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Vancouver-based singer-songwriter Tess Anderson enchants audiences with her candid
performances. Open and unapologetic, she invites listeners into her most vulnerable
moments through honest and authentic storytelling. Whether alone on stage with nothing
but a keyboard and a guitar, or backed by a full band, she’s been known to silence crowds
with her captivating musical presence. Growing up in Victoria, BC, Tess’ debut into the
music industry began at the age of 12. Training as a vocalist and pianist, she began
songwriting as a form of self-expression, finding numerous performance opportunities at a
young age. Moving to Vancouver in 2016 to pursue her career, she received a diploma in
songwriting, audio engineering, and music production. After becoming a finalist in the 2020
Canadian Songwriter Challenge and receiving a 2021 Amplify BC Grant, Tess went on to
release her debut EP “Onward”, garnering over 25,000 streams in its first month. With over
50 live shows in 2021, including opening for Mother Mother at The Commodore Ballroom,
and six single releases to date – receiving notable press coverage worldwide and regular
radio play nationally on CBC – Tess continues to build a name for herself in the Vancouver
music scene. Currently, she is back in the studio gearing up for a string of 2022 releases,
embracing a brand new sound. Combining some of the gloss of pop with the grit of
alternative rock, Tess is now stepping into her power fronting an impressively dynamic 5-
piece band.

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