Tess Guthrie cut her teeth as a singer/songwriter playing in local venues and music festivals along the beaches of the Surf Coast and is now based in Melbourne. Tess uses her powerful voice to tell raw and relatable stories, combining intimate moments with catchy melodies, drawing you in with her disarmingly honest lyrics.
Tess gained attention on the Surf Coast winning the Apollo Bay Music Festival’s young songwriters award in 2011. After performing at Queenscliff music festival her writing for roots/pop group Square One landed the highschool band in the top ten for Triple J’s Unearthed High Competition.
Tess then took five years off music, studying pure math at Monash University and working in women’s rights, before returning in 2018. Her music has since been emboldened with the uptake of electric guitar and increasingly political themes.
'WUTO' (Were you the one) is Tess Guthrie's first single. Recorded and co-produced by All Our Friends Music off the Gold Coast in November 2018 and mixed by Alex O'Gorman (who can be spotted producing/playing with Angie McMahon) in Collingwood, Melbourne.