winner ~ WAM 2020 Best Regional act

Winner of the 2020 Inaugural Festival Directors Award ~ Nannup Music Festival

‘Tanya’s songs feel like a deep dive into a time, place and sentiment. Her lyrics are flowering vignettes seeking to make sense of the complexities of the human condition.’”

— Danielle Caruana, MAMA KIN

Tanya Ransom exudes beauty, from her music and her performance. She delivers with strength and passion, radiating her Kimberley glow. Her shows at Nannup Music Festival are always loved, from the audience and fellow musicians who embrace her magic.”

— Phaedra Watts, Music Director, Nannup Music Festival.

Tanya Ransom is one of the hardest working touring artists I know of in WA, for me, her music feels like the open road - and the moment you know you’re driving away from responsibilities that aren’t really yours, there’s that sense of freedom.”

— Nigel Bird, WAM Regional Officer


Captivating, moving and truly salt of the earth. Tanya Ransom weaves her signature sound of folk blues and alt country amongst ornate melody’s and powerful vocals. Whether accompanied by her band or a one woman show wielding her guitar, ukulele and percussion, she draws in her audience with her unassuming warmth and personality. 

Residing in the remote North-West hasn’t deterred Ransom from seeking a successful music career, supporting artists Kate Miller-Heidke, Boy & Bear, John Butler, Missy Higgins and Tim Rogers to name a few. With performances at Nannup Music Festival, Blues at Bridgetown, North West Festival, Fairbridge Festival and WAMFest, from playing intimate House Concerts to performing in front of thousands, she is no stranger to the stage.

The multi-nominated artist has produced two full length albums working alongside fellow West Australian musician and sound engineer Dave Mann (We Two Thieves, Dave Mann Collective) and award winning sound engineer James Newhouse of Real2Reel (The Waifs, Ash Grunwald).

Awarded WAM Best Regional Act 2020 and recipient of the inaugural Nannup Music Festival Directors Award, there is no sign of slowing down for Tanya Ransom. The Kimberley songstress' new EP ‘Breakdown To Breakthrough’ is a collection of songs that explore the intricate emotions of the human condition. Set for release on the 24th September, the first singles ‘Armour’ and ‘Cyclone’ received spins on Double J, Triple J and added to high rotation on ABC Radio.