Multi award-winning Canadian-born, New Zealand singer-songwriter Tami Neilson needs no introduction. Having become one of NZ’s most beloved artists of the modern era, blending country, soul and rockabilly into her signature high-octane performances, Neilson’s songs have tugged at our heart-strings and soothed our souls.
Accompanied by Tami’s brother and longtime co-writer/collaborator Jay Neilson, the Big Boss Mama will bring her extensive songbook to the road this October. With 7 dates across New Zealand in a rare, up-close and personal show, fans can experience the songs acoustically, as they were written. Tickets are on-sale now! See list of dates and ticketing info below.
THIS IS TAMI NEILSON! WITH VERY SPECIAL GUEST JAY NEILSON
NEW ZEALAND TOUR DATES
17 OCTOBER - MAYFAIR THEATRE, DUNEDIN [TICKETS]
18 OCTOBER - MEOW, WELLINGTON [TICKETS]
19 OCTOBER - THE PIANO, CHRISTCHURCH [TICKETS]
20 OCTOBER - THE TUNING FORK, AUCKLAND - STAY TUNED FOR MORE DETAILS!
21 OCTOBER - NELSON ARTS FESTIVAL, NELSON THEATRE ROYAL, NELSON
26 OCTOBER - THE SAWMILL, LEIGH [TICKETS]
28 OCTOBER - TAURANGA ARTS FESTIVAL, TAURANGA [FESTIVAL TICKETS]
Don’t miss Tami and Jay when they’re in a town near you!
For more information and ticketing, head to tamineilson.com
Growing up on the road as two fifths of Canadian country group The Neilsons, Tami and Jay were supporting the likes of Johnny Cash from a very young age. With a wealth of stories from the road, the pair are set to bring some smiles, laughs and tears as they tell the tales behind some of Tami’s biggest songs, like their Silver Scroll Award-winning ‘Walk Back to Your Arms’, as well as exclusively premiering brand new songs from Tami’s upcoming new album.
Neilson’s music has become synonymous with our lives, adored by those at home and around the world for her powerhouse voice and heart-pounding soul injected into every word and every note. Neilson’s 2014 record Dynamite! changed the game musically, attracting a storm of worldwide attention. The album was named one of The Guardian’s Top 10 Country Albums of the Year and climbed to #1 on the NZ Charts in a spine-chillingly exciting triumph for the hard-working, independent artist. It would later take out Best Country Music Album at the 2015 NZ Music Awards, and forge the name ‘Tami Neilson’ into the cultural fabric of New Zealand music forever.
Her recent internationally acclaimed record Sassafrass! (nominated for Album of the Year at the NZ Music Awards) secured a number of glowing accolades worldwide, from the likes of Rolling Stone Country, American Songwriter, Pop Matters and No Depression. Tami now plays to sold out crowds across North America, New Zealand and Europe, on a rigorous international touring schedule. Happy to be coming home, and bringing the magic of family with her; this is one charmer of a live experience not to be missed.
“Tami Neilson is a fire-breathing belter on her own terms.” - ROLLING STONE
“A red-hot honky-tonker, somewhere between Patsy Cline and Wanda Jackson with perhaps just a little bit of Peggy Lee sophistication.” - RNZ
“A full-tilt badass monster of music.” - SAVING COUNTRY MUSIC
"There are singers, and then there is Tami Neilson, for whom the word singer just isn't big enough." - HMV