Artist info

Genre

Electronic, Indie, Pop


Sounds like

Jessie Ware, BENEE


band members

Tessa Thames


Influences

Amy Winehouse , Lauryn Hill, Spice Girls


Unearthed artists we like

The Magpie Swoop, Thelma Plum


Website

www.tessathames.com

Bio

MOTHER. DAUGHTER. SISTER. AUNTY. SINGER. SONGWRITER. FIRST NATIONS. CENTRAL COAST NSW.

The Spice Girls, The Fugees, TLC, Shania Twain, Natalie Imbruglia, Mariah Carey, The Cardigans… Tessa Thames’ Dad ran a karaoke business in the 90’s where she operated as a ‘warm up’ of sorts, taking the mic first with the hopes of encouraging others to follow suit. It was a delicate balancing act: being good enough to entertain whilst trying not to intimidate punters. Through this, Tessa cultivated her love of music and songwriting, absorbing her dearly held ‘Top Of The Pops’ 90’s nostalgia like a sponge. Now she’s squeezing it all out as something of her own.

Some may recognise her as the voice of folk act Microwave Jenny, having toured Australia, NZ, Asia, the UK and playing festivals such as Bluesfest (Byron Bay), Woodford Folk Festival (Woodford), Friendship Festival (Seoul) & The Aussie BBQ (UK). Her music has been featured on television series Gods of Wheat Street (ABC1), Redfern Now (SBS), Offspring (Network 10), Winners & Losers (Seven Network) & Underbelly Chopper (The Nine Network). Now Tessa Thames unleashes her modern 90’s nostalgic pop on the world without any concern for who might be intimidated.

Review

Review by Nkechi Anele Nkechi Anele

16 Oct 2020

Triple J
45

This is a GLOW UP SONG!!!
The fire and energy that is transmitted through Tessa's soulful vocals are out of control. YES SIS GET IT!!!

This is a GLOW UP SONG!!!
The fire and energy that is transmitted through Tessa's soulful vocals are out of control. YES SIS GET IT!!!

Review

Review by Bryce Mills Bryce Mills

26 Jun 2020

Triple J
40

It's 6pm on Friday and I think I've found this song at the absolute perfect time. You've really got my attention Tessa - so excited to hear more

It's 6pm on Friday and I think I've found this song at the absolute perfect time. You've really got my attention Tessa - so excited to hear more

Review

Review by Celline Narinli Celline Narinli

17 Jun 2020

Triple J
40

A strong debut for Tessa Thames! Showcasing interesting and experimental songwriting and execution.

A strong debut for Tessa Thames! Showcasing interesting and experimental songwriting and execution.