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Tania Bowra

“Tania Bowra is no transient talent. She will be around in 20 years time…Her voice with all its sincerity and warmth, she’s one of the best singers we have...a remarkable talent in our midst.” - Bruce Elder (Sydney Morning Herald)


Tania first came to attention with the release of her 1989 debut ‘Heaven and Earth’ (ABC Records/Polygram) which won her an ARIA nomination for Best New Talent.

Over a decade on, the unmistakable voice of Tania Bowra continues to leave indelible imprints wherever she goes. While much of her writing is rooted in the singer/songwriter tradition of the early seventies, Tania is a true soul singer and musician, possessing the rare ability to communicate the emotional essence of song through voice, harmony and rhythm. Her songs are timeless and classic, drawing parallels with artists such as David Gray, Fiona Apple and the early songs of Elton John.

Fans of Tania’s music have had to cultivate patience between her albums but it’s always been worth the wait. August 2004 marks the release of Tania Bowra’s third album ‘Place in the Sun’ on Craving Records. ‘Place In The Sun’ is produced and arranged by Tania with help from Sydney producer Matt Fell. The album features some of Australia’s finest musicians, including Bruce Reid, Clayton Doley, Terepai Richmond, Hamish Stuart and James Haselwood.

Tania’s musical life has seen her spend much time overseas – mainly in London – where she featured regularly at prestigious venues The 12Bar Club and The Garage, and during which time she played with singer Eddi Reader (Fairground Attraction) touring in her band. She toured with acclaimed songwriter Paul Brady, who personally asked her to join him on a tour of the UK, and in 1995 Sally Oldfield (sister of Mike) recorded Tania’s ‘Summer in my Hands’ for her album ‘Three Rings’ which went on to sell more than 80,000 copies.

Tania concluded her time in the UK with shows at the 1996 Edinburgh Festival in the famous Spiegeltent, before returning home to record and produce her second (self-titled) album. A well regarded session singer and guitarist, she has appeared on the albums such artists as Jimmy Little, sistermadly, Red Rivers, and Sarah McGregor. Tania has also produced several albums for the ABC, including the gold-selling 'Bird Symphony' series and the celebrated '0-9' series for Children. She has an ongoing involvement as producer and tutor for community music courses including 'The Bondi Wave' and Sydney TAFE's 'Hiphop for da Ladeez'.

“Strong in vision and direction, a very mature songwriting talent.”
Michael Smith (Drum Media)

In keeping with her pop roots, many of Tania’s songs are simply love or love-lost songs. Whether they are framed as such or as rhetorical adventures, the songs on ‘Place in the Sun’ are about longing of some kind - longing for love, peace within or without, simplicity and honesty. At times it’s a longing for something intangible like the childhood kind, or simply for a sense of belonging.

Tania’s music communicates such tenderness and certainty that the result is an uplifting pleasure to the senses. Here sophisticated song craft meets tactile sensuality with its feet planted firmly on the ground.

“Her voice is deep, alluring and always sympathetic to her songs, which often juxtapose personal quandaries with a broad environmental sensibility and place them in moody, atmospheric frames.”
Rolling Stone magazine

“Tania Bowra is a writer possessed with a supreme sense of melody and lyrical intelligence.”
Inpress magazine

Tania Bowra’s new album, ‘Place In The Sun’ was released in Australia in August 2004 on Craving Records through MGM Distribution.