Exudes talent, panache and style – a must-see Nicholas Fogg, Artistic Director, Marlborough Jazz Festival
Tamsin is a joy to watch and listen to – she really sparkles Shireen Francis, Singer
Tamsin belongs at the lighter end of the jazz spectrum. Singers she particularly admires include Peggy Lee, June Christy, Anita O’Day, Cleo Laine, Louis Armstrong, Oscar Brown Junior, Frank Sinatra and Chet Baker. While she enjoys singing the standards, she also has an active interest in reviving lost or forgotten songs, and is as likely to be attracted by the lyrics of a song as by the melody. She writes her own original lyrics and has also translated songs by Jacques Brel, Charles Trenet etc.
Witty, elegant lyrics. Her translations capture the intention and style of the originals. She has an instinct for knowing what will ‘sing’. Mark Jennett, Singer
You can tell when an audience is hooked by the story you are singing, and Tamsin’s words never fail! Gabrielle Ducomble, Singer
Tamsin started her singing career as the ‘tall’ half of cabaret duo ‘The Song and the Short and the Tall’, but found her true musical niche in the jazz world. She has played at key London jazz venues, and the Brighton ‘Kommedia’, has featured on Jazz FM’s ‘Dinner Jazz’, and is a regular returning artist at the Marlborough Jazz Festival – 11 years and counting!
She has studied with leading British jazz singers such as Liane Carroll, Anton Brown, Pete Churchill and Shireen Francis, and is a graduate of Mary King’s performance course ‘The Knack’ at English National Opera. She has played with some of the UK’s finest jazz musicians, including pianists Geoff Castle, Barry Green, and Nick Weldon; bassists Tim Wells, Jeff Clyne and Simon Thorpe; and drummers Clark Tracey, Paul Cavaciuti and David Ohm. As well as playing gigs at key London venues such as the Spice of Life, Pizza on the Park, The Bull’s Head and the Battersea Barge, she also does corporate events, weddings, private functions etc.
Tamsin has recorded an album, ‘Under Your Spell’, with her regular trio of Geoff Castle on Piano, Nick Kacal on Bass and Paul Cavacuiti on Drums, and featuring Steve Waterman on Trumpet.
London album launch: Pizza Express Dean Street, Sunday January 11th 2015. 1.30-3.30pm