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Sunday, May 30, 2010

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Happy Sunday! I have been to quite a few shows today. I love how many choices there are, even if sometimes it can be overwhwelming lol. I traveled the grid and found myself at a Gina Stella show. I have been to a few shows before, usually catching a few minutes here and there, but today I had the pleasure of enjoying almost a full set. Her strong voice and excellent song list were impressive, and her friendly manner made the show fun. She also brought her daughter on to sing a few songs. She was adorable! I bet it won't be long before we see her doing her own shows! Give Gina Stella a listen, it's definitely a fun listen :-)Thanks for peeking at Tessa's Take....until next time...Tessa1 Beck

Saturday, May 29, 2010

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It's the weekend finally! This week has been both rough and awesome for me! I am glad to get back to some cool live music in SL. This morning I had the pleasure of catching Phemie Alcott at Rosewood. I was really touched by her cover of, To Make You Feel My Love... she has a really lovely style, adding accents that just made it hers. I enjoyed her chat between songs, her personality just engaging and fun. The show was a perfect way to wake up and I look forward to hearing her again soon, so should you :-)Thank's for peeking at Tessa's Take....until next time...Tessa1 Beck

Thursday, May 27, 2010

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I'm Back! So sorry for the short hiatus, but, I have something awesome for you.....her name is ColeMarie Soleil. I arrived at an RFL event, always a great cause, and was blown away. Her hauntingly beautiful voice was nothing short of incredible. One song after the other filled with emotion. I checked out her profile, she has been here even longer than I have....begs the question...how did I miss hearing her before? Don't make the same mistake...get thee to a ColeMarie Soleil show asap! I promise you won't be sorry!Thank"s for peeking at Tessa's Take....until next time...Tessa1 Beck

Sunday, May 23, 2010

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Hey Everyone! I am away from SL for a day or two, I know...RL, that scary thing people mention in passing has kicked me but good! While I can't hit the shows, I thought I would take a moment to name a few great artists that you should definitely catch. Gabryel Nyoki, Turner Harbrough, Blu Ducrot....just a few of the newer names to hit SL in recent months. Porter Paquot, Minerva Galdonaldo, Pandora Breadbin.....must sees as well! I hope you take the time to have a listen to these wonderful new SL performers, and hey, if you hear someone you think I should check out, drop me a line, send me an IM or leave me a comment right here on the blog! Thank you for peeking at Tessa's Take....until next time...Tessa1 Beck

Friday, May 21, 2010

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It's Friday Night! I was just finishing a round of venue hopping when a great friend of mine TP'd me to hear a friend of his, Putri Solo. I have to admit, I have heard the name before, and may have seen her at one point, but, I couldn't put my finger on it. I arrived just in time to hear a gorgeous rendition of Memory. Her voice is beautiful, and her accent lovely. The show was very romantic, even had a duet with Naga Lionheart. While they were using backing tracks, the vocals were amazing. If you are looking for a romantic night of love songs and dancing, this is the show. Might even catch me there sometime :-)Thank you for peeking at Tessa's Take....until next time...Tessa1 Beck

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Hi there! Today is the third Thursday of the month and that would usually mean The Sea Nymph rundown. Unfortunately, the shows were cancelled this week. I spent some time show hopping today, heard some wonderful artists, including Taunter Goodnight, Buckley Moonwall and Criss Fredriksson. I decided, however, to devote this blogpost to a few SL musicians that need our help. KatRose Serendipity has lost all of her musical equipment in a robbery it seems. That has to be a terrible loss, especially in light of recent events. Also, Avatar Quinzet has lost all of his belongings in a devastating fire. Not to mention the many SL'ers that were affected by the recent flooding in Tennessee. Please take a moment to check out the various events dedicated to helping our SL friends and donate if you are able. Every little bit counts, even one linden adds to the total. Back to music blogging tomorrow, take care everyone! Thanks for peeking at Tessa's Take....until next time...Tessa1 Beck

