Tauna Fire only started singing at the age of 19, which is relatively late in this industry.
Her early years of her career was spent performing in a duo with a guitarist called Axe. They called themselves Axe on Fire….so Tauna dyed her hair to match the band name. They played at all of the top venues in and around Cape Town for 5 years.
2011: Tauna Fire and Axe decided to pursue other musical avenues…..Tauna Fire found a drummer who was willing to try a unique concept of a duo consisting of just a drummer and a singer. One of the very first duos of this kind in South Africa.They adapted their repertoire to be dance orientated, which went down extremely well. They were even named “Top band in Cape Town” by The Cape Argus for 2012 and 2013.
2013: Tauna entered SA Idols season 9 and made it into the Top 6 females.
2014: Returning home from Idols Tauna took to a new venture of being a solo artist, this new venture allowed Tauna to hone her skills to connect more intimately with her audiences.
2015: Tauna and Axe joined forces again and added 2 new members and formed a band called AXENMORE. Tauna was one of the two lead singers. The band was a huge success and was hired at The Buffalo Rally 2015 and 2016 and frequently played at one the top venues in Cape Town called Hillcrest Quarry.
2016: Brought about an exciting new idea of a duo called “Fire n Spice” with a young, vibey female guitarist named Izzy Tebbs, who has the talent to be a great guitarist, this duo promises to be one of the biggest acts to hit Cape Town.Their repertoire consists of varied music genres from blues to rock to the most recent radio hits and the list of songs grows from week to week.
2017: Fire n Spice are still performing at many top venues around Cape Town and around the Garden route for the Oyster festival.
2018: Tauna started performing again with Axe Lourens in the Axe on Fire duo as well as performing with the full rock band Axenmore being called back again for the renowned Buffalo Rally in Mossel bay. Axe on Fire was also hired for the prestigious Featherbed Co. in Knysna for NYE.
2019: Tauna is performing currently with Axe on Fire duo , Fire and Spice duo, Axenmore as well as The Pebbleman Band doing corporate functions. Axenmore has been called back to headline again at the Buffalow Rally for the 6th year in a row.
Tauna has performed well over 2000 shows at many highly acclaimed venues and functions in Cape Town such as,
GOLD CIRCLE RACING
WESTERN PROVINCE POLO CLUB
THE HUNTS CLUB OF SA ANNUAL BALL
QUAY 4 KNYSNA
QUAY 4 VnA WATERFRONT
PICK N PAY OYSTER FESTIVAL
CASSIA NATIDA WINE ESTATE
SAINTS EDEN ON THE BAY
SA STATE THEATRE
THE BAY HOTEL(CAMPS BAY)
DURBANVILLE GOLF ESTATE
THE CRUISE CAFE – KNYSNA
HILLCREST QUARRY / THE QUARRY
THE BUFFALO RALLY
POPLARS RESTAURANT (D’Aria)
STRAND TOWER HOTEL
THE FEATHERBED Co. – KNYSNA
WHE+ – KNYSNA
THE BEACH BAR -KNYSNA
Tauna is a down to earth, animal crazy, farm girl at heart ,yet when she gets on stage she just takes control of the audience and owns the stage.
Tauna has a great friendly stage presence and is able to adapt to any setting and stage. Tauna is able to create a relaxed atmosphere for guests during dinner or an intimate laid back feel at a cocktail party but Taunas forte is her ability to draw in a crowd and be a ball of energy with a stage presence 2nd to none.