Téa Renee-- indie-folk singer/ songwriter-- knew she was bound for a career in music the moment she learned how to talk. Ever since she was young, she was a star performer at family gatherings and karaoke nights. Her true love for music emerged, though, when she wrote her first song at age 12. While Téa has many idols, she claims her music is not influenced by one type of musician. "I like pushing the boundaries, looking outside of the box. I think that's what makes me unique. Why be just one thing when I have the ability to be more?" Téa currently has written over 100 original songs and has just released her album "Broken Doll". Téa has traveled all over the globe sharing her music as well as her story. She has also been classically trained in opera, musical theatre, and dance. Téa is currently attending Berklee College of Music.
Music is a type of language. You can connect with so many people through music. We associate our best and worst memories to a simple song. A melody that captivates so many of us. That's what music gives me: a way to connect with people around the world but more importantly myself.
My dream is to share my music with the world and connect with people who have felt the way that I have. To share my stories with the world and to give them a sense that they are not alone. I also hope to use my platform for good, as an activist and voice for the voiceless.
I would start with justice for the voiceless specifically POC, LGBTQ members, people with disabilities, children under the age of 18 who can not vote, women, people in poverty, etc. We really don't realize how privileged we are. There are people in the world who don't have the same privileges we do and I would love to use my platform as a musician to shine a light on those people.
I was a big musical theatre child, so probably a song from Mamma Mia. I like to think that my storytelling ability came from my many years of musical theatre obsession.
I am a big fan of Hozier, Kacey Musgraves, Brandi Carlile, Sara Bareilles, Dodie Clark, and Fleetwood Mac, but I really just gravitate towards the songs rather than the artists themselves.
People really inspire me to make music. Songwriting is like filmmaking to me: you're telling a story. Whether it's your story or someone else's, music is a way to share the stories of people who you may or may not know. The people I meet and am able to converse with inspire my music and my stories.
I want to spread a message of love and acceptance.
It's exhilarating! I always feel nervous before a gig, but it really pushes me to be the best that I can be. What I love most of all is talking to the audience afterward. They are what makes my job the most enjoyable.
With COVID 19 taking over the world, being a musician a really challenging since in-person gigs are being canceled. I'm being an optimist though! Hopefully, with online gigs and social media, musicians will be able to still get the full coverage and experience of being a full-time musician!
Haven't been on it long enough to have a strong opinion, but I love it so far!
The under-appreciation of some musicians in this industry frustrates me. Pop music has taken over the industry so much so that other musicians in the industry barely get the coverage they deserve. It's frustrating for smaller musicians, but hopefully, social media and platforms such as this one can build up those musicians!
I do! There are plenty of events in which local musicians play in my area and I try to go to as many as I possibly can. I also go to Berklee College of Music for Songwriting and support all my fellow classmates by supporting their music careers.