Catch Tahlia at the Opening Ceremony, on the Live Music Stage and on the Main Arena during the Show.
Tahlia Connie has had extensive experience in the music industry. From the young age of 14, she has performed major roles in various theatre productions such as ‘13’ A New Musical playing the main role of Lucy and the role of Snoopy in ‘You’re A Good Man Charlie Brown’ the Melbourne Musical. That same year she fronted her own One Woman show at the age of 16 performing for corporate events and productions at the Palms at Crown Melbourne, and made it through to the televised auditions of ‘The Voice’ 2014 in Sydney. Graduating from an Arts Secondary College completing her VET Dance certificate 1 & 2, she also attended The Children’s Performing Arts Company of Australia for majority of her teen years performing and soloing in their most elite level at the National Theatre, mentored by industry professionals such as Christie Whelan-Browne, Esther Hannaford and Mathew Frank.
At 18, Tahlia left Melbourne and began her solo career in the Whitsundays North Queensland, where she formed her own seven-piece band and worked fulltime for 3 years performing for corporate functions and weddings on the Whitsunday Islands, including Qualia on Hamilton Island and Hayman Island. After deciding to leave the Whitsunday’s July 2017, she traveled around the world for 5 months singing her way through Thailand, Vietnam, Bali, Cambodia, Italy and Montreal to name a few. Her love for soul music grew after traveling New York and performing around the USA in 2017. Venue credits include The Boogie cafe’ on Beale Street Memphis, The River view room New Orleans and Birdland Jazz Club on Broadway accompanied by Liza Minelli’s pianist and friend, Billy Stritch.
After teaching herself Piano in recent years and now guitar, her original music has blossomed completing 8 original songs and is now in the process of completing her first album. On her recent return to Melbourne, she currently performs as a solo musician around the city, also occasionally performing along side Pete Mitchell from the Melbourne Ska Orchestra.