June shows

16358651_1708267255865767_1440635899_n

To celebrate the release of Winter Year there have been a short string of shows booked along the East Coast, from Far North Queensland to Brisbane. These include:

GIRLS UP FRONT , Saturday June 3rd.

PALM CREEK FOLK FESTIVAL , 8th-11th June.

“The Palm Creek Folk Festival is an annual event, held in June each year, in the lush tropical grounds of the Mountain View Lake Eco Park, North Queensland.

The event takes place over four nights and three days involving more than 100 performers and events with music concerts, dances, workshops, acoustic jams, art workshops, and special events. The Festival features the cream of local performers and selected national special guests.”

PASSION CACTUS AT THE BEARDED LADY , Thursday June 15th.

Bringing their debut performance to Brisbane, Passion Cactus has invited their friends along to bring West End a night full of Music, Passion, Beer, Cacti, Good Times and Good Tunes. Join us from 7pm to hear the raw tunes of Sammy James in the front bar as he kicks off the evening, followed by the always lovely Tasha Zappala on the Main Stage at 8:30 who will lead us further on into the night towards the sweet sounds of Ornifex, Hey Baby and the sultry sounds of Passion Cactus.

Plays on Triple J Unearthed

Tasha Zappala

Dreambox, from the EP Winter Year has been added to rotation on Triple J Unearthed with excellent reviews.

“You brew this sort of dark, interesting and sexy essence that carries at a steady but really pleasant pace.” – Claire Mooney, Triple J.

Download the EP, or listen on Triple J Unearthed

Winter year

Winter Year is a new series of tracks is now available for listening or download here.

17553901_1339161376144893_567790197205552590_n (1)

The tracks are a foggy reverie about travelling, winter and change recorded in the Adelaide hills.

Adelaide Fringe Festival 2016

To celebrate the Adelaide Fringe Festival 2016, you can now download my new EP It’s Always Morning, recorded live in Edinburgh at Fringe 2015. There are a few free tracks available on Soundcloud, or the full EP can be downloaded from Bandcamp. The link is below.

https://tashazappala.bandcamp.com/

Off to California

Thank you to the beautiful souls who have hosted me in Brisbane, Adelaide, Melbourne and Sydney over the last month, it’s been super lovely to catch up with you all.

A massive thank you to anyone who came to a show, put a coin in the hat, bought a cd or said hello, you guys are amazing. It’s been amazing to play at the Fleurieu Folk Festival and the Bendigo Blues & Roots Music Festival, hope to be back next year!

I’m off to the California for the next two months, keeping quiet and writing a little more till next year, but will be back in January for more shows and festivals. Stay tuned.

New Originals

First set at the Bendigo Blues and Roots Festival conquered!

You can still catch me at –
> Fri Nov 6th, 5:30pm-6:15pm, Gold Dust Lounge
> Sat Nov 7th, 11am-11:45am, Goldmines Hotel
> Sun Nov 8th, 1pm-1:45pm, Bendigo Art Gallery

Bendigo Blues and Roots Festival

Thank you Adelaide! Off to the Bendigo Blues and Roots Festival Tomorrow –
Bendigo Blues & Roots Music Festival is a four day event of Blues and Roots performances and workshops throughout Bendigo and surrounding towns, the highlight of which is a day long family friendly concert featuring 16 acts over two stages in the picturesque Rosalind Park. This year’s festival will feature artists such as Joe Camilleri and the Black Sorrows, The Backsliders, Hat Fitz and Cara, Sal Kimber, Jeff Lang and many more.

Come and catch me at one of the shows:
> Thur Nov 5th, 8:30pm-9:30pm, Bella Blue Cafe/Bar
> Fri Nov 6th, 5:30pm-6:15pm, Gold Dust Lounge
> Sat Nov 7th, 11am-11:45am, Goldmines Hotel
> Sun Nov 8th, 1pm-1:45pm, Bendigo Art Gallery