Ange Takats
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Ange Takats


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Self titled EP (four track)
Debut Album - Aniseed Tea (2009) (Distributed through Vitamin)
Sophomore Album - Arva (due for release in early 2013)



“Takats has some interesting stories to tell but the hook is that soulful voice she tells them with. There’s real grit and passion there.” – The Courier Mail

“Her voice contains so many representations of great female singer/songwriters; but, at the same time bringing herself strongly to your attention.” - Jim MacQuarrie, Folk Alliance Australia

One of the purest voices on the Australian music scene – Ange Takats is able to coat with sugar, crush with sadness and cut through to the soul of a song. The National Folk Festival and Q Song award winner's second album, Arva, mixes Americana folk with the sounds of 1930s jazz…think Joni Mitchell meets Billie Holiday with the Andrews Sisters on backing vocals.

The former foreign correspondent turned folk singer began her career in Bangkok, where she teamed up with Thai musicians to perform weekly at two of the city's top acoustic venues.

Her worldly experiences and natural gift for storytelling have allowed Ange develop a unique performance style – weaving colourful tales between her emotive songs. It has resulted in the Queensland-based artist building a loyal following on the festival circuit.

Ange is now steering away from her folk roots, with her sophomore album (due for release in 2013) which dives into the world of old school jazz. It was produced in Gippsland by Australian music institution Greg J. Walker (Machine Translations) whose collaborators and clients include Baz Luhrman, C.W. Stoneking, Dan Kelly, Clare Bowditch, The Boat People, and Sophie Koh.

Ange has performed at music festivals across the country including Woodford (Qld), The National (ACT), Fairbridge (WA), Nannup (WA), Cygnet (Tas), Burke & Wills (Vic), Tamar Valley (Tas), Dorrigo (NSW), Maldon (Vic), Majors Creek (NSW), Wintermoon (Qld) and Palm Creek (Qld).