Jenny Talia

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Jenny Talia
Birth name Tammy-Jo Bryant
Also known as T.J. Dennis
Origin Kalgoorlie, Western Australia, Australia
Genres Comedy, country
Occupation(s) Singer-songwriter, entertainer
Instruments Vocals, guitar
Labels Both Barrels
Associated acts Kevin Bloody Wilson
Website jennytalia.com

Jenny Talia (born as Tammy-Jo Bryant) is an Australian-born United States-based bawdy comedy singer-songwriter. She also performs country music as T. J. Dennis. Talia is the daughter of Kevin Bloody Wilson, an Australian comedian and entertainer, for whom she was an occasional support act.[1][2] Her bawdy comedy is similar in style to her father's but is from a female perspective.[3] Talia, originally from Kalgoorlie,[3] relocated to Nashville in 1999 and has been based in Chicago where she lives with her husband and children.[4]

Biography[edit]

Jenny Talia was born as Tammy-Jo Bryant and grew up in Kalgoorlie.[3] Her father is Kevin Bloody Wilson (born as Dennis Bryant in 1947), a comedian and entertainer, who also performed as Bryan Dennis; her mother is Betty.[5][6] They married in 1970 and besides Talia, they have a son, Travis Bryant, who became a pilot.[7]

From 1996 Talia released three country music albums as T. J. Dennis. She toured Australia, New Zealand, and the United Kingdom and occasionally performed shows in the United States. Her debut album, My Way ... or no Way at All (1996), was issued on the Both Barrels Music label based in Perth.[8] For the recording sessions she used Martin Jenner, Lucky Oceans and Denise DeMarchi.[8] In June 1999 she performed at Nashville's Fun Fair.[9] Her third country music album, Tjdennis.com (2000), was recorded in that city.

Talia described how she evolved from straight forward country music to bawdy comedy, when first living in Nashville, "I did gigs around town and I was always asked to play an Australian song. For me, the first 'Australian' song that popped into my head was always one of my Dad's... I would change the words around a bit and make it from a girl's point of view. This quickly took on a life of its own and within months, I had written and recorded a comedy album, which went on to outsell my three previous country albums in a matter of months. I joined Dad on a 72-date tour of Europe as his opening act, which turned out to be a huge success."[3] Her first album as a comedian was Jenny Talia from Australia in 2003.[10]

In June 2014 Talia issued her fifth comedy album, F.O.C.U.S (Fuck Off 'Cause You're Stupid), which Brooke Hunter of femail.com.au described as "an apt representation of the way [she] approaches life, and the inspiration behind her songs. She is a talented songwriter, melding quirky themes, tongue-in-cheek situations and a down-to-earth approach, her tracks mirror the ridiculous realities of life."[3] In August 2016 she supported her father on his second farewell tour of Australia.[11]

Discography[edit]

T. J. Dennis
  • My Way... or no Way at All (1996) Both Barrels Music[12]
  • T J's Diner[13]
  • Tjdennis.com (2000) Both Barrels Music[14]
Jenny Talia
  • Jenny Talia from Australia (2003) Both Barrels Music[10]
  • Tunnel Vision (2004) Both Barrels Music[15]
  • Without Adult Supervision (10 July 2007) Tamado Music[16]
  • The Blonde Leading the Blonde (1 September 2009)[17]
  • F.O.C.U.S (Fuck Off 'Cause You're Stupid) (June 2014)[3]


References[edit]

  1. ^ "Hewitt sees Kevin Bloody with the boys". The Sunday Telegraph (news.com.au). 22 July 2007. Archived from the original on 22 August 2007. Retrieved 2008-05-09. 
  2. ^ Burden, Daniel (11 April 2008). "It's that bloody man again!". The Centralian Advocate. Archived from the original on 19 July 2008. Retrieved 2008-05-09. 
  3. ^ a b c d e f Hunter, Brooke (2 July 2014). "Jenny Talia F.O.C.U.S. Interview". femail.com.au. Archived from the original on 2 July 2014. Retrieved 29 August 2016. 
  4. ^ http://www.jennytalia.com
  5. ^ McLean, Sandra (14 April 2006). "Bloody outrageous". The Courier Mail. News Corp Australia. Archived from the original on 18 August 2007. Retrieved 29 August 2016. 
  6. ^ Denton, Andrew (13 October 2008). "Episode 189: Kevin Bloody Wilson (13/10/2008)". Enough Rope with Andrew Denton. Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC). Retrieved 29 August 2016. 
  7. ^ Noakes, Maria (9 April 2011). "Kevin Bloody Wilson, from Catholic school to X-rated comedy". The Sunday Times. News Corp Australia. Retrieved 30 August 2016. 
  8. ^ a b Dennis, T. J. "tjdennis". tjdennis.com. T. J. Dennis Official Website. Archived from the original on 19 November 2008. Retrieved 30 August 2016. 
  9. ^ Eliezer, Christie (29 June 1999). "Aussies at Nashville's Fun Fair". Music & Media Business News. Archived from the original on 6 December 1999. Retrieved 29 August 2016. 
  10. ^ a b Talia, Jenny; Wilson, Kevin Bloody (2003), Jenny Talia from Australia, Both Barrels Music, retrieved 29 August 2016 
  11. ^ Withiel, Cathy (4 August 2016). "Kevin Bloody Wilson says he's enjoying himself too much to think about quitting". Manningham Leader. News Corp Australia. Retrieved 30 August 2016. 
  12. ^ Dennis, T. J (1996), My way – or no way at all!, Both Barrels Music, retrieved 29 August 2016 
  13. ^ Dennis, T. J. "T J's Diner". tjdennis.com. T. J. Dennis Official Website. Archived from the original on 19 November 2008. Retrieved 30 August 2016. 
  14. ^ Dennis, T. J (2000), Tjdennis.com, Both Barrels Music, retrieved 29 August 2016 
  15. ^ "Tunnel Vision by Jenny Talia on Apple Music". iTunes Store. Retrieved 30 August 2016. 
  16. ^ "Without Adult Supervision by Jenny Talia on Apple Music". iTunes Store. Retrieved 30 August 2016. 
  17. ^ "Jenny Talia – Blonde Leading the Blonde". Amazon.com. Retrieved 30 August 2016. 

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