From being cradled as a baby in the arms of Roy Orbison, to performing a duet with Willie Nelson, you would think that Tami Neilson lived a country music fantasy life.
However, in between these monumental occurrences, The Neilson Family Band were having to busk in the streets to put food on the table, performing gospel concerts to prisoners, and roaring down the road in an exploding RV to open for Johnny Cash, which Tami managed to do, at 18, in her pajamas.
Then Tami left to start her own family on the other side of the world in New Zealand, where she now resides.
Her busking chops took her to the streets of Auckland looking for her big break.
From open mic nights to clubs, to headlining theaters and major festivals, Tami has now won almost every NZ music award possible.
2022 now brings Tami's 5th album - Kingmaker.