A native of Southern Louisiana, Tess Brunet first made her mark on the indy rock scene as a drummer and contributor for a number of influential New Orleans bands. Striking out on her own, she demonstrates impressive skills as a lyricist and songwriter, coming to the front of the stage as vocalist and guitarist.
Tess Brunet: Vocals, Guitar
Jonny Campos: Guitar
Patrick Hodgkins: Bass
Pat Fee: Drums
Tess Brunet (born September 12, 1978) is an American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and drummer, who has recorded and performed under the band names Au Ras Au Ras, Generationals, deadboy & the Elephantmen, and Animal Electric. Brunet began working in the lo-fi genre of underground rock, recording on portable cassette tape machines while living in New York City. After working with various artists, including Lady Bo of Bo Diddley, and Twin Tigers, Brunet went on to release her first solo albums under Animal Electric (2008) and Au Ras Au Ras (2011, 2012.) Tess has since dropped the moniker and performs under her name. Henry Rollins champions Brunet and plays her catalog on his weekly show on KCRW. Brunet has also played The Henry Rollins Show on IFC. She has toured extensively in various bands since 2003 as a drummer and started touring in 2013 as a solo artist. Brunet is currently working on her third solo record, but it will be the first record to come out under her given name. In addition to her musical efforts, Tess owns Lagniappe Records -an independent record shop in Baton Rouge, LA.