Winner of the 2020 Inaugural Festival Directors Award ~ Nannup Music Festival
“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 and ukulele, 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 Dan Sultan to name a few. As well as performances at Nannup Music Festival, 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 culture craving streets of Melbourne drew the songstress in 2010. Developing her craft, she sung her way from strength to strength and after two cold winters, she returned to the Kimberley with a swag of new songs and new found maturity in her songwriting.
Tanya released her debut Album ‘It Is What It Is’ late 2013. A collection of original works showcasing the diversity of popular blues and roots music featuring Broome musicians Harry Jakamarra (Bass, Banjo, Vocals) and Albert Gray (Drums). Missy Higgins elegant piano playing features on ‘Firewall’, a stunning collaboration for a Debut Album.
Nominated for WAM Regional Act of the year and WAM Song of The Year, 2017 seen Tanya Ransom produce her sophomore album ‘The Art of Departing’. Released in October, it draws on influences from the likes of Ryan Adams and Ray Lamontagne, weaving a musical tapestry of folk blues and alt country. 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). Laden with songs of loss and love, heartbreak and the beauty of the great southern land, this album has found its way into the hearts of many.
There was no slowing down in 2019 for Ransom, beginning with a four month tour spanning Victoria, Tasmania and Western Australia. She has since been back in the studio with Dave Mann laying down tracks for a forth coming EP set for release in 2020. The first single ‘Armour’ receiving spins on Double J, Triple J and community radio across the country.
Still on the road and touring Nationally for all of the year, Tanya was recently awarded the 2020 Inaugural Festival Directors Award at Nannup Music Festival.