Tameka Jackson

With a foot in both the USA & UK, Tameka Jackson started off singing at a very early age (not being a surprise coming from a very musical family).

During her 35+ years in the business, Tameka has had many unique experiences and created many fond memories which have included various Royal performances (most memorable being…singing for Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II at her Silver Jubilee), working with and/or sharing the stage with many world renowned artists, travelling the globe as a guest entertainer on some of the biggest & most prestigious cruise lines, performing to sell-out crowds at various elite venues & festivals worldwide and also achieving chart success as a sought after session vocalist in the House/Soul Music scene.

With her wealth of experience in performing and her deep admiration of Diana Ross, Tameka took her career in yet another direction. Over the last several years, Tameka has paid tribute to the queen of Motown, winning her multiple awards.

Tameka is very proud to be part of “In the Name of Love – The Diana Ross Story.”

Shakella Dedi

Shakella.D is an experienced and versatile vocalist/ actress with over 20 years in the entertainment industry.

She has performed on stages large and small nationally and internationally.

Tribute/Musical theatre credits include: Silence Of The Lambs the Musical, The Boney M Show, The Magic Of Motown, Soul Legends – backing the likes of Gwen Dickey (Rolls Royce) and new production Cornelius & Soul Train where she played the roles of Diana Ross & Tina Turner.

Shakella is a Soul & Motown lover and is excited to join the cast of The Diana Ross Story.


Chiara Stanton

Chiara Castania is an all-round performing artist originally from a small northern Italian town called Iseo. She took up ballet from the early age of 5 years old under her mothers’ wishes; a former ballerina herself. Chiara then moved to London to further progress her training. After winning scholarships at both A.L.R.A. in SW London and Bodyworks Dance Studios in Cambridge; she succeeded in acquiring a succession of leading roles with a variety of major cruise companies.

Chiara also had the opportunity and experience to be a part of two well-established girl groups under professional management; one of which had songs produced by the world renowned ‘Boney M’. She continued her music career by developing her own producing and writing skills in conjunction with various London producers and worked on two albums.

Chiara feels she is fortunate to be versatile in being able to fit different roles and she shows passion in every part she takes on. Never afraid of trying something new or taking on a challenge; her motto faithfully stands as “variety is the spice of life”.

Nazarine Mighty

Nazarene has been performing for almost 15 years as a Lead vocalist. She has sung background vocals professionally for over a decade with artists such as Mica Paris, Raie, Imaani, Omar, Martha Reeves, Noel Mckoy, Pinise Saul, Shack and Chrysallis record labels as well as playing Gladys Knight and Aretha Franklin in the highly acclaimed Ultimate Divas Show.

Nazarene has played venues such as London’s Jazz Café, Hammersmith Apollo, Club Floridita, Clapham, The Sage, overseas at The Nice Jazz festival and Xen Lounge in Hollywood to mention a few. She is passionate about supporting young people into the Performing Arts Industry and has managed and developed singers for one of London’s leading arts organisations, Wac Arts, where she worked for over a decade with young people from early teens upwards on inclusion courses and on specialist music training programmes where she specialised in song writing, studio technique, ensemble, background vocals and singing technique as well as playing a tutor advisory role.

Nazarene has supported many individuals to achieve high standards and to move on to industry professional work.

Laverne Wynter

Laverne received her BA in Music from the University of East London. With musical influences ranging from Gospel, Soul, RnB and Pop she started in the church singing with various choirs including Peter Francis and the Jabez Family and IDMC led by John Fisher.

Laverne has performed throughout the UK, toured in the US, Canary Islands and Balearic Islands and has sung as a Backing Vocalists for X Factor and for music artist Benjamin Clementine. Laverne regularly performs with various bands and vocal line ups and is currently recording, vocal arranging and writing for artists.

Laverne is so thrilled to be touring with ‘The Diana Ross Story’