Melody Tess


Band to Join, Vocalist, Vocalist - Bass, Vocalist - Baritone, Vocalist - Tenor, Vocalist - Soprano, Rhythm Guitar, Lead Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Bass Guitar, Drums, Other Percussion, Violin, Trumpet, Saxophone, Keyboard, Piano, Background Singer, Harmonica, Flute, Other, Banjo, Mandolin, Fiddle, Dobro.


I was classically trained in piano and play a little bass guitar; however, I have not played an instrument in years, as I have been fronting as a vocalist instead. My strength is as a lead singer. I stopped performing live to have children and since moving to NoVA in 2008, I have been in three bands. I am still friends with members of all three bands; however, one was in Frederick, MD (commute was nuts), and the other is in Vienna/Fairfax and wasn't progressing (good guys, just flat-lined a bit), and the direction changed for the last one. I would really be interested in playing in an acoustic act even covers like Boyce Avenue. I love the stripped down sound acoustic music presents and working on a fresh new version of a cover song also interests me regarding the creative process. I really want to have fun and perform once in a while.

Screen name:
Melody Tess
Member since:
Jun 17 2006
Active over 1 month ago
Level of commitment:
Years playing music:
Gigs played:
50 to 100
Available to gig:
2-3 nights a week
Most available:


Anything really....Melissa Etheridge/Susan Tedeschi/Janis Joplin/Joss Stone to Celine Dion/Christina Aguilera/Gwen Stefani/Sheryl Crow. I like a variety from rock/blues to pop. I like the Stones, Beatles, Lenny Kravitz, Weezer, Cracker, Sting, etc.

Instrument experience:



Shure Super 55 Microphone
Boss VE-20 Vocal Processor
Shure PSM 200 Wireless Personal Monitoring System