session 5: saturday 3 november
"There are singers and then there is Tami Neilson, for whom the word singer just isn’t big enough.” – HMV, Canada
With a soulful voice straight from the golden age of soul, country and rockabilly music, Tami Neilson has been described as "A red-hot honky-tonker, somewhere between Patsy Cline and Wanda Jackson with perhaps just a little bit of Peggy Lee sophistication.” (Nick Bollinger, NZ National Radio)
Singing her heart out along endless roads and stages, from her days as a young girl in Canada touring with the Neilson Family band, opening for the likes of Johnny Cash, to her full blossoming in New Zealand as a formidable talent in her own right, Tami Neilson has won the Tui Award for each of her past four albums.
“Quite simply, this is killer stuff. Your jaw will drop at first listen to the voice belting it out on the opening cut Walk (Back To Your Arms)” - 9 out of 10 Review, Kerry Doole, EXCLAIM! Magazine Canada
Josh Leys is a solo performer of extraordinary talents as a singer/song-writer and music producer. He is an all-round entertainer; as well as singing and playing guitar he is a human beat-box machine and a rapper and lays down big fat guitar loops like nobody's business. Josh returns to Taste after a 4 year hiatus.