Backstage with Barry - Tnee Dyer

Tnee is a charming and unique musical artist with a contagious enthusiasm for creativity and spontaneous invention. Since moving to London (end of 2015) Tnee's unique talents have been put to use as an artist/compare in the cabaret 'Les Enfants Perdus' for the Canterbury International Arts Festival, as MD/artist/compare for 'Christmas in the Spiegeltent' in Bristol and as MD for a season of 'Oh Lady Be Good' at the 2015 Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

Before leaving Australia, Tnee was awarded a Careers Development Grant from Arts Queensland to study advanced songwriting and production techniques in the London. At the end of 2015 Tnee was musical director for 'Oh Lady be Good' and 'Songs for Sarah Conner' both of which featured in the 2015 Queensland Cabaret Festival. 
His unique skills and allure have bestowed him with critical success for his performance of Sweet Sour and Saucy at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival with his long-time collaborator and life partner Melissa Western. Building on the success of Sweet Sour and Saucy, the duo were awarded a grant from the Playing Queensland Fund and have since successfully toured their cabaret to over twenty regional towns around Queensland.

He has worked with Opera Australia as an assistant musical director/composer on their production of Yarrabah the Musical. He has also worked as a musical director with WOT Opera (2014), helping to facilitate the rapid creation of student-lead operas. He has a Bachelor of Arts, Advanced Dip of Jazz Performance from the Jazz Music Institue and has attained a Grad Dip in secondary education with distinction at QUT.

He is known for his captivating emotional expression as a virtuosic jazz pianist in solo and group performances around his hometown of Brisbane. Tnee is also frequently commissioned to compose music, his most recent composition, 'Mummy who am I', is featured in a book published by Boolarong Press. He is a respected jazz educator jointly responsible for the highly successful jazz engagement program Talkin’ Jazz from 2006 - 2011. Tnee is a full-time musician/performer working in a variety of rolls from session playing on jazz recordings to fronting covers bands for corporate events.