Three seasoned musicians from Texas with different backgrounds, influences, and a long history of touring came together to form Temptress.
Kelsey Wilson (Lead Guitar/Vocals), Andi Cuba (Drums/Vocals), and Christian Wright (Bass/Vocals) all decided to get together in mid-January 2019, for a simple afternoon of rocking out with the intent for nothing more than keeping their skills sharpened. They weren’t planning to be a band. It just worked.
In five months, these experienced players went from jamming for fun in a practice space to writing and recording some potent heavy songs. They immediately began performing them live as TEMPTRESS with the likes of Heavy Temple, Wo Fat, Hippie Death Cult, Ecstatic Vision, Black Tusk, and Royal Thunder.
On June 7th, 2019, they presented their first three original songs in a debut EP release, ‘Temptress‘. The EP is available via Bandcamp and most music outlets for digital download and streaming
In 2020, the band finished writing their first full-length album. During the months of 2021, Temptress has completed the recording of that album and is currently putting the final touches on the songs. The trio is expecting the new Temptress album sometime in 2022.
Kelsey Wilson – Lead Guitar/Vocals
Andi Cuba – Drums, Vocals
Christian Wright – Bass, Vocals
“With a sound as big as the state they hail from this Dallas/ Ft. Worth quartet throws down some grooving heavy riffs, swirling solos perfectly paired with drums and bass that are heavy, huge and just ooze with power.” ~ Outlaw Review
“…an exercise in turn-it-up-’til-your-ears-bleed thundering party excess. A little bit of Motorhead here, some Girlschool and Montrose there, topped off with a pinch of doom and a cavalier punk rock attitude and wink, the Dallas, Texas unit have come up with a wildly entertaining concoction. I just keep hitting repeat over and over again once the three-track, 13-minute release concludes. One of the best EPs of the year.” ~ The Mighty Decibel
“Temptress kick ass and take names on their balls-out barnburner Hot Rails, a taste of their self-titled June 7 EP. Hold on for dear life.” ~ Tinnitist
“Ripping full-speed out of the gate with straight forward heavy rock ‘n roll and traditional heavy metal, TEMPTRESS isn’t wasting any time and they sure as hell don’t strike me as a band that even knows the meaning of ‘timid’.” ~ Riff Relevant
“Amazing is the format that the band TEMPTRESS radiates on their first three-tracker, captivating the honest and easy way in which the band practices their sound. The three songs grow with each passage, offering smoky, fervently tuned melodies and a good portion of feeling.” ~ KOBZR Magazine