PRESENTED BY RACHEL FORSYTH
Microwave Jenny is Australian husband/wife duo Tessa and Brendon Boney who describe their music as Pop/Folk/Love.
Tessa was just a small town girl living in a lonely world, she took the Woy Woy train going to Sydney. The early part of her career involves helping Dad run karaoke, entering Central Coast talent quests and then in her latter years of high school catching the train to take her unique voice to Sydney for rehearsals and gigs. It was backstage at one of these gigs where she met Brendon.
In west Wagga Wagga born and raised on the playground is where Brendon spent most of his days. He spent his teenage years travelling the world working away on a soccer career. It wasn't until his last year of high school when a severe injury put that on hold and he found music. This new found love saw him, like Tessa travelling to Sydney for rehearsals and gigs.
After meeting and realising they both shared similar ideas for bringing love and smiles through music, the pair spent a year writing songs for each other's solo projects before deciding to try things as a duo. A decision which has seen them winning awards, working on film soundtracks and playing such festivals as The Woodford Folk Festival, Peats Ridge Festival, The Dreaming Festival, Festival of the Sun, and Bluesfest in Byron Bay to name a few.
With their regular appearances on the festival scene the duo have started to develop a solid following and it was in early 2012 when they asked that following via microwavejenny.com, Facebook and Twitter "Who want's Microwave Jenny to play at their house?!" The response was overwhelming and saw Microwave Jenny play 20 houses in 6 different states.
Halfway through their national tour of house concerts Tessa and Brendon married each other. Now they navigate their way through not only the mountains and valleys of married life but also the treacherous waters of being completely independent, self managed, touring, musicians who pride themselves on the DIY nature of their career.
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