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UPCOMING SHOWS

October 18th

 

Hummingbird Estate

Central Point, OR

4 - 7 pm

October 26th

 

South Stage Cellars

Jacksonville, OR

6 - 8 pm

November 10th

Rellik Winery

Central Point, OR

4 - 6 pm

November 23rd

 

South Stage Cellars

Jacksonville, OR

6 - 8 pm

October 29th

 

The Copper Plank

Medford, OR

5:30 - 7:30  pm

December 7th

Rellik Winery

Central Point, OR

4 - 6 pm

press photos

PHOTO CREDIT: CRAIG ALAN photography

PHOTO CREDIT: KYLE ASHER (Tango-Voyage)

BIO

The Little Giantess is an original songwriting team of two with the combined talents of vocalist Tess Minnick and guitarist Rob Gunderson. The Little Giantess (The more stripped down duo version of  the 4 piece band, The Giantess) performs with a Roots-Rock meets Jazz style. They mesh elements of Rock, Blues, Pop,  Jazz and Rockabilly to create eclectic songs with dance-able grooves and retro vibes. Where The Giantess is theatrical and energetic, The Little Giantess is intimate and smooth with a

dance worthy energy.

 

Minnick and Gunderson mix their music with their many influences. Minnick grew up admiring the artists of Jazz, Rockabilly, Rock n Roll, Blues and Pop Rock with artists like Ella Fitzgerald, Eartha Kitt , Wanda Jackson, Imelda May, The Stray Cats, Susan Tesdechi, Tina Turner, Bonnie Rait, Patsy Cline, Queen and others.

 

Gunderson was inspired by the likes of musicians such as Ed King, Mark Knopfler,  Joe Bonamossa, Robin Ford,  Johnny Winter, Tom Petty and Mike Campbell, Warren Haynes and Stevie Ray Vaughn.

With Minnick's curious lyrics, scats and percussive alto vocals and Gunderson's bluesy and retro guitar chords, riffs and grooves, this original duo can perhaps be most accurately described as Rock - Jazz. Jumping  from sweet and simple swing rhythms to slow syncopated Blues numbers and then quickly back to Southern Rock heaviness and nostalgic country, The Little Giantess has been called "The Blues Jazz version of The White Stripes" and "Patsy Cline meets Pat Benetar".

RECENT PERFORMANCES

Britt Festival Endfield Stage.............................Jacksonville, OR

Jacksonville Artisan Market.............................Jacksonville, OR

South Stage Cellars...........................................Jacksonville, OR

The Urban Cork......................................................Medford, OR

The Humming Bird Estate..............................Central Point, OR

Rellik Winery.................................................Central Point, OR

Ledger David Winery......................................Central Point, OR

Paschal Winery.........................................................Talent, OR

Trium Winery...........................................................Talent, OR

Skyway Bar And Grill..............................................Zig Zag, OR

Indigo Grill.................................................................Ruch, OR

The Black Sheep Pub...............................................Ashland, OR

BOOKING INFORMATION

Tess Minnick

512-568-6152

thegiantessband@gmail.com

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