I can neither confirm nor deny that I’ve contemplated sleeping with Tessa Niles’ talent on several occasions."
Tessa Niles has done what so many fans only dreamed of: sing with the stars. Throughout Backtrack I was enchanted, delighted and moved to hear her vivid true story of the backing singer extraordinaire relaying a singularly unique point of view of someone who was right there when music history was made. A riveting read.
Tessa went on to be one of the busiest and certainly in my view the best session singer of her generation.
I think there is a really special art in a vocalist being able to sit and blend in any track of any style with any singer whilst retaining something so inherently magical that it stands out without intruding on the lead vocal. For me Tessa Niles is the ultimate backing singer not only because she does it with grace and excellence but because her knowledge of harmony is second to none and she always brings so much joy with her wherever she goes. I fall in love with voices rarely but I fell in love with hers the moment we did our first session and have been that way ever since.
I have been fortunate enough to work with Tessa in a variety of situations, including studios, concert halls, theatres and stadiums, both as a soloist and backing vocalist. Her dedication, hard work and constant study are qualities that I have always admired and learnt from. Her presence, on and off stage, brings something special to every musical occasion, making it no surprise that she has worked with the greatest artists in the World throughout her career.