Tamara's love for music started at the early age of 2 where Tamara performed in a rhythm band. Clearly she had multiple talents for playing tambourine, spoons, and drum sticks!
After graduating with a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Music from York University in Toronto, Tamara pursued her music career as a Pop Singer-Songwriter-Pianist. She continues to write catchy, emotional, uplifting piano-driven pop songs and enjoys performing her material across multiple venues. Miller's repertoire continues to be broadcasted on CBC Radio. Tamara is based in Austin, TX to pursue her music career and growing fan base.
In addition to writing Singer-Songwriter material, Tamara also works as a TV/Film Composer. She has won numerous songwriting awards and was recently asked to compose an original piece of music for a Singaporean Short Film "Emily." Tamara's material includes compositions for Studio 51 Music (including cues for Harpo Productions, The Dr. Oz Show) & recently signed custom produced tracks for TV & Film to Whirled Music Publishing, Inc. Most recently, Tamara composed & produced music that was featured during Major League Baseball 2015!!! (Mets vs Brewers Game).
Now If you leave singer-songwriter Tamara Miller alone in a hotel lobby for 60 seconds and she might just write you a song! On her debut CD (appropriately named 60 Seconds), the Toronto born independent musician told tales in short bursts of imagery; for her follow up EP – Changing Lanes – the award-winning piano-pop artist lets her songs guide her journey in a different direction.
The title cut from her debut, produced by Juno Award Winner Ron Lopata, which was featured on the hit teen drama series, Degrassi: The Next Generation, was about making it on your own, leaving the past behind, and moving forward. “I believe ‘60 Seconds’ is a journey all of us at some point in our lives have taken,” Miller comments.
The seven songs on Changing Lanes – recorded in Toronto – are about a more personal journey. “It’s about finding a new path, while staying true to who I am,” explains the songwriter, who started playing piano at age six. “It’s discovering what’s best for me and moving forward.”
Juno Award winner David Martin (Hemingway Corner, Edwin, SONY/ATV) recorded and produced the new EP; Martin also performed backing vocals, and co-wrote the song “Something’s Gotta Go Right,” that was placed on an MTV show about getting teens healthy across America. Meanwhile, “Stay” was nominated for a 2011 Hollywood Music in Media Award. Most of the soft-pop, piano-driven songs on Changing Lanes feature lyrics from the heart.
Miller’s muse comes in many forms—“anywhere and anytime” — from photos in a coffee table book, which transport her back to a time when she taught music in Italy, to watching a film, the news, or a concert. “It’s like seeing an old diary you haven’t picked up in a long time,” she explains. “All these things inspire me to think; then, I simply need to write. I love exploring. The curiosity in that inspiration makes me want to play music and express what I’m feeling. What Miller expresses on her latest record and where the music takes the listener is to a world filled with hope, even when all hope appears lost. “Something’s Gotta Go Right” best expresses this eternal optimism.
“We are all on the verge of something,” says Miller. “Someday, something’s gotta go right … you gotta just stick with it, keep going, and you will get there.”