Sunday 27 April 2014

The Soulful vocals of Seattle Singing Sensation Tess Henley

Flicker Of A Flame is a beautiful song, Tess's vocals are the musical equivalent of rays of sunlight.

Her vocal range will leave you speechless and her talents don't end there. Tess is able of conjuring up lyrics that will leave you captivated and her instrumental compositions are simple sublime.

At the age of three she started learning how to play the piano using the Suzuki method and by five she was dissecting harmonies that her mother, who is a professional singer found difficult.

She honed her performance skills by opening for the likes of Jill Scott and Anthony Hamilton, whilst performing her own solo shows and building her songwriting credentials.

Boy In The Window from her 2010 EP - The Appetizer was well accepted and earnt her a plethora of awards.

* The 2011 Independent Music Award for Best R&B Song.

* 2011 International Song Competition for Soultracks (USA's Largest Soul Site)

* Top 3 Honours in the prestigious John Lennon 2011 International Song Writing Competition.

* Featured on the soundtrack for 2012's Hello I Must Be Going starring Blythe Danner.

Dice Raw of The Roots took Tess under his wing and after hearing her music, brought her to Philadelphia. It was there she was introduced to producer Khari Mateen and Khari and Dice Raw signed on to produce her debut album High Heels and Sneakers (released in May 2013).

The album was recorded at Legendary Arrange Larry Gold's "The Studio" over the course of a year and features 14 songs, including the first single Daydreaming (which earnt Tess a 2013 "People's Choice" Independent Music Award) and from The Get Go

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Post By - Boulent Mustafa

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