Tarja

Tarja
Played at Graspop Metal Meeting 2010 / 2017
Genre

Gothic

Country

Finland

Biography

Tarja Turunen is a Finnish female vocalist. Trained as a classical soprano, she set the standard for female metal vocalists as the lead singer for Nightwish. Following her departure from Nightwish in 2005 she focused on her solo career. Known for her exceptionally powerful and emotional sound, she lent her voice to a variety of projects ranging from classical performances to rock and metal. Tarja is extremely popular in her home country and also appears as one of the coaches on The Voice of Finland. Critics agree Tarja has become a much more versatile singer as well as an accomplished songwriter since leaving Nightwish and this has never been more obvious than on her fourth studio album, ‘The Shadow Self’ (2016). (#GMM17)