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Tashara Forrest is a multifaceted and exciting entertainer, providing a variety of live music entertainment spanning from the 60s to present
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TASHARA - STUNNING SOUL, MOTOWN, DISCO AND POP VOCALIST ALSO AVAILABLE WITH A BRILLIANT FEMALE VOCAL TRIO, ACOUSTIC DUO/TRIO AND FULL BAND. Tashara is a charismatic and dynamic singer-songwriter and entertainer. This charming lady has a smooth and soulful voice and always delivers each performance with sophistication and passion. Her style is influenced by Diana Ross, Martha Reeves, Tina Turner, Whitney Houston, Mariah Carey, Lauryn Hill and Corinne Bailey-Rae to name a few. Tashara has also created and performs with 'Sleeke' a sexy and dynamic female vocal harmony group performing a variety of live music entertainment including Motown, Soul Disco, 90s Rnb, Tribute’s, pop and original music. Tashara performs her sets with the following options: As a Soloist - accompanied by professional backing tracks As a female trio including 70s, 80s 90s soul and pop music, which includes sleek choreography and melodic harmonies – also accompanied by professional backing tracks As a Guitar and/or Piano Duo/Trio With a Live band Tashara has written, recorded and released her original music, directed music videos choreographed and produced a range of music entertainment shows - Sleeke Entertainment, toured the world as a soloist and with music legends such as Soul II Soul, Jazzie B and Caron Wheeler. Tashara has also worked with Paloma Faith and the Faithettes, James Arthur, Leona Lewis, Jools Holland, SEL Soul and The Midnight Soul sisters. Tashara has also performed in Theatre, Television and Film and has shared the stage with many of the greats such as Ed Sheehan, Corinne Bailey-Rae, Jessie Ware, Laura Mvula, Solange and Chic to name a few. With an exquisite vocal range, versatile repertoire, dynamic performance style, and this level of experience under her belt there is no doubt that she will deliver a world class performance for your special event. Tashara is the perfect soloist for any event.

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Genres:
Pop, Covers, Soul, Top 40, Disco, Acoustic, Motown, R&B, Tribute, Karaoke, Easy listening, Light music, Originals, 1960s era music, 1970s era music, 1980s era music, 1990s era music, Contemporary Christian, Christmas, Gospel, Hip Hop
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Event types:
Birthday party, Wedding, Wedding proposal, Funeral / Memorial service, Church service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Private event, Corporate event, Charity event, Concert, Recording session, Theatre / Show, Cruise, Burns night, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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Other skills:
Songwriter, Lyricist, Composer, Audio engineer, Dancer, Perfect pitch
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Song list

