One of the most prolific MC's to come out of Drum and Bass in the last ten years, Tali's ability to freestyle and sing soulful, positive and intelligent vocals over the mix,has seen her stay top of her game. She has won numerous awards, released two new albums in the last year ("Dark Days, High Nights" - Audioporn Records) and toured theworld extensively as both an MC and live act.
Originally from a Dairy Farm in Taranaki, Tali moved to the UK ten years to follow her dreams of becoming a top international MC. After signing to the legendary Full Cycle Label owned and run by Roni Size, Tali went onto to release the first ever MC album 'Lyric on my Lip' with a UK top 40 single and worldwide tour.
From here she collaborated with some of the scene's most prolific names in both production and DJ/MC shows, working alongside people such as Goldie, Fabio and Grooverider, Shy FX, Benga, Dodge and Fuski, SkisM, Shapeshifter, Dirtyphonics, Ed Rush, The EZ Rollers, The Freestylers, Calibre and Dj Marky.
Tali's vocals feature on the Activison game 'Dj Hero' and her songs have been used in promotion for Rob Durdeks 'Fantasty Factory' on the Xtreme Sports Channel (Sky UK), Really TV, (UK) and Soccer Am (Sky1) and her voice overs are used on BBC Radio 1 and BBC radio 1 Xtra.
Last year Tali also composed the music for a political comedy musical ("Nicked" - Hightide Theatre Festival Ltd) which previewed on the West End, and won rave reviews in The Guardian, Observer and Evening Standard, and she also has vast experience in tutoring, mentoring, writing and vocal producing for other artists.
As well as this Tali has written for ATM, Knowledge, Nu:Soul, and Guestlist Network publications in the UK and US and more recently for 'Her' Magazine here in New Zealand.
Tali has hosted shows from intimate club venues to Festival stages with thousands in attendance, and last year saw the release of her Sophomore album 'Dark Days, High Nights' in two parts, one an electronic version and the other a live acoustic recording produced by the legendary Ant Miles.
Tali is now based back in Auckland, New Zealand and is already creating a buzz having recently toured the country with Mutated Forms, DrumSound and Bassline Smith and playing back to back shows at Rhythm and Alps, and MCing and hosting on the AGWA stage at LA DE DA.
Tali has also recently hosted The Winch Fest in Taranaki with The Upbeats, has just been added to the SkisM and TC tour in Easter, The Outlook Festivals in Dunedin, Christchurch and Brisbane, and is currently putting together a tour of America and South America, followed by more dates in NZ Australia.
Never one to rest on her Laurels, Tali is also creating the first female only MC/Lyricist workshops this year, tutoring and mentoring young ambitious women who have a passion for lyrics and vocals, following on from this with Song writing workshops in collaboration with some of NZ's top artists as guest speakers and mentors.
Tali is unique in her ability to both free style and sing, write and compose, teach and advise, and is therefore one of the most credible and dynamic artists currently touring NZ to date.
What MC Tali uses
What MC Tali uses
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