About the Artist
From: Washington D.C., Maryland United States
Website: Visit Teisha Marie's Website
Inviting. Intriguing. Delicious.
These are just some of the many adjectives describing the sound of Teisha Marie. So, what about her style? It’s inviting. It’s Stevie Wonder and Aretha Franklin meets Nancy Wilson and Debussy.
This England-born/Maryland-raised singer-songwriter, is a classically trained multi-instrumentalist and poet. She’s also unafraid of risks. After graduating from Spelman College (as a Music History and Theory major) in Atlanta, Georgia, Teisha Marie then headed to Philadelphia. “At that time, Philadelphia was experiencing a rebirth of the ‘Philly sound’, and it was great to be fully immersed in it. I got a chance to meet the greats, like Kenny Gamble, Leon Huff, and Bunny Sigler,” she says.
Performing at east coast hot spots such as the Sugar Bar in New York, Bohemian Caverns in Washington, DC and Cafe Circa in Atlanta, has proved to be enlightening and exhilarating. Teisha reflects: “Performing is a way to connect with people and create an intimate experience. Music is my passion and I love to share my excitement every chance I get.”
Her debut album, Addicted to Life – The LP, conveys sounds of hope, love and appreciation of life’s complexities. Teisha Marie cites life as her musical inspiration. “Life isn’t one-dimensional, so why should music be that way? Music is definitely a universal language, and I want people to listen, and understand exactly what it is I’m trying to say.” With one listen, it’s affirmed that Teisha Marie definitely has a “message in the music.”