Tami Neilson won new fans at Tønder Festival both in 2017 and 2018, with her extrovert show, her sheer power and the god old-fashioned country vibe she creates. Audiences will surely enjoy her return visit. One music reviewer called Tami Neilson a “red hot honky-tonker somewhere between Patsy Cline and Wanda Jackson with a sophisticated dash of Peggy Lee”. Another music critic wrote that Tami Neilson brings to country music what Amy Winehouse brought to R & B.
It’s true that Tami Neilson has a confident grasp of the best of 50s country while bringing the music up to date in a contemporary style. At a young age, she was part of the Canadian family country group The Neilsons, who were big in Canada in the 90s. In 2007 she moved to New Zealand and began her solo career. Things have developed in a positive direction since then, especially with the release of Dynamite! in 2014 and Don’t be Afraid from 2015.
Tami Neilson has won several music awards in New Zealand. Her latest album Chickaboom! from 2020 was crowned Best Country Music Album at Aotearoa Music Awards 2021. Her only Danish festival concert in 2022.