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Hollywood, California, United States | INDIE | AFTRA

Hollywood, California, United States | INDIE | AFTRA
Band R&B Singer/Songwriter


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"Tey is a gifted songwriter & vocalist"

Tey is a gifted songwriter and vocalist who sets herself apart with a raw sexuality and a palpable soulful influence that lends a melodic quality to her material. Tey’s set was almost entirely composed of original songs centered on themes of love and sex, and a well-chosen cover of Marvin Gaye’s “Sexual Healing” is an appropriate song that serves to frame Tey’s fare.

Musicianship: Relying on pre-recorded backing tracks, the only musician onstage was Tey herself, who doesn’t play any instruments. The tracks are solid, however, and an appropriate showcase for Tey’s considerable talent as a singer.

Performance: Tey’s live performance was equal parts cabaret act and live musical performance. It was the live setting that allowed Tey to truly shine. Accompanied by a pair of male dancers decked out in retro garb (think Michael Jackson Thriller-era), and a pair of female dancers whose attire wouldn’t seem out of place in most strip clubs, the emphasis was just as much on the visual as the aural. It was a provocative stage act, to be sure, and definitely intended for an adult audience. Though her live show was more about choreographed dance moves than musical virtuosity, Tey proved herself to be a consummate performer who exuded charm and cheerfully interacted with her audience.

Summary: Far from the run-of-the-mill L.A. club show, Tey’s live act brings club culture to the small stage with tremendous results. She’s carved out a niche for herself in an overcrowded and often unoriginal dance-pop genre; and, one must credit Tey for realizing that good songwriting is important. - Music Connection Magazine

"Sexy Tey"

Sexy Tey Punsalan returns with her 3rd release and once again, Tey hits the dance floor running. Once again starting off with a beautiful ballad,the self written title track,Tey showcases a very confident voice,soft and sensous.
After the album kicks off with "That's How I Feel Tonight",Tey brings some very tasty covers to the mix,including a first for me,a woman covering Marvin Gaye's "Sexual Healing" and it works perfectly. I can see some DJ just begging to do a ultra mix on this version. Jody Whatley's "100% Pure Love" is pretty cool as well.
But what makes this CD really standout is the fact Tey wrote 5 of the tracks. Thats very impressive for a dance pop act and a solo one at that. Tey's voice is perfect for slow jams as well and she showcases that on the Cher influenced "I Can Get Over You" and the slightly western sounding "I Cannot See". Top to bottom,this could a breakout and major label level album,its that good.
The packaging is razor sharp as well...Tey is a beautiful woman and the back of the CD shows just how sexy she is. And good news for the many males whose tongues will be hanging out looking at it,Tey is selling that picture as poster on her website,www.teymusic.com

Highly recommended. - The Here & There Zine

"TOP HOT Artist of the Year"

One of Top HOT Artist of the Year - Music Connection Magazine

"The first thing you notice about Tey"

The first thing you notice about Tey Punsalan is that's she impossibly gorgeous. You just have to get that out there: she's stunning, and it's going to help get her noticed. Fortunately, there's also a lush pop voice to go with those modelesque looks. "That's How I Feel Tonight" finds Tey mining some familiar territory, but doing it in an intriguing way.

The construction of the disc is a near equal conflux of covers and original material (five tracks were written or co-written by Tey), but it all carries a unique stamp. While the obvious over-genre here is club-worthy dance-pop, there are elements of jazz, disco and Motown R&B. And even though it is completely danceable, Tey's smooth delivery lends a lower-key feel to the proceedings. There's a quality of stillness and tranquility in the midst of the beats, and that makes it not quite like much that I've heard before.

Among the highlights are "Take Me High - lounge remix", which typifies that merged aesthetic of dancefloor chillout, and "Never Knew Love", a terrific take on the track popularized by Dionne Warwick in the disco era.

Tey succeeds with this record, and the fact that it's difficult to describe is actually a tribute to the skillful production and musicianship. There aren't many artists that are trying to do much with club fare; the fact that Tey can breathe technique and sensuality into the mix with equal skill ensures that she's going to be around for a long time - Shotgun Reviews

"Captivating singer and songwriter"

Captivating singer and songwriter, Tey, will entertain U.S. troops in Southwest Asia with her lush vocals and eye-catching dance moves, April 27-May 19. Her show, which includes an ensemble of dancers and musicians, offers a variety of pop, R&B and dance music, served up with Tey's trademark smooth delivery and dramatic flair. Tey, shown here practicing a military drill behind an Epiphone Les Paul, required of all USO touring artists. - Gibson Guitar

"Beautiful to Hear and See.."

Beautiful to Hear and See..

Dancer, model, actress, and more importantly, singer, Tey is a Philippine native who was raised in Chicago. She combines a voice that's as rich as dark chocolate with a look that could melt even Chicago's notorious winter ice. From Aretha to Sade Tey's vocal styling ranges from brassy R&B to seductively cool. - Armed Forces Entertainment

"Popstar Tey"

Popster Tey Punsalan returns with the ultra dance sound of That’s How I feel Tonight. This time around she offers two songs entirely written by her, three co-written by her, and four others. Tey has always had a good sound but on this release she starts to break away from the independent scene, embracing her strengths wholeheartedly.

