Steve Tallis Soloist - Perth Entertainment | Band | Artist Profile

Steve Tallis started playing music in 1962. Playing music was his calling. From when Steve Tallis was born he was surrounded by the great music of his Macedonian ancestors and the ancient ethnic music of Greece, Yugoslavia, Bulgaria and Turkey. Steve began listening to live music at picnics and dances as a small child which opened his mind and spirit to trancelike rhythms, improvisation and chanting. Steve Tallis then began to listen to the sounds of greats such as Bob Dylan, Them, Animals, Rolling Stones, Manfred Mann, Jimi Hendrix, Yardbirds, Kinks, Loved Ones, Spectrum etc. Steve searched back further to the roots of the music he loved – and then back to the source – Africa. Steve is an Australian Griot, a Blues Shaman. He has lived and performed in the USA, Europe and Asia – supporting some of the biggest names in music. Influences include Leadbelly, John Coltrane, Tim Buckley, Captain Beefheart, Sun Ra, Tony Williams Lifetime, Van Morrison, Howling Wolf, Tom Waits, Jack Bruce, Kip Hanrahan and Bob Dylan. African, Indian, Haitian and Islamic music have all had a spiritual and rhythmic influence on his own work. Steve's love of blues, gospel and a cappella field hollers shows both in his live performances and recordings. Steve's two life long ambitions came true when he toured India in 1997 and Pakistan in 2003. Explorations into Vodou, Tantra, Buddhism, Sufism, The Bible, Hinduism, Taoism and Native American Indians have affected him deeply. Awards include Songwriter Of The Year, Most Original Work, and Album Of The Year . Steve was also inducted into Western Australia Music Industrys Hall of Fame and is featured in the books – Whos Who of Australian Rock and Blues, Working Musicians and Further Down the Road.
His Eight CD Box Set – Anthology Volume One: The Sacred Path of The Fried Egg Maylands To The Gates of Hell (1962-2001)is a piece of Australian music history. The first time in Australian music history that an independent solo artist has released a box set.
Steve was also awarded an Arts WA Contemporary Music Fellowship in 2003 to study, compose and tour with master musicians in Africa, India and Greece.
Steve Tallis is unique, fiercely independent and is not a man to be compromised.
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Song List

Like A Rolling Stone Maggie's Farm, Knocking On Heaven's Door, It's All Over Now Baby Blue, Subterranean Homesick Blues, All Along The Watchtower , Positively Fourth Street, She Belongs To Me, I Shall Be Released, Hollis Brown, Lay Lady Lay, Just Like A Woman, Lovesick, All I Really Want To Do, It Ain't Me Babe, Blowing In The Wind, Mr Tambourine Man, Don't Think Twice It's Alright, A Hard Rain's Gonna Fall, The Times They Are A Changing, This Wheel's On Fire, Most Likely You Go Your Way, Pledging My Time, Leopard Skin Pill Box Hat, I'll Be Your Baby Tonight, Hurricane, Rainy Day Women #12 and # 35, Everything Is Broken (BOB DYLAN) I'm Free , Sympathy For The Devil, Waiting On A Friend, Route 66, Dead Flowers, You Can't Always Get What You Want, Honky Tonk Women, Miss You, Some Girls, Sweet Virginia, Silver Train, Under My Thumb, Congratulations, Off The Hook, It's All Over Now, What A Shame, Let It Bleed, Gimme Shelter, No Expectations, Out Of Time, Play With Fire, Mona, Time Is On My Side, Walking The Dog, Love In Vain, Spider and The Fly, Little Red