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16 October 2011

Taylor Dayne does Bankstown Sports Club, by Eva Rinaldi - 14th October 2011


Music Sydney Australia

Taylor Dayne, the American freestyle music, and smooth jazz artist from the U.S, is continuing to love her Australian tour and the many fans who still remember her.

The Diva who enjoyed mega mainstream popularity in the 1980s is continuing to wow Aussie audiences and showing that she's still got it.

Without her there may never have never been an Anastacia. Almost 25 years ago, the chart success of American dance-pop singer Taylor Dayne paved a road for the mighty-voiced white female soul-pop singers who came after her.

Tonight for Dayne it was a sell out at Bankstown Sports Club.

The sensational Dayne sounded great.

Dayne performed hits, including Tell It to My Heart, With Every Beat of My Heart, Prove Your Love, I’ll Be Your Shelter and Don’t Rush Me.

She just oozes sexiness.

“You can shoot for the stars - and I think everybody should - but I remember having some very frustrating moments thinking ‘God, is it ever going to happen?’ ” she said.

“But from the minute Tell It to My Heart broke in Europe as a single - I remember I showed up at one store and there were 1000 kids dressed like me - I never looked back.”

Ms Dayne had said her Australian fans would not be disappointed when they came to see her, and she was speaking the truth.

"I have been performing for 23 years and I promise I will not come out looking like Taylor Dayne from 1988, but I will take my fans on a journey," she said. "It’s a soundtrack to their lives as much as mine."

The 49-year-old singer and songwriter lives in Los Angeles where she raises her two children, eight-year-old twins Astaria and Levi whom she had via a surrogate and without a partner.

"I wouldn't have done it any other way, which is the story of my career," Dayne says. "No one has ever handed me anything. If you have a goal and a dream, I don't think anyone can stop you. Kids and a career have both been the most difficult and satisfying things in my life."

Tickets to some of her Australian shows can be purchased for as low at $50, so snap them up. If you're into music with heart and love Taylor Dayne is for you.

Public thank you Taylor for putting on such a great show.

All up, a great night of entertainment.

Taylor Dayne Australian Tour Dates

Date Place Venue
Oct 15 Penrith, Australia Penrith Panther's
Oct 20 Dee Why, Sydney, Australia Dee Why RSL Sydney
Oct 22 Perth, Australia Mundaring Weir Hotel
Oct 26 Belmont, Australia Belmont 16 Footers
Oct 27 Gold Coast, Australia Twin Towns Showroom
Oct 28 Brisbane, Australia Kedron Wavell Memorial Club
Oct 29 Sydney, Australia Castle Hill RSL Club
Oct 30 North Sydney, Australia North Sydney Leagues Club


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