2018 will see award winning Australian trio Tiddas reform to join Archie Roach for a series of one-off shows around the country in May and June. Across the 90s, Tiddas won the hearts of the nation and the world with their beautiful harmonies and songs. Now the trio, Amy Saunders, Lou Bennett and Sally Dastey, are back on stage to support the unearthing of Roach’s album Dancing With My Spirit – recorded over two decades ago by producer Jen Anderson. Circumstances at the time saw the demo shelved and virtually forgotten, until now.
Feature tracks include ‘A Child Was Born Here‘, ‘Dancing Shoes‘ and ‘Dancing With My Spirit‘, capturing Archie’s voice at its best and affirming the contention that he is one of the best 30 voices in the world. Instrumentation back then was provided by Bruce Haymes (on keyboards), Dave Steel(guitars), the late, Stuart Speed (bass) and Archie Cuthbertson on drums. But the songs really came alive when Tiddas brought their sublime and bold vocal harmonies to the mix. Bruce and Archie Cuthbertson join Tiddas for these live shows.
“The combination of these 3 women and Archie singing together created a magic that’s rare and precious, and I consider myself extremely fortunate to have witnessed this creation,” says Jen Anderson. “I suppose it’s just that Dancing With My Spirit has been waiting for the right time to reveal itself to the public. That time has now come, heralded by the Tiddas’ announcement that they are reforming especially to sing with Archie once more, and to showcase the songs from the album via a series of performances around Australia… Some things are truly worth waiting for.”
National Tour Dates:
Sun 6 May – Hamer Hall, Arts Centre, Melbourne VIC
Wed 9 May – Enmore Theatre, Sydney NSW
Fri 11 May – The Tivoli, Brisbane QLD
Sun 27 May – Canberra Theatre Centre, Canberra ACT
Fri 8 June – State Theatre Centre of WA, Perth WA
Fri 15th June – Odeon Theatre, Hobart, TAS
Fri 22nd June – Dunstan Playhouse, Adelaide Festival Centre, Adelaide, SA
Sat 23rd June – Dunstan Playhouse, Adelaide Festival Centre, Adelaide, SA