With the voice, looks and personality that captivate audiences wherever she performs, Timatha has earned her reputation as a singer of the very highest caliber. Classically trained & with a hint of Ella Fitzgerald and Sarah Vaughan, Timatha charms her listeners all over the globe from Japan to New York.
For all her rehearsing, recording and performing, Timatha Kasten doesn't have much time to sit back and think about all her musical accomplishments. But if she did take a moment to reflect, even Timatha herself would be impressed. After all, it doesn't seem so long ago that she was a little girl living on a humble ranch in Wylie, Texas, learning to sing using her mother's vacuum cleaner as a make-believe microphone.
She began classical voice training and added the flute, piano, and accordion to her repertoire. Not content with singing on living room carpets and grade school stages, it wasn't long before Timatha traded in the make-believe mic for the real thing. She gigged locally, most notably to a packed house at the Wylie Opry and South Fork Ranch. Having long ago dedicated her life to singing and performing, it was a foregone conclusion that Timatha decided to study music at college.
Soon after receiving her Bachelor's of Music, Timatha began enthralling audiences worldwide. She performed on The Late Show with David Letterman and serenaded former president George H.W. Bush at a charity fund-raiser. She opened up for classic rockers Three Dog Night and Styx. She graced the stage with legendary country music vocalist Tanya Tucker and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees The Eagles. On her travels, Timatha has enthralled audiences during tours of Europe, Asia and North America. When she has a moment to spare, Timatha even enjoys late-night karaoke, which led her to sing an improptu duet with Patrick Swayze on the high seas of the Caribbean.
Eventually, the Texas girl put her roots down in New York City, where she lives and works today. She sang regularly at the Rainbow Room at Rockefeller Center, in addition to giving individual voice lessons and performing at various private events. But by far she is most proud of her current gig fronting a 19 man big band based out of New York City. Known as Timatha and her Total Knock Out Orchestra, the group offers an exceptional evening of American jazz classics and Latin dance music in the style of Ella Fitzgerald, Count Basie and Tito Puente. Timatha and the TKO Orchestra are excited by the release of their first EP album, but the best way to hear them is to catch them live!