Ronnie Taheny and Zac Eden
Saturday, February 3 @ 7:30 pm - 11:30 pm
A ‘Last Stand’ might be expected but Ronnie Taheny has never succumbed to cliche. However, she has spent 35 years in the industry and the last 25 gallivanting around the globe, dodging bullets and police alike whilst touring. Our self-confessed beach-bum has always returned for summer and graced us at the Gov with an annual 1-off concert before departing once again to her European base.
This year is no different. Except it is. In two ways. This year, Taheny celebrates a Golden Anniversary with us at The Gov whilst thanking us for 25yrs of excellent support and loyalty in the best way she knows – by retiring. That’s gratitude for you.
Yep, Ronnie’s stepping back from live performance in response to growing demands in other areas of her life along with the sudden expansion of her record label (Arty Records – Germany. Ireland. Australia.)
But that’s off-stage biz. On-stage, Taheny has a cheeky and charismatic stage presence full of roguish charm, boundless energy, amusing anecdotes, acerbic spoken-words and spontaneous one-liners all told in Taheny’s inimitably dry and self-deprecating style. Whether on piano or 11-string guitar, Ronnie is a versatile doyenne of clever, melodic tracks peppered with fire, fury and fun.
Her grande finale will contain pearls from her entire 8-CD catalogue and you get to make requests! Whether solo or with band, it’ll be a dynamic soundscape supported by that bright newcomer: Zac Eden. THE LAST SWIM may sadly mark the final major performance of one of SA’s most successful and self- made singer songwriters, but that title is misleading because Taheny intends to spend a LOT more well-deserved time at the “office” and in the ocean. See her before she does!
Want to make a song request? Eml it in before Dec 10th to: firstname.lastname@example.org or take what she jams down your throat. For the last time.