Tessa Nuku is a proud First Nations artist who grew up on Darkinjung Country on
the New South Wales Central Coast where she currently lives, at Ettalong Beach. She is the voice of folk act Microwave Jenny, and has toured Australia, NZ, Asia and the UK. She has appeared at festivals including Bluesfest (Byron Bay), Woodford Folk Festival, Friendship Festival (Seoul) and The Aussie BBQ (UK). Her music has been featured on television series’ Gods of Wheat Street (ABC), Redfern Now (SBS), Offspring (Network 10), Winners & Losers (Seven Network) and Underbelly Files: Chopper (Nine Network).
Tessa recently released her singles Milk, 50k Carat and Alone at Parties under the name Tessa Thames and was shortlisted as a finalist in the 2021 APRA Personal Development Awards. She will soon release a new single, Cherry Blossoms in Tokyo, a collaboration with 18YOMAN, Becca Hatch and Tasman Keith that arose from APRA/AMCOS’ first ever First Nations Songhubs’ workshop. Tessa’s work is played on Triple J, FBi radio, ABC radio and community radio nationwide.