Tarra Layne resides in a place where Robert Plant, Amy Winehouse, and Gretchen Wilson collide – where gritty, care-free, home-grown soul meets sultry pop-rock ‘n roll. Combining her heavy 90s R&B upbringing with a love for rock and blues, Tarra is constructing a style of her own. It has been referred to as “Funktry” due to her big soulful timbre, southern attitude, and contemporary twist.
Tarra’s bold vocals landed her on Season 11 of NBC’s The Voice where she was mentored by Bette Midler and Blake Shelton. She is also a featured singing voice for Mattel, lending her lead singing chops to Ari Hauntington, the ghostly pop star in the 2016 release ‘Welcome To Monster High.’ Her voice is now featured on the singing Ari doll available in stores. She has been partnering with Walmart stores across the country, appearing for meet and greets to introduce herself to the little fans.
Currently, Tarra has joined The Campaign The Change Direction alongside artists and influencers like Chris Stapleton, Brian Wilson, and Michelle Obama to spread the 5 Signs of Emotional Suffering. She will be raising funds for the organization’s efforts and creating an original visual project due out in the fall of 2017. Layne is also working on her fourth coming EP with a special, noteworthy team of producers for release in 2018.