Tracey Roberts - One Page Bio


Tracey Roberts is one of Melbourne’s most talented and versatile singer songwriter pianists. Her smooth, eloquent vocals and rich story-like lyrics are captivating and inspiring and her piano playing style is dynamic yet sensitive and exquisite.  Her music is rich and melodic with complex chordings in a jazz-folk infused style with blues, Celtic and classical overtones, and her performances are delivered with passion,  energy and anecdotes which consistently hold audiences spellbound. This quality of musicianship along with her ability to improvise, perform and harmonise easily with other performers have earned her the respect of the public and her peers alike … and all of this is peppered with a great sense of humour too!

After many years performing in bands, duos and trios and as a singer-pianist in Melbourne she began writing her own songs. She moved overseas and recorded 3 albums in Holland where she lived and toured for 6 years (after short stints in London, India and Sweden) and then returned to Australia where she continued to do radio, TV and musical performances at concerts, functions and festivals.  She also built a geodesic dome house in the hills, had a kid, discovered the word “synesthesia” and released a further 5 CDs of primarily original material.

Developing her artistic skills as a freelance graphic designer and illustrator, she is now also an established visual artist with many exhibitions under her belt with over 60 pieces of richly coloured musically-themed fine art, created in conjunction with her music-colour synesthesia (the ability to see colours and shapes whilst listening to and composing and performing music). She often performs musical concerts at exhibitions and displays her artwork at musical events, as the two are inextricably entwined. In 2013 she released a Blu-ray visual/audio recording of an improvised piano concert along with interviews about the particular performance and also explanations of her musical artworks. She is currently recording her 10th album of songs related to the sea, once again at Baker Street Studios on the magnificent Steinway grand piano.


 

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