About Tami Neilson:
Tami Neilson was raised in Canada, by parents with a closet full of sequined stage costumes and platform shoes.
She grew up in a house where amplifiers and guitar cases were just as much a part of the furniture as chairs and tables, and when most kids are still singing nursery rhymes in the bathtub, she was traveling across North America in a 34 foot motor home, performing professionally in her family band, The Neilsons.
Sharing the stage with the likes of Johnny Cash, Tami appeared regularly on television and radio, touring North America, promoting The Neilsons independent CD, releasing 2 top 40 singles on the Canadian music charts.
Then Tami met a boy who caused her heart to flutter and her feet to move to the other side of the world – New Zealand.
Buzzing with raw energy and talent, her music is a hybrid of acoustic torch and stripped-bare country blues. From haunting ballads of heartbreak and irony to foot-stomping, hand-clapping, harmony-infused numbers, Tami’s live performance is one to be remembered.
Tami has won numerous awards, including:
THE APRA SILVER SCROLL 2014
THE NEW ZEALAND MUSIC AWARDS ‘BEST COUNTRY ALBUM’ 2009, 2010 & 2011
APRA ‘BEST COUNTRY SONG 2014’
NZ COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS ‘BEST FEMALE ARTIST’ 2010, 2011 & 2014
APRA SILVER SCROLL 2014
‘Red Dirt Angel’ ©2008
‘The Kitchen Table Sessions Vol II’ ©2009
‘The Kitchen Table Sessions Vol II’ ©2011
Track listing: Walk (Back to Your Arms); Come Over; Texas; Cry Over You; You Lie; Dynamite; Woo Hoo; Running to You; Honey Girl ; Whiskey and Kisses.
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‘A red-hot honky-tonker, somewhere between Patsy Cline and Wanda Jackson with perhaps just a little bit of Peggy Lee sophistication.’ – Nick Bollinger
‘Truly top shelf….Tami Neilson has the looks and the voice to get any song across to any audience…’ -Randy Bachman of ‘The Guess Who’
‘…alarmingly good…’ – Graham Reid, Elsewhere
‘Neilson sings her heart out, recalling a cross between Roy Orbison and Patsy Cline…’ –Grant Smithies, Sunday Magazine