debut ep available now
Based out of Calgary AB, Tendavillage showcases a group of talented musicians passionate about their art with a willingness to be creative and step outside the box. Soulful vocals, hard grooving beats a la dilla and lyrics with a sense of humour are a few ways to describe their style and sound.
Their self titled debut is Led by first single “Ralph Wiggum”, which Atwood Magazine called "a song that exists on a plane of involuntary stank face”. The album weaves through a mixture of genres - from groove//jazz (“Ralph Wiggum”, “Fullness”) to a smoother RnB/neo-soul sound (“Maybe it’s you not me”, “No Way No How”) and then funk (“Bubble Monkey”, “Adam Driver”).
The central creative force behind the group is singer//keyboardist Kate Melvina, who writes and produces all the music herself. She then brings the songs to her bandmates whom include Barry Mason (guitar), Carson Gant (drums) and Luis El Pana tovar (percussion) who help bring her vision to life. Kate’s jazz influence can be heard in many of her compositions, and her lyrics can range from personal and introspective to humorous and zany. She draws much of her inspiration from everyday things such as video games and TV (Earthbound, The Simpsons) and even includes an ode to her favourite actor, Adam Driver.
Many of the group’s influences can be heard throughout, including acts like Stevie Wonder (Kate's hero since she was 15), Prince, D’Angelo and newer artists like Mononeon and Moonchild.
tendavillage's debut EP is available now on all streaming platforms.
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