The Giantess is an original character, dance band and show. They invite you to leave the reality you know and to step into a world where nostalgic imagery and dreamy melodies meets a Roots-Rock power house of danceable grooves.
Their all original music is a blend of Retro-Blues Rock, Country, Jazz and Pop with a touch of Rockabilly and a dance worthy energy. Songwriters Tess Minnick and Rob Gunderson are passionate about the art of original storytelling and the exploration of the human spirit and consciousness through music. They are inspired by limitless topics such as love; both lost and found, the beautiful landscapes of the Pacific Northwest, dreams of the future, memories of the past, and tales of a murderous house cat known as Bearface. They have been described as a Blues/Jazz version of The White Stripes and Patsy Cline meets Pat Benatar. Minnick and Gunderson combine their wide variety of influences to create new music with a sense of familiarity and nostalgia.
The songwriting team of two met in 2017 and have been performing and writing music together ever since. In the short time since performing both as a duo and as an original dance band, they have grown a reputation in Southern Oregon's Rogue Valley as talented, versatile and high quality entertainers. The Giantess was voted "Best Band" of 2019 in the Rogue Valley Messenger and were honored to perform on The Garden stage of the 2019 Britt Music Festival.
Minnick is also the artist behind the Giantess character and artwork. She is inspired by the music they write and many other musical influences, Oregon's natural landscapes, Retro Science Fiction and Fantasy, graphic novel art, space exploration, quantum theory and a really good story to get lost in.
The Giantess is currently recording their debut album.
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