Bio

The Giantess is a songwriting team of two with a big sound. Lead vocalist and bassist Tess Minnick and guitarist Rob Gunderson invite you to step into the world of The Giantess where nostalgic storytelling and dreamy melodies meet a Roots-Rock powerhouse of danceable grooves. Their music is a blend of Retro-Blues Rock, Country and Jazz with a dance-worthy energy and a touch of Rockabilly. The Giantess has been described as a Blues/Jazz version of The White Stripes and Patsy Cline meets Pat Benetar. They combine their wide variety of influences to create new music with a sense of familiarity and nostalgia. 

Minnick and Gunderson 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. They love to perform and have a passion for feel-good, foot tapping music, storytelling and all things creative. 

Minnick is also behind the Giantess character and artwork. She takes much of her inspiration from the music they write, retro science fiction/fantasy and the beautiful landscapes of the Pacific North West. 

Past Venues

Britt Music Festival

Barnstormers Vintage Fair

State Of Bigfoot Festival

Jacksonville Artisan Market

Downtown Market Co.

Rellik Winery

South Stage Cellars

Humming Bird Estate

Roxy Ann Winery

Naumes Suncrest Winery

The Urban Cork

Anchor Valley Winery

Trium Winery

Ledger David Winery

Skyway Bar & Grill

Rogue Valley Country Club

Rain Rock Casino

Bear River Casino

Booking manager: Emily Szymanski

Emilypszymanski@gmail.com

(717) 208-0159

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