*TaNeal is an African-American Singer/Songwriter in genres including R&B, Soul, Soul House, Jazz and Neo-Soul.
A native of Columbus, Ohio, TaNeal first captured the nation’s ears collaborating with Ted Williams the homeless man with a Golden Voice in 2011 releasing the single, “A Survivors Prayer.” She is an independent artist who released 3 projects distributed through CD Baby. After relocating to Atlanta, TaNeal began working on projects with Platinum producer Spec Turner and celebrity studio engineer Big Fuzzz. Although she has a range of vocals, TaNeal’s style of singing has been compared to those of Lauryn Hil, Mary J. Blige, Jill Scott and Marsha Ambrosius. Those who have seen her perform live say she leaves a comfort that music can still inspire and touch people!
Early life and Career
Born Tanell Latress Rushing she began singing at a young age in church. She participated in show choir and concert choirs all through grade school competing in such events at well-known places such as Busch Gardens in Williamsburg, VA in front of more than 10,000 people. She carried on winning second place in the Virginia Afr’am Festival Idol of Spring 2008. She was then called back to open for National recording artist Mario in June of 2008. Since then, she has opened for Warren Hill, Day26, Shirley Murdock, D&G of Shai, Rude Boys, Men At Large and Levert II.
TaNeal released her first cd “Learning 2 Love” under her independent label TaChi Music in the fall of 2007. She then founded Ohio Clout, a local and online social network that catered to Ohio's entertainment and business arena. With motivation of keeping her local sector entertained, TaNeal successfully held live performance events at her once co-owned entertainment center "The Madisons" and her own release party with featured performances and as many as 500 attendees.
Fall of 2008, she collated her label and social network to entertain over 200 guests at an event called “TaChi Music Presents: Ohio Clout Talent Showcase” where she along with eight other acts of various genres performed. In 2010, she again organized her second release party at Columbus’ most popular Jazz and Soul venue Vonn Jazz. All this done without much support, but she was able to hold her own and accomplish her goals. TaNeal has stirred up quite a buzz in the cyber world. From Skype interviews from the U.K. and U.S. to Independent magazine reviews and online radio interviews, she is aspiring to continue her career as a songwriter and voice-over talent.
Interesting tone qualities, lifts impressively the production quality of TaNeal’s voice into the foreground and creates not least with its own lyrics a close atmosphere.”
Your face is telling stories. A person with character"
A voice whose mere presence held the power to feed and restore the mind, body and soul of all mankind!"
You will be captivated by her song writing and vocal ability"
TaNeal’s raw talent and street sass has gained her significant buzz"