Member of the Royal Court
"A local Hudson Valley girl, Tess' passion is singing! She is the vocalist for several Hudson Valley rock cover bands including BedRock (co-lead vocalist), Minerva and Ashes of the Phoenix (Ashes from the age of 10). From a very young age Tess began participating in local theatre, quickly transitioning to singing at local open mic nights, and then to rock band workshops via New Paltz Rock. Tess performs with her bands all throughout the year and has played at venues and events such as The Chance Theater, The Hudson Room, Orange County Choppers Cafe, the Taste of New Paltz, and many more.
She has attended the Paul Green Rock Academy (PGRA) since age 10 to pursue not only singing but also guitar, performing with its show band at events in Woodstock, at venues throughout the year, two Summer tours, then in 2017 a Summer tour with the Gene Ween Does Billy Joel show as the opening act. Performances included venues such as The Queen (Wilmington, DE), The SPACE at Westbury (Westbury, NY), Daryl's House (Pawling, NY), etc. In June of 2017, Tess was honored to sing as a back-up vocalist for a special guest, Donald Fagan in WoodStock NY. In November 2018, Tess concluded a 9-week Idol vocal competition in Westchester, taking 2nd place overall.
Tess's mentor Machan Taylor, renowned vocalist, recording artist, performer, composer and educator has been providing vocal instruction to Tess regularly since 2015.
Tess looks forward to bringing all of her talent and experience to every celebration, to make all the children she visits an absolutely memorable one.