Tessa Mouzourakis is a fifteen-year-old singer/songwriter from Vancouver, BC. She may be young, but don't let that fool you. She is focused and driven and according to talent booker and professional musician John Pippus “(Tessa) is in that select group of performers that deserves to be heard by a wider audience.” Identified by her long, curly hair and catchy tunes, Tessa has a bright future ahead of her in the music industry.
Tessa has been experimenting with songwriting since the tender age of eight, but it wasn't until she was eleven years old and first learned how to play piano that she began to put music to her lyrics and discover the true art of songwriting. Since then Tessa has penned over 50 songs, finding inspiration from just about anywhere, but mainly about people and experiences in her life. Tessa writes with honesty and emotion beyond her years.
Tessa plays guitar, mandolin, ukulele and piano and is a currently a student at the Sarah McLauclan School of Music. In September, 2012 Tessa entered the international contest Your Voice In The Park and won for her video “The Kid in Me”, which was played on the big screen during the outdoor concert Voices In The Park in between performances by Stevie Nicks, Byran Adams, Hedly and much more. In March, of 2013 Tessa was honored to be chosen to take part of the final session at Mushroom Studios. The experience was so transforming she decided to go into the studio and record her first three song demo, which is available for purchase on iTunes. Her demo has been highly praised and has opened up many doors for her: a live slot on the radio, a free photo shoot with talented, local photographer Noel McDonald and a slot at the coveted show The Mix/TNMC at The Cellar Night Club.
Tessa has vast musical taste, her favorite artists varying from the likes of the Red Hot Chili Peppers and the Killers to country artists like Taylor Swift, Dolly Parton and Johnny Cash. Tessa has connected with many local musicians including popular band the Booms Booms where she was personally asked by the lead singer Aaron Ross to perform at Music Trees 6th Annual Boom Boom Block Party.
To follow Tessa's journey simply “Like” her Facebook page (facebook.com/tessamouzourakis) or follow her on Twitter (@TMouzourakis) for updates about upcoming concerts and much more! Listen to her songs on Soundcloud or download them on iTunes!