Profession: Singer, songwriter & MC
Best known as 3 x World Champion Female Drum & Bass MC
Born on a dairy farm, under the beautiful Mount Taranaki in New Zealand, Internationally, Tali is considered to be one of the most prolific Female MC/Freestylers to emerge from the electronic dance music scene.
After moving to the UK in 2001 to pursue an interest in MCing and Drum n Bass music, She went on to work with some of the genres biggest names, including being signed to Drum n Bass legend Roni Size’s ‘Full Cycle’ Imprint in 2004 and releasing the first ever MC driven album in Drum n Bass. Tali worked with some of the biggest names in DnB and toured the world as both an MC and at times with a live band.
However, unbeknownst to many, since the age of nine Tali has been a singer and songwriter, composing her own music and lyrics. Classically trained from a young age in both piano and singing, Tali was inspired by Jazz, Soul, Blues, Show tunes and Rap music, creating a unique concoction of material.
Tali has just finished producing her first independently produced album – ‘Wolves’, produced, written and performed all by Tali and due for release March 2015. While there are hints of her MCing prowess on some of the tunes, her soulful voice and clever lyrical content are the stars of this album.
Tali continues to MC up and down the country and abroad, and has collaborated with several Kiwi and International artists from various genres over the past few years.
Tali also just recently launched her new company ‘Sheppard Artist Development’ which encompasses her experience and qualifications in tutoring, mentoring, writing and vocal production, and aims to help create connections between independent Artists and the music industry.