Tamrah Aeryn, 25, from the “middle of nowhere” Wisconsin, took off for London, UK five years ago to record an album of her original songs in POD studios with producer Lionel Hicks of the melodic metal band “Balance of Power”. Soon afterward, she was given a one album licensing deal by Germany’s Massacre Records (traditionally a heavy-metal label), to distribute her album titled “Typical Gurl” throughout Europe and the UK. Although Tamrah’s music was not heavy metal, Massacre was so impressed that they decided to “take her and her music onboard.”
Since then her music has taken flight and has been adored by many a listener. Through this, Tamrah has obtained a loyal European following. Now released from her duty to Massacre, and returning home to the States from London, Tamrah is once again climbing that proverbial ladder and is searching for an international record deal and publishing deal.
Trained classically, Tamrah plays the piano and the guitar. She writes songs in a style that spans the range between alternative rock, pop, and folk-rock, and her powerful and unique lead vocals are usually backed with layers of rich harmonies. Her songs tout the sarcastic as well as the sincere, and reflect her experiences from relationships to the bizarre. In numerous reviews, she has been likened to artists from Tori Amos and Kate Bush, to Fiona Apple and even Norah Jones.
Tamrah studied music theory and composition at the University of Wisconsin Eau Claire on a piano scholarship, and has written instrumental music as well as vocal music in many different styles, however, through all of this she is still a “rock chick” at heart. Currently Tamrah is gigging in Florida. She has also been commissioned to write music for a movie in production which will be filmed in the UK. in 2008.
In conclusion, I will leave you with a quote from Hi Fi + magazine issue 42
“Tamrah Aeryn shines in different ways to the rest. She has a hugely distinctive voice, her songs have a strange, almost ethereal quality and her lyrics go way beyond the usual boy-meets-girl, boy-loses-girl mentality.”