Rooster, Jumping Jack Flash, Start Me Up, Harlem Shuffle, The Last Time, Satisfaction, Get Off Of My Cloud, Paint It Black, I Wanna Be Your Man (ROLLING STONES) Gloria, Moondance, Brown Eyed Girl, Bright Side Of The Road, Tupelo Honey, Warm Love, Have I Told You Lately, Here Comes The Night, Mystic Eyes (VAN MORRISON) The Letter (BOX TOPS) Sitting On The Dock Of The Bay, Security, Pain In My Heart, Fa Fa Fa Fa - Sad Song (OTIS REDDING) If I Were A Carpenter (BOBBY DARIN / TIM HARDIN) Mustang Sally, In The Midnight Hour, 6345789 (WILSON PICKETT) Black Magic Woman (FLEETWOOD MAC / SANTANA) For What It's Worth (BUFFALO SPRINGFIELD) Treat Her Right ( ROY HEAD) Under The Boardwalk, Save The Last Dance For Me, Spanish Harlem, On Broadway, Up On The Roof (DRIFTERS) Do Wah Diddy Diddy, Pretty Flamingo, Come Tomorrow (MANFRED MANN) Sunny Afternoon, Dead End Street, You Really Got Me, All Of The Day and Night, A Well Respected ,Man, Dedicated Follower Of Fashion (KINKS) Eve Of Destruction (BARRY McGUIRE) Stand By Me ( BEN E. KING) Come Together, I Saw Her Standing There, You Can't Do That, Happiness Is A Warm Gun, I Want You, Love Me Do (BEATLES) Just My Imagination, My Girl (TEMPTATIONS) Hey Joe, Stonefree, Purple Haze, Voodoo Child, Manic Depression, Red House (JIMI HENDRIX) Wild Thing, A Girl Like You (TROGGS) After Midnight (ERIC CLAPTON / JJ CALE) House Of The Rising Sun, Sky Pilot, Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood, It's My Life, We Gotta Get Out Of This Place, Baby Let Me Take You Home (ERIC BURDON AND THE ANIMALS) Lucille, Directly From My Heart To You, Tutti Frutti, Good Golly Miss Molly, Rip It Up, Long Tall Sally, Keep A Knocking (LITTLE RICHARD) Whole Lotta Shaking Going On, Great Balls Of Fire (JERRY LEE LEWIS) Carol, Nadine, Little Queenie, Johnny B. Goode, Roll Over Beethoven, School Days, Around And Around, No Particular Place To Go, Down The Road Apiece, Promised Land, Maybelline, Sweet Little Sixteen, Brown Eyed Handsome Man, Come On, You Never Can Tell (CHUCK BERRY)La Bamba (RICHIE VALENS) Wonderful World, Bring It On Home To Me, A Change Is Gonna Come, Chain Gang (SAM COOKE)   I Heard It Through The Grapevine, Hitch Hyke, What's Going On, Sexual Healing, Let's Get It On (MARVIN GAYE) Bad Moon Rising, Proud Mary, Looking Out My Back Door ( CREEDENCE CLEARWATER REVIVAL) Susie Q (DALE HAWKINS) Dancing In The Street (MARTHA REEVES AND THE VANDELLAS) Love Potion Number 9, Little Egypt, Poison Ivy, Riot In Cell Block No 9 (COASTERS) Hit The Road Jack, I Don't Need No Doctor, Hallelujah I Just Love Her So, This Little Girl Of Mine, Mary Anne, I Can't Stop Loving You (RAY CHARLES) Green Onions (BOOKER T & MGS)    Jailhouse Rock , Heartbreak Hotel , It's Now Or Never , Don't Be Cruel, Suspicious Minds, Hound Dog, All Shook Up (ELVIS PRESLEY) Hold On I'm Coming (SAM & DAVE) Pork Salad Annie, Rainy Night In Georgia (TONY JOE WHITE) For Your Love, Shapes Of Things, Rack My Mind, The Nazz Are Blue, Over Under Sideways Down, Evil Hearted You (YARDBIRDS) Gimme Some Loving, Somebody Help Me, I'm A Man, Keep On Running (SPENCER DAVIS) Mama Keep Your Big Mouth Shut, Rosalyn, She's Fine She's Mine, Roadrunner, Don't Bring Me Down (PRETTY THINGS) On The Road Again, Going Up The Country, Time Was, Let's Work Together (CANNED HEAT) Sunshine Of Your Love (CREAM) That'll Be The Day, Peggy Sue, It's All Right (BUDDY HOLLY) Light My Fire, Riders On The Storm, Roadhouse Blues, Love