Ain’t No Mountain - Diana Ross
I Want You Back – Jackson 5
You Can't Hurry – The Supremes
Keep Me Hanging on – The Supremes
Baby Love – The Supremes
Stop in the name – The Supremes
Come See About me – The Supremes
Higher and Higher – Jackie Wilson
Mr Postman - The Marvelettes
My Guy - Mary Wells - Martha Reeves
Dancing in the Streets - Martha Reeves
Heatwave - Martha Reeves
Jimmy Mac - Martha Reeves
Day Dreaming - Aretha Franklin
Think - Aretha Franklin
Rocksteady - Aretha Franklin
Say a little prayer - Aretha Franklin
Respect - Aretha Franklin
You Send Me - Aretha Franklin
Natural Woman - Aretha Franklin
Why Do Fools Fool in Love - Diana Ross
Reach Out - The Four Tops
Sugar Pie Honey Bun - The Four Tops
I feel good - James Brown
Shake Your Tail Feather – The Blues Brothers
Do you love me - The Contours
Signed Sealed Delivered - Stevie Wonder
Superstitious - Stevie Wonder
Midnight Train to Georgia - Gladys Night and the Pips
Ain’t no mountain - Marvin Gaye
River Deep - Tina Turner
Proud Mary - Tina Turner
Dreamgirls - Dreamgirls Movie
DISCO 70s / 80s
Everybody Dance / Le freak - Chic
Lost in Music - Sister Sledge
Thinking of you - Sister Sledge
We are Family - Sister Sledge
Young Hearts - Candy Station
Lady Marmalade Patti Labelle
Boogie Oogie - A Taste of Honey
I’m Coming Out - Diana Ross
Upside down - Diana Ross
All Night Long - Lionel Richie
Boogie Wonderland - Earth Wind and Fire
September - Earth Wind and Fire
Hot stuff - Donna Summer
I Will Survive - Gloria Gaynor
Ain't Nobody - Chaka Khan
I feel for you - Chaka Khan
You Should be Dancing - The Beegees
Dancing Queen - ABBA
Ring my bell - Anita Ward
I'm So Excited - Pointer Sisters
Jump - Pointer Sisters
I Wanna Dance with Somebody - Whitney Houston
I'm Every Woman - Whitney Houston
How Will I Know - Whitney Houston
Rhythm of the night - DeBarge
Shake Your Body Down - The Jacksons
Blame it on the Boogie - The Jacksons
Kiss - Prince
I wanna be Your Lover - Prince
We Don't Have to Take our clothes off - Jermaine Stewart
I Found Lovin – Fatback Band
Push it - Salt n Pepa
Best of my Love - The Emotions
Simply The Best - Tina Turner
One night only - Dreamgirls
90s RnB & POP SET
Real Love – Mary J
Love like This - Faith Evans
Don't Walk Away – Jade
No Scrubs – TLC
Destinies Child – Bootylicious
Don’t Let go - Envogue
Do Wop - Lauryn Hill
Giving Him Something - Envogue
Dreams – Gabrielle
You Might Need Somebody – Shola Ama
You Gotta be – Desree
Wanna Be – Spice Girls
Would I Lie To You - Charles and Eddie
‘ALWAYS WHITNEY’ TRIBUTE BY TASHARA
I Wanna Dance with Somebody
How Will I Know
I'm Every Woman
Million Dollar Bill
Saving All My Love
The Greatest Love of All
Exhale (Shoop Shoop)
For The Love of You
I Get so Emotional
I'm Your Baby Tonight
Queen of the night
My love is your love
Its Not Right But I'ts Ok
You Give Good Love
My Name is Not Susan
I Have Nothing
I Will Always Love You
MODERN POP - UPBEAT
Love on Top
Single Ladies - Beyonce
Crazy in Love - Beyonce
Work it Out – Beyonce
Havana - Camilla Cabello
Valerie – Amy Winehouse
Million Dollar Bill - Whitney Houston
Can’t Stop The Feeling - Justin Timberlake
Happy – Pharrell Williams
Domino - Jessie J
Put Your Records on - Corrine Bailey Rae
Forget You - Cee Lo Green
Uptown Funk – Bruno Mars / Mark Ronson
Only Girl in The World - Rihanna
MODERN POP - MELLO / BACKGROUND SET
Dreams - Gabrielle
You Gotta Be - Desree
Lost Without You - Robin Thicke
A Thousand Years – Christina Perri
Take it Easy, You Through My Eyes, Angels - Tashara Forrest
Make you feel my love - Adele
If I Ain’t Got You / You don't know my name –
- Alicia Keys
Kiss Me / Thinking Out Loud – Ed Sheeran
Closer Corrine Bailey-Rae
Is this love / no woman no cry / one love - Bob Marley
Don't see your favourite song here?
We are happy to take requests in advance.
PREVIOUS REQUEST EXAMPLES
Diamonds are Forever - Shirley Bassey
For the Love of You - Whitney Houston
Midnight Train to Georgia - Gladys Night
Mack The Knife - Bobby Darin
Daydream Believer - The Monkeys
Havana - Camila Cabello
Before I let go - Beyonce
Listen - Beyoncé
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Tashara Forrest
Customer questions

What if my timings change after I've booked you?

Thats no problem, please just let me know as soon as you can.

Can you provide an iPod/DJ service before and between your sets?

Yes, this is fine

How much time do you need to set up?

