Tamara Calder (Born December 1985 Singer/Songwriter)
From the parish of Clarendon, Jamaica. The daughter of a Minister and an Evangelist. Tamara is somewhat known as 'a church baby'. Grown in the church and given to the service of the Lord. Baptized at the age of 11 she was quickly involved in musical activities in not only her church but other neighboring community churches also.
Tamara began pursuing her singing career in 2003 recruited by Nu Lyfe Muzik Productions in Grand Cayman. Ms. Calder represented Nu Lyfe as one of their three vocalists in early 2004, after which she began exposing her lyrical talents as a songwriter. In 2008,three (3) Singles were released "Light Up The World", "Lift Up Your Head" and "Shelter of Love" all written and sung by her. Tamara has since recorded with other fellow gospel artistes such as: Clifford Henry representing Katalys Crew, Ancient Priest, JCDC's second place winner and Jamaica's Christian rappers S.O.P. Tamara places thought-provoking lyrics as the center of attention in her music and above vocal talent places tremendous emphasis on the importance of her duty to minister and not entertain.
Tamara continues to strive, to bring a musical message to a changing world. This music should be for ministry and for the glory of God not for 'entertainment' or for my benefit."
Jesus said "I come not to call the righteous but sinners to repentance so that is the direction i intend to take. It may become controversial to some but this is what the life of Christ was all about.
Tamara has been a member of a few groups namely: Nu Lyfe Krew (2004-2007), New Life Worshippers (2009) and YFC.com (2009) but occasionally performs solo.
Yes i have performed live. My favorite live performances were always at the annual "GENESIS" concert in Kingston, Jamaica. It would appear to be the most anticipated event every year.
My musical as well as vocal influences are: Yolanda Adams, CeCe Winans, Celine Dion, Vickie Winans, Mariah Carey Kim Burrell, Juanita Bynum, Whitney Houston, Beyonce, Kierra Sheard, the Walls Group among others.
"There will be bigger and better things coming from Tamara Calder in the future. I'm still a rookie in the business and some areas are still shaky but if you can appreciate what i'm doing now then i guarantee you, you will love what i bring out later. I'm only just getting seasoned into my purpose right now".