Paléo Festival, Nyon
Tash Sultana is an explosive global producer and artist who has commanded attention worldwide since homemade videos went viral on YouTube. Tash was soon selling out major arenas, a string of sold out world tours and headlining the world’s biggest festivals – no mean feat for an artist who just a year before was recording songs on a go pro in a bedroom.
Since Tash’s grandfather gifted a guitar at the age of three, the artist developed a love for self-teaching an array of different instruments around the guitar knowledge which they had been taught as a young kid during primary school. Quickly developing a unique style that has seen Tash breaking record attendances around the world.
Tash plays over 12 instruments (guitar, bass, drums/percussion, piano/keyboard/synth, oud, trumpet, saxophone, flutes, Pan pipes, sitar, harmonica, beat production) with guitar as their main love, a self-trained vocal that reaches over a 7 key range and a live show that needs to be seen to be believed.
The one-person powerhouse started out playing open mic nights at age 13 with the help of a fake ID. Soon to finish school with the reluctance to get a ‘real’ job, took to the streets to busk every day of the week on Melbourne’s famous Bourke St back in 2009-2015. That was the beginning of the local traction following Tash, soon to reach a worldwide global scale in the years following to present.
Recent accolades include over 1 billion combined streams, an ARIA award for Blues and Roots Album of The Year with ‘Flow State’, smash single ‘Jungle’ coming in at #3 in triple j’s Hottest 100, achieving multi-platinum sales for the Notion EP, double platinum sales for ‘Jungle’ and platinum sales for ‘Notion’ along with numerous gold certified singles and a certified gold debut album. All self-produced, self-composed, and self-arranged.
Tash was the only artist to sell out 3 Brixton Academy shows before their debut album along with selling another 500,000 tickets worldwide which recently culminated in a sold out performance at the iconic Red Rocks Amphitheatre, the Greek Amphitheatre, with noted stand out sets at Coachella & Lollapalooza.
Tash is currently writing album number 2 - "Terra Firma".