Tess Anderson is a singer, songwriter, and music producer based out of Vancouver, BC. Born and raised in Victoria, BC, she has been songwriting and performing since the rookie age of 12. Trained as both a pianist and a vocalist, Tess brings her jazz background to the world of alternative-pop music. Strongly influenced by artists such as Sara Bareilles and Ingrid Michaelson, her sound is heavily vocal-driven with creative use of influential lyrics and compelling chord progressions.
In her early teens she began teaching herself to play the guitar, opening up the avenues for numerous performance opportunities at local events and venues, including many charity fundraisers for her community. Her first self-produced six song EP was released at the age of 15, followed closely by her first sold out show. At 16 she was an area finalist in the CBC (Canadian Broadcasting Corporation) Searchlight competition, which earned Tess her first radio play. She graduated from Nimbus School of Recording and Media in 2018, where she built her skill set and perfected her style, studying audio engineering, music production, and artist development. Passionate about being a role model for young girls, Tess’s unique authentic character and raw performances inspire confidence, humanity, and self-acceptance.
These days Tess is writing and recording for her upcoming EP release, and performing locally around Vancouver and Victoria, while balancing being a new mom. Her latest endeavours include collaborating with other local songwriters and musicians, as well as a few internationally based writers and producers.