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Tamra Rosanes

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TAMRA ROSANES
-THE QUEEN OF COUNTRY MUSIC IN DENMARK


Tamra Rosanes was born and raised in U.S.A.

She started her professional career in 1972 as a folk singer . Throughout the 70`s she recorded and performed with various groups: vocal groupFLAIR(with among others Sanne Salomonsen)which recorded three albums produced by Hank B. Marvin - guitarist in the SHADOWS -country group THE PACK (with Niels Tuxen).

In the 80`s Tamra was a member of the big band BLAST, and also sang backing vocals with many of the prominent groups of the decade(. Thomas Helmig, Nanna), and throughout her career has sung backing on more than 500 albums.

1981: Tamra performed in the rock musical "HAIR" in Denmark.

1982: Tamra performed in the rock opera "The Odyssey"

1985: Tamra won song contest "Husets Rock Grand Prix" with her song "Mean Streak"

1987: released the pop album TAMRA 22 (Harlekin Records)

1988: Tamra co-wrote the music for the musical "Den R¿de Linie",which played at Bellevue Theater and toured Denmark.

In 1989 she started a country group ONE NIGHT STAND BAND and developed her talent as a country singer.

In 1991 she started series of country albums on the EMI label, with Poul Bruun as producer.

Gentle Fire,(1991)Good Times,(1992) Footloose,(1993), all were nominated to Danish Grammies .

1993: Footloose received a Danish Grammy for Roots Album of the year.

In 1995 Tamra performed and recorded a live album with the DANISH NATIONAL RADIO CONCERT ORCHESTRA "With Strings"(EMI/Medley and ELAP).

In 1996 Tamra recorded an album in Nashville, Tennessee, with Cowboy Jack Clement as producer(see Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame website), and sang a duet with legendary John Prine (see John Prine official website).

In 1999 Tamra recorded and co-produced an album with S¿ren Bundgaard for CMC records(a part of the EMI group)"Pleasure and Pain", mixing all time country hits , for example "Ring of Fire", "Blue Bayou", "Help Me Make It Through the Night", and some of her own songs, for ex. "It Was Only You". The album included a duet with the incredible voice of Dr. Hook, Dennis Locorriere, and reached #9 on the Danish pop charts, which is a great achievement for a country album in Denmark.

In 2000 Tamra released the album "LIKE I LIKE IT" on CMC Records , which consisted of entirely her own songs..It is nominated for "ROOTS cd of the year 2000".

In 2001 Tamra produced the vocal supergroup "COWGIRLS" CD with Rock stars Sanne Salomonsen and Lis S¿rensen, the album sold platinum and was nominated for a Danish Music Award. The group is currently touring Denmark throughout the summer of 2002.

Throughout the last 10 years, Tamra has performed live extensively with a band and with a duo.

She has performed at major festivals in Denmark (Roskilde, MidtFyn, etc.) and throughout Europe.

Tamra has been active as a songwriter, for her own projects, as well as for other artists. She has written lyrics for among others: Niels Lan Doky, Michael Learns to Rock, Tommy Korberg, Maria Montell,Sanne Salomonsen, Ming Doky, C¾cilie Nordby, Bo Stief, Bamse, Dario Campeotto, Zindy Kuku Boogoloo and Cowgirls.

Tamra has co-written songs with among others: Rick Giles, Layng Martine. Jr., Brant N. Miller , Ivan Pedersen, Poul Krebs and Noah Rosanes, and has participated several times in the international songwriters workshop project "Song Island", and has spent time in Nashville songwriting.

Tamra released a new CD for the CMC/EMI label in September 2002 entitled: "COUNTRY PARTY", a collection of country hits including "Let Your Love Flow", 9-5, Jambalaya, "Rose Garden", and the title song "Country Party" written by Tamra.

In 2003: Tamra released a compilation cd ”COWGIRL IN LOVE” consisting of her most popular songs throughout the last 12 years plus two new hits written by Tamra.

In 2004: Tamra worked in Oslo with the producer and musicians behind troubadour/priest Bjørn Eidsvåg on an album of American Folk songs, including, among others, “ Shenandoah”, “Where Have All the Flowers Gone”, “Last Thing on My Mind”,and  “Red River Valley”.

In 2005: Tamra participated as a TV hostess in a musical quiz program series  on Danish television. These programs will be viewed in spring 2006.

In addition to her concerts in theaters, clubs and  outdoor festivals; Tamra performs a Christmas repertoire in Danish churches around the country and church concerts throughout the year.

In spring 2006: Tamra released  the “LINEDANCE PARTY” cd which was on the Danish hitlist charts . She is presently touring with a band, and a duo and also  teaches some of the line dances to the audiences.
In October and November  2006, Tamra will tour with Carlene Carter and Charlie McCoy.
Tamra continually dedicates her energy and work in promoting  the country music genre in Denmark and Europe.

Danmarks ukronede countrydronning

Tamra Rosanes er født og opvokset i USA. Hun startede sin professionelle karriere i 1972 som folkesanger. Op igennem 1970'erne optrådte Tamra Rosanes live - og indspillede plader - med forskellige grupper, heriblandt vokalgruppen "Flair" (med blandt andre Sanne Salomonsen) og countrybandet "The Pack" (med Niels Tuxen). Flair indspillede 3 albums med Hank B. Marvin (The Shadows) som producer.

I 1980'erne var Tamra medlem af bigbandet "Blast" og sang desuden kor for mange af denne tids store navne - blandt andre Thomas Helmig og Nanna. Gennem hele sin karriere har Tamra Rosanes sunget kor på henimod 500 albums.

1981: Tamra medvirkede i rockmusicalen "Hair" i Danmark..

1982: Tamra medvirkede i rockoperaen "The Odyssey".

