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FIRST STEPS

Tanja was born into a musical family in 1991 as an only child and still has a very good relationship with her parents. As a child at the tender age of four, her parents prescribed her violin lessons, knowing full well the love for music that slumbered in their daughter. You should be right. In her school days Tanja was rather reserved and quiet, here singing offered itself as an ideal balance to passionately come out of yourself; the inner compass was now definitely set to "sing"!

As a 14-year-old she was in the audience seven times when Tony Manero sang around the heart of his beloved in the musical "Saturday Night Fever". Later - in the opera, she cried just as big tears in “Aida” with the exiled lovers, as in the cinema with “Mandela - the long way to freedom” or “Cry Freedom”, the drama about Steve Biko. Music films like “Step up” in 2006 or “Pink Floyd - The Wall” were a must for Tanja anyway. In the two years from 16 to 18, she gained her first stage experience live on stage and even then convinced the audience with ingeniously sung cover songs. And who's any surprise, Tanja finished her high school with a song project. She studied history and German and now works as a freelance journalist.

 

Singing continued in focus, followed by singing lessons and vocational training with singer and vocal coach Sharon Harris in Basel. Tanja was and still is today, open and ready to be touched by the great feelings that art and of course life often throw in our way without being asked. Not that something like that would make life easier, on the contrary. Nevertheless and precisely because of that: Tanja dedicated her heart to singing and wished for nothing more than that there would be no way around it in the future. And sometimes wishes come true, also and especially gladly via many detours.  

 

The two musical arts of singing and writing have now reached the bottom of Tanja's heart and are taking root. A little dreamy, she has remained true to herself as an idealist to this day. The birth of her first daughter has not changed that, and Tanja brought her inner idealism as copilot into position alongside her outer realism on the flight through dreams and everyday life.  

 

Tanja is now the proud mother of four wonderful kids. Of course, there are a lot of duties involved, as is the case with any family, and with four children anyway. But for “the singing mum” the daily demands are far less of a burden than more fulfillment, especially since she can always count on the active help of her parents. And children like to sing anyway, just a family, with a lot of fun with the music, while Tanja has continued to dream of a solo project over the years.  

 

And now it is there, the dream, the solo singer Tanja takes her first steps, sings her first songs. A chance encounter with their current producer has welded the two together into a song project. It quickly became clear to him: only if Tanja can be more than just a singer, namely if she later provided her own lyrics and if she was also allowed to design the vocal track for the songs in the initial phase, only then would she flourish in the songs. A brilliant move by the producer and project manager Francis Louis Bandelier, who led to the first songs, with just the vocal track by Tanja.   

 

Tanja not only shows her passion for singing in her songs, she also shines with a great voice that not only gives hope for an extraordinary future in the music business, but also points to it! Precisely because she puts her heart and soul into it, the credo that her mother gave her along the way, a gift that still keeps the two together like bad luck and brimstone: an absolute plus point for a singer, especially in the highly competitive music business!