Tanya Tassi began entertaining at the age of three.  During her teen years, Tanya formed and managed a small troupe of young adults; booking performances at hospitals, veterans homes, and assisted living facilities throughout the Midwest.  She continued to manage the troupe until her late twenties, bringing music to thousands of older adults, military personnel, and chronically ill patients. 

Tanya has been the voice of numerous national television voice overs and commercial jingles.  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 and Glen Campbell.  Upon completing her education at Belmont University, 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, playing the roles of Patsy Cline and Reba McEntire for 3 years. After her time in Branson, Tanya fronted and managed the popular variety band "Straight Up" for seven years. The group was in high demand, performing at casinos, resorts, festivals, and theaters throughout the United States. Upon her move to the West Coast, Tanya worked as a lead vocalist for the extremely popular, "Guilty Conscience Band" for three years. She has appeared in front of as many as 50,000 people and her voice has aired nationally on ABC, FOX, NBC, and Lifetime television.  She has performed the National Anthem over 200 times for an impressive list of sports teams including the LA Dodgers, Green Bay Packers, Chicago Bulls, Milwaukee Brewers, and LA Lakers.

While Tanya retired as a professional vocalist in 2015  (she now works full-time in the nonprofit sector), she continues to perform with local cover bands and theaters and takes other bookings as time allows.  She frequently lends her vocals and support for fundraising events involving veterans, rescue animals, and the LGBTQ+ community, and strongly believes in giving back to her community.

National Anthem Appearances

  • Green Bay Packers

  • Los Angeles Dodgers

  • Chicago Bulls

  • LA Derby Dolls

  • Milwaukee Brewers

  • Los Angeles Lakers

  • Chicago Fire

  • Midwest Tough Man Challenge

  • Minnesota Timberwolves

NOTEABLE Performance Venues

  • Lambeau Field

  • Grand Old Opry

  • Texas Troubadore Theater

  • Branson Star Theater

  • Dorothy Chandler Pavilion

  • Walt Disney Concert Hall

  • Staples Center

  • Dodger Stadium

  • Target Center

  • Weidner Center

What people are saying...

  • Tanya plays her role with a verve and sparkle that lights up the stage. -Long Beach Telegram 
  • Beautiful National Anthem rendition for the Lakers. -Dyan Cannon, Los Angeles Lakers 
  • Wow, what can I say?  Tanya was awesome. Her band and sound crew were awesome too.  Everyone had a good time and Tanya was one of the main reasons it happened.  From teaching line dance to interacting with guests, she really kept the party going. -Allen M., Private Performance Orange County 
  • Great experience, very talented. Lots of positive feedback from our guests. Thanks so much for including the kids in the show.  - Jane D., Private Performance Silverado Canyon 
  • Whoever sang the National Anthem on Saturday morning May 21st at the Relay For Life in Murrieta deserves praise. She sang it beautifully and straight ahead, the way it 's supposed to be sung. - Jack Norris, The Californian 
  • Ray Charles is a very talented musician and performing with him is no easy task. This choir nailed it. -Cynthia Hodnett, GB Press Gazette 
  • She is an incredible all around entertainer. -Tom Zalaski, WFRV Channel 5 News 
  • Tanya delivered a great performance of the Star Spangled Banner. Nicely done. -Ahman Green, former Green Bay Packer 
  • Stellar impersonation of Patsy Cline with the Branson Superstars. I enjoyed every single song. -Kristen Methusdan, Milwaukee Journal 
  • Tanya and her band played a carefully chosen mix of music and the crowd loved them. Thanks for making our picnic a huge success! -Joel Fleischman, Campbellsport News 
  • Tanya and the band were the perfect fit for the bar's atmosphere. She was great entertainment. -Andrea Swanson, I Love Local Music