Tess is a Franco-American singer-songwriter, spending her early years between the eastern city of France, Strasbourg and New York, including a few years covering herself in music in Liverpool in the UK, she then became a regular in the music scene in Paris, where she performed nightly spending a couple years honing her performing craft, before making the move to New Zealand.
A thousand miles from home and the universal language of music has given her plenty of grounding in the land of the long white cloud.
Influenced by songwriter giants like Bruce Springsteen, John Prine or Joni Mitchell, Tess' soulful voice sends shivers down your spine, with songs stemming from explorations of the soul on the road in NZ, reflections on change and moving forward, stories connecting cities to mountains, and back to the sea...
Her first album is coming out early next year, recorded at Sublime Studios in Otago, with a mix of acoustic stories and more rocking songs with her new band, weaving guitars, all stemming from a year of writing and reflecting as the world slowed down.
Tess is now bringing her songs on the road in the springtime with a full band tour, this November.
Music from 6pm.
*This event will go ahead in level one or two and will adhere to all government guidelines.