NaTasha Rogers is #THETALKBOXQUEEN. Picking up and carrying the torch from the R&B/Funk talk box legends Roger Troutman & Teddy Riley, #THETALKBOXQUEEN owns her diverse style & unique talk box sound. She is an international entertainer, music producer, songwriter, audio engineer, and distinguished music educator. Born and raised in Fort Worth, Texas, alumni of O.D. Wyatt High School, and the University of Arkansas - Pine Bluff, She's also well known for unique synthesizer techniques, sultry Rhodes, refreshing audio engineering skills, and recording crystal clear vocals and she sings vocal chords similar to Lalah Hathaway. Her vocal ranges from a low C3 to a high C#6. She's been singing since the tender age of 3, began playing piano at age 5, and trumpet at 11 years old. Since the eager age of 15, she has been blessed to perform with some the music industry's most prolific artists, music producers, and elite musicians. NaTasha has a serious passion for music and in addition to being a versatile musician, she's the CEO of her own music + media production company, NMR PRODUCTIONS. The purpose of #THETALKBOXQUEEN is to remind the world of the inner power that they possess as creators. The talk box is her way of describing that "God-like voice" we all have deep within. The message is strategic, positive, and it's music that feeds the soul and brings the human heart joy & awareness, love & peace, & positive substance (something a lot of radio music lacks today). #THETALKBOXQUEEN encourages & inspires people through the art of univer[SOUL] music and it's only a matter of time until the entire world experiences this musical genius. #THETALKBOXQUEEN is on the scene to reign supreme, intervene, and help YOU get your dreams!
During her 18 year career, #TheTalkBoxQueen has played keyboards (and/or sang background vocals) in various settings (and "on-the-spot" performances) with various recording artists, as well as world-renowned musicians. John Lennon Songwriting Award winner Porsche Smith, Melodie Nicole, Erykah Badu, Grammy award winning producer Shaun Martin, Yarbrough & Peoples, Grammy nominee Terrace Martin, Angela Blair, Thaddeus Tribbett, N'Tense The Band, Ralph Tresvant, Nayrok, Bernard Wright, Stokely Williams, Darrell & LaTonja Blair, Choklate, The Black & Blue, Mattie Michelle, Quentin Moore, Brennen John, members of Grammy Award winning group Snarky Puppy, Choklate, Warner Bros. recording artist Andra Day, YahZarah, Taylor Pace, the late "Queen of Beale Street" Ruby Wilson (her great aunt), Concord Church, Dr. Tony Evans, & Oak Cliff Bible Fellowship, and most recently R&B superstar TANK all have witnessed and experienced the musical gifts and talents from "Ms.Music", aka #TheTalkBoxQueen.
#TheTalkBoxQueen is no stranger to taking risks and pursuing her dreams of being a supreme world class entertainer. She's auditioned for Beyoncé's all girl band in Houston, Texas and has opened up for Bobby Brown, PJ Morton (keyboardist for Maroon 5), Grammy Award Winner Shaun Martin (Snarky Puppy), as well as a host of other recording artists. In the Spring of 2008, "Ms.Music" flew to New York City and auditioned for Sean "Diddy" Combs reality TV show 'Diddy's: Making His Band', which aired on MTV later that summer. Although she didn't make 'His Band', during the audition, "Ms.Music" was the only female keyboardist that advanced into the final round and stood amongst the top 12 keyboardists in the entire audition. New Kids on the Block's music director & music front man on VH-1's 'Big Morning Buzz' with Nick Lachey, Rob Lewis, as well as Romeo Johnson (vocal coach for NBC's “The Voice”) left "Ms.Music" motivated and implanted enough musical wisdom to last a lifetime.
For over 13 years, #TheTalkBoxQueen performed with various cover bands. From Dallas' premiere cover band N'TENSE The Band, Domino Effect, Bernard Wright, Ardina Lockhart, to Little Rock, Arkansas' One Stone Reggae Band & her popular college band, Signature (which featured Memphis R&B/Soul vocalist/guitarist Terreigh Barnett), playing in these bands groomed NaTasha as a solo entertainer, back ground vocalist, music director, as well as a versatile musician. Preparation from these experiences, really refined "Ms.Music's" craft & now, she's finally emerged from behind the scenes into a full-time, international, solo recording artist and well-respected entertainer.
In 2010, #TheTalkBoxQueen recorded trumpet, background vocals, & talk box, on the 'Limited Edition EP' with Dallas based all female band, Beauty and the Beats. Together these 5 women performed across the country and brought back energetic, experimental, & live music--with a bang! With inspirational elements from acts like Prince & The Revolution, PJ Morton, Lenny Kravitz, Robert Glasper Experiment, Aretha Franklin, & Weather Report, Beauty & the Beats were known to leave their audience raving for an encore. They're most remembered for their 2012 performance at the House of Blues in Dallas, Texas. The band is currently on hiatus.
In 2013, #TheTalkBoxQueen recorded a feature jazz solo on piano, trumpet, and key bass on Oakland, California native, audio engineer, music producer, singer/songwriter, Porsche Smith's 'SUPER HUMAN' album and in 2016, Porsche Smith joined forces with former bandmate, "Ms.Music" to form a NEW band, "Divine Alignment". Working hands on with #THETALKBOXQUEEN as executive producer, songwriter, and audio engineer, their self-titled EP "Divine Alignment" is predicted to be a timeless work of conscious art. This project features Dallas based MC Cyfa Fix & Musiq Soulchild and is gaining a serious underground buzz. "Divine Alignment - EP" is scheduled to be released soon.
NaTasha Rogers toured Japan as a solo entertainer from 2014-2015 and is most remembered for her residency at the Bella Vista Lounge inside of the luxurious XIV 箱根離宮 private resort hotel in Kanagawa, Japan. Her highly anticipated debut solo album, #THETALKBOXQUEN was digitally released 7.7.17 and a separate CD debut on 7.17.17. One thing's for sure: #TheTalkBoxQueen has made her mark in music history with this groundbreaking, timeless masterpiece!!!
B I O G R A P H Y
Credits: Cherish Love - Executive Producer, keyboard, lead vocalist, songwriter
NaTasha "Ms.Music" Rogers" - background vocalist, aux keyboard, organ, talk box, trumpet
Porsche Smith - audio engineer, background vocalist, songwriter producer (*Joe Jackson)
Quita Jones - Drums
Wanda Coleman - bass, background vocalist