Behind the Music
Tabi’s passion for music was something given to her at birth. She was born singing and whistling before she could even talk. It was just something she was born to do. This was obvious to family members, especially after she picked up and began playing the guitar at just 3 years of age. She had a specific ear for music and could hear a melody and immediately play it back on instruments. She grew obsessed with every different genre there was, growing close to anything that had a guitar and powerful vocal.
She began performing publicly in 2016, after forming a rock band with her friends at school. The band, known as Written Addiction, grew to gain local attention for their work and songwriting. After playing with the band for over a year, she decided to step out of her comfort zone and begin performing her music for the public without a band. After beginning to play out on her own, Tabi’s songwriting grew to what it is today.
It first started with the question of if she could write a blues song. And slowly but surely Tabi fell in love with the idea of writing for any genre that she wanted, no genre being too different or weird. Now, she writes for the love of music, not to stay in a genre box. This is why many people have asked “ What genre are you exactly?” and she responds with “ Um, I’m a songwriter.” She doesn't know either, and she doesn't ever really want to.
Now a solo artist, Tabi has caught the attention of many local venues, where her passionate lyrics, confident guitar playing, and spot on vocals won the crowd over. She is a regular at local venues, paying back the favor for all of the love and support she received early on in her career at open mic’s. Since her solo career began, Tabi has had the opportunity to play at such venues as Gaithersburg Arts Barn, and the Fillmore Silver Spring.
As a high school student at the Academy of the Holy Cross, Tabi worked hard to encourage music advocacy and had the opportunity to be a leader in the associations, honor societies, and clubs that she cared so deeply about. A member of the Tri-M Music Honor Society, she worked hard to teach those around her the love of music, and exactly the power that it has. Tabi is also an advocate for music education, crediting herself as “A Product of Music Ed”. She continually talks about how much of an impact her music teachers had on her, inspiring her to do exactly what they do, and strive for success. Drawing influences from artists like Stevie Nicks, Sara Bareilles, Tori Kelly, and Grace Potter, Tabi treats listening to music as studying to learn how she can grow as an artist, and creator. Watch for her debut EP, "Eleven" this June. Come see a show and you'll be able to tell friends you saw her play locally before she was a household name. Want to hear her story? Listen close.
Some places that Tabi has Played:
Fillmore Silver Spring
Gaithersburg Arts Barn
One World Coffeehouse
St. Matthew's Cathedral
Other Voices Theatre
Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception
Knights of Colombus
The Music Cafe
Frederick Coffee Company & Cafe
O'hair Salon & Spa
Outta the Way Cafe
and many more!