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Tamica Herod

Tamica has been a professional musician for 25+ years getting her official start with the Ruanne’s House Band in Barrie led by Gerry Markman and is now back in Muskoka after journeying through Ontario as a band leader, lead/backing vocalist and percussionist.

Tamica writes and performs original music along with interpreting classic blues/RnB/funk/soul/rock tunes to make them her own and aspires to translate a rootsy sound and to keepin’ the Blues alive.

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Bio

Tamica hosted “The Blues is My Business”, a weekly blues radio show on Hunter’s Bay Radio where she featured her influences- Etta James, Aretha Franklin, Bonnie Raitt, Tedeschi Trucks, Big Mama Thornton, Janis Joplin and Bonnie Bramlett to name a few as well as featuring the wealth of talent in the Canadian Blues scene.

Tamica leads and performs in various duo, trio and full band formations with artists such as Sean Cotton, George Axon, Gerry Markman and Dani Strong.

Credits

-Lead/backing vocals and percussion for Acoustic Muskoka Ensemble performances 2022-2023: Acoustic Fleetwood Mac; Acoustic Zeppelin, Acoustic Floyd

-Opening act for Dawn Tyler Watson, Etwell Concert Series June 2023

-Guest performer with Elton Ron, Peter’s Players Gravenhurst 2023

-Opening act for “Genius Plus Soul” Music of Ray Charles (Lance Anderson/Matt Weidinger) at Etwell Concert Series June 2022

-Songs and Stories Gravenhurst Opera House April 2022

-Opening act for Crowbar at Etwell Concert Series September 2019

-Main Stage Feature Artist Wasaga Blues Festival September 2019

-Opening act for Steve Strongman at Etwell Concert Series, 2018

-Orangeville Jazz and Blues Festival 2018

- Featured guest artist at Chuck Jackson & Tyler Yarema’s Live Recording at the Gayety Theatre with Virgil Scott, 2017

-Muskoka Blues Connection Untapped, 2017 & 2018 with Tobin Spring

-Opening act for Angel Forrest at the Etwell Concert Series, 2017

-Peak to Shore Music Festival with Jerome Godboo

-Southside Shuffle “In the Clubs” at the Brogue Inn, 2017

-Wasaga Beach Blues Festival Mainstage with Tamica & the Boyz, 2017

-Wasaga Blues Festival Pub Crawl duo with Sean Cotton, 2016 & 2017

-Wasaga Blues Festival 2015, 2016, 2017, the Beacon Restaurant

-Guest artist with the Freakin’ Band at the Beacon, Wasaga Beach

-Band leader for Collingwood Jazz and Blues at the Station All Star Band with Jerome Tucker, 2016

-Feature guest spots at the Blues at the Mews with Wayne Buttery and the Groove Project

-Women's Blues Review with Lisa Hutchinson and Cheryl Lescom at Etwell Concert Series, 2016

-Gina Horswood’s CD Release 2016, Dakota Tavern

-Dani Strong CD Release, 2016, Mavericks Concert Hall

-Various Hunters Bay Radio productions

-Eaglewood Folk Festival, Sean Cotton’s Doghouse, 2014

-Muskoka Sound Festival with Sean Cotton’s Doghouse

-The Griffin Sessions

-Northern Blues Review in Muskoka

-Canal Banks Shuffle, Thorold

-Niagara Grape and Wine Festival

-Niagara Blues in the Park Sessions

-Guest artist with Steve Goldberger and the Fringe Locals, Niagara on the Lake

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