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Tess McKenna


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On stage and in the studio Tess has worked with some of Australia’s most talented musicians, engineers and producers, including, Chris Wilson, Matt Vehl (Charles Jenkins), Ashley Davies (Matt Walker and Ashley Davies), Peter Luscombe (Rock Wiz, Black Sorrows), Barry Stockley (Peeping Tom), Michael den Elzen (Dead Star, Rebecca’s Empire), Nicky Bomba (Bomba), Nick Smith (The Black Sorrows), Peter Jones (Dead Star, Lisa Miller), Mike Letho (Rock Wiz SBS), and Brendan Gallagher (Karma County, Jimmie Little).

Early band formations were indie rock/pop three piece The Right Furniture, and later alt-country darlings The Western District. Recent outings have seen Tess stretching out with her most recent band, The Shapiros. Tess has performed on national radio and television and has showcased her music from as far afield as the Woodford Folk Festival in Queensland and the Tamworth Country Music Festival in NSW, to The East Coast Roots and Blues Festival in Byron Bay; from the Melbourne Concert Hall to Austin’s SXSW Festival in Texas, USA.