Sydney-born singer/songwriter Tamara Hansson had humble beginnings in her native Australia with a diverse range of music influences. She was inspired by and fascinated by her parent's record collection; From her mum's Michael Jackson records as well as her Dad's sex pistols and Johnny Cash LPs. Reveling in melodies from the era of yesteryear was this child-introvert's bag.
This initial affair with music and lyricism paved the way for Tamara’s musical pilgrimage to the east coast music scene in Australia, seeing her support the likes of Abbe May and Diana Anaid with her songs of love, heartbreak and the human condition.
…You’d share your bed
And I’d find space in the sheets
And I’d hide in your arms and hear your heart beat da-dum da-dum da-dum…
Adventure and a hunger to expand her horizons kept calling, seeing Tamara put down her instruments, pack a suitcase and embark on an international adventure to London. It was here that she lived, drinking copious amounts of black coffee, finding a new guitar, and playing in various low key shows with jazz musicians and songwriters alike before continuing on to New York. During these nomadic times, Tamara penned lyrics around missing family and friends, identity, being away from home and travel…
…My last week in Hampstead, we went down to the park
and played in all the red leaves, and walked home in the dark
while we planned our lives together, though we knew this was the end,
oh I won’t forget you Hampstead, or you, my darling friend…
Now, living and writing songs from her apartment in New York, Tamara has been flitting about the New York music scene after the release of her debut EP, The Apartment Sessions. This project started as an idea for touring, playing small intimate shows in people’s apartments rather than busy crowded bars and soon evolved into a process of crafting and recording songs for her first EP in the space of her humble shoebox apartment. The songs she shares are intimate and heartfelt – a true reflection of the environment in which they were created.