A hidden talent from the town of Emerald in Central Queensland in Australia – TEAK spent much of her childhood listening to artists like Trisha Yearwood, Lee Ann Womack, Patsy Cline, and other heroines of the American country music scene.
After playing along the east coast of Australia and honing her writing skills – she was introduced to Swedish songwriter & producer Martin Hansen (Scorpions, Apocalyptica, The Veronicas) and the two created a body of work that will be released in December 2020.
After releasing her 2020 EP Handmade, Queensland singer-songwriter Teak has today unveiled her brand-new single ‘Seventy Five’. It’s an anthemic love song about the 1970s music Teak loves and showcases her glorious voice and talent for writing melodies.
Teak is known to Australian audiences through her 2015 appearance on The Voice, where she made it through to the Top 12 finals working with coach Joel Madden. Her success on the show launched her career, and she was invited to tour with rock legend David Gates from the 70s band BREAD. Teak has also performed on the festival circuit with appearances at Tamworth Country Music Festival, Road to Roma, and Gympie Music Muster to enchanted crowds.
She has also traveled to Nashville to write with upcoming artists like Alana Springsteen and Jeremy Bussey (who wrote ‘Girl Going Nowhere’ with Ashley McBryde) as well as Grammy Award-winning songwriter Mike Reid (Bonnie Raitt).
When she is not globetrotting producing country music with legends, Teak – who grew up with The McClymont sisters – is a mum of three who loves crystals, cooking, and gardening. She also shares her passion for storytelling and music by teaching music lessons from her property in Emerald, Queensland.