OVER 500 NATIONAL ANTHEM APPEARANCES INCLUDING
- Green Bay Packers
- Los Angeles Lakers
- Chicago Bulls
- LA Derby Dolls
- Milwaukee Brewers
- Los Angeles Lakers
- Chicago Fire
- Midwest Tough Man Challenge
- Lauren Powers Classic
- Minnesota Timberwolves
Tanya Tassi began entertaining at the age of three. She knew early in life that her passions were performance and education. While in middle school, Tanya formed and managed a small troupe of young adults, performing at acute care hospitals, veterans homes, and assisted living facilities throughout her home state of Wisconsin. She continued to manage the troupe during her teens and twenties, bringing music to thousands of older adults and chronically ill patients. By high school Tanya was writing her own music and recording radio and television voice overs and jingles both locally and nationally.
She spent several years studying the art of recording and songwriting in Nashville, TN at the famous Belmont University. During her tenure in the South, Tanya learned from some of the best singers and songwriters in the business; working with musicians such as Sawyer Brown, Glen Campbell, and Wynonna Judd. Upon her return to the Midwest, Tanya, auditioned for and won a spot in a small choir backing up Ray Charles during one of his final tours, "The Gospel According to Ray Charles." She has also performed with musical greats Kenny Rogers, Barbara Mandrell, and Boy Howdy.
Tanya is a proud Branson Superstars alumni. She played the roles of Patsy Cline and Reba McEntire. Tanya also served as back up vocalist and keyboardist for several of the theater's variety shows. Upon completion of her contract with Branson Superstars, Tanya created, fronted, and managed the popular variety band "Straight Up" for seven years. The group performed weekly at casinos, resorts, festivals, and theaters throughout the Midwest. She has appeared in front of as many as 30,000 people and her voice has aired nationally and internationally.
She is often asked to perform the National Anthem and has sung for an impressive list of special concerts and sporting events. She frequently lends her voice to support non-profit events for veterans, shelter animals, and the LGBTQ community.
Tanya resides in Southern California where she works as National Community Center Policy Manager for CenterLink: The Community of LGBT Centers in partnership with the Los Angeles LGBT Center. She is the founder of the Senior Mob Squad, and serves on the Executive Board and as Commissioner for the Los Angeles County Commission on Aging. She completed her Gerontology certification at the University of Southern California in 2017, holds a certification in Health Services, and is currently working on her Masters Degree in Public Policy. In her spare time, Tanya enjoys spoiling her rescue pets, traveling with her wife, and performing with local community theater groups.