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since 2007

Photo by David Richardson


Years Active: 2007 to present

Genre: Pop Soul R&B

Country: Norbury, London


Roxanne Tataei ( Vocals Acoustic Guitar)

Artist Bio:

Roxanne Tataei brings conviction to your sound-system; A powerful voice on a stage with a tale or two to tell. Half Jamaican and half Iranian, at the tender old age of 21, her debut album entitled Memoirs is the fortuitous result of hard graft and a singular minded headspace. Miss Tataeis youth wasnt misspent; Saturdays were for Church, for singing, from 9am to 5pm, every week from the age of five to ten. It was here that her voice, love of performance and work ethic took shape. It was at various jovial Jamaican family gatherings that she sang above and beyond her stature, five part harmonies over fried fish and run-dung stew with a solo performance for dessert. These attributes were eventually accentuated in school plays and a stint with the National Youth Musical Theatre ensured most school holidays were spent on tour. In Roxs own words It wasnt long before all that Jazz-Hands stuff got on my nerves; Chicago (the musical) got swapped for Portishead (Dummy) and Lauryn Hill (the Miseducation). Joni Mitchell completes this love of the heavy hitting diminutives and her inspiration combined with an appetite to perform complex arrangements enabled Rox to form an acoustic jazz group......[Read More]