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If I Said Only So Far I Take It Back

(2018 Single Lock Records / Cooking Vinyl Australia)

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Press Kit

Since self-releasing her debut album at age 22, Australian singer/songwriter Mia Dyson has instilled her music with raw passion and timeless vitality, along with the sharp musicianship she’s shown in opening for the likes of Bonnie Raitt, Stevie Nicks, and Eric Clapton.

In creating her forthcoming sixth album If I Said Only So Far I Take It Back, the L.A.-based artist deepened the connection to her musical roots by recording at Portside Sound: a studio in the same Muscle Shoals building where legendary records by the Bob Dylan and Joe Cocker came to life.

Produced by Alabama Shakes keyboardist Ben Tanner and Dyson’s longtime drummer Erin “Syd” Sidney, If I Said Only So Far I Take It Back adds a stylistic unpredictability to her soulful, introspective strain of rock music.

Along with proving her extraordinary magnetism as a guitarist, the album finds Dyson shaping each emotionally intricate track with a more intense vulnerability than she’s ever revealed before.

Also featuring such musicians as David Hood (who played bass on classic songs like The Staple Singers' “I'll Take You There”), If I Said Only So Far I Take It Back arrives as the latest addition to an acclaimed catalog that includes 2014’s Idyllwild (praised by outlets like Rolling Stone Australia) and 2012’s The Moment (an ARIA Music Awards nominee for Best Blues & Roots Album).


Selected Past Work


The Moment (2012)

IDyllwild (2014)

...Sings leonard Cohen



Transponster Co.

Amy Wallace Patton

+1 (432) 553-3691

North america booking

APA Agency

Kath Buckell

(212) 492-5320


Josh Lane




Selected Highlights


YouTube: 10MM+ // Facebook: 9.4K+

A sneak preview of the new album. 

The 1st single, "Fool," from Mia Dyson's latest album, If I Said Only So Far I Take It Back.

Official music video for Mia Dyson's song 'Tell me'. Photographed & edited by Eddy Vallante.

Official Video for "When The Moment Comes" from 2012's "The Moment." As featured on Sky Sports' Saturday Night Football. Directed by Kori Bundi. 




  • 4 x ARIA nominated (Best Female Artist, Best Blues & Roots album)
  • 1 x ARIA win – Best Blues and Roots album – Parking Lots
  • 2014 Double J Radio "Artist of the Year"
  • 2012 Best Blues & Roots album ARIA nomination for The Moment
  • The Moment Nominated for 2013 AIR Carlton Dry Independent Music Awards
  • Idyllwild Nominated for 2014 AIR Carlton Dry Independent Music Awards
  • “When The Moment Comes” nominated for APRA Song of the Year

Selected Festival/Venue Appearances

  • Montreux Jazz Fest (Switzerland)
  • Edinburgh Fringe Festival (Scotland)
  • Winnipeg Folk festival (Canada)
  • East Coast Blues and Roots Fest (Australia)
  • Rocky Mountains Folk Fest (USA)
  • Portland Blues Fest (USA)
  • Falcon Ridge Folk Fest (USA)
  • High Sierra Music Festival (USA)
  • Strawberry Music Festival (USA)
  • California World Festival (USA) 
  • Bowery Ballroom (NYC)
  • Santa Barbara Bowl (CA)
  • The Ark (Ann Arbor)
  • Schuba’s (Chicago)
  • CMJ 2013
  • SXSW 2014
  • CMW 2014
  • Folk Alliance 2016


Selected Accolades

  • Idyllwild Debuted in the CMJ Top 100
  • "When The Moment Comes” 2012 iTunes Single of The Week (18K Downloads)
  • The Moment debuted at:
  • #1 on AIR Independent Album Charts (Australia)
  • Number 18 on the Australian Album charts
  • Numer 51 on the ARIA charts

Selected Film/TV Placements

  • “When The Moment Comes” Premier League Football Featured Song for 2012/2013 Season (SkySports UK)
  • "When The Moment Comes" Featured in People's Jewelers Canadian National Campaign
  • "Passenger" (Iggy Pop cover) featured in VW Australian National Campaign
  • “Cigarettes” Featured on Elementary (CBS)
  • “When The Moment Comes” Featured on Hart of Dixie (CW)

Appeared With…

  • Bonnie Raitt
  • Eric Clapton (National Australian Tour)
  • Chris Isaak (East and West Coast USA Tour)
  • Stevie Nicks
  • Joe Cocker
  • John Butler Trio
  • The Waifs
  • Tony Joe White
  • Eric Bibb
  • James Hunter
  • Donavon Frankenreiter (US East Coast Tour)

Selected TV Appearances

  • The Artie Lange Show (DirecTV US)
  • AXS Live (AXS TV US)
  • RockWiz (Australia)
  • Spicks and Specks (Australia)
  • Channel 7 Mornings (Australia)
  • Channel 10 Late Night (Australia)