Tessa Thames is a female electronic pop indie singer songwriter, a mother, daughter, sister, auntie and first nations person from the Central Coast of NSW now based in Sydney.
Best known as one half of acoustic duo Microwave Jenny, Tessa now releases as a solo artist Tessa Thames – from a childhood nickname and her time spent living in London.
With two stunning singles , MILK and Restless, already released, Tessa now unleashes her latest music gem 50K CARAT.
I wanted something super fresh but also with a kind of 90’s pop/hip-hop sensibility. Lyrically, the track is about the unreliability of comparing your life success to who you see and follow on social media.
Don’t let someone you don’t even know make you unsatisfied with who you are because there is a good chance that what you’re seeing online isn’t real. You just don’t know what’s going on behind the scenes. You don’t have to be perfect. Just Do You.. Tessa T
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 intimate punters. Through this, Tessa cultivated her love of music and song, writing, absorbing her dearly held ‘Top of the Pops’ 90’s nostalgia like a sponge. Now she is squeezing it all out as something of her own.
Some may recognise her as the voice of folk act Microwave Jenney, having toured Australia, NZ, Asia, the UK and playing festivals such as Blues Fest (Byron Bay), Woodford Folk Festival, Friendship Festival in Seoul and 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) and Underbelly Chopper (Nine Network).
Now Tessa Thames unleashes her modern 90’s nostalgic pop on the world without any concern for whom might be intimidated.
releases new single
Out 23rd October 2020