Critics and fans have called CeCe Teneal "a musical force to be reckoned with", and her achievements in the industry over the past decade are certainly a testament to that view. A country girl blessed with a powerful voice that is filled with soul and resonance, CeCe began as a cover artist and is now planning to captivate the globe by performing her own original music that aligns with a blues/soul/funk soundtrack.
Born in Osteen, just outside of Orlando, Florida, CeCe never envisioned herself as a performer. Having inherited her voice from her mother, she was handed a microphone in the family church at the age of six and stunned people with her chillingly beautiful vocals. At first, keeping her talent within the walls of her home, CeCe quickly felt something bigger beginning to emerge. God had a different plan from what she had first imagined, and after singing at venues throughout her region, her career skyrocketed when she was selected as the lead singer for B.B. King's Blues Club in Orlando in 2007. CeCe succeeded in transforming B.B. King's into the most frequented live music venue in Orlando, and in 2011 she released her debut blues album, "Train from Osteen", performing to sold-out crowds and eventually being dubbed the "Voice of Neo-Blues".
Giving her all to every audience, CeCe's passion and raw talent bring a palpably unique energy to her performances. By effortlessly blending invigorating melodies with soothing sounds, she provides an incredible musical experience that transcends cultural and generational barriers.
CeCe has traveled the world with her talent, gracing the stage before Buddy Guy, Joe Cocker, Johnny Lang, and the legendary B.B. King, to name just a few. Her own original sound has attracted the attention of fans across the globe, and her first music video, "Eleanor Rigby" was exclusively premiered on the Huffington Post. She has been nominated for 4 Independent Music Awards and claimed their title for 2011 Best Gospel Song ("I Heard you Prayin") and Best R&B Album, as well as the 2019 award for Best Funk/Jam/Fusion song. Her other accolades include the 2015 Touch the Mic "Muse" Award, Best Female Singer at the 2009-2010 Orlando Hip-Hop Awards.
After touring as the leading lady for B.B. King's Blues Club musical production and lounge on board Holland America Cruise Lines, CeCe produced and performed in a tribute to Aretha Franklin entitled "Portrait of a Queen". A highly anticipated live album, #5or5000, with her band Soul Kamotion, was completed in 2018, and she is no doubt wowing fans across the globe once more with her passion, energy and undeniable talent. "5 people or 5,000...everyone gets the same show," CeCe says, and that is why her longevity as an artist is sure to outdo others in the industry.
Her latest single, First Love, is a passionate account of leaving something too soon and taking too long to return. It's a fresh take on a love song to a love interest or of one's self. First Love is guaranteed to have you tapping your feet and singing along after your first listen, just as CeCe's voice will speak to your heart and allow you to connect with the song's message.