Tamara (Tammy) Nichole Harris is a talented vocalist and lyricist from Chicago, Illinois who is earning her cap as a producer as well. Tammy's music is a smooth blend of traditional R&B soul music fused with elements of Jazz & Funk. Tammy's style had been described by many as reminiscent of the timing of Phyllis Hyman, the vibrato of Stephanie Mills and Randy Crawford, a waver like Denise Williams and the class of Nancy Wilson.
Tammy's debut album, Can't Keep A Good Woman Down", released in 2003 is a mix of funky grooves, attitude with raw emotions, yet feminine in every since of the word. The debut single, "Only To You", is a heart-felt ballad of a woman who has previously encountered unhappy love situations and has finally found the person that she believes is the key. "Only To You" encompasses the essence of love. The title track, "Can't Keep A Good Woman Down", is a testament to strength of women who endure various obstacles on a daily basis. Tammy co-wrote and co-produced all tunes on this album. "Can't Keep A Good Woman Down" offers the listener so much from start to finish.
Tammy’s sophomore project "Natural Vibe" which offers a deeper listen into the artistry of Miss Harris was released in the Spring of 2007. This album features remixes of the title song and "Come Over" by The Remix King, Grammy award winning Maurice Joshua and Rob Diggy whose credits include the Grammy winning re-mix of Crazy in Love for Beyonce. All songs on this project were produced with live band with talents lent by some of Chicago's hottest, most sought after and most talented musicians. The title song is collaboration with William Jackson out of Texas and Clarence Ferguson out of New York. The single is already creating a buzz.
Featuring remakes by Tammy's favorite three female vocalists of all time - Stephanie Mills, Phyllis Hyman & Nancy Wilson, as well as, great new original songs like "Come Over", "Take Me Away", "You Are" and of course the title cut "Natural Vibe"- this entire project is going to be hot! Keep an ear out!
Tammy received an honorable mention in the 2002 & 2003 John Lennon Songwriting Contest for her songs "I'm Through; I'm Done" and "Only To You" respectively. Additionally, "Only To You", "Illusion of Love", "No Other Love", & "Love Your Neighbor" reached the top ten for Illinois, the Midwest and Top Female Vocal Production with www.broadjam.com. "Illusion of Love" also reached the aforementioned categories, as well as, Broadjam #1 singles. Tammy reached the top 20 with American Idol Underground for "No Other Love."
And there is more to come...
Also check out:
Official Web Site: www.RootSoul.com
Electronic Press Kit: www.sonicbids.com/TammyHarris
CD Available at: www.cdbaby.com/tammyharris, www.cdbaby.com/tammyharris2 & www.itunes.com.