After inheriting her father's beat-up 50-year-old guitar, Tessa taught herself some riff's and entertained her friends by clowning around with impromptu lyrics. A year later she was writing songs and had a twice weekly residency in a a restaurant performing to diverse crowds. It was from these humble beginnings that Tessa was selected to perform at The Tablelands Folk Festival, a milestone event that began stirring the vortex of her whirlwind career.
Five years on and Tessa has travelled the globe with her album 'Pieces' and a couple of EPs, performing at Floating Castle in Slovenia and numerous shows throughout the UK and the States. Tessa is now back on home soil with a cache of unreleased music incorporating intricate guitar loops with beats, keys and her emotionally driven vocals. Since her return she has been selected to support such artists as: Smash Mouth (USA), Diesel (AUS), Wallis Bird (IRE), Daniel Champagne (AUS) and Ash Grunwald (AUS).
Often compared to both Tracy Chapman and Florence And The Machine, Tessa will grab you with her vocals and hold you close with her heart. Her haunting vocal harmonies, move gracefully between deep, sultry textures and exhilarating soprano tones. Intricate guitar looping and lyrics tell stories of heartbreak and loss that somehow leave you feeling uplifted.
Tessa was a semi-finalist for the International Songwriting Competition in 2019 for her single 'Run'.