Last March, soul singer-songwriter Tess Henley caught the ear of multi-Grammy winning producer, Don Was (Rolling Stones, John Mayer, Bonnie Raitt), who described Tess as “a true voice & a strong sense of who she is. When I listened to her perform, I could envision the complete record we would make together. She has a true gift.”
Was selected Henley from over 10,000 performers as part of Guitar Center’s Singer-Songwriter Artist Discovery Program.
Recorded at Hollywood's Henson Studios (birthplace of many celebrated projects like Carole King's Tapestry, and Joni Mitchell's Blue), Henley’s Wonderland EP credits renowned musicians including James Gadson on drums (Beck, Marvin Gaye, Bill Withers), James "Hutch" Hutchinson on bass (Bonnie Raitt, BB King, Al Green), Mark Goldenberg on guitar (Linda Ronstadt, Bonnie Raitt), Michito Sanchez on percussion (Train, Aretha Franklin), Mike Finnigan on organ (Jimi Hendrix, Michael McDonald) & string arranger Davide Rossi (Coldplay, Ed Sheeran).
Tess began Suzuki training for piano at age three & by age five was dissecting harmonies that even her mother – a singer by trade – found difficult.
Henley’s songs have won over $100,000 in awards & honors within the past few years.