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TANYA NAMBIAR – a singer, an anchor, a voice-over artist and the co-founder of el diablo sauces

TANYA NAMBIAR – a singer, an anchor, a voice-over artist and the co-founder of el diablo sauces

Tanya is a woman who dons many hats. She’s a singer, an anchor, a voice-over artist and the co-founder of el diablo sauces. She’s determined to achieve success in whatever she sets foot into. She was awarded the Global Vima music award for the best female act in 2019 in Malaysia.

Here is Tanya Nambiar in a conversation with GOGO Magazine.

1) When did your journey as a musician begin?

I’ve been singing since I was a kid but never imagined that it would be my profession. I began my journey as a singer in 2012. I quit my job to follow my passion for music and formed a band called Gravy Train. The band lasted for a few years and then split up. I then launched myself as a solo artist in Dec 2015.

2) Which was your first song?

My first song as a solo artist was a song called “Stuck in a daze”. It’s still one of my favourite songs  I was really nervous about the song since it was my first single as a solo artist. But thankfully the song was really well received and I was confident about heading in the right direction.

3) Which has been your most memorable live performance?

For me, every gig is a memorable one. I can’t pick just one. Also, I’m very indecisive so whenever I’m asked to choose one option, i just can’t. 

4) How do you manage investment for your music productions?

Music is an industry where you invest in your instruments, gear, creative process and financials. You’re constantly investing. It was very important for me to have a stable financial income to keep the music going on. Apart from being a singer, I’m a voice-over artist, the co-founder of El Diablo Sauces and an anchor. I juggle all these professions so that I can be financially secure and can continue to create music. 

5) Who has been your inspiration?

My mom is my biggest inspiration in life. She’s taught me everything about life and has taught me how to accept success and failures. That woman inspires me to keep on moving forward. 

6) What is the creative process like behind your work?

Most of the times I create a basic melody in my head and then write lyrics. Creating a melody which is super catchy is very important for me. While I compose a song , I also start imagining visuals in my head or create a story line. I like to have a character in my head around whom the song is created. As artists , we tell stories through our music.

7) Tell us about your latest track. What was the inspiration behind it?

Midnight Run was a song I completed last year but only released it this year in the lockdown. This song is very different from the music I’ve released before. It’s my first electro pop single. The song is about escaping reality and entering a fantasy land. We all need a bit of fantasy to survive reality. 

8) Which is your most preferred genre?

 I’ve grown up listening to numerous genres and i think those influences reflect in my music. I love Pop music as much as I love Jazz. I describe my music as Easy Listening. 

9) Tell us about the Global Vima Music Award you received.

I’ve been in the indie scene for 7-8 years now. Last year I received my first award and that too an international one. I received the Global Vima Music award for the best female act for my single -Two Lost Souls. I had gone to Malaysia to receive the award. 

10) How was life in quarantine?

Life in quarantine has been strange but I’ve been blessed to be super busy with work. My voice overs and my business have kept me very busy and I also managed to release my music. Currently working on a music video for Midnight Run. So looking forward to that. 


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