“Into the Mystic”
She has been described as a “Female Robert Plant”. Many have said she has the power of Janis Joplin and the soul of Aretha Franklin. Tingle was born and raised in northern California by musician parents and grandparents. She moved to Los Angeles immediately out of high school and began gigging and recording. She landed a job as a session vocalist for the writers at Almo-Irving Publishing, part of A & M Records. Top writers hired Tingle to sing their songs to submit to everyone from Tina Turner to Dolly Parton. She was noted for her quick ear and ability to sing many different styles, accents, etc. After years of working behind the scenes in the studios, except for the occasional gig, she decided to move away from Los Angeles to Austin. There she would find more venues and opportunity to hone her craft. Tingle moved to Texas and formed Black Pearl, a polished rock band. Black Pearl landed a record deal with Capitol Records. Her songs from that first CD caught the ears of a few TV producers and several were placed on episodes of “Beverly Hills 90210” and “Melrose Place”. Quickly gaining the attention of studios in Texas, Tingle began more work inside the publishing world again, singing for TV and radio commercials, films, and songwriters. After meeting Ray Benson, she was hired to sing on several soundtracks with Benson, including Jean-Claude Van Damme’s “Universal Soldier”. Then later, Tingle and Thiel both worked on Sandra Bullock’s “Miss Congeniality” and Robert Rodriguez’s “Spy Kids 3”. Progressing forward by going solo after the Black Pearl CD, she released 6 more CD’s under her own name, all to great reviews. This music gained attention from European radio stations and she was quickly added in rotation on England’s BBC radio. She continues to enjoy European support from fans there, thanks to the Internet. Voted FEMALE VOCALIST of the YEAR, BAND of the YEAR, BEST SONG, MUSICIAN of the YEAR, & ALBUM of the YEAR in the Austin Music Awards many times over the past decade, she is considered the female vocalist of AUSTIN, and well-respected throughout the south. She has toured and/or performed with many legendary acts, such as Ray Benson of Asleep at the Wheel, Eric Johnson, Etta James, Stephen Bruton, Monte Montgomery, Marcia Ball, Stevie Ray Vaughan’s Double Trouble, and continues to fill the airwaves of radio stations throughout the southern U.S. and parts of Europe. She has twice won the “Best Female Vocalist” award in the Austin Chronicle Music Awards. Her songs have been added to radio station playlists from across Texas all the way to the BBC in London. Her voice has been featured in numerous National TV & Radio commercials, including Bud Light, Chili’s, Toyota, the Texas Lottery, and many, many more. She has 7 CD releases to her name. She has also been voted within the Top 5 for “Best Live Show,” “Best Local Act,” “Best Singer/Songwriter” & “Best Underrated Artist of Austin Music” on citysearch.com.