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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.
 

January - Happy 21st everyone 

Happy Brand New Year. Keeping it brief as that's where it's at I've decided.

I had a great & daunting first gig back opening for Mick Thomas at Memo Music Hall. It was our virgin outing. Amy Valent Curlis on vibes and percussion, Alison Ferrier on elec guitar and me with my acoustic. Ten months in between sound checks for me, new band, new songs, almost unrecognisable sensations as I stood on stage again. It was gorgeous, glorious and felt like a gigantic step.

Then we did it again on New Years Day at Archies Creek which felt like a mini out door festival. The sun was doing it's job, we did ours and the crowd did theirs - everyone's a winner baby, that's the truth.

So, very soon I'll be announcing the launch date and venue for the Kiss Someone soiree. 

Please join me and my all femme outfit as we lure you as sirens do toward a crash free sonic love-in. xxx TLD

p.s. I'm making some very fancy merchandise for you all. KISS SOMEONE tea towels and tote bags and maybe even a T shirt, if I can find a stylish one. 

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Previous events

St Kilda Blues Festival - Tanya-Lee Davies with Andy Baylor & Sam Lemann

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Christ Church - Church Hall, Acland Street, St Kilda

Dusting the cobwebs off my RnB Country Soul vocal chords and heading to church with Sam Lemann and all the way from the outskirts of town Andy Baylor. Very excited to sing with these boys again and to revisit my favourite pre 1965 music.

Tanya-Lee Davies single launch

George Lane, 1 George Lane, St Kilda

Tanya-Lee Davies' single KISS SOMEONE was written during a long cold lockdown in Melbourne – the winter of our discontent and 2020. A south of the border infected country/pop love song fuelled with yearning and longing for a little human touch. Recorded at her home studio while under house arrest, then sent to Ben Franz in WA for a gorgeous bass line, the final touches were added at Union Street Studios and mixed by Roger Bergodaz in Melbourne. Mastered by Colin Wynne at 30 Mill Studios. KISS SOMEONE will be launched on April 8 at GEORGE LANE.

Nitida Atkinson opens the night with one of her breath taking sets at 8pm.

The film clip, featuring lovers in lockdown from far and wide, will be on the big screen for you to feast your cinema starved eyes upon.

“Gorgeous!!!” Rebecca Barnard

“You can tell when someone is born to sing. Tanya-Lee Davies was born to sing, she is a song.” Billy Baxter ABC Radio

“Tanya-Lee has always sung with beautiful style and intent. This new song is a gem. Can’t wait to hear the album.” Jack Howard

"The single is gorgeous, I’m sure it will be loved and embraced by many.” – Flora Smith – Small Town Romance

$25.00

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