The 'HipRocknB' Rebel is a New York based singer/songwriter who's voice, rawness and high energy performances has everyone asking "WHO'S THAT GIRL"? She answers that question with her debut EP, The Name Is Tess, where she introduces the sound she's coined 'HipRocknB'. What is 'HipRocknB' exactly? Tess describes it as "fusion based and in your face"; It's brings together elements Hip-Hop, Rock and R&B into one contagious sound.
To ensure a superb project, Tess enlisted the help of the talented Mr. Reynolds (The Roots, Solange, Kelly Rowland), who served as the Executive Producer. The duo worked some 9 months to create an incredible project. In the past few years, Tess has toured internationally with Deemi, JT Taylor (of Kool & the Gang), and Atlantic Starr. Since the release of the EP, Tess has been invited to perform at NXNE Music Festival in Toronto, AFROPUNK Festival in Brooklyn, and the 2013 BET Awards after party in Los Angeles. And has received featured press mentions in The New York Times, CNN and The Torontoist as a result of her buzz-worthy performances. Watch
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Press For Tess
"The New York City songwriter and bandleader Tess, was a dynamic belter, whipping up dramatic rock vignettes." Jon Pareles, The New York Times
"She has the massive voice of a pop star, but an eclecticism and depth of soul rarely heard these days in Top 40 land." Nathan Leigh, Afro Punk
"The New York–based songstress… stretching her voice to the limit, coming into the shy Toronto crowd, dancing until she was dripping in sweat, and breaking into tears on one of the slower, more emotional numbers." Chris Dart, Torontoist
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