Zoey Tess (born Zoey Tess Loglisci), is an American pop singer and songwriter. Her aunt is legendary film and television actress Corinne Camacho. Tess has written for several prominent artists and bands, beginning her music career when she was just twelve years old. Zoey Tess was born in Coconut Creek, Florida on January 1st, 1993. When she was three years old, Tess and her family moved to Newtown, Connecticut.
Tess’ father is Joseph “Joe” Loglisci and her mother is Bonnie Alletto Loglisci. Her father is a former baseball player and Major League Baseball scout for the Miami Marlins, and her mother is a former ballet dancer. Her father was born and raised in Stamford, Connecticut and her mother was born on Long Island, but raised in Miramar, Florida.
Tess has two older brothers. Patrick Loglisci, who is a hip-hop artist that appears under the name Pasquale Leone, and Sean Kravit, a producer of ambient music and a DJ that uses the name Great Ghost. When she was young, Tess and her family moved around Connecticut, living in Newtown, Stamford, Seymour and eventually settling in Southbury. Tess began studying piano at the age of four, performing in recitals and showcases in Connecticut and New York.
Throughout her early childhood, she studied piano, violin, and classical voice. With hopes of becoming a Broadway performer, she also studied various genres of acting and dance. She began studying voice in middle school, under the direction of Cynthia Servetas, a graduate of the Manhattan School of Music and an opera singer. During the summer of eighth grade into her freshman year of high school, Tess was accepted into the prestigious Interlochen Center for the Arts. She was chosen as part of Interlochen’s intensive musical theatre summer program, where she attended private as well as ensemble classes for singing, acting, and dance.
During high school, Tess studied voice in New York City under the direction of Marko Lampas. Both Lampas and his wife Barbara Iona Miller are graduates of The Juilliard School in New York. Lampas was a protégé of the internationally renowned opera singer Maria Callas. Through the guidance of Lampas, Tess was accepted to perform in The National Youth Choir at Carnegie Hall.
In elementary school, Tess attended St. Jude Catholic School in Monroe, Connecticut. She was also a student at Long Meadow Elementary School and later, Memorial Middle School, both of which are in Middlebury, Connecticut. She later enrolled at Rumsey Hall, a private co-ed school in Washington Depot, Connecticut for her freshman year of high school. For the remainder of high school, Tess attended Pomperaug High School in Southbury, Connecticut, eventually continuing her education through homeschooling and online at The Keystone School, allowing her to pursue her career in music.
Tess began writing music in middle school with songwriter Christy Thompson and recording with record-producer Michael Patzig at Moomba Studios in Connecticut. In 2017 she began working with record producer Vic Steffens (Horizon Music Group), whose credits include studio work with The Rolling Stones, Harry Connick Jr, and Donovan. At the time, she began working as an intern at Horizon. in 2019 Tess was briefly signed to Horizon Music Group, a subsidiary of Sony Records. She later recorded with producer and multi-instrumentalist Jake Siberon. Siberon produced Tess’ 2023 single ‘Human Nature’. Tess wrote and produced her 2023 single ‘Turn Me Up‘
Tess regards her late aunt, television actress Corinne Camacho, as her greatest source of inspiration. Camacho (born Gloria Angelina Katharina Alletto), was a veteran television actress (Little House on the Prairie, Days of Our Lives, The Bionic Woman) whose career spanned over four decades. During her early childhood, she studied classical piano at The Conservatory of Music and Arts in New Jersey. Camacho’s career began in Los Angeles, California as a model in the 1960s and would soon lead to an illustrious television and film career. Camacho passed away on September 15th, 2010, after a brave battle with cancer. She was 68. Both Variety Magazine, as well as The Television Academy, paid tribute to the beautiful and gracious “TV Thespian”. Tess told Muzique Magazine that “she hopes to follow in the footsteps of Camacho’s talent and success, but most admire her kindness and giving nature.”
Tess is a songwriter at heart and finds joy in composing for other artists and bands. She loves to experiment with different sounds and styles, drawing inspiration from the artists she admires most. She combines her unique background that spans all genres of music while maintaining her own image and sound. Recently she wrote the soul-searching ballad ‘Glass Castles’ for pop singer and LGBTQ activist Mila Jam. Tess is currently working with music manager Karen Ross of Ross Celebrity PR and Music Management who spent much of her career alongside legendary record producer and composer Phil Ramone. Ross and Tess are cultivating a catalog of larger-than-life music for film and television soundtracks.
Tess married her husband Jay Bennett of Southbury, Connecticut in 2023. The two began dating in 2019. Tess and Bennett enjoy traveling between their homes in Palm Beach, Florida, and Newtown, Connecticut. Tess and Bennett have a pomeranian-bichon frisé dog named Sophie. Tess enjoys volunteering at local animal rescue organizations and is an “advocate and fierce defender of all animals.”
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