1 hour

Can I pick the pieces you play from the set list?

Yes

Do you bring all the equipment you need to perform?

Yes

Can you learn specific pieces before the event?

Yes

What do your clients love most about your performances?

My vibrant energy that I bring to every performance, my fun and bubbly personality and my party spirit! I have also been told that I have a fantastic voice and people really enjoy my singing. My voice has been described as "From Heaven, " "The voice of an angel" "Beautiful voice" "Wide vocal range" "Delicious, melts in your mouth"

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

PREVIOUS CLIENT LIST Jools Holland Hootenanny Trevor Nelson BBC1 Extra The Michael McIntyre Big Show Annabels The NED The Pheasantary NEC Arena Wembley Arena O2 Indigo The Celtic Manor Resort Koko Brixton Electric V Festival Blackpool Winter Gardens 02 Uk Gala Bingo Park Dean Butlins Fairfield Halls Pontins Riverside Holiday Park

Which artists have you been most influenced by?

Diana Ross, Aretha Franklin, Tina Turner, Whitney Houston, Mariah Carey, Lauryn Hill, Corinne Bailey-Rae and many more. ​

What is the most high profile gig you've performed?

I have had the honour of performing at many high profile gigs, however performing on the New Years Eve 2018 Jools Holland Hootennany with UK Soul Legends Soul II Soul was very high profile as it was broadcasted across the whole nation.

Prices

Note: prices may vary based on travel distance. For an exact quote, click “Check availability”.

Standard Prices
Performance durationPrice
Short performance (up to 15 min)£300
Up to 1 hour£625
Up to 2 hours£950
Up to 3 hours£1250
Packages
Tashara Forrest Soloist Singer - Up to 1 Hour
Tashara is an EXCITING and DYNAMIC entertainer. She is the life and soul of the party and will make sure you and your guests are entertained, dancing and having fun for your event. Tashara Forrest performs a variety of Motown, Soul, Disco, 60s, 70s, 80s, 90s 00s and current POP hits accompanied by backing tracks or a live band. Tashara also performs a Tribute to Whitney Houston. Tashara also performs with an acoustic duo, Jazz trio, female trio and up to an 11 piece live band - available from 2 - 11 piece (acoustic duo, jazz trio, party band 4 - 11 piece) Tashara can also tailor a package to suit your requirements, please get in touch to discuss your event. Also included is basic sound, lighting and a playlist in between sets. Tashara can also provide a DJ to keep the party going and entertained in between sets and a photographer / videographer to capture your special moments Additional options Sleeke Party - The Sleeke Band perform a selection of party hits and classics from the 1960s to present. giving you the best of the decades. Additional Shows offered Tashara featuring The Sleeke Band and Sleeke Chix Motown - taking you on a journey through Motown and Soul Disco - Keeping you dancing all night with the fun and funky disco vibes
£400
‘Always Whitney’ - Tribute To Whitney Houston by Tashara Forrest - 1 Hour
Thank you for your enquiry! Tashara is a huge fan of Whitney Houston and her incredible legacy. Tashara's tribute to Whitney is a celebration of Whitney's stunning gift that she gave to the world. Tashara delivers this tribute with tremendous feeling and high energy! 'Always Whitney' is available as a 1 x 45 / 1 x 60 / 2 x 45 set, accompanied by backing tracks or a live band. This can also be combined with a Motown, Soul, Disco and Pop set - please see song list.. ​ Please get in contact to discuss your requirements.
£400
Motown & Soul with Tashara Forrest - 1 Hour
Thank you for your enquiry! Tashara is an EXCITING and DYNAMIC entertainer. She is the life and soul of the party and will make sure you and your guests are entertained, dancing and having fun for your event. Tashara Forrest performs a variety of Motown, Soul, Disco, 60s, 70s, 80s, 90s 00s and current POP hits accompanied by backing tracks or a live band. Tashara also performs a Tribute to Whitney Houston. Tashara also performs with an acoustic duo, Jazz trio, female trio and up to an 11 piece live band - available from 2 - 11 piece (acoustic duo, jazz trio, party band 4 - 11 piece) Tashara can also tailor a package to suit your requirements, please get in touch to discuss your event. Also included is basic sound, lighting and a playlist in between sets. Tashara can also provide a DJ to keep the party going and entertained in between sets and a photographer / videographer to capture your special moments.
£400
Tashara Forrest - Singer - 2 x 45 Minutes
Tashara is an EXCITING and DYNAMIC entertainer. She is the life and soul of the party and will make sure you and your guests are entertained, dancing and having fun for your event. Tashara Forrest performs a variety of Motown, Soul, Disco, 60s, 70s, 80s, 90s 00s and current POP hits accompanied by backing tracks or a live band. Tashara also performs a Tribute to Whitney Houston. Tashara also performs with an acoustic duo, Jazz trio, female trio and up to an 11 piece live band - available from 2 - 11 piece (acoustic duo, jazz trio, party band 4 - 11 piece) Tashara can also tailor a package to suit your requirements, please get in touch to discuss your event. Also included is basic sound, lighting and a playlist in between sets. Tashara can also provide a DJ to keep the party going and entertained in between sets and a photographer / videographer to capture your special moments.
£650
Tashara Forrest - Soloist Singer - 3 x 40 Minute Music Sets
Tashara is an EXCITING and DYNAMIC entertainer. She is the life and soul of the party and will make sure you and your guests are entertained, dancing and having fun for your event. Tashara Forrest performs a variety of Motown, Soul, Disco, 60s, 70s, 80s, 90s 00s and current POP hits accompanied by backing tracks or a live band. Tashara also performs a Tribute to Whitney Houston. Tashara also performs with an acoustic duo, Jazz trio, female trio and up to an 11 piece live band - available from 2 - 11 piece (acoustic duo, jazz trio, party band 4 - 11 piece) Tashara can also tailor a package to suit your requirements, please get in touch to discuss your event. Also included is basic sound, lighting and a playlist in between sets. Tashara can also provide a DJ to keep the party going and entertained in between sets and a photographer / videographer to capture your special moments.
£750

