Tammy Ingram

Tammy Ingram

 Sydney, New South Wales, AUS
BandAlternativeSinger/Songwriter

“With a soulful voice and a strong pop aesthetic, Tammy is an up-and-coming act worth keeping an eye on. Music ranges from bluesy ballads to up-tempo indie, all delivered w passion & energy. It's as a live performer that Tammy really shines thanks to a natural charisma and heaps of pure talent." JJJ

Biography

Tammy Ingram creates heartfelt indie-folk music, writing songs in the tradition of Feist, Joan As Policewoman, Beth Orton, Juana Molina and Emiliana Torrini. Exciting audiences with her passion and sincerity, Tammy plays with guitar, loop pedal and vocals to produce her own style of bitter sweet audio inspiration.

Having grown up in a small country town in Australia and making her way to Sydney for the better part of her life, the singer/songwriter finds herself in European territory. After relocating to Berlin in June 2009, she has found an amazing wealth of international musicians to be inspired by and a fellow Australian to record with.

2009 was spent in Berlin, Germany recording with Australian Producer Tony Dupé (Holly Throsby, Jack Ladder, Jamie Hutchings) whilst playing shows throughout Europe. Rough mixes of Love War and Black Dog fuelled a creative fire which will lead to a European release in mid 2010. It is the most considered and exciting of her releases to date.

2009 saw a breakthrough for Ingram in the European market with growing support in the media (Fritz Radio, Intro Magazine, Tipp Magazine, Berlin) and audience growth after touring to Paris, Madrid, Copenhagen, Berlin, Hamburg & Magdeburg in only four short months.

A “white label” six (6) song prequel to the release is now available at shows, as well as a limited amount of her debut ep “Modern Love”.
Brian Campeau captured “Love War” in its formative stages.
A free download of this version is available at www.myspace.com/tammyingrammusic

Solo performances alongside independent and international touring artists such as Kate Miller-Heidke, Bernie Hayes, Leroy Lee, Marty Willson-Piper (The Church), Mark Wilkinson, Fergus Brown, Renny Field, Rob Longstaff, William Barton and many more have seen an ever growing fan-base at home in Australia and abroad.
Please check www.myspace.com/tammyingrammusic for details on a gig near you.


“With a soulful voice and a strong pop aesthetic, Tammy is an up-and-coming act worth keeping an eye on. Music ranges from bluesy ballads to up-tempo indie, all delivered w passion & energy. It's as a live performer that Tammy really shines thanks to a natural charisma and heaps of pure talent".
(JJJ National Radio, Australia)
“Tammy Ingram is a true talent. With an original voice, passionate music, lyrics beckoning reflection and her performances, true entertainment.
Her music will fondle your mind and flutter your heart.”
(Stefan, Strax Event Management Berlin)

Lyrics

Moment of weaknesss

Written By: Tammy Ingram

Killing time just hanging out
with some friends from outta town
cigarette smoke in the air
takes me to another time another place
and puts a smile upon my face
as i remember where i've been
(chorus)
in a moment of weakness
will you lead me astray
just like you used to every day
armed with substances and other highs
in a moment of weakness
champagne and tales to tell
of all the men you know so well
i wish this night would never end
it's so good to see you here
it's so good to see you here
run around or get arrested
another nightclub saw her breasts
you're always good for entertainment ohh yeah
oh and then the morning comes
another pack of chewing gum
and two hundred cigarettes didn't kill me
not yet
(chorus)

Good Fight

Written By: Tammy Ingram

And so,
the world keeps spinnin' round again
and so,
another day begins
you and i are luckier than we'll ever know, born into this life,
of astronauts and tv wars and bath bombs to save our lives.
walk down this path with me tonight,
fight this good fight, good fight.
fearless leaders,
fearing only fear itself,
i've heard enough bullshit
while you drink from the top shelf and we get stuck with
a war without end, war without end.
we are so much luckier than we'll ever know,
born into this life,
of thunderbirds and stockbrokers and doctors that save our lives.
walk down this path with me, tonight,
fight this, good fight.
weren't you listenin when your mama told you, don't fight, nothin' but the good fight.

