Mayberry Down Under

Mayberry Down Under

BandCountrySinger/Songwriter

Tamika Tyler and Debra Bradshaw bring a soulful, roots sound to country music. It's the sound of two country girls from two sides of the planet, who shared musical roots, integrity and the willingness to work for a dream.

Biography

Half a world away from Nashville, Tamika Tyler grew up in the small Australian beachside town of Coffs Harbour. She began to develop what would become considerable vocal skills singing in the open air market on the weekends, earning tips to help pay for her new guitar. Along with a love for singing came a love for songwriting, and an adult Tamika became a fixture in the small but lively Australian country music scene. Tyler needed to do something big to make an impact on an industry that was in a sales slump, with labels downsizing their artist rosters. That's when the idea of pursuing Nashville Star came up. Tamika was one of ten finalists chosen from a field of more than 8,000 hopefuls. A creation of the USA Network cable channel gave Tamika the opportunity to quickly establish herself as a frontrunner among the talented field of Nashville Stars. She toured successfully with her band and released several well-received independent CDs, all the while honing her craft and continuing to grow as a performer.

Far from Australia (in Mayberry, North Carolina, no less), a young Debra Bradshaw was choosing country music as her first love, and began a career that kept her traveling and performing into adulthood. Debra attended Belmont University in Nashville, where she still lives. Debra has kept herself busy, to say the least. She's hosted a syndicated television show, entertained on USO tours, in Casinos and sung on countless Music Row demos, all the while pursuing a future as a solo country artist. Like Tamika, Debra also became a formidable songwriter and sharpened her skills while on staff with a Nashville publishing company.

Following a relocation to the U.S. and subsequent appearances on 'Nashville Star,' Tamika followed the suggestion of an interested Nashville producer and met with Debra to discuss a possible collaboration. The two quickly found that they spoke the same language in more ways than one, and that their voices blended effortlessly, creating a powerful, expressive and sultry sound. A whirlwind of rehearsals and songwriting sessions ensued, with impressive results.

Discography

Debra and Tamika have recorded many orginal albums between them. The latest CD is being perfected by the finest in Nashville and will be available to you soon.

Set List

The Set List is modified for every event to fit the specific need according to the sponsor. Each set is on a case per case basis.

Contact us to discuss the Set List for your next event.