For the last decade award nominee Hayley-Ria has toured the world performing her soulfully inspired live show; her personality and passion have been wowing audiences time after time.
Hayley is an accomplished musical theatre performer (receiving Honours in a Musical Theatre Diploma from The North Cheshire Theatre School) most recently seen playing the lead role in Sister Act (for which she received a NODA nomination) as well as being invited to privately audition for Berry Gordy - the founder of Motown
As well as being a superb vocalist, Hayley plays piano, saxophone & is also a songwriter. All these aspects give her the versatility to perform her shows which include Singing From The Soul-Soul, Motown & Northern Soul hits, her 80s Funk & Soul Show, her celebration of Whitney Houston & a full Divas Spectacular show with live band.
Miss C is a professional singer and songwriter based in Staffordshire. Her love for music was from a very young age in which she would spend time listening to the classics of Soul and Motown. Her musical influences are Luther Vandross, Whitney Houston, Chaka Khan, Diana Ross and many more. Her Soul and Motown show called 'Groovy Town' covers the eras of the 60's, 70's, 80's and 90's. The show also covers a range of phenomenal classics by artists such as Diana Ross, Martha Reeves and the Vandella's, Lionel Richie, Luther Vandross and many more! Miss Cs stage appearance of afro & flares takes the audience back in time for the first half of the show. She certainly likes to glam up the show for the second part #of the evening. Her soul and passion shines through when on stage. She has a great presence and loves to show the audience a great time.
Jackson 5 medley, Diana Ross - Ain't no mountain, Lost in music - Sister Sledge, We are Family- Sister Sledge,
Tina Turner - Proud Mary, Rose Royce - Wishing on a star, You to me are everything - The Real Thing,
Supremes medley, Dancing in the street- Marvin Gaye, Lionel Richie - All night long, Etta james- At last
Heaven must sent you - The Elgins, Jimmy mack - Martha Reeves & the Vandellas, Gloria Gaynor - I will survive,
Dan Hartman - Relight my fire, Luther Vandross - Never too much, Average White Band - Lets go round again, Whitney-I'm every woman, Donna Summer-She works hard for the money, Whitney- I wanna dance with somebody
Everlyn Champagne King - Love
come down, Shalimar - I can make you feel
good, Randy crawford - Street life,
Shalimar-Night to remember, Chaka khan-Ain't nobody, Dina Carroll-Ain't no man, Cher- Shoop shoop in his kiss, Sybil - The love I lost, Lisa Stansfield - All around the world
Tameka got her first taste of performing at a very young age. She began singing in school. One of her first memorable experiences is when she was chosen out of all her classmates (and other children in the surrounding schools) to sing for the Queen on her visit to Preston during her Silver Jubilee tour. The queen was delighted when little Tameka got up and sang "Green Sleeves" for her. She stood proud on the red carpet in the arena facing the queens box. She sang her little heart out. After the performance Tameka got to meet the Queen backstage. As Tameka curtsied the Queen warmly smiled and bent down to shake her hand. "My what an adorable girl you are. You have such a pretty voice. What do you want to be when you get older?". Tameka couldn't remember what she replied to her but she was sure it had something to do with being a singer.
Not to long after that Tameka started singing in a gospel choir at a local church. She remembers that time very vividly. It was a very happy time. She loved singing such uplifting music. Tameka always looks back at that time very fondly.
Tameka lived for a while with her mum in the states. They returned back when she was in her mid-teens. As a young adult, she started up with a rock band. She travelled all over the country. Her and her band mates had stuck together for around 5 years (it was unheard of for many bands to maintain a good working relationship). She loved performing this style of music at the time and wearing outrageous costumes (sometimes not leaving much to the imagination).
Tameka began venturing out on her own to pursue a solo career. At her 2nd gig (on her own), she was approached by a researcher for a new program called "Stars In Their Eyes". He asked if she would ever consider impersonating Janet Jackson. She contemplated this for a bit but eventually thought "What the heck" and went for it. She passed all three auditions and was asked to participate in one of the shows (then hosted by Leslie Crowther). This wasn't her last Janet performance. She went on from there to be a tribute act to Janet, which earned her the title of the "official number one tribute" for ten years. She travelled all over Europe and other parts of the world. The highlight of her time as Janet was when she was hand picked by Janet (who had seen a video of Tameka) to represent her and Pepsi in Germany. Tameka travelled to Germany and was treated like a celebrity. She worked with Janet's dancers and friends. She took kindly to this lifestyle. This was a good experience for her and it's something she'll never forget. Even to this day she still is asked to perform as Janet, but she kindly refuses as she hung up her "velvet rope" at the height of Janet's career. It was time to say "Alright", enough now. Bigger and better things were just around the corner for her.
An incredible vocal star a real professional who takes the time to work on her performance. Her attention to detail is paramount – and of course it shows in the quality of her vocal and stage performance. Sofia chooses her songs wisely – not only are they some of the greatest hits of Soul & Motown which she she performs them in her own unique style
Sofia also has a fabulous wealth of musical talent singing ballads that are very fitting on certain events. Her ability to look at an audience and select the perfect set-list is another one of her many professional assets – and she is able to do this successfully every time. Sofia is the first choice of artiste for many high-class venues