Chess Countess is the alias of New Zealand-born, Melbourne-based songstress, Tamsyn Miller, who is well known for her soaring vocals and extensive vocal range, built over years of experience as a classically-trained vocalist. Chess works on blending the two contrasting worlds of classical and pop to create a unique, bordering-on-theatrical experience.
She has supported artists such as Eric Clapton, Tom Jones and Jimmy Barnes at the Mission Winery Concerts in the past, as well as sung in Andrea Bocelli’s backing choir and performed as a backing vocalist for George Benson on his NZ Tour in 2010. She performed at the 2012 Auckland Coca-Cola Christmas in the Park event, alongside the likes of Guy Sebastian, Jamie McDell and Ria.
In 2015, CC released her ANZAC centenary tribute single, "Soldier Of The Light", and toured New Zealand as Jamie McDell's backing singer.
2016 - 2018 saw Countess spread her wings in London where she met world-class film director, Alexander Miguel, and began a long term creative partnership with him. The release of their first single video, "Court Jester", dropped in April 2019 and received worldwide accolades. Chess has recorded more singles with plans to film the accompanying music videos with Miguel in the coming year.
In 2019, Chess set up camp in Melbourne, Australia, to see if the rumours of a thriving music industry are true. In her travels, she has connected with electronic producer Skrybe upon who’s May 2020 track release, “I’ll Be Raining Fire”, she featured, gaining well over 100k streams to date, across all platforms.
Skrybe and CC are working towards their second song together- this time as co-writers - set for release in Nov 2020.
She has also partnered with Melbourne producer, New Haven (Guy Sebastian, Jessica Mauboy, Sam Bluer) to build up a strong portfolio of songs to release on an EP.
2020 is looking to shape up nicely for pop artist Chess Countess. There is no stopping this unstoppable force.
In the words of her May release, “[She’ll] be raining fire”!