Tessa Drummond is a singer, songwriter and performer that defies convention. Influences can be drawn from those of Tori Amos, Bjork and Kate Bush but Tessa's inimitable style and voice is both unique and edgy, with its intimate and expressive emotion, far reaching soundscapes, production grooves and interesting lyrics.
Her debut album entitled "Days Like This" (2004) is a collection of introspective songs that mirror this sometimes unpredictable artist and crosses many musical boundaries from acoustic pop to electronic and rock.
"Days like this" is the result of a development of Tessa's songwriting she made at home in Auckland with her acoustic guitar during the years 2000-2002. The sound floats on smooth alternative pop-rock production with guitars, strings, electronic beats, experimental sounds and african percussion
The album was produced by Filippo Gaetani and recorded at Le Bozze studios in Tuscany (Italy) helped by Sandro Ferrini. It features, among the other talented musicians, electronic music artist Eraldo Bernocchi, programmer Roberto Federighi, NZ programmer/composer Neil Williamson and talented drummer Walter Paoli.
"I love Tessa's voice"
Mark J - Nettwerk
"Hey ! thanks for the CD. Great production ideas. Very good music.
I liked the sonic creativity of "Did you Whisper". and her voice in "White".
Don Grusin, grammy award winning musician-producer
"Great album ! great voice also!
Tessa is an excellent talent. One of the best I have
heard this year and we get about 100 CD's a week!!"
Norman McCourt. (Director Australian Music Marketing Abroad) (Director
Australian Radio Services)
"Tessa sounds great - very talented artist and production..."
Philip Larsen, grammy award winner producer-remixer
Thanks for sending us the music. I think Tessa has a very interesting
voice which I enjoyed.
We really enjoy "Light".
Jim Powers-Minty Fresh-Chicago
"I've followed her recording progress for some time and this album is great. Cool tracks, great productions."
John Oram - Sound design legend (Trident/Oram)
"Thanks for the sending Tessa's music.
She really has a great voice and much character."
Ed Horrox 4AD London
"Hi Filo, I listened to Tessa this morning and I think she's great. I like the
songs and I think the production is excellent."
11 times grammy award winning engineer legend