Tamara Wellons // Ocha Record’s Artist Tamara Wellons is a Metropolitan based vocalist whose addictive blend of soul, jazz and house is fresh, flavorful and classic. Wellons’ debut record “Life Is” debuts on Ocha Records, a joint venture between House DJ/Producer Carlos Mena and Osunlade.The album features production by Osunlade, Carlos Mena, Wale Oyejide and Kokayi.
Since the March single release of Tamara’s single “Oh Well,” (voted traxsource.com’s Best of 2007 Top 100 Singles ) the songstress has been been busy performing and finishing up the recording of her much-anticipated full LP release. In 2007 Tamara enjoyed success after the “Oh Well” release with performances throughout Washington DC (Mirrors, LIV), New Jersey and Detroit (DEMF), and New York. The single was also featured on the Grammy Award winning DJ, Roger Sanchez Release Yourself Volume 6 Dance Compilation CD and is a play list favorite among numerous djs/podcasts and mix cds. The Bahsonik Remix has proven itself to be a dance floor mainstay among club goers throughout the East Coast region. Tamara’s follow-up, “Like Rain” was released this April with mixes by Jihad Muhammad and Nomumbah. This single is “truly on that other level in terms of groove and being motivational, think Soul II Soul meets Jazzanova while hanging out in Brazil and… ” (the Runoff Groove). Her original material reflects that of an artist and mother who is forever balancing her passion and her family.
Tamara is a versatile vocalist who appreciates everything from Nancy Wilson to Nirvana. Tamara’s courageous rendition of the 1990 anthem, “Smells Like Teen Spirit” has quickly become a cult favorite among soul music fans. Tamara flows flawlessly from an acapella to an acoustic accompaniment to a full band featuring guitarist Zack Cutler, percussionist Hodari, Brooke Mumford on bass, and drummer Mario Ennis. Tamara is also on the roster for the 2008 Maryland Capital Region Touring Artists, Arts-in-Education/Visiting Artist roster, and is a recipient of the 2006 Vocal Performance Award from the Maryland State Arts Council.