Tessa Niles began her professional singing career in 1979. Over the years, she has worked with a wide variety of artists including Kiri Te Kanawa, The Rolling Stones, Annie Lennox, Duran Duran, Kylie Minogue, David Bowie, The Police, Take That, Grace Jones, Tina Turner, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, Snowy White, Tom Jones, Marillion, Pet Shop Boys, Buddy Guy, B*Witched, Victoria Beckham, Nick Carter, Cliff Richard, Mike & The Mechanics, Zucchero, Status Quo, Robbie Williams and Cher.
Tessa has also enjoyed success voicing and singing commercials. These include Barbie, Levis, Cadillac, Diet Pepsi, Delta Airlines, Aquafresh, Kentucky Fried Chicken and DHL.
Her association with Eric Clapton began with his CD, August. She toured with Eric from 1988 to April 1992, in October 1997 and the 1999 Japan Tour. She sang backup during the historic George Harrison / Eric Clapton tour of Japan in 1991. Tessa also appeared at the Crossroads Benefit Concert on 30 June 1999 and The Concert For George on 29 November 2002 of which Eric was the music director.
Tessa can be heard on Eric’s recordings August, Journeyman, Unplugged, and 24 Nights.