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

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Happy Hump Day! I had to work today, saw some awesome shows too, but, I also had a rare opportunity offered to me. My friend Beth Odets asked me if I wanted to come hear her newest song. Now, tell me who would say no to that? So I grabbed a TP and arrived just in time for Beth's new song. It was beautiful! I think this is the best one yet, and she has quite few to her credit. I am sure most of you have caught Beth dual streaming with many of SL's finest musicians. I encourage you to catch a solo show too. She has such an engaging personality, not to mention her many musical talents. Keep an eye out for a Beth Odets show coming soon to a venue near you! Thanks for peeking at Tessa's Take....until next time...Tessa1 Beck

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

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Happy Tuesday to everyone! So, I was lucky enough to catch a Christopher135 Quan show today. Have you been? Why not??? He is a very talented musician, a warm voice, awesome piano player and did I mention he even does originals??? The show was great, poor Chris was at a disadvantage, his SL was acting up, but ever the professional he carried on. His covers can make you melt and his originals, let's just say talent may just be his middle name. So, what are you waiting for, look him up soon, it's worth the time :-)Thanks for peeking at Tessa's Take....until next time...Tessa1 Beck

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Today I had an RL issue that kept me away from Live Music shows. I was left going back and forth between SL and RL for most of the day. I did however get a sneak peak at an amazing new talent. She will be hitting the airwaves soon, can't give any details except to say she has the voice of an angel! I will keep you posted for her debut! More tomorrow, I promise, sweet dreams!Thanks for peeking at Tessa's Take....until next time...Tessa1 Beck

Sunday, May 16, 2010

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It's Sunday, and I am determined to catch as many shows as I can! I started by visiting a few of my favorites, then it was time for someone new. I hit up search and found Gabryel Nyoki. He was at Sydney's, a really great venue I love to frequent. I arrived for an awesome rendition of a Michael Buble song, Home. Man he nailed it! The next song was just as great....where has he been??? I learned that he is from Portugal, and has a very sexy accent and a sweet gentle manner. I am positive we will be hearing a lot about this one, so check him out now while there is still standing room! It won't last long! Thanks for peeking at Tessa's Take....until next time...Tessa1 Beck

Saturday, May 15, 2010

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Happy Saturday! I had just logged into SL when I got an IM from Live Music Events in SL. It said..."are you NOT at BLU DUCROTS first show back???" I thought about it and realized..."Hey, why am I NOT at Blu Ducrots first show back" and I took the ride to Noteworthy. Now, I have to say I never have been to one of his shows, so the fact that he was back...didn't really tell me anything about what I had been missing. I arrived atop the head of a lovely SL'er and was greeted so warmly by some of SL's awesome managers. The first thing I noticed after touching down was the beautiful sounds coming from the stage. Blu was performing a gorgeous, never before heard original. His soft spoken voice and easy manner were, to say the least pleasing. I really enjoyed the set, he performed covers with originality and his originals were worthy of being covered! Set some time apart to catch a show soon, it's worth it!Thanks for peeking at Tessa's Take....until next time...Tessa1 Beck

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Good Morning! Friday was such a weird day. Nothing normal happened in any way. I waited til this morning to post for fear the weirdness would creep into my blog and forever change it to something else. Cryptic, but true. So, this morning, I will tell you about the Sea Nymph shows of last night. First up we had Untolerable Bohemian. Bo has played the Nymph before, and also TAU. He has a unique style all his own. His fans are loyal and fun. Bo was not feeling up to par yesterday, but he still gave it his all. His shows are always filled with energy, and last night was no different. Harrison Digfoot was up next. I'm sure by now most, if not all of you, know Harrison. He plays the guitar and harmonica and sings like a dream. He wowed us with some of his awesome originals, and some really cool, and unique covers. We all enjoyed his set and felt sad when it was over. I got the chance to interview Harri after the show, it was a really interesting chat. He is not only a great musician, but a really nice guy too! Thanks for peeking at Tessa's Take....until next time...Tessa1 Beck

