Growing up in Northern Alberta, Canada with a great-grandfather who played the banjo and fiddle, Tammy was already singing at the tender age of three. But by the time she approached her 20s music had taken a back seat.
Then tragedy struck with the sudden death of her mother. The trauma of her mother’s passing made Tammy reconnect with music and in June 2000 she released her debut album.
Dedicated to her mum, ‘Legacy’ was internationally received and led to appearances on national and international TV and radio, as well as gigs at the Montreal, Toronto and Vancouver Jazz Festivals and venues all over Europe.
Now based in the UK, Tammy has been heard on Radio stations across the country, including Jamie Cullum’s show on BBC Radio 2, Jenni Murray’s Woman’s Hour on BBC Radio 4 and Robert Elms BBC Radio London to name but a few. In 2010 she was nominated for London Jazz Vocalist of the Year.
London highlights include meeting Her Majesty the Queen, performing on the main stage in Trafalgar Square for Canada Day 2011, supporting the Canadian Tenors with Hayley Westenra at the Union Chapel, performing with Randy Bachman at Pizza Express Jazz Club, Bobby McFerrin at Royal Festival Hall and Jamie Cullum at the Jazz Cafe.
Her most recent album ‘Where I Need To Be’, which was released to a sold-out crowd at the legendary Ronnie Scotts jazz club in London, features collaborations with Grammy Award Winner Terry Britten (Tina Turner), Tim Fraser (Lulu), and Tom Cawley (Peter Gabriel).
The track ‘Everyone But Me’ was covered by Erin Boheme (album produced by Michael Buble) and was released in the US last year and American Idol finalist Scott MacIntyre has recently recorded a version of ‘Safe in my Arms’ to be released on his new album in September.
Tammy is currently writing for her new album ‘A Celebration of Canadian Songwriters’ with Grammy Award Winner James Bryan (Nelly Furtado). The album features a special performance from rock legend Randy Bachman.