Dracula's Sister

Written By: Tammy Ingram

if i may be so bold, you are the cat's meow, my dear
if i may be so bold, do stars at night shine for, anyone but you and i, my dear.

butterfly kiss me, don't try to resist me, dracula's sister....me

if i may be so bold, you are the cat's meow, my dear,
if i may be so bold, you're bringing out my darker side, waiting to jump me from behind, my dear

play catch and kiss me, don't try to resist me, dracula's sister.....me

is me

Touching Down

Written By: Tammy Ingram / Ezmerelda

You've been away a while
i haven't seen that smile for sometime
you've been growing up somewhere
and here i wonder if you're ok

touching down....to the ground

30,000 feet of air and a thousand stories to tell
you don't have to tiptoe here,
he knew how to hurt you so well

touching down to the ground
i can't wait to see you

it's been a year,
so much changes, so much stays the same
it's time for you to move on up and you don't have to play his game, no more

touching down, to the ground,
touching down, i can't wait to see you, i can't wat to see you

ican't wait to see your face and tell you something that makes you smile
another time anothe place another lover denied
the wounds of change
have left you pained
but will heal in time.

Lyrics Tammy Ingram, music Ezmerelda

Modern Love

Written By: Tammy Ingram

Modern Love

Oh there’s something in the air and I don’t even care
Who sees me naked at your window

I’m as tall as the tallest tree and I can hardly stand to breathe, the air is so electric

Oh, what else can I say, I guess I just got lucky yesterday.
Oh but walkin home feels cheap, coz every eye I meet on the street knows where I’ve been and what I’ve been doing, and why I’ve such a grin and what I’ve been doing, I’ve been doing with you.

Got make up everywhere,
and these clothes are so night time wear
as the sun kisses me hello
O hello mr garbage man,
I know what you’re thinking but it’s not like that I swear
Oh what else can I say,
I guess I just got lucky yesterday,
Ooh and walking home feels cheap, coz every eye I meet on the street knows where I’ve been and what I’ve been doing,
and what I’ve been doing and why I’ve such a grin, and what I’ve been doing.

So I do this walk of shame,
with my spirits higher than an aeroplane
The wind whispers your name and I can feel the wheels of change
Oh there’s something in the air and I don’t even care who sees me naked at your window, this is modern love, this is modern love, this is modern love…..this is modern love

Black Dog

Written By: Tammy ingram

I woke up with the weight of the world on my shoulders
and i could tell by the look on your face
you were moving boulders all night too
agony waits like a dog at the door
begging to come in
it's only a matter of time until
his owner lets him in
we've got heavy hearts, heavy hearts today
and i'm not sure how to make those bad dreams go away

there's genius all around
and magic happens every day
at least that's what bumper stickers say
but somehow,
it doesn’t seem to come our way
but there was a time
when magic happened every day

agony waits like a dog at the door
begging to come in
it's only a matter of time until
his owner lets him in

and time is not always kind
time is not on my side

we've got heavy hearts, heavy hearts today
and i'm not sure how to make those bad dreams go away

Damsel

Written By: Tammy Ingram

Has your heart, got a bounty on it?
Is your heart, as full as mine?
Are you content with your no vacancy sign?
I see your sign matches mine

She feels just like a damsel in that dress, and she looks just like an angel lost its wings about to crash,
you got yourself into an awful mess
but you want it all, you want it all yeah

Hear comes the winter of our discontented hearts
This could be very wrong or very very smart
Take a leap with me into the ocean blue,
We will see, how far, we can swim to

She feels just like a damsel in that dress,
she looks just like an angel lost its wings about to crash
you got yourself into an awful mess
but the love is gone, the love is gone yeah

Give me something to believe
Wear your heart upon your sleeve a little while
Make me want to breathe a million breaths until we both collide
And tragically die

Hear comes the winter of our discontented hearts
This could be very wrong or very very smart
Take a leap with me into the ocean blue,
We will see, how far, we can swim to
Ohh just how far, how far……

Discography

EP "Modern Love" (2008 tour) available now
LP "11:11" (Ezmerelda)
EP "Welcome to Our Planet" (Ezmerelda)
Single "Moment of Weakness" (Ezmerelda)
Single "For the Living" (Ezmerelda)
Demo "Good Fight" at www.triplejunearthed.com and www.myspace.com/tammyingrammusic

Set List

Modern Love (3:40)
Love War (2:45)
You'll Never Know (3:10)
Black Dog (3:06)
Martin Place (3:16)
Mash Up Medley (3:30)
Bounce it Around (3:30)
Jealousy (4:00)
Timeless (3:42)
Damsel (4:00)
For Whom My Bell Tolls (3:52)
Disaster of Desire (4:02)