Tariah is a young and talented artist based in Switzerland. Her music can be described as inspiring contemporary pop. She has released her first full-length album "Express Yourself" in 2016. The name “Tariah” means lucky, blessed and happy.
Born Tamara Balsamo in a family of 3 girls, Tariah grew up in a “musical” environment. Her older sister played the Saxophone, her younger sister the piano and her mother the clarinet. She mastered the violin as an instrument, and gave concerts at the conservatory in Zurich as a teenager. Her classical background in music certainly helped her towards becoming the artist that she is today. From the minute she could talk, Tariah started to sing.
After years of singing during her teenage years, her hobby turned into a passion when she decided to take music more seriously. She started taking vocal lessons to add some technique to her voice. It all started in 2013 with a special project she was asked to participate in: the 150-year anniversary concert of Swiss Re, the company she spent 10 years working for. She performed in front of a crowd of 3000 people at the Dolder Grand Hotel in Zurich. More importantly, by taking part in this project, she met a producer named Robin Halley, who invited her to begin recording songs in a professional studio.
The result of this collaboration was something very special: not only did she develop her voice and style considerably, the music she created also gave her greater goal and purpose. Today, Tariah knows her purpose for making music: “I would like to bring positive change through my music, because I realize that my voice is an instrument I can use to help and inspire other people who may go through difficult times. I want to give people something to hope for, something to cheer about, something to stay positive”, says the 32 year old Tariah, who is ahead of her age in maturity.
“I know that many singers my age look up to popular artists such as Beyoncé, Rihanna or Alicia Keys, or want to make party/club music. I love those artists too, and although they inspire me a lot, my main goal when it comes to being an artist, is not the be the next Ariana or Beyoncé, my goal is to be the first Tariah: I want to make music in a way which people have never heard before, I think the world is ready for authenticity and something different, organic, and refreshing. It means more work, more practice and more dedication, but I believe that talent is nothing without hard work.