The album opens with the sensual sound of the title track. A soft ballad about love that puts the spotlight square on Tey’s wonderful vocal work. She has a very soft voice that fits the R & B influenced sound of this song like a glove. Her cover of “Sexual Healing” is another highlight. Instead of approaching it straight on she takes a Hip Hop oriented approach musically. I really like how this song is set up because the Hip Hop aspect dominates when Tey is not singing but when the verses roll around her quietly powerful voice takes center stage and the Hip Hop feel takes a backseat. The obviously Cher influenced “What Can I Do” is another favorite of mine. Tey’s voice is a little more in your face on this one and because of that she proves that she is more than a one dimensional vocalist. Another very noticeable thing about That’s How I feel Tonight is how strongly Tey is coming into her own as a songwriter- she has a lot to offer I think and I’m excited to hear more of her original work.

Overall this is easily her strongest release to date. There isn’t a whole lot of really good independent pop music out there, thankfully Tey is changing that. Fans of good pop, dance, and R&B music should definitely check this one out. - 1340mag

"Tey Punsalan has a dynamite voice"

Tey Punsalan has a dynamite voice that is strong, vibrant and projects every note she belts out. And along with that the musicianship on her ‘Take Me High’ CD is of top caliber.

Tey’s strongest vocal points on this cd in my opinion are wrapped in her song, 'World Without You', she demonstrates exactly what she has to offer the listener in her vocal talents.

At this time in a review I usually name a few of the tracks that caught my attention, I have decided not to do that this time around as every single song on this cd is more than worth mentioning....Tey has the ability to be an playful artist while at the sametime she can bring a tear to your eye. Excellent work!! You the listener needs to hear this lil' lady and you can catch her at http://www.teypunsalan.com

BOTTOM LINE: High Caliber of Talent…..Excellent Musicianship…..Vocals to capture your heart and soul……Messages in each song that can be identified by someone - somewhere at anytime….Make sure to visit Tey Punsalan’s Website at: http://www.teypunsalan.com/ , purchase your own ‘Take Me High’ CD. - SOUTHBOUND Beat Magazine

""There is no criticizing a voice like Tey's""

".. There is no criticizing a voice like Tey's" - Bryan Farrish radio
The album is awesome and made for radio with very professional quality and a great sound. Track #3 'Sexual Healing' is a chill remix of a classic song. She makes all of us want sexual healing. Her voice is commanding, she uses deep emotions and conveys not just the lyrics but the spirit of the song. Tey also writes and performs her own music with a passion. Track #9 'Take Me High' is a song that could easily appear on commercial radio. The beat is good and the background vocals are cool. Track #6 'What Can I Do' has a great sound and a dance beat that ropes you in. This is radio and club music. Tey's songs speak to the heart, she sings with an emotion that is apparent in every one of her songs. There is no criticizing a voice like Tey's.

‘Take Me High’ has a tranquilizing quality to it—even for a cd that intends to party. Very sweet and delicate performances. It has a quiet and sexy melodic feel to it and certainly shows Tey as an artist. The songs have a necessary dance vibe that is nicely manifested. The production is clear. The melodies are very catchy.

Tey’s voice is pristine. There’s a lot to say about her work. Most importantly, there is something about the presentation that seems guided by the great creative power. ‘Stay on your path with the burning determination that emanates from your soul’. - Philippine Times

"A Compleat Entertainer"

A Compleat Entertainer

Tey Punsalan , possesses a unique alto tenor voice , that is simultaneously beguiling & altruistic in nature. Her emotive vocal technique of subtle resonance , speaks to the heart & soul of a listener. Tey is an audio temptress of sonic dreamscapes

Her “Take Me High” project , has a reflective ambiance that echos Anita Baker & Diana Ross ; The title cut is compositionally an extension of her musical art that distinguishes Tey Punsalan from a vocal & visual perspective , with a sultry & hypnotically romantic impact

“Looking For A Real Love” is a four-four time dance tune that melds elements of electronica into a platform that Cher or Madonna would feel comfortable performing ; The difference that makes the effect of the music unique is the treatment that Tey Punsalan effects in her Vox. She handles the emotive arrangement with a delicacy that is not redundant or pretentious. This cannot be said of the former or latter

“World Without You” is a fine ballad with a syncopated groove that contains a splash of Caribbean flavor. A positive lyrical message compliments the proceedings

‘You’ve Stopped Loving Me” breaks out with a minor cadence pocket , coupled to an urban influenced pulsation. A reflective & somber aura encases a diversity of mood that highlights Tey Punsalan’s emotive diversity

‘Sex On The Beach” is a tune that shadows a touch of Bananarama meets Cyndi Lauper ; Whereas in ‘Tease Me” , a trip-hop element is brought into the mix & widens the perspective with a subtle intimation of intention

