TO BE RECORDED AND FILMED FOR A FUTURE LIVE PROJECT
Photo: Dara Munnis. @daramunnis
TASH SULTANA‘s sold-out show this coming Wednesday, September 25 at the iconic venue Red Rocks in Morrison,Colorado is being recorded and filmed for a future live project. The day will be captured on film to give a behind-the-scenes look into themulti-instrumentalist and global sensation’s largest American headline show to date. Leading the film crew will be TASH‘s own touring videographer Dara Munnis.
“I feel like this is a closing ceremony for this chapter of my life which has been years in the making,” says TASH. “I’m happy to be able to document what we have achieved from a live perspective and show everyone the hard work that’s gone into these shows the past few years. It’s going to be a hell of night.”
The Red Rocks show is part of TASH’s buzzed-about fall 2019 tour that has included a recent stop at the Central Park Summerstage (New York), along with an upcoming slot on the Ohana Festival (Los Angeles). The newly announced tour dates mark the largest headlining gigs in TASH‘s career and come after a few spring shows in the U.S., followed by solo performances and festival appearances this summer in Europe.
Last year was one of the biggest years in TASH‘s career. Highlights include the release of her debut album FLOW STATE (Mom and Pop Music) which entered the charts at #4 on the Billboard Alternative Albums Chart and also charted across the globe. FLOW STATEwas also nominated for the prestigious Triple J Australian Album of the Year award and six ARIA’s (The Australian Recording Industry Association Music Awards). Other recent accolades include over half a billion streams worldwide; the certified platinum singles “Jungle” and “Notion”; the certified Gold (internationally) Notion (EP) and the singles “Mystik” and “Murder To The Mind”; and record-breaking attendance at live shows around the world.
For those who have not yet experienced TASH live, TASH recently revealed “The Story So Far,” a three-part documentary series in partnership with YouTube Music that shows the journey from bedroom performances and busking to sold-out world tours. Check out the first two episodes now on TASH‘s channel here and here, with a third to follow.
TASH‘s shows continue to garner many critical accolades. Here are pull quotes from some recent shows:
“If a musician could ever be described as performing with every fiber of their being, Sultana would be it…It was a thrill watching Sultana stacking layers of sounds for the reggae-touched ‘Jungle or the exotic ‘Be the Smoke,’ creating walls of sound with drum machine snaps and bass rumbles, with synth swells and wavy guitar ripples. These bursts of looped audio would come and go at a whim, expand and compress, essentially acting as a base for Sultana to build new sounds on. Spry guitar lines would burst into blistering, Hendrix-style roars. Riffs would intoxicatingly slow down in mid-stride, like Sultana had just been hit with a tranquilizer dart. Jazz trumpet struts added a cool noir quality to the soundscapes, and mandolin sprints brought a fiery flair. Sultana’s voice was astounding, rising up to rafter-shattering cries, and recalling Billie Holiday’s soulful tone during the more intimate moments. There was beatboxing, and there was beatboxing in a pan flute.”
–Piet Levy, JOURNAL SENTINEL, (Milwaukee, WI), 9/11/19
“The multi-talented 24-year-old performs alone (for the time being), utilizing loops and an array of drum pads alongside skillful playing on various guitars, horns, and keyboards. All that skilled musicianship is buoyed by Tash’s uniquely dream-like vocals which, depending on the song, can evoke comparisons to Macy Gray, Norah Jones, ChristinaAguilera, and Chris Martinwhile still managing to sound wholly new and original. Tash’s songs themselves run the gamut of genres as well, boiling aspects of rock, trance, punk, funk, reggae and more into a uniquely entrancing musical brew…To see Tash Sultana perform is to enter into a certain indescribable atmosphere.”
–Andrew O’Brien, LIVE FOR LIVE MUSIC, (New York City, NY), 9/5/19
“In support of her stellar 2018 debut, ‘Flow State’, Tash Sultana brought her unique live show to a packed house and delivered an hour-and-forty-five-minute set that never ceased to amaze. A straight-up guitar-goddess, Sultana tore through much of her set like Jimi Hendrix‘s spiritual offspring, always lost in the music and never anything less than elated to be making it. She made it very clear very quickly that her guitar was her partner up there, and their chemistry throughout the night was palpable bordering on overwhelming.” –Timothy Patrick Boyer, THROUGH DIGITAL EYES, (Providence, RI), 9/4/19
“Tash Sultana is a Melbourne-based multi-instrumentalist who uses loop pedals with such deft dexterity it can often seem like witchcraft. Sultana can play 20 instruments-including guitar, bass, trumpet, flute, percussion and saxophone-and blends reggae rhythms, orchestral rock sounds, and mind-searing solos with a vocal timbre and delivery that is unmistakable for anyone else. Their latest LP Flow State took home the 2018 ARIA award for Blues and Roots Album and the Pop Award for Album of the Year.”
TASH has been playing music since her grandfather gave her a guitar at just three years of age to using fake IDs throughout high school to play open mic nights and busking regularly on the streets of Melbourne. Stories of TASH‘s mesmerizing talent eventually began to spread and before long, her Facebook and YouTube videos were receiving tens of millions of views. Now reaching far beyond the streets of Melbourne, TASH SULTANA‘s passion for music has thoroughly engaged a global audience who are hungry for more. To date, TASH has earned praise from the New York Times, Billboard, NYLON, Pigeons & Planes and more, an NPR Tiny Desk concert, and a U.S. national TV debut on “Late Night with Seth Meyers.”
TASH sold-out every single date on her first ever U.S. tour before ever setting foot in the country, returning just a few months later for another completely sold-out tour. Since then, TASH has returned to the U.S. for additional headlining tours, selling out major theatres and arenas and showing no sign of slowing down.
TASH SULTANA continues to broaden her global audience and appeal through her incredible live performances including appearances at internationally renowned festivals such as Coachella, Governor’s Ball, Bonnaroo, Lollapalooza, and Outside Lands, in addition to recent appearances at Shaky Knees, Bottlerock, and California Roots Music & Arts Festival.