Contessa Blue draws from a diverse catalog influenced by the legends of Blues, R&B, Soul, and Jazz. Some of their many influences include Steely Dan, Amy Winehouse, The Rolling Stones, Etta James, and more! The Phoenix-based trio delivers an inspired blend of carefully crafted originals and crowd-pleasing favorites. Contessa Blue is fronted by the powerhouse vocals of Tarah Oliver and features pianist/acoustic guitarist David Robert Anderson.

Contessa Blue records, mixes, and masters their original music at David Robert Anderson's studio, Cozettas Recording Studio, located in Gilbert, Arizona. Their music is published through Miami, Florida - based music company SoStereo. Serious inquiries for placement of Contessa Blue's music in film and television are always welcome.



Originally from Chicago, vocalist Tarah Oliver is influenced by pop/rock/alternative, R&B, soul, and jazz. While paying homage to her musical heroes, she makes every song her own with her unique and compelling vocal delivery. In addition to performing live with Contessa Blue, Tarah is a recording artist who lends her considerable vocal talents to numerous studio projects throughout the Phoenix metro area.


David Robert Anderson

Originally from the Washington, D.C. area, David Robert Anderson is a classically trained multi-instrumentalist and vocalist. He has performed throughout the United States with groups that span the genres of pop/rock, jazz, and country. In addition, he is a songwriter who is published through Washington Street Publishing, SoStereo, and A Matter of Music. He writes for Contessa Blue and other recording artists. Contributing piano, electric and acoustic guitar, and vocals, David provides the essential musical foundation for Contessa Blue.