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".
"I can recall reciting the movie word for word," she says smiling. 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 Ashford and Stefanie Mills. Ashford said to Natasha "thank you for sharing your gift" after singing at the open mic. Natasha decided to move back home. She pursued gigs regularly.
In 1999, Natasha graduated from "The Buffalo Academy for the 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 and Christ" was where she began singing. Natasha became involved with the "Ujima Theatre Company" doing live theatre for 3 years. In 2003, Natasha sang in a 4-piece jazz quartet called "Round Midnight Ensemble." She also sang in a ten piece worldbeat orchestra called "Outer Circle Orchestra." The group opened up for national pop artist Maxi Priest. She performed in these bands for 2 years. 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 performed with "The Popshow Band" for 6 years. Natasha has won talent shows. In March 2008, Natasha won for best vocalist with an award in a 6-month competition sponsored by the "Spy Guys TV Show" in Buffalo.
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. As of November 2012 Natasha sang Open Mic at Uncle Johnny's in Buffalo, NY located at 11 East Utica from 7 PM to 9 PM. Natasha's desire is to be an inspiration to family, friends and fans worldwide. "I aspire to encourage artists to follow their gifts." As of 2013, Natasha is preparing to sing with The Popshow Band again. The performance dates and video shoots will be posted. Natasha is in the process of beginning a record label studio and a music greeting card company.
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www.soundclick.com/direct link or URL is http://members.soundclick.com/natahlie