Tamara Williamson has been a mainstay in the Toronto music scene since the early 90’s. She released 3 albums with her band Mrs. Torrance on the major label BMG. Mrs. Torrance toured extensively in Canada opening for such acts as Oasis, The Beautiful South, Talk Talk, and Jewel. They toured with bands such as The Crash Test Dummies, The Pursuit of Happiness, The Waltons, The Rheostatics, Hayden and King Cobb Steelie. Mrs. Torrance were pushed to radio with their single “Porn” and were on Much Music rotation.
In 2000 Mrs. Torrance disbanded and Tamara started a solo career. Her music is ethereal and sensitive. Using many effects and layers she was one of the first artists to start live looping and was known for her experimentation using both vocal effects and looping.
She is an accomplished visual artist as well as author and playwright. In 2019 her alt-rock musical, The Break-Up Diet, debuted to critical acclaim.
“In Toronto in the late 1990’s there was an intelligent, unassuming, earnest musical force that cut right to my heart. Tamara Williamson was no small influence on me and I am thrilled and relieved that she’s making music again.”
— Charles Spearin (Broken Social Scene)
“Someone who can take a room and transpose it onto another plane, a voice without restrictions.”
— Martin Tielli (Rheostatics)
“I’ve admired Tamara for years; she cut a certain path of determination for me by having musical conviction long before I understood those stakes for myself.”
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