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"Patti Smith and Pippi Longstocking converge to crank-out smart-arsed songs for minds that move."

“Intelligent and witty, athletic, erudite” – these adjectives used by Ronnie Taheny to describe her perfect man in her fabulous poem “A Darcy Before I Die” could equally describe this diminutive dynamo herself."



SAT FEB 4th 2017

Yep, we're all set to go but get in early. More deets soon but for tix here

Book table on 0413 450521 - strictly limited seating.

Presented by arty records



Want to hear Ronnie (and sometimes) Jarrad bang-on about life?

Hear em here! Updates and additions soon.




Yep, she's back to the loftier hemisphere for April and May. EUROPEAN TOUR DATES 2017  here  



"Hooks. Heart. Humanity…think David Bridie. Exquisite.”    Folker! Magazine, Germany

Yep, the new CD "START!" has finally arrived!

Get it here!

Do it now so you can teach me all the lyrics at the next gig




Ta, thanx, shukran, merci, tak, danke, tesekkur ederim, grazie, obrigado, dankUwel, gracias...should we go on?....

Dearest folk, for all your comments and pix we've only one brief thing to say to you but we'll say it thrice - Thank you, Thank you, Thank you.

And thank you for being at the Gov concert and for making it a bumper night. We know we can also speak on behalf of Ben Ford-Davies (Music), Jarrad Payne and Flik Freeman  also. We would not have live careers without you and we certainly would not have as much fun. 

No further events for Ronnie at the moment, can't get her off of the beach but check-out the recent concerts below. Then watch this space for the moves and tours of other Arty Records artists and friends. Surf's up!




Gone global! Gone to greater heights!

Gone solo! Find it powering ahead here.

Yes, RONNIE TAHENY sells out! Arty Records

ARTY RECORDS sells out! Ronnie Taheny

and some Next-Gen Indie Artists

Greetings from the lofty towers of multinational corporation, where Arty Records has got Ronnie captive, allowing her to make some of the nicest decisions of her career - that is, working at the coalface of developing the best emerging artists -  the ones she likes.

That's right, Ronnie and Arty Records still enjoy their beautiful marriage plus they get to support the future of original new music, take tea breaks when they like, liberties when they want and artists by the hand.

In typical entrepreneurial style, Arty Records has expanded its services for no other reason than typical market forces - supply and demand. Especially demand. Yours.

Yep, in co-operation, Ronnie and Arty Records have set up a few extra industry services which now officially give back to the industry and accomodate even more Australian and O. S. artists in a variety of ways.  

Since returning to Australia in Aug 2013, Taheny has found she is being pelted by a plethora of original artists struggling to get from A to R along the casualty-strewn highway of Music Industry and is, therefore, responding to the cause in typical manner - entrepreneurially. 

In short, first we take Manhattan, then we take Berlin, Dublin and Oz.....then anything else by stealth.

And strategy.




Inaugural Warooka Town Hall "3 Tahenys and a Ball" extravaganza Sat Jan 10th replete with standing ovations, curtain calls, family reunions and threats to do it all again.

Dream team from L to R: Fiona O'Loughlin (nee Taheny), Ronnie Taheny, Emily Taheny, Cookie Baker (aka: Holly Ball) (pic: Jenny Oldland).

Just 4 local gals from SYP made good in t'Yarts.



In Australia, the humble BBQ has become a serious art form. 

So, Ronnie is celebrating her return to Aussie culture by launching an exclusive range of designer BBQ wear which will compliment every occasion from the basic casual Sunday gathering to high-end cocktail cliche.

No occasion too lofty...nor low.

Taking merch to a whole new level.


....just ask these smart Dutch girls. 

The band loves 'em!

Ben Ford-Davies loves 'em!

The English love 'em!

The Germein Sisters love 'em!



"Patti Smith and Pippi Longstocking converge to crank-out smart-arsed songs for minds that move."

 Though this event has well and truly been and gone, I keep it for political posterity. what fun we had..and reaction. After 21 yrs, still one of my fave Gov gigs.



FRI JAN 31st 2014!!!!



Sorry for the slow response, I've been in detention. Demoing the new album.

We really appreciate your being at the Gov (yet again) in 41C heat and for your good humour re the night's theme. Some of those yellow IPC cards were hilarious.

Feedback suggests most people would like to do it all again next year now that they know they can cue for a voluntary frisking by our beautiful but brutal immigration officers - Marie deLint and Amanda Goodfellow. And that's just a start.

Big thanks also go to that crack-hot band comprising of the ever-exceptional Jarrad Payne plus Flik Freeman and Mark Ferguson. Great talents, excellent human beings! Thank you, thank you, thank you!

Then there's the support band, AVENUE who have charmed a bunch of new and, of course, loyal fans who already vow be at their upcoming Fringe gig at The Garden (see details below). Yep, hear those great new songs from the soon-to-be-released "Colour Blind" EP but this time with their drummer, Miles Sly!

Ditto the GERMEIN SISTERS. Again, as much charm in the crowd selling raffle tix as talent when on stage. The response we've had from their new Gov fans indicates that their upcoming Spiegel Tent concert will be yet again a huge success for the 5th year running. (see details below).

Fantastic young SA talent and gigs at reasonable hours. Bonus.

And thanks must go the Rosemary Cadden from InDaily for a most positive review of the night. Read it here knowing that you were there:

or print it out forever here Gov review 2014

Ta to all the other folk who sweated behind the scenes in order to navigate us through the evening seamlessly.

And The Gov!

According to the immigration IPC (Incoming Passenger Card or as we called it on the night "Intelligent Punter Card")that you filled-out on arrival at the Gov gig, many of you come along every year because we've commanded that you put the date in your diary. Well, get this one down now:

SAT FEB 7th 2015 - The Gov

We promise not to change the date on you this time and it's going to be 22C. Make sure your visa is valid.

Listen to a couple of the newies you'll hear on the night...albeit finished. Ta to Willy for demoing these courtesy of "Unpleasant Studios", PLYMPTON, SA. As close to detention as you'd want.

...and this latest addition, demoed at "Studio Concrete" by the always-over-capable Jarrad Payne. Ta Jarrad, yet again.

If you want to know what you're in for, check out this live review from last year's Gov gig and book your table now.

Many thanks to reviewer and literary lama, David Robinson, Esq.

  Review 2013 Download



"In a field increasingly inhabited by poetic and intellectual pygmies, Taheny can cut through the vaporous crap with a single line. That she does so with wry humour makes her all the more a contemporary stand-out."
Time Out Magazine, London

“Seduces you and runs a sharp fingernail down a sensitive part of your anatomy when you least expect it.”
Simon Hardeman, The Independent, London

“She's a breath of fresh air ... quirky, very thoughtful and interesting! And her music is lovely!”
Gillian Russell, Music Café,  BBC Scotland

"Power from DownUnder! Impressing how her warmth, charisma, energy and black sense of humour fill the stage and captivate the audience."

Kim Heibon, "The Machine"  Radio P3, Denmark

"Taheny manages to enchant her audience with her stage presence. And she writes remarkably catchy songs - a female Captain Hook who throws the lines."

Christian Dorn, freelance, Berlin, Germany

“Rarely do you hear such great warmth and generosity in smart pop music!”
David Sly, SA Life, Adelaide.


“Intelligent and witty, athletic, erudite” – these adjectives used by Ronnie Taheny to describe her perfect man in her fabulous poem “A Darcy Before I Die” could equally describe this diminutive dynamo herself."

Rosemary Cadden, InDaily, Adelaide

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