Tèa (PEAK Fridays)
R&B, Pop, and soul performed on piano for PEAK Fridays
9:00pm | Friday Feb 21, 2014
Join Tèa for PEAK Fridays at Hard Rock Casino Vancouver.
Téa is a Vancouver-based singer/ pianist/ songwriter who fuses elements of R&B, Soul, and Pop music into her own brand of “City Soul”. Drawing inspiration from artists like Sade, Amy Winehouse, and Remy Shand, Téa has crafted an unmistakable sound that continues to win audiences over.Born in Belgrade, Serbia, Téa started playing the piano at 7 years old. After moving with her family to Vancouver, Canada at 14, she already had a wealth of life experiences to get her started on writing songs that would capture an audience. Téa went on to receive the A.R.C.T. Diploma in Piano Performance at 18, and a Bachelor of Arts in Music from the University of British Columbia at 22, before becoming the award-winning songwriter she is today.An award-winning songwriter, Téa won 1st place in the R&B/Hip-Hop category of the 2008 International Songwriting Competition (ISC) for her song “Fire & Flame”. The following year she won 2nd place for the song “In a Minute” (co-written with Dane Deviller and Krischan Grohne). The ISC contest accepted almost 15,000 entries from nearly 100 countries around the world. Also in 2009, Téa was selected as one of the top 20 finalists (out of 450+ applicants) in the Peak Performance Project. She was the first artist to be featured on Virgin Radio’s ‘Best of BC’ new artist series, and her song “Fire & Flame” also won 3rd place at Music BC’s Songbird West Songwriting Contest.Téa and her band have played over 400 shows, including appearances at Canadian Music Week (2012), The Vancouver International Jazz Festival, New Music West, and an opening slot for Robert Randolph and The Family Band at the Commodore Ballroom. The songstress was selected as one of the top 20 finalists (out of 450+ applicants) in the Peak Performance Project’s debut year, and was also the first artist to be featured on Virgin Radio’s ‘Best of BC’ new artist series. Her song “Fire & Flame” was awarded one of the top prizes at Music BC’s Songbird West Songwriting Contest, earning Téa radio play on stations around the world.
Téa has worked with such esteemed and diverse producers as John Webster (Aerosmith, Bon Jovi, Tom Cochrane), Howard Redekopp (Tegan & Sara, New Pornographers, Mother Mother), Troy Samson of Hipjoint (Kelly Rowland, Hedley), and Dane Deviller (Jessica Simpson, 98 Degrees). Téa is looking forward to collaborating with producer Richard Sera, as they enter the studio in Spring 2014 to record her first full-length album, Millionaires.