Tal Winkenfeld is the ultimate ‘rock chick’. An astonishingly accomplished bass guitarist, with a complex, light and delicate style, she has attracted the attention of many Blues-rock and Jazz legends. Legions of fans all over the world with have been impressed by her appearances on records, DVDs and at prestigious gigs that players of such tender years might find daunting if they did not have her pure raw talent.
Still only 21, Tal toured Australia with her ‘Transformation’ musicians, re-united with Jeff Beck and the Allmans, and guested with Govt. Mule and Robben Ford . Yet more touring with Jeff culminated with his induction into the Rock’n’Roll Hall of Fame and, because Jimmy Page would be on stage with them for the show, it was Tal’s idea to break into ‘The Immigrant Song’. With no rehearsal, no stage or sound cues, and giving Jimmy just a few minutes warning, they launched into it: “That’s dangerous, …. that’s living on your reflexes!” commented Jeff, but when those instincts are as as sharp and sure as Tal’s, they can be trusted implicitly. The DVD of her performance with these legendary Blues-rockers raised her profile even further, and she was invited to appear with Buddy Guy at The R’n’R Hall of Fame Anniversary show. Tal was in huge demand for various projects, including albums with Herbie Hancock, Macy Gray, and her ‘Transformations’ guitarist Wayne Krantz, among many others. Rod Stewart, Susan Tedeschi and Prince have all had Tal lay down her sinuous, intelligent bass lines at the heart of their work. She may be young, blonde and beautiful, but mere eye-candy, she definitely ain’t!