Tei Shi Charms Crowd at Bimbo’s in San Francisco (Review + Slideshow)

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I swear that every time I see Tei Shi perform she looks to me like a mythical siren from some ancient Greek tale that’s just come out of the sea and returns back to human form just to sing for all of us. Last night, the sexy singer made her way to Bimbo’s in San Francisco sporting some killer black and white snakeskin pants and a stylish white jean jacket to put on a show that can only be described as unbelievable.

If you’ve never been to Bimbo’s take my word for it and go. The venue that was originally built in 1931, has done everything to retain its old San Francisco charm that the city is famous for. It provides a classic vintage cocktail environment with some table seating for those wanting to enjoy dinner or a drink while watching the performance. It’s at the same time classy yet cool. It’s really no wonder that it’s become such a San Francisco icon for the buzzing nightlife community. 

The star of the evening was a singer that’s quickly on her way to becoming a household name. For those in attendance, she already is just that, and the fans that had braved the cold winter San Francisco night to go see her were rewarded by a passionate, seductive and stellar performance by Tei Shi who said she just loves to play San Francisco. “Thanks so much San Francisco,” she said. “I always love performing here. The energy is always so great.”

The audience was split evenly amongst men and women with a good portion of them being of Latin descent. Tei Shi is originally from Argentina and sings at times in Spanish so it’s no surprise that the Latin community has embraced her like it has. I was speaking to a young lady in the audience who was telling me how much of a role model she was to latinas everywhere.

The set consisted mostly of her first album peppered with some more recent tunes. Hits like “Keep Running,” “Say You Do,” “Justify” and “Basically” received the best audience response. But the show really never had a dull moment. This artist has that star quality that so many wish they had. And because of this, I’m putting her on my list for Artists to Watch in 2018.

Check out the interview I did with Tei Shi last year HERE.

Photos by Louis Raphael Photography

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An avid drummer whose discography includes albums on Digital Nations (a Steve Vai imprint), music critic Louis Raphael has always kept a pulse on the San Francisco music scene. After many years as the San Francisco Music Examiner for Examiner.com and AXS.com, he decided to start Music in SF® as a way to showcase what the San Francisco music scene really has to offer.

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