About Tanya George
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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.
Tanya released her first solo EP Sonder (2018, produced by Tommy Spender) with a sold-out launch at Revolver Melbourne. Her sophomore EP Normality (2020) produced by the formidable Jimmy Alexander (Awaken I Am) is out now.
What makes Normality so unique and special is this entire collection of songs were written and created using only her vocal looping techniques. Tanya elaborates “It was born purely on instinct, expression, and trust in my musical ability as a musician and a singer.” Normality offers fans a new creative sound that Tanya found busking on the streets of Melbourne. This sound also contributing to her earning the Alex Legg Memorial Foundation scholarship earlier this month.
The release of the singles: ‘Writing Machine’, ‘My Hymn’, and the lead track ‘Normality’ received outstanding reviews, radio play, and secured top positions on the Triple J Unearthed charts (Overall, Pop and Electronic).
Listeners will be treated to a taste of her acrobatic vocal ability on the EP’s acapella introduction, an interlude mind map, and unreleased track ‘Woodland’. Making reference to escapism to a less complicated realm of existence, known as the woodland, Tanya signals the need to disengage from the pre-conceived status quo.
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.”