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Tami Neilson

New Zealand

'A red-hot honky-tonker, somewhere between Patsy Cline and Wanda Jackson with perhaps just a little bit of Peggy Lee sophistication.' NZ NATIONAL RADIO

Canadian- born, now proudly NZ-based, country and soul darling Tami Nielson is heading to Darwin with her critically acclaimed new album Don’t Be Afraid and electrifying live show.

Starting her music career as a young girl, Neilson spent her youth touring Canada with relatives in The Neilson Family band, opening for an array of country music royalty including Johnny Cash. Now a formidable talent in her own right, this sequined and beehived dynamo’s star is soaring high, with recent performances at Womad NZ, Nashville Americana Fest and NZ Music Awards, as well as supporting blues star Colin James on his recent Canadian tour. Her dynamic range has drawn comparisons to everyone from Etta James to Amy Winehouse, and her mix of rollicking country, blues and soul, offset by heartbreaking balladry, is sure to delight.


Photo Tony McKay


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