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Tanya LaReese

Gospel Singer from Saint Petersburg, FL - Will travel up to 3000 miles
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About
Tanya LaReese was always noted by her mother as a special child. It's no surprise that as time has gone on her anointing and gift from God has become more powerful. She is blessed with many gifts, but her beautiful voice makes you feel the power behind each word when she sings. When she walks in to a room, you can feel her incredible presence, her anointing from God. She is an extremely talented singer and songwriter. Her music along with her singing makes you feel the meaning of each word because it comes from her heart and soul. She is an inspiration to many and creates so many smiles with all the lives she touches. Let her make your next event special! BOOK NOW!!!!

Tanya LaReese was born March 31, 1971, in Hartford, Connecticut, the daughter of Betty Jean Dodson-Jackson and James Arthur Jackson Senior, a Pentecostal Minister and Gospel vocalist. Tanya's father attended Weaver High School in Hartford, Connecticut with the famous female vocalist Dionne Warwick. They can be seen singing a duet together in his High School Yearbook. James and Dionne sang together in the school choir and talent competitions. Tanya LaReese's parents also sang duets together. They sang gospel in the church choir and recorded a gospel album titled" The Proverbs Gospel Singers" in the mid 1960's. They were celebrities in their hometown of Hartford, Connecticut. Her mother died from breast cancer in 1973, and her father died from a sudden heart attack while playing basketball in 1992. Tanya LaReese holds the memories of her beloved parents very close to her heart.

Tanya LaReese, her two sisters and two brothers were forced to live under strict rules of their family's faith. The girls were not allowed to wear pants, earrings or makeup and could not have boyfriends. The children were not allowed to go to the movies or listen to any music other than gospel. The strict rules did not stop them from listening to music. When their parents were away they watched the Apollo Show, Star Search, Soul Train and listened to R&B and Jazz music on the radio.

Tanya LaReese's American Idol is the late Whitney Houston. Listening to her music as well as Aretha Franklin, Jennifer Holiday, and Patti Labelle contributed to Tanya LaReese's music style. With an extensive backgound in music, Tanya LaReese can deliver very powerful-soulful renditions of today's hottest hits as well as past Gospel and R&B tunes.

Tanya LaReese discovered her talent in the Pentecostal church. Her father managed and formed the group, "The Jackson Five Gospel Singers." The group consisted of her four siblings, Gwendolyn, James, Clara, and Philip. The Jacksons sang at numerous churches and gospel conventions in Connecticut, California and Florida. Tanya LaReese was just four years old when the group started singing.

Although Tanya LaReese knew she wanted to pursue a singing career, her love for taking care of elderly had her torn between two careers, nursing and singing. She received a two-year scholarship to attend Saint Petersburg Junior College where she studied music for a while and then began to focus on nursing. While studying nursing, Tanya LaReese never fully gave up her pursuit of her love of music. In 2002, she sang the National Anthem for the United States Army Recruiting Command's Annual Training Convention in Ocean City, Maryland. Everyone was impressed with her strong, soulful voice. They immediately took note of her star qualities and invited her to return the following year.

Tanya LaReese and her cousin Ricky Lewis spent countless hours in his recording studio recording singles and duets. Her cousin suddenly passed away while playing guitar in his hometown church in Atlanta, Georgia. The demo tapes were never released. Tanya LaReese had hopes of getting her music out. The tragedy set her back, but it did not stop her.

Tanya LaReese continues to sing in the church, talent competitions, weddings and more. She has been singing across the state of Florida for the past few years. Letters and calls constantly flow requesting her presence at major events. She joined American Idol's, Clay Aiken and sang in his Joyful Noise Tour at Ruth Eckerd Hall in Clearwater, Florida.

Tanya LaReese completed her very first inspirational, gospel, debut CD, "READY OR NOT!" on May 12, 2007 with all songs written and co-produced by her. This CD consists of real life experiences that people go through day to day. This CD is AMAZING!!!! Tanya LaReese finally reached her goal, to have a CD in hand! Now she states "I'M GOING AFTER THIS WORLDWIDE!!!
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25+ GigMasters Bookings
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One of the most outstanding GigMasters members for 2012!
2011 - Top Gospel Singer
2010 - Top Gospel Singer
2009 - Top Gospel Singer

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Outstanding Performance by Ms Tanya LaReese

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Thanks again! It's was a great event!

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Performance standards were definitely met. Very organized. Management team is very responsive, attentive and prompt during the entire process. Only suggestion: List whether or not artists have their own equipment on website.

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Tanya was very professional, flexible, on time, great stage presentation and has a great voice. Everyone said enjoyed her show and we would certainly recommend her to others.

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2019
Nov
30
Fundraiser
Port Saint Lucie, FL
8:00 PM - 9:00 PM
2019
Aug
16
Community Event
Lakeland, FL
4:30 PM - 6:30 PM
2019
Apr
27
Celebration
Tampa, FL
6:00 PM - 6:15 PM
2018
Aug
26
Corporate Function
Chicago, IL
9:30 AM - 9:45 AM
2018
Jun
23
Family Reunion
Kissimmee, FL
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
2013
Sep
12
Corporate Function
Saint Petersburg, FL
11:30 AM - 11:45 AM
2012
Nov
3
Wedding
Tampa, FL
4:00 PM - 4:30 PM
2012
Aug
21
Birthday Party (Adult)
Tampa, FL
8:00 PM - 8:45 PM
2012
May
2
Birthday Party (Adult)
Orlando, FL
8:30 PM - 8:45 PM
2011
Dec
31
New Year's Eve Party
Dade City, FL
10:00 PM - 12:00 AM
2011
Dec
30
Private Party
St Petersburg, FL
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
2011
Dec
21
Christmas Party
Kissimmee, FL
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
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All At Once
If You Say My Eye's Are Beautiful
Didn't We Almost Have It All
Where Do Broken Hearts Go
Exhale
Why Does It Hurt So Bad
I Have Nothing
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I'm Every Woman
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I Wanna Dance With Somebody
How Will I Know
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Step By Step (Preacher's Wife)
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My Baby
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Never To Much
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You Stopped Loving Me
A House Is Not A Home
Selfish
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You Were Always On My Mind
This Is Me
I Believe
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Candlelight
Spending All My Time With You
Love Shoulda Brouht You Home
I Belong To You
How Many Ways
You Mean The World To Me
Best Friend
Everytime I Close My Eyes
Baby Face
Talk To Me
I Said I Love You
When Your Body Gets Weak
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The Day
How Come, How Long
This Is For The Lover In You
Power Of Love
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Dance With My Father
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Ain't No Way
Patti Labelle
He's Outta My Life
Didn't I
Love Don't Live Here Anymore
I Keep Forgetting
Love Ballad
I Can't Make You Love Me
Your Song
I Write A Song
Silly
Stand By You
Land Of The Living
Get Your House In Order
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What You Can Do Today
Hold Onto Your Dreams
God Put His Hands On Me
God Give Us Peace
Stop And Think About It
Thank You
Life Is Like A Time Clock
I Know I Can Make It
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Please note Tanya LaReese will also travel to Pinellas Park, Bay Pines, Largo, Clearwater, Seminole, Tampa, Indian Rocks Beach, Sun City, Belleair Beach, Apollo Beach, Ruskin, Safety Harbor, Anna Maria, Palmetto, Bradenton, Dunedin, Terra Ceia, Bradenton Beach, Ellenton, Gibsonton.
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