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As Jim Reeves said, Welcome To My World. Glad you found me, I've been trying to find myself for years. Let's familiarise ourselves. Read my ramblings, check out my film tips, see what has inspired me so much I have to post about it; books quotes etc, discover what my YouTube hit of the month is. Experience envy while you peruse the patio frocks I've collected over the years, listen to my music, view my art gallery. Communicate via email or reach me courtesy of your psychic powers. x

Here's a song from my Superdarling album - Waiting and Praying.



I want to thank David Niven, Shirley Jones aka Mrs Partridge, & a cast of thousands for moonlighting on the clip for this love song featuring Bruce Haymes, Sam Lemann and Jeff Raglus.... and thanks Burt Bacharach for the inspiration.
 

Summer in Melbourne 

There will be new music soonish, I keep saying that, and then I detour and that affects the release date.​ ​​I'm mixing with Roger Bergodaz at Union St Studios who so far has proven to be most saintly with his patience regarding technology glitches.... and I can't thank Colin Wynne enough for helping me out in that department AND James Bellew for all the additional recording we've done. 
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The Duetting Damsel is still floating around in the airwaves. There are a few preview tracks on the music page. You'll find the likes of Matt Walker, Rob Snarski, Steve Lucas, Dom Mariani and the grand Stephen Cummings singing love gone wrong songs with me and the gorgeous Soldiers of Love band Ash Davies, Monique Di Mattina, Sam Lemann & Rick Plant. I have 14 gents in all that I've lassoed into re-inventing some Hank Williams, Everly Brothers and Freddy Fender songs amongst a bunch of other tunesmiths. Andrew Baylor, Peter Baylor, Continental Robert, Benny Peters, Buck Lexton, Pete Busher and Rusty Berther all lend their dulcets to the boy / girl duet. 

She crawled across desert sands, climbed mountain ranges and courted fourteen men to get here, please don't ignore her after all that effort.

I think having land and not ruining it is the most beautiful art that anybody could ever want to own.

Andy Warhol

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Previous events

Steve Lucas and Tanya-Lee Davies in song and conversation.

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The Athenaeum Library, 188 Collins St, Melbourne

I've been invited by Steve Lucas to sing and tell stories in what sounds like a very sophisticated affair, a salon no less; at The Athenaeum Library. I LOVE a library. Especially when you're allowed to talk. We'll be duetting, I'll sing on Steve's tunes and he'll accompany me on a few of the mine from the new album. This will be special.

TLD Trio

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The Dogs Bar, 54 Acland St, , St Kilda, Melbourne

I'm back at The Dogs Bar with my trio of absurdly talented gentlemen for another femmetastic round of girl singers worship. I've been loving these Wednesday nights, low fidelty and high return considering that absolutely no money changes hands for your entry. With Sam Lemann, Andy Scott and my new compadre Adrian Whitehead.

Tanya-Lee Davies - The R&B Express

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Transit Lounge, Federation Square, Swanston Street, Melbourne

Bringing The R&B Express to the CBD in the lofty Transit Rooftop Bar at Federation Square. Behold! an Rhythm & Blues extravaganza with Sam Lemann leading the charge as I plow through as many of my favourite mid century hits as is humanly possible. We'll have a bigger than usual combo, not quite as big as Texas but definitely a Californian sized band, keys and horns. Raw, earthy and contagious. Where Jazz, Blues and Gospel collide. 9-12am. Free entrevous.

Tanya-Lee Davies - Good Rockin' Mamas

The Dogs Bar - Acland Folk Club, 54 Acland Street , St Kilda

Good Rockin' Mamas is a series of shows that I'm lucky enough to be a part of. I have GOOD songs for you, not the ones I've written, but the ones by other people I love. Some of my favourite ROCKIN' girls; Betty Everett, Priscialla Bowman, Patsy Cline, Lucinda Williams & Irma Thomas will feature. I might sing MAMA You Been On My Mind. Let's get together for a musical menagerie. Women. Men. Dancers Listeners. Friends, Lovers, all welcome.

George Jones Love-In

The Gem Bar, 289 Wellington Street, Collingwood

On Saturday 19th Oct, I'm gonna be getting my GEORGE JONES love on at THE GEM BAR when we bow at the feet of the velvet voiced Mr Wynette. The band sounds so beautiful I want to cry into my beer. There'll sad songs, drinking songs, duets, more drinking songs, some honky tonkin' and then another drinking song. Come and full your cup with us Loretta Miller, Madeline Leman, Ben Mastwyk, Ben Franz, Callan James Walker and more more more