Tahirah Memory

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Last Show: Friday 28 th June 2019

PizzaExpress Live (Birmingham)

Ever relevant singer/songwriter Tahirah Memory is a Portland, Oregon native. Raised by a willful, loving and resourceful mother, and shaped at an early age by the vibration and melodic hands of her jazz trumpeter father, Tahirah asserted her love for music extremely early in her childhood. Some of her fondest memories begin in her toddler years attending summer festivals in the parks to hear her father play funk, jazz, and soul music with some of the worlds premiere musicians, under the hot summer sun. Singing full voice in the empty hallways after school at age 8, to make use of the amazing acoustics, and reinventing music videos or creating showcases to perform for family became frequent occurrences. Listening to r&b vocalists on vinyl and emulating their every note, created a love undeniable for the classic love song. Joing her on stage will be Dylan Sundström- bass, Jarrod Lawson- keys, Richard Lawrence- drums.

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"Tahirah's depth of tone and easy elasticity is glorious to behold."

Echoes Mag

 Described as having "...a beautiful instrument, a truly warm and gorgeous sound..." audiences have been inclined to feel as though they come away from a performance post an intimate conversation rather than crowded venue.  One listener says there is a "...natural honest element...as though singing is an extension of her breathing."  The dynamic tones, soulful melodies and cryptic but honest references truly show Tahirah's ability to relate to an audience using her voice to "...creatively and musically express feelings behind songs in ways that delight and surprise and move..." With fibers in a jazz-rooted and eventually Grammy-winning father, a chaotic upbringing, an intense sense of feel, a love for old soul, an open ear for all music, and a respect for current rhythm and blues, Tahirah's sound is unlike any other, sounding distinctly like her personal truth.  

The 2015 release, of Tahirah’s debut album “PRIDE”, created huge buzz amongst soul music lovers in Europe, with frequent radio play in the UK, topping the UK Soul Chart and garnering support elsewhere internationally, along with support from famed music outlet SoulBrother Records. 

Now, with the impending Spring 2019 release of her sophomore album, “Asha”,  the self-produced, singer/songwriter, is preparing to tour her lyric focused, vocal rich, original compositions.

Chris Wells of Echoes Magazine says her "depth of tone and easy elasticity is glorious to behold."

Miss Memory has been seen recently touring domestically and internationally as a background vocalist for long time vocal icon KD Lang, and foremost as front-woman on her own successful sold out tours in the UK.


Dylan Sundström- bass

Jarrod Lawson- keys

Richard Lawrence- drums