1985: Tamra vandt sangkonkurrencen "Husets Rock Grand Prix" med sin sang "Mean Streak"

1987: Pop-albummet "Tamra 22" udkom. (Harlekin)

1988: Tamra var med til at skrive musikken til musicalen "Den røde linie", som spillede på Bellevue Teatret og turnerede i Danmark.

1989: Tamra startede countrybandet "One Night Stand Band" og udviklede sit talent som country-sangerinde.

1991 - 1993: Tamra begyndte at udgive plader gennem EMI, som udgav "Gentle Fire" i 1991, "Good Times" i 1992 og "Footloose" i 1993. Alle albums blev produceret af Poul Bruun og blev alle nomineret til en dansk Grammy.

1993: Tamra modtog en Grammy for albummet "Footloose" i kategorien "årets roots album".

1995: Tamra optrådte sammen med Radiounderholdningsorkestret - og indspillede live-cd'en "With Strings". (EMI/Medley og ELAP)

1996: Tamra indspillede et album i Nashville, Tennessee, med cowboy Jack Clement som producer (se også Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame website) og sang duet med legendariske John Prine (se også John Prines officielle website).

1999: Tamra indspillede og var sammen med Søren Bundgaard producer på albummet "Pleasure & Pain" (CMC). Albummet var et mix af alle tiders store country hits - eksempelvis "Ring of Fire", "Blue Bayou", "Help Me Make it Through the Night" - og nogle af sine egne sange - eksempelvis "It Was Only You". Med på albummet var også en duet med den fantastiske stemme bag Dr. Hook - Dennis Locorriere. "Pleasure & Pain" nåede en 9. plads på den danske hitliste, hvilket er en meget flot placering for et country-album i Danmark.

2000: Albummet "Like I Like It" udkom (CMC). Dette album indeholdte udelukkende Tamra's egne sange og blev nomineret til en Grammy i kategorien "årets roots udgivelse".

2001: Tamra dannede super-trioen "Cowgirls" med de danske sangerinder Sanne Salomonsen og Lis Sørensen. De udgav cd'en "Girls Night Out" (produceret af Tamra), som solgte platin i Danmark og blev nomineret til en Danish Music Award. Gruppen turnerede det danske land tyndt ind til sommeren 2002.

2002: Tamra udgav solo-albummet "Country Party" - med nyfortolkninger af kendte country klassikere og et helt nye nummer, titelnummeret. Af kendte country numre kan nævnes "Let Your Love Flow", "Nine to Five", "Jambalaya" og "Rose Garden". Albummet røg direkte ind på en 7. plads på Danmarks Officielle Hitliste.

Gennem de sidste 10 år har Tamra Rosanes tourneret intensivt - både med band og duo. Hun har optrådt på store festivals i Danmark (Roskilde og Midtfyns Festival) og i Europa.

Tamra har været en aktiv sangskriver - på både egen projekter og for andre artister. Hun har skrevet tekster til blandt andre Niels Lan Doky, Michael Learns to Rock, Tommy Kšrberg, Maria Montell, Sanne Salomonsen, Ming Doky, Cæcilie Nordby, Bo Stief, Bamse, Dario Campeotto, Zindy Kuku Boogaloo og Cowgirls.

Tamra har desuden skrevet sange i samarbejde med blandt andre Rick Giles, Layng Martine Jr., Brant N. Miller, Ivan Pedersen, Poul Krebs og Noah Rosanes, og har medvirket adskillige gange i den internationale sangskriver workshop "Song Island". Derudover har hun tilbragt tid i Nashville, hvor hun har skrevet sange.

In 2003: Tamra released a compilation cd ”COWGIRL IN LOVE” consisting of her most popular songs throughout the last 12 years plus two new hits written by Tamra.

In 2004: Tamra worked in Oslo with the producer and musicians behind troubadour/priest Bjørn Eidsvåg on an album of American Folk songs, including, among others, “ Shenandoah”, “Where Have All the Flowers Gone”, “Last Thing on My Mind”,and  “Red River Valley”.

In 2005: Tamra participated as a TV hostess in a musical quiz program series  on Danish television. These programs will be viewed in spring 2006.

In addition to her concerts in theaters, clubs and  outdoor festivals; Tamra performs a Christmas repertoire in Danish churches around the country and church concerts throughout the year.

In spring 2006: Tamra released  the “LINEDANCE PARTY” cd which was on the Danish hitlist charts . She is presently touring with a band, and a duo and also  teaches some of the line dances to the audiences.
In October and November  2006, Tamra will tour with Carlene Carter and Charlie McCoy.
Tamra continually dedicates her energy and work in promoting  the country music genre in Denmark and Europe.

2009:

Tamra has written a collection of songs which focus on the challenges of global warming and climate change.

The United Nations Climate Change Conference which will be taking place in Copenhagen in December 2009, and the urgent need to focus on the issues which are fundamental to the future of the world, has inspired these songs.

The stakes are high, time is short, and these relevant songs have a message of hope and remind us that we are all responsible for our common future.

“Turn This Thing Around”, “ A Green Tomorrow Today”, “The Whole Wide World”, 100 Places to See”, “In the Same Boat”, are among the songs on the album “SONGS IN A SHADE OF GREEN” which will be released in August 2009.

2010-2011: Performed extensively throughout Denmark. Songwriting retreats and co-writing.

2012: Toured with Anne Dorte Michelsen and Alberte Winding  in the group "SAMMEN".

2013: wrote songs for and recorded new album with ROCKABILLY HEART (with among others Olsen "Den Skaldede Kok" and Morten Wittrock).

2013: Recorded duet with the legendary producer, songwriter and Tamra´s mentor, COWBOY JACK CLEMENT.  The song "It´ll Be Me" is included in the forthcoming Rockabilly Heart album to be released January 13, 2014.