Tamara Marshall

Tamara Marshall
Member Society: COSCAP
Country: Barbados
Genre: Gospel, Jazz

Biography

Tamara has long been recognized as one of the top female vocalists and gifted performers in Barbados. She has aptly been dubbed “The Diva of diversity”. Whether Tamara lends her voice to Blues, Gospel, Jazz, Broadway, Reggae, Rock, Contemporary Opera or Calypso, she exudes an amazing mastery of musical styles and genres.

At age 4, Tamara made her debut in the live theatre production of ‘The King and I’ at The O’Keefe Centre (now The Hummingbird Centre) in Toronto Canada, then on to a CBC TV...

Tamara has long been recognized as one of the top female vocalists and gifted performers in Barbados. She has aptly been dubbed “The Diva of diversity”. Whether Tamara lends her voice to Blues, Gospel, Jazz, Broadway, Reggae, Rock, Contemporary Opera or Calypso, she exudes an amazing mastery of musical styles and genres.

At age 4, Tamara made her debut in the live theatre production of ‘The King and I’ at The O’Keefe Centre (now The Hummingbird Centre) in Toronto Canada, then on to a CBC TV Special with world renowned singer Lou Rawls.

Moving to Barbados at age 11 Tamara became a household name after appearing in talent and variety shows across the island.
On her return to Canada she claimed a major role in the Off Broadway musical ‘The Me Nobody Knows’, which starred Irene Cara, then back to Barbados where she entered the gospel arena, winning numerous awards her songwriting and vocal abilities.

Tamara toured as lead vocalist with many local bands which led to world tours with reggae star Maxi Priest, inclusive of the Reggae Sunsplash and Spirit of Unity tours.

She has opened for Al Green, Brian McKnight, Dionne Warwick, Kenny Rogers and Air Supply and her vocals can be heard on Jerry Rafferty’s latest release. She is frequently booked by producers to add and /or arrange backing vocals for Barbadian greats including Arturo Tappin, Nicholas Branker, Gabby, RPB, and The Merrymen, to name a few.

Known to all as an artist who can perform whatever musical genre is required, Tamara has headlined the Ottawa and Barbados Jazz Festivals; captured a major role in the annual Holders Season’s resurrection of the 17th century opera “Inkle and Yariko”, voiced approximately 500 jingles (local, regional & international) including Gold Award winners Hersheys – “Give me a KISS’, and the ‘Wrap It Up’ Aids campaign, and is recognized as the “anthem voice” for Banks Barbados Holdings (BHL) group of companies.

Tamara was a headliner at the ‘Barbados On The Water Festival’ at ‘The Harbourfront Centre’ Toronto showcasing original material to be featured on her upcoming album.

Tamara was a recipient of a Cornerstone Award at The Barbados Music Awards 2008.

To contact Tamara – email: rootsierokmusic@gmail.com

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