Tasha Taylor Johnson
Tasha is an up and coming composer, lyricist and writer and performer.
Most recently, she was the recipient of the Cameron Mackintosh Resident
Composer Scheme and will take up the role at The Leicester Curve Theatre under
the direction of Nikolai Foster.
Her comedy musical Cult! was selected as a winner of the From Page to Stage new
musical theatre international festival, and it’s London showcase garnered rave
reviews from industry professionals. The show continues it’s development and will
see it’s first full production in 2018.
Tasha also works in TV and film, most recently this August as composer/musical
director/performer for ‘Rinderland’, a chat show pilot for ITV.
Credits as composer/lyricist and writer include: Pickled, (central school of Speech and Drama), Cult! (The Other Palace), Clare Voyant (The Other Palace), Collaborations for award winning director/choreographer Drew McOnie and The McOnie company include: The Journey Song (Sadlers Wells), Making Midnight (Latitude Festival), Shine (Sadlers Wells), A Ballet with Love (The Royal Albert Hall) and Good Morning Midnight (The Jermyn Street Theatre). She is also an established solo artist, having toured the UK and played both Latitude and Wireless festivals after releasing her EP Feed Your Ego
Tasha has appeared in the West End and toured worldwide with Mamma Mia!, Starlight Express and We Will Rock You. She has also recently finished shooting the new film4 musical adaptation of Che Walkers’s ‘Been So Long’ alongside an award winning cast & creative team including Michael Coel, Arinze Kene, George Mackay and director Tinge Krishnan. The film will be released in early 2018.
She writes pop and sync music for The Prestigious Notting Hill Music and PIAS Records. She owns her own record label and forms half of production/songwriting partnership RobotCoffee.
She’s been tipped as ‘One to watch’ in the Sunday Times and her work ‘Different, fresh and Original’ by award winning composers Richard Thomas (Jerry Springer the Opera) and Grant Olding (One Man two Guvnors).