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~ Matt Forger (Michael Jackson, Quincy Jones, Paul McCartney)
Tessa & Downey are a rock & blues duo, based in Southern California.
Their sound has a vintage/classic rock vibe reminiscent to some of their influences such as Led Zeppelin, Jimi Hendrix, The Eagles, Heart and more; with the infusion of a pop/alternative rock feel.
They originally founded the rock/blues band, ‘Tessa & the Troubadours.’
Tessa & Downey marks a turning point in their careers as a powerful songwriting team. The duo loves to entertain an audience with their catchy originals!
Their Brand New ‘Self-titled’ album is now available on all music platforms such as Spotify, Apple Music and more!
Tessa - This Seattle-born BMI songstress found her passion & love for music at a young age. She came to Los Angeles to pursue her love for singing and performing.
Tessa vocalizes in the style of singers from Robert Plant, Chris Cornell to Wynonna Judd & Cher. She has a broad and eclectic range of influences from Led Zeppelin, Jimi Hendrix, Foreigner, Guns 'N Roses, Heart, No Doubt, Reba, Wynonna Judd to classic artist’s such as Ella Fitzgerald, Doris Day, Celine Dion, Frank Sinatra and Elvis!
She studied Studio Production/Engineering at the Los Angeles Recording School and through the online program with Berklee College of Music.
Tessa’s experience of working with many established music producers and well known musicians & groups in the entertainment business has given her a keen sense of knowledge to guide her on her musical journey. Some of her accolades include performing at the summer tribute event in San Francisco, “Summer Of Love Concert Series” with Darby Slick, The Great Society and more.
Tessa has also been featured as a SAG-AFTRA actress and voice over artist on many well known industry projects.
Downey - Originally born in San Francisco, Downey's lifelong interest in music can be traced to being surrounded by music from an early age. With the support of his immediate family, he first tried his hand at the drums. After hearing The Beatles for the first time at age 9, he was immediately inspired to pick up the guitar and began teaching himself how to play and write his own music.
Heavily influenced by guitarists such as Jimmy Page, Eric Clapton, Slash and Stevie Ray Vaughan, Downey’s unique style is particularly molded by British Blues, ’70s Classic Rock and ’80s Hard Rock/Metal.
Downey has played with numerous bands over the years, ranging from Bay Area-based bands such as The Jaded, Road Crew and Vintage Suns to Los Angeles bands such as Pulp 90s and Tessa & the Troubadours.
In 2010, he garnered an Audio Technology degree at SAE Institute of San Francisco and has since used this skill set to help craft professional recordings and demos for his various bands. Downey has overseen the recording, mixing and production of Tessa & Downey’s Self-titled album, their 'From A Few Years Back!' EP & as of July 2021 their newly released 'Singles!'
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