Tamas Wells is a songwriter based in Melbourne, Australia.
His latest album 'To Drink Up the Sea', with the single 'It Shakes the Living Daylights from You' is out now. The album was produced by Machine Translations' Greg J. Walker in rural Victoria, Australia.
But this story starts earlier.
In 2006 Wells and two friends from Melbourne borrowed some instruments and recording gear and made the low fi single Valder Fields (from the album A Plea en Vendredi). The single was well received in Australia being named Single of the Week in Melbourne’s Beat magazine and gaining airplay on national broadcasters.
Over the following year however, the single went on to become an online hit, receiving millions of streams and downloads around the world. The subsequent album A Plea en Vendredi received excellent reviews and public support (reaching number 16 in Japan’s HMV international charts). Wells signed a number of international record deals and over the following years toured in Japan, France, China, and Australia playing with many international artists including Sharon Van Etten.
Following the international success of Valder Fields and A Plea en Vendredi, Wells moved to Myanmar (Burma) to take up a position as an aid worker. He lived in Myanmar for the following six years and then returned to Melbourne in 2012.
He has released four more critically acclaimed albums. Two Years in April (2008) was recorded by Wells in his apartment in Myanmar using only guitar and a Burmese banjo. Thirty People Away (2010) was produced by Nathan Collins in Hobart, Australia. The 2013 album On the Volatility of the Mind (2013) – with the single A Riddle - was produced by Nick Huggins in Melbourne, Australia. His 2017 album The Plantation was recorded at Wells' home in Melbourne and by Nick Huggins in Point Lonsdale, Victoria.
During this time, Wells also contributed music to two short films, and produced a live album Signs I Can’t Read - which was recorded at Sonorium in Tokyo, Japan.