Steve Tallis


Sunday 10th March, 3:30pm. Free entry.

After 9 years living in Paris, Steve Tallis returns to one of his favourite SW venues –Settler's Tavern (Margaret River) on Sunday March 10 (3.30pm – 6.30pm) with one of WA's finest harp players – Jean-Guy Lemaire.

He started playing music in 1962. From birth he was surrounded by the ethnic music of the Balkans.

In the early 60s he started listening to the sounds on the radio - Bob Dylan, Them, Animals, Rolling Stones, Manfred Mann, Jimi Hendrix, Yardbirds, Kinks, Loved Ones, Easybeats, etc.

He searched back to the source of the Blues - Africa. Steve is an Australian Griot (storyteller), a Blues Shaman.

He has lived and performed in the USA, Europe, Mexico and Asia - supporting some of the biggest names in music: eg Bob Dylan, Tina Turner, BB King, Mick Jagger, Joe Cocker, Eric Burdon and the Animals (see website for full listing). Influences include Leadbelly, Bob Dylan, John Coltrane, Tim Buckley, Captain Beefheart, Jimi Hendrix, Sun Ra, Van Morrison, Howling Wolf, Tom Waits and Jack Bruce etc.

His love of blues, gospel and a cappellafield hollers shows both in his live shows and recordings.  

Steve Tallis is unique, fiercely-independent and is not a man to be compromised.

He is currently working on a new album, following his internationally critically acclaimed album "The First Degree".