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Submitted by Sandy Graham The first thing you feel when you hear Tanika Charles talk about her music and performing is the passion in her voice. Tanika is filled with passion; about her songs, her music, her band, her loves, her life. Her passion, performance and songwriting combine the strength of her soul while showing her vulnerable side through her music. ‘’I was surrounded by music growing up. My Dad, Leonard, always had great records playing so I heard Spiro Jiro, George Benson, Chante Moore, George Duke, Whitney Houston, Stevie Wonder and so many more. I always loved the soulful vocals of Patti LaBelle, Nina Simone and Etta James but the one that really was a huge influence on me was Paula Abdul. I am a dancer and a singer and so she really has it all.” “My older brother Rudy is also a greatly multi-talented man; he can play any instrument so he inspired me as well.” Tanika Charles has also appeared on television with a re-occurring guest spot on CBC Kids, and a torchy lounge singer on Global TV’s Bomb Girls, a much acclaimed drama series. Her music has been featured on HBO’s Less Than Kind, ABC’s Rookie Blue, The CW’s Seed and CTV’s Saving Hope. In 2017 Tanika made her theatrical debut with the touring production of Freedom Singer. Tanika Charles has emerged in the last few years, going from doing background vocals to being a solo artist, who is now finally getting recognition that is so well deserved. Relocating from the West coast of Canada, the Edmonton-born performer has clearly become a staple of the Canadian musical soul scene, garnering a Juno Nomination for R&B/Soul Recording of the Year 2017 for her first debut full-length album ‘Soul Run’. (It was already nominated for a Polaris Music Prize and is still garnering attention internationally.) The album has been released internationally through the Italian Funk/Soul label ‘Record Kicks’, and the title track ‘Soul Run’ depicts a tale of withered romance with vocals reminiscent of Aretha Franklin and sometimes a little of Kiki Dee comes out in the chorus. All a combination for a hit song. Tanika CharlesPhoto by Taha Muharuma The next thing you feel in Tanika is her tremendous respect for the players in her band. Calling them ‘The Wonderfuls’ says it all. Cashbox Canada had the opportunity to catch Tanika Charles and her guitarist at a press party at Harbourfront Centre (Toronto) to...

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