Amy Saunders, Lou Bennett and Sally Dastey have reformed as Tiddas for a tour with the legendary Archie Roach in May.
Tiddas broke up in 2000 after 10 years together. Their debut album ‘Sing About Life’ (1993) reached no 36 on the Australian chart. ‘Tiddas’ (1996) reached no 26.
“In 2000, when Tiddas disbanded after 10 years together, we left behind a swag of memories, the touring Tarago, cassette players (I still have the cassettes though) and more than a few backing vocals on various recordings,” Amy Saunders said in a statement. “From TV & movie soundtracks, a couple of Powderfinger albums, & Uncle Jimmy Little’s 1999 award winning album, ‘Messenger’, the one recording that left an indelible impression was for Archie Roach. Jen Anderson had produced an incredibly warm and inviting recording, Archie’s songwriting and vocals welcomed the listener like a cherished friend and we, Tiddas, were left to add our bits and bobs. That recording never saw the light of day until now. So here we are, 18 years after going our separate ways, about to embark on a journey to honour that moment in time”.
Tiddas and Archie Roach 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