Of nearly 15,000 entries, Téa came out on top at the International Songwriting Competition. Drawing inspiration from artists like Sia, Amy Winehouse, and Remy Shand, Téa's own brand of "city soul" cleaned up at the prestigious competition, winning the R&B/Hip-Hop category. She returned the following year with an equally strong second place finish, cementing her unmistakable ability to craft a song that sticks.
Born in Belgrade, Serbia, Téa started playing the piano at 7 years old. After moving with her family to Vancouver, Canada at 14, Téa went on to receive the A.R.C.T. Diploma in Piano Performance at 18, and a Bachelor of Arts in Music from the University of British Columbia at 22, before becoming the award-winning songwriter she is today.
Téa and her band have played over 400 shows, including appearances at Canadian Music Week (2012), The Vancouver International Jazz Festival and New Music West. The songstress was selected as one of the top 20 finalists (out of 450+ applicants) in the Peak Performance Project's debut year, and was also the first artist to be featured on Virgin Radio’s ‘Best of BC’ new artist series. Her song “Fire & Flame” was awarded one of the top prizes at Music BC’s Songbird West Songwriting Contest, earning Téa radio play on stations around the world.
Téa has released two EP’s (Method to the Madness and Say Something) and has penned songs with many talented writers including Jeff Dawson, Chin Injeti, Troy Samson, Dane Deviller, Don McLeod, and others.