tan482 9


Eltham VIC 3095 Australia   Jan 2016

Artist Bio

Influences:   American old-timey, bluegrass, Celtic, jazz........ and artists like: Liz Frencham, Nickel Creek, Brittany Haas, Hanneke Cassel, The Wailin' Jennys, Trouble in the Kitchen, Lau, Sarah Jarosz, Abigail Washburn, Clare Bowditch, Crooked Still, Joni Mitchell, My Friend the Chocolate Cake, The East Pointers

I'm a fiddle player (who sometimes also plays the violin!) and I love to sing as well as play piano and piano accordion. I've written some instrumentals and have written one song with lyrics.
This will be my SECOND FAWM and I'm excited to be inspired and motivated to make some music. Would love to collaborate!


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  • @repsurepa 5 hours

    Thank you so much for your comments! ๐Ÿ˜€) and very pleasing to hear that the violin thing wasn't such a bad idea! I'll try to make a third one as well with the violin, since it was so much fun!

  • @fonte  14 hours

    I wish I did! I know 2 people with tablas but not sure they quite know how to play them....;-)

  • @coolparadiso  18 hours

    thx for your comments. I loved the lyrics as soon as they hit the paper. And was delighted when tjeff brought them to life- and didnt he bring them to life!

  • @mkd  1 day

    Aw, thanks for your comment on Sleep Song! I LOVE that it put your son to sleep, and in your morning too! (Itโ€™s 10pm here right now, ha ha!) 10/10 for the spot at the the end ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

  • @mkd  1 day

    Oh wow, that would be amazing! Not quite sure how it all works, but yes, certainly up for it! Eek!

  • @igg  2 days

    Hi there! Take a look at :Ghosts of Nashville and let me know if you would like to collab with some fiddle and vocals....

  • @mkd  3 days

    Thanks for your comments on my latest two! A time-capsule indeed... They love them currently, though I can envisage some cringing as they get older. The coffee one is probably more accurate to my life with the kids than the calm, collected mum-image I've been conveying in the other songs, ha ha!!

  • @andrewjtaylor  3 days

    Thanks very much for your kind comments on "'Uke it Out!"

  • @benschiem  3 days

    Hey Tan, I posted a Sitar Song, and I would be happy if you give it a try ๐Ÿ˜€

  • @tootoobee  4 days

    Great ๐Ÿ˜€ Maybe just mail them to me?

  • @misterd 5 days

    I really enjoyed listening to your tune 'waltz in A' this morning -the music is timeless & soothing .

  • @benschiem  5 days

    oh yes I would love to, shall I give it a try or do you have something in mind?

  • @leah0k  6 days

    Thanks so much for the comment you left on Lost at Sea! ๐Ÿ˜

  • @tootoobee  6 days

    no, prompt would not be cheating, we can do anything as long as we make the song together ๐Ÿ˜‰ Not sure about a prompt though, but you're living at the opposite side of the world (I'm in Germany)? Does that inspire you?

  • @acacia 6 days

    British Columbia originally! A few localities ๐Ÿ˜Š Thanks for the lovely feedback

  • @tootoobee  6 days

    Hi ๐Ÿ˜€ Yes, just throw some lyrics at me and I try to put them to music.

  • @acacia 6 days

    Heyyy back! Yay Australians in FAWM ๐Ÿ˜€ I'm a cheater Aussie though... only been here 10 years. Still a Canuck ๐Ÿ˜‰ LOVE Liz Frencham too!! You've got some awesome influences... stoked to listen through your tracks!

  • @tsunamidaily 1 week

    You are not paired with anyone yet in the random collab. I usually wAit until I have a few folks to pair up before I do so. Iโ€™ll post on the thread with the results and it will show in your feed. Iโ€™m off today but my father is getting out of the hospital today so I will look at how many people have expressed interest later today. Iโ€™m at the hospital now.

  • @mmmmarcus  1 week

    Thanks again for kind words on the tracks! Glad you like em!

  • @unclephilly 1 week

    Thanks for the kind words on my song Sunday ๐Ÿ˜€ Children certainly are an inexhaustable source of inspiration, I just put up another song about my daughter!

  • @jani 1 week

    Oh my gosh! I'm totally into that idea ๐Ÿ˜€ I will make them downloadable a little later today. Let's collab!

  • @aneil 1 week

    Thank you for your comments and more being a Dad of 4 boys has certainly been an inspiration for my life love and music. If you send an email to me on alexneilmunro@gmail.com I can send u a track or check out my sound cloud or reverberation acc Enjoy Fawm & enjoy every moment with the kids!

  • @annayarbrough 1 week

    Thanks for your comment!

  • @mkd  1 week

    Aw, thanks for your Homework Sucks comment - grinning from ear to ear now!

  • @mmmmarcus  1 week

    Thanks a lot for the comments on my tracks! Im glad you liked them!

  • @quork  1 week

    Thanks for your comment! Harmonica is definitely my best instrument.

  • @mkd  2 weeks

    Aw, thank you! ๐Ÿ˜Š

  • @mkd  2 weeks

    Definitely! Iโ€™m useless at being creative without a goal in mind these days! Motivating myself to do, without something to aim for is practically nonexistent for me now. Iโ€™ve not written a song in years. Thatโ€™s why Iโ€™m so delighted to have FAWM - 3 songs done in 5 days means Iโ€™m already a winner!

