I deliver strong, sweet vocals and accompaniment that is tasteful but exciting. I can perform up to 3 hours of solo material, and up to 2 hours of covers by greats such as Judy Garland, Frank Sinatra, Peggy Lee, and more. It's the perfect choice for a reception or gathering where the music adds grace and interest, without overwhelming!
Tara is very professional. She made sure that she was able to accommodate exactly what I was looking for for my event. Her voice is beautiful and I could see her fitting the ambiance in a variety of settings. My event was at a country club and, although it was a small audience, members complemented her beautiful singing voice and choice of songs. I would definitely recommend and rehire Tara.
Tara and her two bandmates (drum and stand-up bass) were a fantastic addition and helped make our intimate wedding dinner party as perfect as we could imagine. Everyone raved about their sound and Tara's absolutely gorgeous voice. Thank you so much!
Tara is probably one of the most outstandinging singers I have ever heard. Very professional, musically flexible, extremely talented. She literally wowed the crowed young and old. I highly recommend her for any event.
Thank you Tara for your great paino playing/ singing, and your lovely personality. I think you just became a holiday tradition for our family!
Price Range: $200 and Up
Gig Length: 30 - 180 minutes
What to Expect
Tara Velarde is a versatile performer who can adapt to suit the needs and energy of many different types of events. Her repertoire includes Jazz Standards (Sinatra era), Indie Folk originals, contemporary covers, and even holiday music.
Reception or cocktail event? Tara will bring her keyboard (and/or guitar) and provide a sweet and relaxing backdrop for your guests.
Party or informal gathering? Fun, upbeat music keeps it light and entertaining without overwhelming the focus of your get together.
Ceremony or other music-specific event? Tara can easily learn 5-7 requested songs to suit the needs of your day and deliver the perfect cover you've been hoping for (additional songs can be arranged for a fee).
What happens when you combine a professional musical theater actress, an Indie Folk enthusiast, a music teacher, a choral soloist, and a lifelong passion for poetry? An entertainer who can pack a powerful musical punch.
Unable to pick just one passion, Tara Velarde decided to combine her loves into one lifelong project that is her singing, songwriting, and performing. Intimate and lyrical one moment to diva-level vocals in the next, Velarde pulls out all the stops as she crafts a variety and originality in her music that keeps listeners on the edge of their seats.
Additional Booking Notes
At least a 5'x10' area for performer and instruments.
Additional space for sound system as needed.
Performance can provide small sound system for a small additional fee.
Past Booked Events
|August 11, 2018 • 7:00pm - 10:00pm||Dinner Party|
|August 03, 2018 • 6:00pm - 8:00pm||Dinner Party|
|March 03, 2018 • 12:30pm - 2:00pm||Funeral/Memorial Service|
|December 24, 2017 • 5:30pm - 9:00pm||Christmas Party|
Originals can be found at:
Examples of Standards:
"Dream a Little Dream of Me"
"All of Me"
"The Way You Look Tonight"
Influences & Inspiration
2 Vocal Mics with Stands, Cords
2 DI Boxes, Cords
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