Contemporary singer songwriter, Ronnie Taheny took
to far away places to inflict unsuspecting innocents with her characteristic
black humour, obscene energy, strong melodies and charisma only
to find that there were more willing victims prepared to surrender
to her musical assault than she had expected.
Starting in London, 1996, she systematically took
on th U.K. and Ireland working with the likes of "Crowded House",
"Fairport Convention", the Neville Brothers, Katherine Tickel, "Shakespear's
Sister", David Gray and Andrew Strong from the "Commitments", before
spreading like a virus to continental Europe armed with a piano,
guitar and a great sense of adventure.
By 1998 Ronnie had scored a hit in Ireland with
the single "Saviour", established her popularity on the live circuit
throughout Europe and completed a tour of the U.S.A. with concerts
at the legendary "CBGB's" and Central Park, New York.`
her attraction for weird and exotic touring routes?
"Well", she says, "after growing up in Edithburgh,
South Australia,where the entire population of 200 are either (1)
your family, (2) your cousins, or (3) your mirror image, one developes
an insatiable craving for environments as different and diverse
as culturally possible. There are also more opportunities to murder
more languages or at least die in an earnest attempt at them".
From her Tom Waits-like narratives to her Janis
Joplin-like soul she combines diversity with rawness to achieve
her own unique blues-tinged pop, which has proven to be an unquestionable