Recording artist Anne Tello will make a stop in Great Bend this Saturday as she promotes her new single, “Love Transformation.” The pop singer is scheduled to perform at 7:30 p.m. on Sept. 9 at A440 Music, 1207 Main Street.
According to promoter Gene Foley, Tello is on a cross-country tour that will feature concerts and appearances from New York to California, while helping a charitable cause.
“Everyone in attendance will receive a free download card of the new single after the acoustic performance and a friendly meet & greet with Anne,” Foley said. “Anne also has a charity alliance with The Shelter Partnership, which has delivered millions of dollars worth of goods to the homeless.”
Tello’s performances provide a message of peace, tolerance and understanding to the audience through her songs, Foley said. “The appearances will be professionally filmed and released on You Tube after the tour, chronicling all of the wonderful people Anne will have met while driving and performing across the United States in her decked-out Peace van.”
Anne Tello is a rising New York/Los Angeles based artist in the world of dance-pop. After starting out doing musical theater, Tello eventually discovered her voice as a songwriter, resulting in a self-titled debut EP and her most recent single “Love Transformation.”
After the release of her first EP, the Peter Monk remix of Tello’s single “Think Different” hit No. 27 on the Digital DJ Pool Club Charts. Since then Tello has written with many international artists, most recently having written a song entitled “By My Side,” which will play in a nationally televised Japanese commercial for Kewpie Mayonnaise.
Tello has a unique history of international indie artistic collaboration, most recently working at Thailand’s Karma Sound Studios with producer Mark Alston. She worked with Hong Kong filmmaker Mo Lai Yan Chi to make her “Think Different” music video, and has also collaborated with Ghanaian rapper 1 Cedi.
Tello has been developing her musical talents since early childhood. Born in Palo Alto, Calif., she began studying classical Suzuki piano when she was 4 years old and started working as a professional musician in her teens, singing in local Boston area synagogues. She later moved to New York City to study musical theater at the New York University Tisch School of Arts CAP21 program, where she received the prestigious Martin Luther King Jr. scholarship.
Tello consistently tries to weave charity into her work, recently raising money for White Cane Day with her cover of Christina Aguilera’s “Beautiful,” and performing in many charity events around New York City.
Tello became entranced by the world of dance music originally because it reminded her of mantra, a practice that she discovered through her interest in meditation. “Dance music just seemed like the perfect opportunity for a subliminal lyric, and cathartic concept,” she said. “I just love the opportunity to get into someone’s head and for them to just dance until they feel sensation of release.”