Talisha Holmes has been committed to the art form since her first love of choral music and art songs, to jazz (in jazz bands since the age of 15) and soul, blues, folk, rock, house and other popular music. She's been writing and performing as long as she can remember. In recent years, she has opened for/appeared in a variety of performances including: Dwele, John Legend, Angie Stone, Eric Roberson, Donnie, Bobby Valentino, Darien D-Brock Brockington (of Foreign Exchange tour), Rick Ross, Kelly Price, Anthony David, Talib Kweli, Anthony Hamilton, Styx, Stephanie Mills, members of The Ohio Players, Pharez Whitted, and others.
Evidence of her love is in her long list of performances - from Chicago's Buddy Guy's Legends, to the Mondsee in Salzburg, Austria. Columbus venues include The Capital Theatre Riffe Center, Brothers Drake, Skully’s Music Diner, The Lincoln Theatre, and countless others (including The Columbus Jazz and Rib Fest, The Columbus Arts Festival, ComFest, Hot Times Festival, Creekside Jazz and Blues Fest.) In Nashville, she's performed at the Battleground Smokes and Spirits, Bourbon Street Blues and Boogie, 3rd & Lindsley, The Basement, The Basement East, The High Watt, BB King's Blues Club, Alley Taps, The Bowery Vault, Amber Falls Winery, Franklin Jazz Festival, The Cannery Ballroom, Papapalooza Blues Festival, and other stages and events like the Soul Vibes Collective, She's a Rebel, The Experience Cabaret and Loud Jamz. She's spent some time doing voice-over work, including sessions for Discovery Channel Germany (Life Coach-Stirbspater Lee Langer), Circa Music, Procter & Gamble, United Way, West Virginia SL and Wendy's.
You may have found her performing regularly in Nashville, Tennessee, and occasionally in her hometown of Columbus, Ohio with local bands The Liquid Crystal Project, Topher James and the Biscuit Brigade, The Musical Masters, The Deal Breakers, and many others including her own Talisha Holmes Duo (with Stuart Montez or Kyle Ingram) and The Talisha Holmes Ensemble. You may have also seen her performing with MOJOFLO, the Columbus Jazz Orchestra, Evan Oberla Project (EOP), and other local groups. In Nashville, she's worked with many jazz, blues and soul musicians/bands (The Don Adams Band/Superband, Cojo Ko, Pamela Williams, Paula Atherton, Keith Floyd to name a few.) She has two EPs available: Blue Thought, and Follow, and a single release Would U B Lost If U Found Urself With Me.
No matter who is on the bandstand, Talisha Holmes is known for giving both an energetic AND intimate show. She specializes in an eclectic fusion of jazz, soul, pop, folk, electro and rock. She loves to dive into the music, and allow it to take on the shape of the musicians, the audience, and flow of the show. She also knows how to take things straight ahead in any of those genres.