Her Madly, Break On Through, Hello I Love You (DOORS)   Hey Gyp, Mellow Yellow, Sunshine Superman, Hurdy Gurdy Man, Barabajagal, Season Of The Witch (DONOVAN) I Hear You Knocking (DAVE EDMUNDS) Yeh Yeh, Get Away (GEORGIE FAME ) Baby I Need Your Loving, Reach Out - I'll Be There, I Can't Help Myself, Same Old Song (FOUR TOPS) All Right Now (FREE) Whole Lotta Love, Stairway To Heaven, Black Dog (LED ZEPPELIN) Imagine, Working Class Hero, How Do You Sleep, Give Peace A Chance (JOHN LENNON) Only The Lonely, Pretty Woman, Crying, Mean Woman Blues, Candy Man (ROY ORBISON) Tobacco Road (NASHVILLE TEENS) Stuck In The Middle With You (STEALER'S WHEEL) Born To Be Wild, Magic Carpet Ride (STEPPENWOLF) Fire And Rain (JAMES TAYLOR) Feeling Alright (TRAFFIC) Happy Together (TURTLES) Be Bop A Lula (GENE VINCENT) Loved One, Sad Dark Eyes, Everloving Man (LOVED ONES) I'll Be Gone (SPECTRUM)   You Really Got A Hold On Me, How Sweet It Is To Be Loved By You, Tracks Of My Tears, Tears Of A Clown (SMOKEY ROBINSON) Shotgun, Roadrunner   (JNR WALKER) Blister In The Sun (VIOLENT FEMMES) Walk On The Wild Side, Waiting For The Man, Satellite Of Love, I Love You Suzanne, White Light White Heat (LOU REED)   Mixed Up Shook Up Girl, Cadillac Walk (MINK DE VILLE) Breakdown (TOM PETTY) Move With Me, Sweet Surrender, Dolphins, Get On Top Of Me Woman (TIM BUCKLEY) Romeo Is Bleeding, Till The Money Runs Out, Way Down In The Hole, Jesus Gonna Be Here, I Don't Wanna Grow Up, John John, (TOM WAITS) Wild In The Streets. Ghost Writer (GARLAND JEFFREYS) Ain't No Sunshine (BILL WITHERS) Tonight's The Night (NEIL YOUNG) Gold To Me (BEN HARPER) Sugar Man, I Wonder, Slip Away (RODRIGUEZ) Goo Goo Muck (CRAMPS) Repetition, Ziggy Stardust, Heroes, Rock And Roll Suicide, Jean Genie, Space Oddity (DAVID BOWIE) I'll Make You Happy, Sad Lonely and Blue, Women Make You Feel Alright, She's So Fine (EASYBEATS) Dancing In The Heart, Hungry Heart (BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN) Girls On The Avenue, Deep Water, I Can Talk To You Mama (RICHARD CLAPTON) Darling It Hurts, Tease Me, Coma (PAUL KELLY) To Love Somebody, Gotta Get A Message To You (BEE GEES) Presence Of The Lord ( BLIND FAITH) Get It On (T.REX) Fire (ARTHUR BROWN) It's A Man's Man's World (JAMES BROWN) Turn Turn Turn (BYRDS) Ring Of Fire ( JOHNNY CASH) The Harder They Come (JIMMY CLIFF) Redemption Song, No Woman No Cry, I Shot The Sheriff (BOB MARLEY) Smoke On The Water ( DEEP PURPLE) American Pie (DON McLEAN) Ain't That A Shame, Blueberry Hill (FATS DOMINO) Broken English (MARIANNE FAITHFUL) I Can't Get Next To You, Tired Of Being Alone (AL GREEN) This Land Is Your Land (WOODY GUTHRIE) See You Later Alligator, Rock Around The Clock, Thirteen Women (BILL HALEY) Just One Look (HOLLIES) People Get Ready, Dirty Laundry (CURTIS MAYFIELD) Living In The Past, A Song For Jeffrey (JETHRO TULL) Louie Louie (KINGSMEN) Me And Bobby McGee (JANIS JOPLIN) Hanky Panky (TOMMY JAMES and THE SHONDELLS) My Generation, Substitute, Happy Jack, I'm A Boy, I Can See For Miles, Won't Get Fooled Again (WHO) Willin', Dixie Chicken (LITTLE FEAT) It's Not Unusual, You Can Leave Your Hat On (TOM JONES) Little Red Book (LOVE) Summer In The City (LOVING SPOONFUL) Solid Air, May You Never (JOHN MARTYN) The Joker, Fly Like An Eagle (STEVE MILLER) Stepping Stone, I'm A Believer (MONKEES) Everybody's Talking (HARRY NILSSON) Blue Suede Shoes (CARL PERKINS) Money (PINK FLOYD) Superstitious (STEVIE WONDER) I'm Bored, I Wanna Be Your Dog (IGGY POP) I Ain't Gonna Eat Out My Heart Anymore, You Better Run, Good Lovin', Groovin' (RASCALS) Pablo Picasso (MODERN LOVERS) Stand, I Want To Take You Higher (SLY AND THE FAMILY STONE) Sha La La Lee, Tin Soldier, Lazy Sunday Afternoon (SMALL FACES) I Got You Babe (SONNY AND CHER) I Only Want To Be With You, I Just Don't Know What To Do With Myself (DUSTY SPRINGFIELD) Wild World, Peace Train, Moonshadow, Father And Son (CAT STEVENS) Peaches (STRANGLERS)   She's Not There, Time Of The Season (ZOMBIES) Hang On Sloopy (McCOYS)

                                BLUES    / JAZZ

Midnight Special, Black Girl (In The Pines), Keep Your Hands Off Her, Black Betty, Rock Island Line, Pick A Bale Of Cotton, Lining Track, Looky Looky Yonder,   On A Monday, Gallis Pole, There's A Man Going Round Taking Names, Poor Howard, Goodnight Irene, When I Was A Cowboy,   Ha Ha This A Way, Go Down Old Hannah, You Can't Lose A Me Cholly, Bring Me Little Water Silvy, Julie Ann Johnson, Ain't You Glad, Easy Rider, Grey Goose (LEADBELLY)                                                                        I Got My Mojo Working, I'm Ready, I Just Want To Make Love To You, Rolling Stone, I Can't Be Satisfied, Same Thing, Hoochie Coochie Man, She Moves Me (MUDDY WATERS)   No Place To Go, Smokestack Lightning, Killing Floor, Built For Comfort, Sitting On Top Of The Worlld, 300 lbs of Joy, Spoonful, Tail Dragger (HOWLING WOLF) Bably What You Want Me To Do, Bright Lights Big City, Big Boss Man, Honest I Do, I Ain't Got You, Take Out Some Insurance (JIMMY REED)                                                                                                        Who Do You Love, Mona, You Can't Judge A Book, I'm A Man, Pretty Thing, Cracking Up (BO DIDDLEY) Born Under A Bad Sign, Crosscut Saw, I Wanna Get Funky (ALBERT KING) Boom Boom, I'm Mad Again, Dimples, Don't Turn Me From Your Door, King Of The World, Ride Till I Die (JOHN LEE HOOKER)                                       Love In Vain, Dust My Broom, Sweet Home Chicago, Rambling On My Mind, 32-20 Blues, Hot Tamales, Crossroads, Walking Blues, From Four Until Late, Stop Breaking Down (ROBERT JOHNSON) Seventh Son, I Love The Life I Live, I Ain't Superstitious, Bring It On Home, Mellow Down Easy, My Babe, I Want To Be Loved, My Baby Is Sweeter, Little Red Rooster ((WILLIE DIXON) Parchman Farm, Your Mind Is On Vacation, Your Molecular Structure (MOSE ALLISON)                                                                     Anna, You Better Move On, The Girl That Radiates That Charm (ARTHUR ALEXANDER) Death Letter, John The Revelator, Grinning In Your Face (SON HOUSE) Cry To Me (SOLOMON BURKE) Fortune Teller (BENNY SPELLMAN) Drunk (JIMMY LIGGINS) Messing With The Kid, Stomach Ache (JNR WELLS) Right Place Wrong Time, Such A Night, Cold Cold Cold (DR JOHN) Prodigal Son ( ROBERT WILKINS) Wish You Would (BILLY BOY ARNOLD) Baby Please Don't Go (BIG JOE WILLIAMS) Caldonia (LOUIS JORDAN) Stormy Monday(T. BONE WALKER) I'm A King Bee, Got Love If You Want It (SLIM HARPO) Rosalie ( )   I Want My Crown (PILGRIM TRAVELLERS) She Caught The Katy (TAJ MAHAL) Mellow Saxophone ( RAY MONTRELL) Get Out Of My Life Woman (ALAN TOUSSAINT) Needle And Spoon, Made Up My Mind (SAVOY BROWN)   I Need $100 ( ONE STRING SAM) My Baby, Early In The Morning (CHARLIE MUSSELWHITE)
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