After a treat of listening to gospel sensation Tashai Houston live on stage you may want to ask her the question—“Are you related to Whitney?” – And it’s no surprise where the root of your question would have been derived. She is gifted with the ability to hold extended high notes without tapping into the reservoir of her limitless false seta. The passion and conviction of her delivery mirrors that of the multi Grammy award winning diva.
Tashai Houston was born March 15, 1981 in the district of Alexandria in the parish of St. Ann, Jamaica. She grew up in a nearby district called Philadelphia and attended the Philadelphia Church of God. Her passion and gift for singing landed her the position of local star and the church praise and worship leader.
Her early experiences in the music industry included background vocal for a few budding recording Caribbean Gospel artists and bands. She revealed in this interview that she always felt deep down that she would record her own project and become a professional soloist as she realized and valued the impact her singing had on both her and her audience.
“I came from humble beginnings but I know God called me to be a music minister and his call comes with provision so I waited patiently on Jehovah Jireh and now the fullness of time has come” were the psalmist’s remarks to this new recording stage of her life.
Tashai has recently recorded her debut singles: Sheltered in The Arms of God and I Give You the Glory Lord with veteran multi-award winning songwriter and producer Wayne Stoddart on Undiluted Muzik Record Label. Tashai's singles have been released on radio stations worldwide (including Sirius xml, radio) and are now available in stores. With only a couple singles out Ms. Houston has over 500k Hits on YouTube as of 2015. The future of this artist is extremely bright and judging from the public’s response to these singles we anticipate a timeless album from her.
Tashai says her philosophy is based on 1 Corinthians 13:1 because she believes love is the key to unlock every closed door. Perfect love represents God because God is love and a heart of love is necessary for a minister to be truly effective.