Friday, May 14, 2010

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Well, Thursday is over, and on to the weekend! I got the chance to catch Criss Fredrikkson and Blacko Starsider doing an acoustic set at Untamed. There were plenty of crashings by the two performers, but they carried on famously. I think it was a real treat for all of us to hear Criss do vocals without the tracks. The audience grew steadily and were begging for more when the show ended. If you have not heard Criss yet, make it a point, and keep an eye out for more acoustic sets too!!Thanks for peeking at Tessa's Take....until next time...Tessa1 Beck

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

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Hey Everyone! I had a busy RL day....so I was not able to catch any shows, but I do have something interesting to share. Tomorrow night at 8pm SL time Criss Fredrikkson will be holding a special acoustic set. He and his manager, Evee Nikolaidis, brought in a friend, formerly a member of Criss's old band. They set him up with an account, named him Blacko Starsider, took him shopping for cool stuff, and now he is ready to rock! the show will be at Untamed Obsessions. Criss and Blacko will be playing covers of whitesnake, Toto, Bon Jovi, The Beatles, The Police and many more! If you have a minute, come check it out, I am sure you will see me there!!!Thanks for peeking at Tessa's Take....until next time...Tessa1 Beck

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

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It's my rezday! I spent the day with many of my friends enjoying some of the best things in SL, Live Music and shopping! It was also an Audio Union night! We had a great lineup tonight, starting us off was Geos Copperfield. I had never heard Geos before and I was looking forward to it. He did a great 15 minutes, the audience was really into his set! Next up was Porter Paquot. I had heard great things about her and, WOW, she was awesome! The power she backs with that voice is nothing short of amazing! She sang some great songs and we were all sad when her 15 minutes ended. Seba Sideways took the stage next, giving us a great show, his sax smooth and his voice great as usual! He entertained us with his special brand of music and it was a pleasure having him back to TAU. We welcomed Antonio Galloway to the stage, a relative newcomer to SL music. I think everyone was surprised by the depth of his voice and the energy he shared with us. His version of a well known Elvis song was awesome! I look forward to catching another set soon! We bid goodbye to Anthony and welcomed Automatic Quandry. He played 3 really great originals for us. I had heard Automatic once before, and let me tell you, he just gets better and better! Our final performer of the evening was Turner Harbrough. I recently (yesterday) blogged about Turner, he graciously agreed to fill in when the last performer was unable to attend. He rocked us out, showing his versatility, singing songs from 3 different genres! It was an awesome set! Next TAU in 2 weeks, and ....Thank you to all my friends that wished me a happy rezday, and for all the gifts too! I love you guys!!! My SL would be nothing without you! Thanks for peeking at Tessa's Take....until next time...Tessa1 Beck

Monday, May 10, 2010

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Welcome to Monday! It's another gorgeous day in SL. I found myself searching for a place to go today, luckily, my friend, Turner Harbrough, was singing. Turner was the first person I blogged about, oh gosh, 6 weeks ago maybe? The blog has been doing well since then, thanks to many of the musicians I have blogged about, and I thought I would check in and see how he was doing. I arrived at the RMS Titanic just in time to hear the smooth sounds of Turner. He has added tons of new songs to his set list, giving each of them that Turner touch. I happen to know he will be in the studio next week, so keep an ear out for some new tracks and maybe even some cd's and mp3's for us! If you have not had the chance, catch a Turner Harbrough show soon, his schedule has opened up a bit so it should be easier to find him now! Thanks for peeking at Tessa's Take....until next time...Tessa1 Beck

