Tei Shi at the Rickshaw Stop

Tei Shi Steals Hearts at the Rickshaw Stop in San Francisco

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It’s always a good time when Tei Shi comes to town. The gorgeous singer who’s originally from Argentina admits that she really enjoys playing in San Francisco. “I love coming to San Francisco,” she said last night. “You guys are always so great.” And while it’s true that the audience was giving her a lot of love last night, it was for a good reason.

She was simply stunning. From the moment the sensuous siren came out and all throughout the show, her voice was flawless, her delivery seductive, and her performance surreal. Tei Shi glows like a mythical figure with the voice of an angel. If you don’t know Tei Shi now, you soon will, because someone with this level of talent will not be playing these small stages for very much longer.

Tei Shi at the Rickshaw Stop
Tei Shi at the Rickshaw Stop

She kicked off the show with “How Far” a song that starts of with a melancholic guitar chord progression and builds into a crescendo of emotion. It’s one of my favorites but so were the others that followed that night, which included “Keep Running,” “Creep,” and the hit that launched her career “Bassically.”

The highlight of the evening for me was seeing her perform her latest single “Keep Running,” a song for which she recently released a brand new video that you can see below. Hearing the R&B hit played with a full band brought out another side of this fantastic singer, which by the end of last night’s performance couldn’t help but draw comparisons to a female reincarnation of the purple one. Tei Shi has arrived and with just one album under her belt is already on her way to greatness.

Photos courtesy of Louis Raphael

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With a discography that 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 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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