  • @mkd  2 weeks

    Thanks for your comment on Peekaboo! Re fitting in music around children, we just made the conscious decision to not let our own lives stop when they came along, so our eldest came along to all sorts of gigs, rehearsals etc when he was younger. He was very flexible, and still will go to sleep wherever we tell him is his bed! I haven't done that so much since having two, but I'm very blessed to have such a supportive other half to still get out to rehearsals and gigs regularly. It helps that music is my living too, so it can all count as professional development!

  • @asladders 2 weeks

    I am! Thanks for connecting. Looking forward to lots of song ideas and possibly a collaboration or two this month.

  • @haim  2 weeks

    Great, thanks, I will be in touch with you as soon as I have something on my mind... Looking forward for this! and for your other songs.

  • @igg  2 weeks

    I should have something for you today or tomorrow.....:>)

  • @haim  2 weeks

    Hi tan482. I would really love to collaborate with you..... Would you like to play the violin in one of my songs? I'll write a song and I'll have parts for you to make violin solo or something like that...

  • @igg  2 weeks

    Thanks for your wonderful comments on "So Far Along Your Way"....I'm glad you enjoyed the song....Let's plan our collab.....?

  • @mkd  2 weeks

    Thanks for your comment on Mother Song! Although recorded separately, the โ€œMum!โ€ interjections felt very natural as Iโ€™ve heard it so many times when Iโ€™ve been practising! Hope youโ€™re having a good time of new-motherhood!

  • @rachelmcclean 2 weeks

    Thanks so much for the review! ๐Ÿ˜€ I think you're right - I think the shock works, I think I just felt like I'd said it a *lot* of times when I was recording, haha... Happy FAWMing!!

  • @fearlessflight2014  2 weeks

    Thanks for reading my lyrics Tan. โค๏ธIโ€™m a bit frustrated to be without any tenor guitar, piano or acoustic bass but Iโ€™m just gonna keep sketching out songs until I get back home to make some demos.

  • @mom23gals  2 weeks

    Thanks for listening to The Puzzle and for your kind words. Wishing you a wonderful FAWM, and looking forward to your violin work. We violinists/fiddlers have to stick together!

  • @the3queens  2 weeks

    Let the FAWMing begin!

  • @mleverette  2 weeks

    And happy FAWM!

  • @mleverette  2 weeks

    Thanks for the welcome & encouragement! I'm nervous but it's gonna be awesome.

  • @arodee 2 weeks

    Hi hi!! Iโ€™m all in this year, I canโ€™t wait to hear your music!!

  • @kovbleu  2 weeks

    Hello, hello! Have an awesome FAWM! I look forward to hearing your songs. ๐Ÿ˜€

  • @susyblue  2 weeks

    Hi Tan, I'm a little late to the table (well actually we'll still ahead time wise, yeah southern hemishphere!) but yes back on board at this point! Happy fawming, looking forward to hearing your tunes ๐Ÿ˜€

  • @tamsnumber4 3 weeks

    Happy FAWMING!

  • @wistah  3 weeks

    Thanks! Looking forward to hearing yours as well.

  • @jacobeverettwallace  3 weeks

    Cheers to a great FAWM! Yeah, I credit Liz with giving me the confidence to step out with my music when she randomly offered to add double bass and harmony parts to a song I wrote a couple years back.

  • @tinattd  3 weeks

    Happy FAWM! Fiddle and accordion seem like a good mix!

  • @timfatchen  3 weeks

    Tommy Armstrong--"Marla Hill Ducks". Don't recall who the fiddler was. https://youtu.be/5GBD_P_0aEI

  • @timfatchen  3 weeks

    I wince and my just-avoided-amputation ring finger winces too at any mention of fiddles. I am soooooo out of practice. Looking forward to fiddle and voice! Write lyrics too. Do you know of Tommy Armstrong?

  • @spinhead  3 weeks

    Nobody but classical players and obscure bluegrassers play them. I just want to transfer my tenor guitar skills to a double-coursed instrument.

    Here's a few videos: Chris Thile is a lot of fun.


    The Gold Tone, the only economical model mass produced:


    And Mike Marshall who is as funny as he is talented:


    Bluegrasser Sierra Hull plays octave mandolin a lot, but the lowest note on that is G, higher than a guitar's low string, and the mandocello goes down to the C below a guitar's E which would give me a big fat bass (since, y'know, I'm really a bass player who's faking it anywhere else.)

  • @mishykatz  3 weeks

    Hi! Thanks for the note, its my second FAWM too!

  • @dragondreams  3 weeks

    Hi back! ๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ˜Š
    I'm looking forward to hearing what you come out with!

  • @spinhead  4 weeks

    Fiddle AND violin. As my buddy @pegleg would say, "imPRESSive." (As I would say, o ho aren't we witty?)

    I came perilously close to getting a violin last year, but when that fell through I realized I really wanted a mandocello.

  • @cts  4 weeks

    Hello there! Welcome back for more FAWM!

  • @mkd  4 weeks

    Thanks for the welcome!

  • @nancyrost  4 weeks

    Welcome back!

  • @stuartbenbow  4 weeks

    Welcome, and right back at ya. Love me some fiddle!

  • @johnstaples  4 weeks

    Hey there! Can't wait to hear you fiddling on some new songs!!

  • @guatecoop  4 weeks

    I'm glad that you're back! I hope that your FAWM is a good one!

  • @dani312 4 weeks

    Hurray! So excited to collaborate again with you! Itโ€™s going to be a great FAWM year!

  • @andygetch  4 weeks

    Hello Tan, I am looking forward to hearing your music!

  • @fearlessflight2014  4 weeks

    Hey Tan.... weโ€™re gonna collab again this year, right??

  • @igg  4 weeks

    Greetings!!! Welcome back!!!!!!