Dance Pop Diva, Multi-platinum recording artist and world-class performer TAYLOR DAYNE will be touring Australia in October 2011 performing all her top ten hits: "Tell It to My Heart," "With Every Beat of My Heart," "Prove Your Love," "I'll Always Love You," "I'll Be Your Shelter," "Don't Rush Me", "Heart of Stone", "Love Will Lead You Back" and many more. New York-born Taylor’s three albums, "Tell It To My Heart", "Can’t Fight Fate", and "Soul Dancing", produced twelve Top 20 singles, among them the chart-topping “Love Will Lead You Back.” “Tell It To My Heart” sold more than 75 million albums and singles worldwide, garnering three Grammy nominations along the way.
On her new album entitled "Satisfied", TAYLOR DAYNE co-wrote four of the songs, including the first single, “Beautiful,” with Norwegian tunesmith Hitesh, as well as “Love Chain,” “The Fall” and “Hymn.” The album featured top-name producer/writers - they included Mike Mangini (Baha Men, Digbable Planets, O-Town, Bruce Hornsby, David Byrne), Peter Wade (Jennifer Lopez, Rihanna, Natasha Bedingfield), and the New Radicals’ Gregg Alexander (“You Get What You Give”) & Rick Nowels (Stevie Nicks, Madonna, k.d. lang, Nelly Furtado, Santana), among others. There are also marvelously soulful covers of the Red Hot Chili Peppers’ “Under the Bridge,” the Rolling Stones’ “Fool to Cry” and Des’ree’s “Kissing You,” from the soundtrack of Baz Luhrmann’s William Shakespeare’s Romeo + Juliet, reminiscent of her hit version of Barry White’s “Can’t Get Enough of Your Love.”
The initial track of her last album, “Beautiful,” was inspired by a particular individual, she said, noting his name can be detected in the lyrics. “It was someone I was very infatuated with... and the song captured the glow which resonates from that feeling.” Just don’t call the new album a comeback because TAYLOR DAYNE has never really been away, even if the last five years one of her chief roles has been as single mother to her twin boy and girl. The album "Satisfied" offered TAYLOR DAYNE an opportunity to show off the versatility of her amazing pipes, which have gotten deeper, richer and more confident with age. She is equally at home on soaring ballads like “Beautiful” and the show-stopping “Hymn,” both of which she co-wrote, as she is with the Spector-meets-Heart rock of “Crash,” the come-hither sensuality of “Kissing You,” the dance-floor beat of “I’m Over My Head” and the reggae rhythms of “She Don’t Love You” and “Dedicated.” “I’ve always had a very passionate and large voice,” says Taylor, adding that she grew up on rock bands like the Beatles, The Stones, Led Zeppelin, Aerosmith and Bad Company. “But the moment I heard Al Green and Marvin Gaye, it was all over.” She applies that sultry technique to her unique covers of the Chili Peppers’ “Under the Bridge” and the Stones’ “Fool to Cry,” taking both songs back to their roots in soul and R&B. “The songs on the album have come from everywhere,” she says. “I went through tons of CD’s with my A&R team to choose material best suited for me. I knew the songs had to come from a universal place, for it to resonate with people. It’s all about the song, which is something I learned from Clive Davis when I first started. Finding the right material is key, it should allow you to tell your story, let your true voice come through and reach people simultaneously.”
With "Satisfied", TAYLOR DAYNE takes matters into her own hands, following up her previous independent release, 1998’s personal "Naked Without You", which produced the Top 10 Billboard Dance Music hits, “Whatever You Want” and “Naked Without You.”
It’s the culmination of a period where she concentrated on her acting, debuting in the film "Love Affair" with Warren Beatty and Annette Bening, before going on to roles in the hit TV series "Rescue Me" and "Cold Case", as well as the Tony Award-winning Elton John/Tim Rice Broadway musical "Aida". This led to her landing her own VH1 reality TV series entitled "Remaking: Taylor Dayne". Her songs have also been included in the soundtracks of the Robert DeNiro film "Flawless" (the #1 Billboard Hot Dance Music smash “Planet Love”) and the multi-platinum Lizzy McGuire (“Supermodel”), among others. In May 2010, she lobbied congressional leaders on Capitol Hill on behalf of National Association of Music Merchants and VH1's Save The Music Foundation to reduce cuts in music education in American schools. In July 2010 saw the release of "Facing A Miracle", the official theme song to the 2010 Gay Games. TAYLOR DAYNEperformed the song to an audience of 50,000 fans in Germany.
TAYLOR DAYNE is raring to get back out there and start performing all the old and new songs live for her devoted following. With the release of the album “This is a rebirth for me,” she says. “Call it what you want, but I’m back. We’ve baked the bread. Now it’s time to eat it.” TAYLOR DAYNE may not be "Satisfied", but her fans certainly will be with this welcome return.
Special Guest Andrew Lawson of "X Factor" Success
Ronan Keating said “You have this beautiful tender tone.....Great stage presence”; Natalie Imbruglia said “I love your voice - You do what you do best”, Guy Sebastian said “You’re unique”; Kyle Sandilands said “I think you are a genius”, and International recording artistJames Blunt reiterated “Andrew not only has the “X Factor..... he has the Y & Z as well... He’s brilliant”. Andrew Lawson f inished in 3rd in the tightly contested “X Factor” Grand Final.
Andrew Lawson now has his own band and delivers a performance that is guaranteed to charm & thrill his audiences with a repertoire that crosses all generations. Singing is the first thing he does when he gets up and the last thing he does before bed. Andrew is ready for the next chapter in his life. "I want to make a living from singing and performing, and be a musician that is respected and brings something new to the industry. I know I have something different to everyone else."
|Friday 7th October, 2011
Shoppingtown Hotel, Doncaster Vic
Bookings: (03) 9848 1622
|Saturday 8th October, 2011
Chelsea Heights Hotel, Chelsea Heights Vic
Bookings: (03) 9773 4453
|Sunday 9th October, 2011
Vikings Club, Canberra
Bookings: (02) 6121 2100
|Thursday 13th October, 2011
Coogee Bay Hotel Selinas
Bookings: www.ticketek.com.au orwww.moshtix.com.au
|Friday 14th October, 2011
Bankstown Sports Club
Bookings: (02) 9722 9888
|Saturday 15th October, 2011
EVAN Theatre, Penrith Panthers
Bookings: (02) 4720 5555
|Friday 21st October, 2011
The Governor Hindmarsh Hotel, Adelaide
Bookings: VenueTix (08) 8225 8888 or MoshTix 1300 438 849 or (08) 8340 0744
|Saturday 22nd October, 2011
Mundaring Weir Hotel WA
Bookings: (08) 9295 6098
|Wednesday 26th October, 2011
|Thursday 27th October, 2011
Twin Towns Auditorium, Tweed Heads
Bookings: 1800 014 014
|Saturday 29th October, 2011
Kedron Wavell Services Club
Bookings: (07) 3359 0122