Tanya George was born and raised in St Kilda, Melbourne’s ever-evolving arts and entertainment hub, and it shows; her evolutionary electro-pop takes the genre to innovative new heights. Whether performing acapella with a vocal looper or surrounded by her dedicated band, she’s astounded countless audiences with her 4.5 octave vocal range.
As a regular on the Australian festival circuit, Tanya has performed on a diverse range of stages including St Kilda Festival, Melbourne International Jazz Festival, Womadelaide, and Queenscliff Music Festival, where she won the 2018 QMF busking competition. Earning her stripes as a sensation in the Bourke St busking scene, Tanya has crafted and refined the art of combining elements of soul, jazz and pop, and delivers excellence through her unique and dynamic vocal looping setup.
After releasing her first solo EP Sonder (2018, produced by Tommy Spender) with a sold-out launch at Revolver Melbourne, Tanya is gearing up to release her second solo EP Normality (2020), produced by the formidable Jimmy Alexander (Awaken I Am). The first single Writing Machine, released October 31st, 2019, raced to Number 1 on the Triple J Unearthed charts and guaranteed her a sell-out show at Horse Bazaar.
The Normality EP is set to be released later this year, and is crafted solely from improvised vocal looping magic; Tanya elaborates “It was born purely on instinct, expression, and trust in my musical ability as a musician and a singer.”
Tanya’s fresh, eclectic sound and her thirst and drive for an explosive career has gained her recognition by artist Herbie Hancock, artist/producer Don Was, and many others:
“Tanya George’s music lures you in swiftly with strong melodic threads and jagged lyrics, it’s easy to get familiar and comfortable, not realising she has sculpted this soundscape entirely with only the human voice, coupled with her savviness with technology, she completely destroys the normal and has you suddenly questioning everything, all the while, bobbing in a sea of syncopated rhythms.” Diesel (Mark Lizotte)
“Like Japanese House but more funky.” Pip Rasmussen (TV presenter ABC Me)
“The soulful pop blend just runs rings around you.” Declan Byrne (Home & Hosed Host, Triple J Unearthed)
“Tanya takes vocal looping to a completely new level.” Roland
Tanya George has cemented her place as one of Australia’s most exciting rising acts and has secured her future through consistent dedication to her craft, her hunger, her ambition, and impeccable vocal abilities.
As Forté Magazine recently wrote, “If you don’t know the name, now is the time to start paying attention.”
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Tanya George’s tracks