Tamara Arbeau is a passionate, fun loving girl with a big heart. Tamara was born in Calgary, Alberta where she lived until she was 6 years old. Her family relocated to Nanaimo, B.C. where they remained until she was 12. Her father was then called to Pastor in Fort St. John, B.C. and this became home for the next 20 years.
Tamara is a self-taught singer, songwriter and musician. She started writing songs when she was in her later teen years. The first song she ever wrote is titled “For Your Glory” and many more songs followed. Tamara has written at least 40 songs and finds her inspiration thru personal experiences.
Tamara wants be balanced in life especially where music is concerned. Tamara has a bigger dream, a bigger vision that simply can’t be put into one box. Tamara has been referred to as half church girl and half Mariah Carey. She loves to sing Country, Blues, Jazz, R&B, Soul Gospel… a bit of all the greats. Tamara is a unique vocalist not willing to be branded as a generic singer, rather dips her toes into the best of most genres and styles. She is willing to try new styles and loves to learn from those around her. Tamara has learned most of what she does by listening, watching and then jumping right in to try, try and try again. Tamara’s favorite style to sing is jazz as it allows her to stretch her vocal chords and be creative and “fancy” if you will.
Gospel will always be the heart of where it all began for her music but she is not limited to just gospel. There are too many amazing songs to be sung and so many messages to be told thru music and song. Tamara is always writing down phrases or hooks as they come to her, and tries to always be doing something musical, whether that be writing a song, doing a live feed on facebook, or a jam session or rehearsal in the studio all the way to performing concerts, gigs or even singing at your local open mic at a coffee shop. Tamara is currently working on another album and has partnered with Matt Graham of Matthew Graham Productions to release this album hopefully sometime in 2021.