Sunday, May 9, 2010

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Happy Mother's Day! I know, not everyone IS a mother, but everyone HAS a mother, so take the sentiment, keep it for yourself or pass it along as you so desire :-) I was sitting in my tire swing, no tree attached (gotta love the miracles of SL) when I received a TP to hear someone new. I arrived just in time to hear Cailidgh Spires singing, The Climb, by Miley Cyrus. She did a great job with it, and when she was finished, she bantered with the crowd really well. I found her personality, and her singing to be enjoyable to say the least. She calls herself a singer/guitarist, her style leans more towards folk, but she is versatile. If you get a moment, check her out :-)Thanks for peeking at Tessa's Take....until next time...Tessa1 Beck

Saturday, May 8, 2010

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It's Saturday night!!! I relaxed all day, so this evening I decided to catch a show or 7 lol. My first stop was Kasbah (I am always there anymore) and got the opportunity to hear Dale Katscher. He was singing, Aint No Sunshine When She is Gone....not sure if that is the actual title, but that was the first line I heard and I liked it. Dale has a very soft spoken easy manner and his vocals are smooth! He has a dry sense of humor and the show was really enjoyable. He did more cool covers and some really great originals. I think it's worth your time to look him up soon! Thanks for peeking at Tessa's Take....until next time...Tessa1 Beck

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Hey Everyone, Friday night and you know what that means, Sea Nymph night! We started off the evening with Cranston Yordstorm, I have mentioned him before, a cool cat, really into the jazz and swing genre. He entertained us with some really fun covers, a few of my favorites and ended the night with It Aint Easy Being Green, all dressed up as Kermit! What a fun show it was! Our next act was unable to make it due to an RL traffic issue, what is this RL everyone keeps talking about, anyway, Keeba Tammas agreed to fill in on very short notice. I would venture to say she is one of my favorite female vocalists in SL, she has a really strong voice and has no problem singing anything and everything! She did my request for Coin Operated Boy and then hit us with, Still Loving You, an all time favorite of mine. Keeba's shows are always fun, and her bubbly personality just adds to the enjoyment, you can't help smiling when Keeba is on. At the very last minute, I was given the opportunity to have a special guest do a set at 8. Now, I am no fool, so of course I jumped at the chance. Melodee McDonell came to the Sea Nymph all dressed in blue and ready to blow us away. She sang some gorgeous love songs, and even a country song, adding a slight twang to her voice to make it fun. Her group was lovely and the music was awesome. I really had a great time, Melodee's music was very relaxing, her soft speaking voice gives no hint of the power she posesses, and she has complete control over it too. I loved the songs and the hour flew by, thank you to all the Sea Nymph talent and guests for making tonight so fun. Thanks for peeking at Tessa's Take....until next time...Tessa1 Beck

Friday, May 7, 2010

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Well, it is late Thursday night and I am again at Kasbah. This time I am listening to Criss Fredikksen. I blogged about him a few weeks ago, his first SL show, and I wanted to check in again, and see how he was doing. He just get's better and better, his voice is like butter (not exactly sure what a buttery voice is sposed to sound like, but you get the idea.) He is very humble, sweet when he chats, and then opens up and pours himself into each "power ballad". I really love coming to Criss's shows, the crowd seems to feel the same way! His group is growing steadily, so take a chance and catch a set soon, it is an hour well spent. Thanks for peeking at Tessa's Take....until next time...Tessa1 Beck

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

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Hey it's Wednesday, and it is the grand re-opening of The Kasbah! So I took my happy self over there as soon as I logged in. I was lucky enough to catch PM Bookmite singing a few amazing covers. PM has been around quite awhile, but he doesn't perform as often as some SL musicians and it had been some time since I had heard him. Wow, he has such a beautiful voice! His piano playing was awesome too, and he had some really cool originals! He is currently trying to raise funds to get more of his music out there, and there is a website you can go to and check it out. http://kck.st/dw3pTi ! If hearing PM wasn't cool enough, Genevieve Silvercloud, an awesome artist both in and out of SL, was painting on live video during the entire opening! It was a fun time, the Kasbah was rockin!!! Thanks for peeking at Tessa's Take....until next time...Tessa1 Beck

