Melbourne songstress Tanya-Lee Davies is a heart-seeking missile, who specialises in dreamy / pop country / psychedelic folk sounds: big on melody, lush vocals and lyrics that cast spells.
Raised on a diet of Bacharach, Sinatra & Louis Armstrong, TLD found her own psychic home in the sounds of Laurel Canyon, Nashville and early 70’s New York.
Undaunted by polarising influences, she's wrestled her muses into shape one song at a time and arrives armed with patio frocks, a vintage casio, an acoustic guitar and gently takes you hostage via her 3 albums of TLD songs Perfect Moment, Bloom, Superdarling and a fourth, The Duetting Damsel, a compilation of duets by some of her favourite writers with 14 of her Gentleman Friends which features Stephen Cummings, Matt Walker, Rob Snarski and other vocal luminaries was released in 2018.
Post house arrest in the year 2021 that never was, she’s released two singles – KISS SOMEONEand LOVE TOWN– with a third to follow, as an entrée to her latest album DREAMLAND due out in October 2021.
A collection of her albums and EP’s is luxuriating on her Bandcamp page.
Some people say….
"You can tell when someone is born to sing. It's warm, fluid, infused with sincerity. Tanya-Lee Davies was born to sing. It's not a vocation it's an evocation ... she glides effortlessly between styles, nothing is inauthentic, she owns them all. She is a song."
Billy Baxter. Radio Presenter, Musician, Legendary human
“The first thing you notice is the voice - and when she lets loose on a song her soaring vocal plants a Spiny Norman fair square on the back of your neck.” Steve Gordon Express Magazine
Another clip from the Superdarling album - There There
My homage to all things Beatlesque - sitar driven, psychedelic, and a little antsy, the gal in this song lays down the law to the absentee lover.
How I Ended Up This Way
What an amazing story about the power of music, art, friendship & humanitarianism. I had no idea Jimmy was so cool, kind and inspiring. What a beautiful man and what a beautiful life he led, and a beautiful marriage .... beauty beauty beauty. Watch it and forget about the crazy. There's sunshine in this documentary.
Mining for Gold.
Musical wonder that wows me. Gonna be some old, some new, some light, some dark and some secret finds of mine.
I've chosen Karen Dalton because ... what an extraordinary and unique voice and I really don't need to say anymore.
This book is by a high school friend of mine & I want to share it because although it's not an easy read for me, I love that it's addressing a topic that's uncomfortable and for the most part mysterious and unspoken of. Women live with all kinds of shame around their bodies, their often confusing and paralysing pains & the unpredictable changes in our physiology without warning, and anyone who sheds light on the silent aspects of our lives is doing all of us a service. I feel proud to have run riot as a teenager with Jo x