Born Tamara Nathalie Atzeni to an Italian father and South African mother, Tamara was born in Knokke Heist, Belgium and grew up in Centurion, Pretoria. She did her primary schooling at Irene Primary School and finished high school at Lyttelton Manor High School after which she completed a 3 year Musical Theatre Diploma at Pretoria Tech.
Tamara has managed to cross all cultural, age & language barriers. She has unassumingly been recognised as one of the few SA artists contributing towards bridging the gap between all cultures, ages & races. With 11 official languages in SA, Tamara’s music has been described as the ‘unofficial language’; celebrating the heart & soul of South Africa.
Tamara hit 2005 with a big bang, bringing in the New Year with her partners, DJs Ryan Dent & Craig Massiv, under the guise of their new dance outfit Flash Republic at an awesome New Year’s Eve party sponsored by 5fm and including international club syndicate PASHA (Ibiza) at The Castle, Cape Town.
Tamara spent most of the first 6 months of 2005 either in studio or on the road at various venues all over the country with Flash Republic.
Flash Republic has recently returned from an extremely successful tour in Europe. They spent July entertaining the crowds with what can only be described as some of the best South African dance tunes at the summer music festivals in Holland.
In between all the Flash work, Tamara has continued to perform at various corporate events and on TV shows, such as the recent Elko ICT Journalist of the Year awards and the show “Hoe Dit is met Steve” – again illustrating her incredible versatility and “Rainbow” following.