There has been a lot of Buzz lately about the American Idol Vocal Coach that has been scarring the “Hell” out of the contestants on the last 2 seasons of American Idol. BUT did you know Tesa worked with LA’s Peggi Blu on her first project?
In 2010, Tesa flew several times to Los Angeles to work on the EP titled “The Assassination of Tesa James”. She was privileged to work with Producer Ted Perlman and his beautiful wife Peggi Blu. Peggi Co- produced the album along with Ted. Tesa recalls her first encounter with Peggi. “When I first met Peggi, I was so nervous. Her powerful and amazing voice is enough to make any rookie recording artist sweat. Not to mention, it was my first time in LA and in a real studio. Peggi made me feel right at home and Ted was a real Character who knows his stuff. He’s a genious on any instrument you put in front of him!” Ted Perlman and Peggi Blu’s list of credits are too long to name and reads like a glossary on a book about famous 21st Century singers and actors. (Check out Peggi’s Bio here)
Not only did Peggi produce, she did the vocal backgrounds on all the songs on the EP along with Terri Wood. She also coached Tesa on the lead vocals. “It was great working with Peggi in front of the mic. She has a gift to get a person to dig in deep and pull out stuff they never knew they had in there!” says Tesa. “And when you finally get it, it’s great to watch Peggi get so excited that she throws her pencil at you! That’s an amazing feeling. She has a giant heart and a beautiful smile to match.”
Unlike some of the poor contestants on American Idol who worked with “The Voice Coach From Hell” , Tesa’s experience was a great one! “I pray God blesses her and wish Miss Peggi continued success on everything she does!”
Pick up a copy of Tesa’s EP Produced by Ted Perlman and Peggi Blu here!