Tey Punsalan intrinsically encapsulates multiple qualities of entrancement & magnetism that are hard to resist. A mysterious enigmatic flow of presence follows Tey Punsalan , everywhere she ventures

Whether it be on the cinematic screen or international music performance stage , Tey Punsalan projects a beatific image that would be the envy of say , a Tia Carrere , if the latter had a voice

Tey Punsalan is an entertainment enigma , that defies description , as she travels towards a star that shines onwards into a destiny of light & love - Manila U.S. Times


5 Albums, 1 EP, 1 Single

1. "Take Me High"
2. "Mouthful of Love"
3. "That's How I Feel Tonight"
4. "I Will Always Love You"
5. "Tell Me"
6. "Christmas Is Easy When Love's Around"
7. "On My Way to Me"

Streaming and radio airplay on most of my songs including:

"Sexual Healing"
"Mouthful of Love"
"Tell Me"
"That's How I Feel Tonight"
"What Can I Do"
"Sex on the Beach"
"Looking for a Real Love"
"100% Pure Love"
"Isang Linggo Na Naman"
"On My Way to Me"
"Christmas Is Easy When Love's Around"
"Silver Bells"
"I'll Be Home For Christmas"



Irresistibly combining raw, unbridled sensuality with a rich, soulful voice that her thousands of excited fans have compared favorably to everyone from Aretha Franklin to Sade, Philippine born, Chicago bred L.A. transplant Tey is truly a musical citizen of the world.

Tapping into the passions of grooving R&B fans across the globe, Tey’s infectious soul/pop vibe has been a mainstay in DJ record pools and a hit on internet and terrestrial radio stations across the U.S. (from New Jersey and Pennsylvania to Texas and California) and Europe since the release of her sexy dance-oriented debut Take Me High in 2004. Working with hit pop producer Rene Van Verseveld (whose credits include the smash hit “Pump Up The Jam” and numerous projects by Enrique Iglesias), Tey has kept her integrity as an indie artist strong while building career momentum with a her follow-up releases, including a mostly Tagalog language CD (with the hit English single “Mouthful of Love”) and her 2006 disc “That’s How I Feel Tonight” (which included a critically acclaimed cover of Marvin Gaye’s “Sexual Healing”). The title track from Tey’s latest 4-song EP Tell Me hit the Top 10 on stations like Reading, PA’s WXAC, rising among hits by superstars like Alicia Keys, J. Holiday and L’il Wayne. The EP also features a dreamy, seductive hip-hop take on “I Will Always Love You.”

A big draw wherever she performs, Tey has sung and danced for audiences throughout her adopted home state of California, including popular Southern California venues like B.B. King’s, The Derby, The Joint, The Pomona Fairplex and Hollywood Park Casino. In 2007, the multi-faceted singer, dancer, model and actress—whom United Global Artists calls “an entertainment enigma that defies description”—left her home base and was a smash hit entertaining U.S. troops (Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines) in six countries, including three military bases in a heavily war-torn Afghanistan (where she did combat landings and wore a bulletproof vest), the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Kyrgystan and Djibouti, Africa.

Winning over crowds wherever she and her band and crew of dancers performed, she earned numerous raves from the U.S. Armed Services, who said, “Tey combines a voice as rich as dark chocolate with a look that could melt even Chicago’s notorious ice. From Aretha to Sade, her vocal stylings range from brassy R&B to seductively cool.” Tey says, “Everyone has different opinions on the wars going on, but my tour was all about realizing that the men and women fighting over there are real people who have feelings, needs and truly need connection with people. It was refreshing for them to see us perform in civilian clothing, and we were able to bring some joy and fun to them while reminding them of home.”

Though she grew up with great musical ambitions driven by her love for everyone from Aretha and Barbra Streisand to Sade, Natalie Merchant, Janet Jackson and Whitney Houston, Tey began her career as a model, winning Miss Asia Midwest and quickly segued into acting. Launching her film career with “Broken Rose”, Tey has also been in the films Shoe Shine Boys, Snuffing Cinderella and X’s & O’s; she loves both comedic roles and those who allow her to play dark characters. She also hit the road with “Aspects,” a two person show that promoted diversity.

While her talent and ambitions in many art forms clearly knows no bounds—she’s also a promotional whiz and entrepreneur who has marketed her brand with products like hats, posters, and T-shirts and such--Tey’s truest heart lies in bringing the world joy through her unique music. She’s truly lived up to Music Connection’s billing of her as “one of the top hot artists of the year” when the publication heard her early albums. “Working with Rene in the studio has helped me become very comfortable in the studio and has brought out my softer vocal instincts,” she says. “I think all of my artistic endeavors have amounted to a very unique career and life, and I’m grateful for the opportunity to share feelings in myself that are so universal. We’ve all been hurt and experienced the same pain, just in different ways, and likewise have known tremendous moments of happiness along the way. Some have described my music as spiritual, and I definitely like lifting people up through my songs. It’s always a great feeling knowing that something I’ve written and sung can bring out the best in people.”

Tey is at tey@teymusic.com
(310) 561-0846