To Kiss You
Born and raised in Hollywood, California. Tahni began playing piano at the age of eight, eventually switching to guitar. From an early age she loved the pop vocals of The Beatles and the soulful blues of Stevie Ray Vaughan. At the age of 17 Tahni took to the city to begin her music career. Almost immediately she was invited to join all-girl heavy metal band Tantrum as lead guitarist. She spent the next four years opening for bands like Ratt, Queensryche, Exciter and Y&T, sharing practice space with Mötley Crüe. She played regularly on the world-famous Sunset Strip and around Los Angeles, at legendary places like Gazzarri's, The Whiskey, The Country Club and The Troubadour during the 80s glam heyday. Tahni and the band also appeared in the 1983 Allan Arkush cult classic 'Get Crazy' with Malcolm McDowell, Lou Reed, Lee Ving and John Densmore. Tahni studied at GIT (Guitar Institute of Technology) in Hollywood, looking to expand her palette of styles and generally improve her skills as a player. The new millennium brought into Tahni's life a major change: her daughter Emme Lou. 'Having my little girl changed my life - and my music,' she says. Around the same time, Tahni made the decision to move to Austin, Texas. Driven by intuition and the lingering influence of Stevie Ray Vaughan, she made the long pilgrimage, leaving friends and family to embark on yet another chapter in life. The vibrant music scene and abundant creativity in Austin spurred Tahni to write and record her first album, "Back Again', which she co-produced with local troubadour Woody Russell. With her 2nd release, 'SweetSpot', Tahni stepped into what would be another major chapter in her life. "Everyone has a SweetSpot - something that when you feel it or hear it or taste it - it's the coolest thing there is...". 'My producer and good friend Mr. Dony Wynn was my other half for this project. I remember the first thing he said to me was, 'You play guitar like an old black man', and that's when I knew we were meant to make this album together'. SweetSpot has a bluesy, vintage R&B vibe with thoroughly modern production and features some of Austin's finest players, including Dony Wynn, Chris Maresh, Riley Osbourne, Danny Bennett, Ted Roddy, Billy Harvey and Larry Chaney. 'This was a very spontaneous album,' Tahni says, '... a moment in time.... '. Tahni's 3rd CD, To Kiss You, will be released and debuted at Stubb's in Austin, Texas on Oct. 23rd of this year. This album reveals a stronger Rock/Pop side of Tahni, something that she has wanted to do for her fans for a very long time.