Singing her heart out along endless roads and stages, from her days as a young girl in Canada touring with the Neilson Family band and 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.
In 2014, Tami was awarded the APRA Silver Scroll for her song “Walk (Back To Your Arms)”, and has won Best Female Artist at the National Country Music Awards in 2009, 2010, 2012 and 2015. This powerhouse performer is at the top of her game.
Tami will perform two different shows. Hear her with her band singing her favourite songs on the Friday night. Book here.
On Thursday she sings Songs for Sinners – where soul and country meet the Gospel Truth and Backwater Blues. The music of Howlin’ Wolf, Mavis Staples, Blind Willie Johnson,Tom Waits and more. Book here.
With a soulful voice straight from the golden age of country and rockabilly music, she is “a red-hot honky-tonker, somewhere between Patsy Cline and Wanda Jackson with perhaps just a little bit of Peggy Lee sophistication.” Nick Bollinger, RNZ National