tamborine mountain arts collective

Dee Handyside

Performance artist

Dee Handyside is a multi-genre Singer-Songwriter based in Queensland, Australia.

Dee’s first solo album ‘Genetic’ – composed and recorded in a hospital and spare bedroom whilst undergoing treatment for aggressive breast cancer, is now an endorsed fundraising album for the Australian Cancer Research Foundation.

Dee is a versatile singer/performer who entertains on a solo basis with her bass guitar, ukelele and cigar box guitar as well as in a duo and trio for a variety of venues and events. Dee has previously performed in a variety of pop, jazz and cabaret acts and was a support act to Troy Cassar-Daley.

Dee is a partner in the Peachey Club Music Label and Songwriting business with Steve Hills with distribution success in ABC Australia shops and online worldwide at iTunes.

Dee is a motivational speaker who shares her story from an English village childhood, through careers as a Royal Military Policewoman, a Teacher, a Ranger on Fraser Island to her music career and projects which have been mentioned in the Australian Parliament.

In 2012, Dee was awarded the Albert Electorate of Queensland Australia Day award for her fundraising awareness through the power of music.

Tmac acknowledge the traditional custodians of the lands we operate on, the Wanggerriburras people and pay my respects to elders past, present and emerging.