Taz is Rest­less for TV choir tri­umph

Harefield Gazette - - NEWS -

A FORMER Uxbridge Col­lege stu­dent has made the semi-fi­nals of Gareth Malone’s BBC2 show, The Naked Choir.

Tas­sama Franklyn, known as Taz, en­tered the TV singing con­test along with five other vo­cal­ists from Southamp­ton So­lent Univer­sity, where he is study­ing a Pop­u­lar Mu­sic Per­for­mance de­gree.

He is the only male in the a cap­pella group Rest­less Sym­phony.

Taz said: “Singing is one of the best ways to ex­press your­self – there is a song for ev­ery mood and sce­nario.

“Grow­ing up in a mu­si­cal house­hold and church, it was some­thing that was in­tro­duced to me at a very young age.”

He lists his in­spi­ra­tions as the stage pres­ence of Michael Jack­son, the vo­cals of Eric Benét and the tone and lyrics of John Leg­end.

Rest­less Sym­phony’s re­cent per­for­mance, broad­cast on Oc­to­ber 13, saw Taz take the spot­light in a cir­cus themed per­for­mance of Lady Gaga’s Bad Ro­mance.

The singer added: “A cap­pella mu­sic is the most chal­leng­ing type of mu­sic. It tests the abil­ity to har­monise and be cre­ative.”

The Naked Choir is on BBC2 at 9pm on Tues­days.

n CHOIR PER­FORMER: Taz Franklyn

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