the age of seven and has been borderline obsessed ever since. She has a particular fascination with alternate tunings, is forever hunting for the perfect slide for the smaller-handed guitarist, and derives a sadistic pleasure from bothering her drummer mates with a preference for “f**king wonky” time signatures.