Columbia’s got some of all the world’s most talented people, including but not limited to those guys who can/do eat literally four Wilma’s burgers in a sitting. Bwog caught up with GS freshman Tamar Mardirossian, whose singing talent has scored her lots of attention, an EP, “California,” coming out June 19th on iTunes, and this sweet Wikipedia page. After asking her to sign our chest, we were able to regain composure and ask her a few questions.
Bwog: How’d you get started in the music business?
Tamar: Well, supposedly I was singing before I was talking… but it wasn’t until my parents moved me and my brother to California that I truly got my feet wet in the music industry. I was discovered outside of a strip mall while doing a high school fundraiser, with fellow Columbia (Law) student, David Berman.
One thing lead to another, my web of music connections grew, and I landed my first record deal at the age of 17 with Clive Davis at RCA records.
I deferred my acceptance letter to UC Berkeley and dove straight into to writing and singing as my full-time job.
Bwog: What’s yo’ style?
Tamar: Piano driven pop—my music is all about my lyrics.
Bwog: Do you have a favorite song?
Tamar: Billy Joel’s “She’s Always a Woman.”