Tina Schlieske, originally hails from Minneapolis, MN and is best known for fronting the band Tina and the B-Sides.
The band released several albums on their own label Movement Records before getting signed to a major record deal with Sire Records in 1996.
The band released two CD’s for Sire, “Salvation” and “It’s All Just The Same”, with their songs featured in commercials and major movie soundtracks such as
‘The Traveller’, ‘Very Bad Things’, and ‘A Simple Plan’.
Tina and band shared stages with Lenny Kravitz, The Wallflowers, Indigo Girls and Etta James as well as collaborating with artists like
Stewart Copeland and Me’Shell Ndegeocello.
When the B-Sides took a hiatus in 1999, she toured with Double Trouble (Stevie Ray Vaughn’s band) and released several solo projects.
In 2005, her first solo album produced by Sheldon Gomberg, “Slow Burn” which features such renowned musicians as Don Heffington (Dylan, Emmy Lou Harris), Benmont Tench (Tom Petty),
Marc Ford (The Black Crows) and Rami Jaffe (The Wallflowers) and to her thrill, she even had Elvis Presley’s guitarist James Burton play on two of the tracks.
- 2008 Schlieske released ‘Evil Gal Blues’, (also produced by Gomberg) an homage to her favorite female blues singers. Covering songs by artists like Big Momma Thornton, Memphis Minnie, Jessie Mae Hemphill, Etta James and Aretha Franklin.
- 2013 the album ‘One Of The Boys’ (Produced by Patrik Tanner) was a tribute to the Minneapolis music scene Tina was so influenced by. She covered the songs of Soul Asylum, Husker Du, Bob Dylan, Jayhawks, The Replacements and Prince.
- 2014 Tina and the B-Sides came back together to record their first studio album in over tens years called ‘Barricade’.
Tina’s latest projects are doing a monthly residency at the Icehouse in Minneapolis, MN and Genital Panic, a feminist punk rock band she formed after hitting menopause.
Tina currently lives in California and divides her time between playing on the West Coast and going back to Minnesota for her residency as well as occasional B-Side shows in the Mid West.