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's relationship with her music is unlike any other. From lyrics to melody, this Kimberley songstress holds such power and presence in every moment. A song sung through Tanya's heart will leave you yearning for more!”
— Ant Beard, Caravana Sun
Tanya Ransom pens songs that are emotionally revealing in a style that expresses both strength and fragility. Whether it be performing in trio style or a one woman show yielding a guitar, ukulele and percussion, she’ll draw in her audience with a warm embracing delivery, depth and a touch of melancholy and captivate them with her presence.
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. As well as 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.
Nominated for WAM Regional Act of the year and WAM Song of The Year, Tanya Ransom 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).
Recently awarded the 2020 Inaugural Festival Directors Award at Nannup Music Festival and the winner of WAM 2020 Best Regional Act, there is no sign of slowing down for Ransom. Currently working toward her forthcoming EP set for release in 2021, the first singles ‘Armour’ and 'Cyclone' receiving spins on Double J, Triple J, added to high rotation on ABC Radio and community radio Australia wide.