Retro-styled R&B singer, pianist, and songwriter Tess Henley produced her documented debut in 2008 with Simple to Love, a self-released group of materials that belied her early age. Soon after she reached age 20, the Kent, Washington indigenous released another EP, The Appetizer, and accomplished notice through several competitions, like the Budweiser-sponsored Jill Scott’s Summer time Stop Party, which she received. The 2012 film Hello I HAVE TO Be Going presented her track “Boy in the Windows,” which also received SoulTracks’ International Track Competition and an unbiased Music Award. In 2013, Henley released her second recording, HIGH HEEL SHOES & Sneakers, made by Philadelphia-based Origins affiliates Dice Natural and Khari Mateen. Another competition resulted in a cooperation with maker Don Was, who helped her record Wonderland, an early-2015 EP that presented backing from program veterans. She advertised it with a set of shows on Jimmy Kimmel Live.