Add-ons

Videography Package
+£100
Photography Package
+£150
DJ set
+£200
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Reviews

From Encore customers:

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Julie D
5 months ago
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5 out of 5

Tashara was fantastic…what a performance and really made our wedding even more fabulous. Great singer great songs and so much interaction with my guests who were all thrilled - I hadn’t said anything thought I’d surprise them and what a lovely surprise it was. Thank you Tashara xx

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Hazel M
1 year ago
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5 out of 5

Really great singer and personality.. loved all the songs Tashara suggested. She was the cherry on the top of our event!

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Christine T
3 years ago
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5 out of 5

Fantastic performance, amazing beautiful voice with a personality to match. Christine and Ray Taylor

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CAROL-ANNE R
3 years ago
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5 out of 5

Tashara was very professional and very friendly.Tashara has a great voice and had everyone up on the dance floor with her natural ability to mingle and make people feel comfortable everyone enjoyed the music and overall a great night was had by all and we are very much looking to booking Tashara again in the future.

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Emily B
3 years ago, for a Wedding in Banstead
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5 out of 5

I couldn’t of wished for a better Hen party and just getting my voice back!!👰🏼😂🎤🙌 Tashara you was amazing..had everyone up dancing & singing from start to finish and was most definitely part of the party - the set list was Perfect! Everyone really enjoyed themselves and have said how brilliant you was. Will definitely be booking you again! Thanks so much Emily xxx

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Samantha O
3 years ago, for a Wedding in Chiddingfold
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5 out of 5

Tashara and the sleeke chix did the evening entertainment at my wedding and they were fabulous! The dance floor was packed from start to finish and they really looked the part too and even had a few costume changes! Tashara worked with us to work out a set that we’d really like and every song was choreographed as well so it was really professional. I’d absolutely recommend booking them for your event, you will have a BLAST! ❤️🙌🏽✨👌🏽

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