I Want by: Guitargirls,
Guitargirls/Liz Tansey written
by Ralph Cole, Helena Kameka & Liz Tansey.
Tansey Bio Music, it�s always been about music....at the age of
5, Liz learned to play piano and later, taught herself to play the
guitar.... Singing set her apart, lyrics let her express herself
without having to say it.... �I grew up listening to Tchaikovsky,
The Beatles, Count Basie, Smokey Robinson;
I was influenced as a songwriter by Joni Mitchell and Gordon
Lightfoot. And I wanted to sing like Aretha Franklin....�
started performing her own material in coffeehouses and graduated
to singing with local bands in clubs. One of the best known of those
bands was The Bug Alley Band. She also sang with White Kids (with
Sas Harris) in various clubs around Montr�al & began singing jingles
and teaching singing. With the vocal quartet General Jive, she sang
at Le Festival Internationale de Jazz de Montr�al.
1988 with the band United Press, Liz won the Yamaha Battle of the
Bands and went to Tokyo to compete in The World Final Band Explosion
and in 1994 with Another Life she opened for The Queen of Soul,
Aretha Franklin at Toronto's Hummingbird Centre.
1992, Liz was asked to participate in Canada's 125th birthday celebration;
on Parliament Hill, in front of The Queen of England and thousands
of other people, she sang a line from our national anthem, en fran�ais,
along with other Canadian luminaries such as Gino Vanelli and Randy
Bachman. There was a TV special, "With Glowing Hearts" on CTV that
documented the event.
1995, Liz went to entertain the Canadian UN Peacekeepers in Croatia
and Bosnia during the on-going civil war. �This was an amazing experience
- the troops were so appreciative & we were treated like royalty�.
Born in Montr�al, Liz now lives in Toronto digging the diversity.
Watching hockey, cheering for The Habs, now she roots for The Leafs
& has sung the national anthems at many hockey games.
has travelled to Japan, France, The British Isles, through the States
and across Canada....�Ireland felt like home to me; there�s even
a well-known flute player named Seamus Tansey from County Sligo!
But I still haven�t been to half the places I want to see....