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

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Hello! It's Tuesday, in case anyone forgot, and it was a special DAYTIME edition of The Audio Union! We had been getting so many requests for an earlier audition time, we finally gave in and set one up. We started the show off with Harrison Digfoot. He was awesome, doing a few covers and a fun new original based on SL. Everyone enjoyed Harri's time on stage and hopefully he will come back to TAU again and again! Pandora Breadbin was up next, I had never heard her perform, so I was looking forward to it. She has a sweet voice and sang some favorite classics. The crowd was cheering her on! It was a great 15 minutes and I look forward to catching a full set soon! Coming in just before the wire, Turner Harbrough took the stage. He was his upbeat, fun self, singing some of his best covers. The crowd was very vocal about how much they enjoyed Turners music and I think many of us secretly hoped he would just keep singing! We waved goodbye to Turner and Welcomed Cranston Yordstorm to the TAU stage. Cranston sang some really great covers, showtunes, rock classics and even the theme from True Blood! His 15 minutes rocked and we look forward to having Cranston and all the performers today back at TAU soon! Thank you to the many venue's represented today, thank you to the musicians and thank you to Kimmie and Rusty, they make TAU what it is! Thanks for peeking at Tessa's Take....until next time...Tessa1 Beck

Monday, May 3, 2010

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Good Morning and Happy Monday! I woke up early this morning and thought I would check in on SL. I'm glad I did! My friend CraigLyons Writer had sent me an IM with a link to his new music video. The video premiered Saturday night in SL, I was there for the unveiling. While the concept was awesome, due to severe lag, I, and many others were unable to see the video clearly. This video, created by a major international collaborative, is based on the Beatles song, Across The Universe. I hope you take a few minutes to check it out, the video is awesome, the message even more so. What the cast and crew were able to accomplish is mind boggling! So have a look, here's the link! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zw5iwrEOBRg For some reason I can't make it a link, so copy and paste into your browser! Thanks for peeking at Tessa's Take....until next time...Tessa1 Beck

Sunday, May 2, 2010

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It's Sunday night and a great night in SL music! I logged in just in time to catch Max Kleene performing at Bay City. You all know Max, he was awesome! Harrison Digfoot was up next and he thrilled us with some great covers and a really fun new original! Catch these guys whenever you can! I was just about to hit search when I got a TP to another show. It was Lovesmiley Gumshoe, a musician who makes rare appearances in SL to perform. Let me tell you, if you have the opportunity, go to this guys show! His original songs are off the charts good and his voice, well, Ladies....let's just say you don't want to miss this one! He played well over, sharing his amazing talent with us! Keep your eyes peeled for Lovesmiley Gumshoe, he is worth the wait! Thanks for peeking at Tessa's Take....until next time...Tessa1 Beck

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Good Morning! I had a really crazy day yesterday and didn't find my way to the blog before my eyes closed for the night. I'm sorry about that, but, I'm here now, and ready to tell you about the awesome show I caught late last night! Rara Destiny was performing at The Crow Bar, a really fun venue that sadly was closing it's doors after last nights shows. I arrived just as Rara was taking the stage, her chat and giggles almost as entertaining as her music. She comes to SL from Australia and her accent only adds to her charm. The crowd was filled with some familiar faces and some new ones, all eager to hear some great music. Rara sings with a sensual voice, making each song her own. Her trademark song, the one she calls the, "tip the venue song", Warm Whispers, is nothing short of incredible. We had the pleasure of hearing it twice last night, the first time she asked the audience to tip each other and the second time for the venue. Rara has a really great personality, full of fun, making her shows enjoyable time after time. I hope you find the chance to catch one of her shows soon, you'll thank me later! Thanks for peeking at Tessa's Take....until next time...Tessa1 Beck