Tess Henley

Tess Henley

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Biography

With a soulful sadness in her voice, Tess Henley, blends old school rhythm and blues with neo-soul arrangements on the seven songs she penned for her debut CD, Easy to Love, released in July 2008. The talented 20 year old singer-songwriter from the Seattle area is also a junior at the University of Washington.

Tess comes from a very musical family. She is the daughter of a singer/entertainer and her brother Carson Henley, is also a singer-songwriter. A third sibling, Maggie, co-wrote some of their music and all three have individually won their town’s version of American Idol! Tess was destined to sing from day one since her musical instincts were formed in the womb while her mother performed live dance music throughout her pregnancy.

Since age 3, Tess has been trained on piano at the prestigious Pacific Northwest School of Music. Early influences included Stevie Wonder and Marvin Gaye, which she mixes gracefully with newer artist stylings such as Alicia Keys, Lauryn Hill, India.Arie and Musiq Soulchild, for her own soulful sound. Pompi’s Song, from her new CD, is a heart-warming tribute to her late grandfather that crescendos with a gospel choir.

Discography

Easy to Love - released July 2008

Set List

Original Songs Include: Most songs from the CD plus Carson Henley's CD

Occasional Covers:
How Come You Don't Call Me - Alicia Keys
Many the Miles - Sara Bareilles
Super Duper Love - Joss Stone
Valerie - Amy Winehouse
Don't You Worry About a Thing - Stevie Wonder
Multiply - Jamie Lidell

Let's Get It On - Marvin Gaye
What's Goin On - Marvin Gaye
We Can Work it Out (duet) - Beatles
If I Could Build My Whole World Around You (duet) - Marc Broussard