The dynamite singer, songwriter and entertainer Natasha Evans is a native of Buffalo, NY. Natasha was brought up in Miwaukee, Wisconsin at a very young age inspired to sing after seeing the movie "Annie.”
Natasha has a dynamic range, singing genres such as gospel, jazz, R & B, pop, disco and Spanish music. Some of her musical influences include Whitney Houston, Mariah Carey, Michael Jackson, Ella Fitzgerald, Yolanda Adams, Minnie Riperton, Teena Marie, Selena, Sade and Stevie Wonder.
Natasha went to New York City in 2003 to audition for American Idol. The audition ended before she could audition and she later sang at The Sugar Bar. Natasha met Valerie Simpson of the former group “Ashford and Simpson” and Stefanie Mills. Valerie said to Natasha "thank you for sharing your gift," after singing at the Open Mic session.
In 1999, Natasha graduated from The Buffalo Academy for Visual & Performing Arts. Natasha won a Psi Phi Fraternity vocal contest for a scholarship, money and an award. Natasha began singing in her church the First Missionary Baptist Church of God in Christ. Natasha became involved with the Ujima Theater Company doing live theater for three years. In 2003, Natasha sang in a four piece (4-piece) jazz quartet called “Round Midnight Ensemble.” She also sang in a ten piece (10-piece) world beat orchestra called “Outer Circle Orchestra.” The group opened up for national recording artist Maxi Priest. She performed in two bands for one year. Natasha was a featured vocalist on a television program called El Barrio. The show was broadcast in Buffalo, Syracuse, Rochester and Toronto.
Natasha later relocated to Rochester, NY and sang with a band called “The PopShow Band.” They did weddings, parties, charities and festivals. The band traveled to Buffalo, Rochester, Pennsylvania and Toronto. Natasha has shared the stage with the “Mambo Kings” and has been performing with “The Popshow Band” for seven years. Natasha has won talent shows. In March 2008, Natasha won for best vocalist in a six month (6-month) competition sponsored by the Spy Guys TV Show in Buffalo.
In 2012, Natasha sang in a group called “Al Ferguson and Company.” Al Ferguson is a brilliant keyboardist that has shared the stage with the outstanding George Benson and the legendary Grover Washington Jr. In November 2012, Natasha sang open mic at Uncle Johnny's in Buffalo, NY. Natasha currently performs with “The Popshow Band.” Natasha's desire is to be an inspiration to family, friends and fans worldwide. Natasha is in the process of beginning a record label and a music greeting card company.
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www.soundclick.com/direct link or URL is http://members.soundclick.com/natahlie