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The best kept secret in music

Press


"Illinois Times, Springfield IL"

"…a delightful fusion of stunning three-part harmonies, shimmering acoustic guitars, and heartfelt, well-crafted songs… To top it off, they’re nice girls with well-developed senses of humor." - August 19-25, 2004


"Riverfront Times, St. Louis MO"

"The Femmes find ample rhythmic bop in an easy-swinging rhythm section, while their songwriting and harmonies spill straight out of the big pop playbook, sometimes as tart as the Roches, sometimes as creamy as ABBA. Save blonde jokes for another band; Tres Femmes make pop music as smart as it is fetching." - August 18-24, 2004


"Playback, St. Louis"

"Babes though they be, bubbleheads they're not. All three hold academic degrees, for instance - Knott and Victoria from Boston's Berklee College of Music and Stolie from Illinois Wesleyan. Moreover, in person, by e-mail, and, most of all, in their music, Knott and Victoria suggest considerable intelligence and drive, and Stolie...well, in all likelihood, Stolie's Illinois driver license boasts the legendary restriction "FF" for femme fatale...The trio's collective comeliness matters not one whit. What matters is this: Tres Femmes plays a delicious mix of pop, rock, jazz, folk, and blues featuring heavenly three-part harmonies, as demonstrated by their eponymous debut, issued all of two months ago...As Tres Femmes, in short, Knott, Stolie, and Victoria in general perform with skill and in specific harmonize angelically enough to inspire envy in the highest of celestial choirs." - August 17, 2004


"Daily Vidette, Normal IL"

"Although the band is still in its infancy, the musical capacity displayed by these three able femmes far surpasses their age." - December 4, 2003


"Isthmus, Madison WI"

"It takes only one listen to realize this fair-haired trio have a bright future ahead of them. Three young singer-songwriters from Green Bay, Minneapolis and Chicago have put their cities' gridiron rivalries aside and united their talents for the betterment of mankind. The trio's gorgeous vocal harmonies and buoyant acoustic-pop will surely turn any frown upside-down." - May 21, 2004


"Riverfront Times, St. Louis MO"

"Tres Femmes has all the musical talent of a band twice its size." - November 18, 2003


Discography

Self-titled trio CD released in June 2004.

Solo CDs by all three artists available at their respective websites.

Photos

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Bio

TRES FEMMES is a pop rock band featuring the talents of three midwestern female songwriters, on bass, ukelele, conga, hand percussion, guitar, and tight 3 part harmonies. Though easy on the eyes, and quick on the quip, these women are extremely skilled musicians. All three pursue active solo careers, in addition to their work as TRES FEMMES.

TRES FEMMES is the story of a mutual admiration society between 3 songwriters. The women were booked with each other, randomly, and so taken by the others' work, that collaboration was inevitable. The first TRES FEMMES tour in November 2003 cemented the joining as audience response was enthusiastic and the women loved supporting each other from song to song.

KELLIE LIN KNOTT - www.kellielinknott.com
Hailing from MN originally, Kellie Lin moved to Boston to study music and stayed. She makes her living as a full time touring songwriter, and has just released a solo album, Comfortable, available through her website. Kellie's specialties are groove oriented guitar tunes and introspective lyrics detailing her thoughts on everything from romance to world affairs.

VICTORIA - www.victoriavox.com
Victoria graduated from Berklee College of Music (Boston,MA) with a degree in songwriting and received a Berklee Achievement Scholarship in addition to the Vince Gill Songwriting Award. Since then, Victoria has been writing and performing through out the Midwest and in Europe. The latest of her works, Still, is an acoustic album that was mostly composed and recorded in London. Victoria is also a performing member of Indiegrrl and was the runner up in the 2004 FAMA songwriting competition.

STOLIE - www.stolie.com
Chicago based singer/songwriter, Stolie, started performing in 1995. She's developed a rich, enchanting rock-pop sound that is buoyed by her clever lyrics, gravelly vocal delivery, and boldly percussive guitar style. Stolie plays up to 100 shows a year everywhere from subway tunnels to opening spots for national acts like Willie Porter, and Noe Venable. She was nominated "Best Female Performer" by the readers of Campus Magazine in 2003, and released third full-length CD, "Satire-Laden Melodies,"in February 2004.

JOE CHELLMAN - www.chellman.org
Joe has played drums since 1989. Drumset is his primary instrument, but his repertoire includes percussion instruments from timpani to bodhran. Not limited to any one style of music, Joe is equally comfortable playing jazz and rock'n'roll, and has dabbled in Afro-cuban, Brazilian, and traditional Irish music as well. Since leaving his native New Hamphire in 1995, Joe has lived and played in Pittsburgh, San Francisco, and most recently Chicago, and has shared the stage with jazz aritsts Von Freeman, Adam Levy (Norah Jones), John Schott (TJ Kirk), and Matt Brubeck, among others. In addition to Tres Femmes, Joe currently plays with singer/songwriters Lis Harvey and Antje.