Vanessa Harris brings to Teshaleh a diverse background in vocal styles: rock, metal, folk, etc., and various ethnic styles. In addition to singing, she plays djembe and didgeridoo. Vanessa is also the lead singer for the Maryland-based art rock band channel Volatile.
Brett McCoy has been studying music for several decades, pursuing many different styles such as classical, rock, metal jazz and ethnic styles. In addition to guitar, he also sings and plays hand drums and keyboards.
He has a Master Certificate in Composition for Film, TV & Video Games (2011) from Berklee College and is currently pursuing a Bachelor of Professional Studies degree at Berklee, also in Composition for Film, TV & Video Games.
In addition to Teshaleh, he also also is the composer and guitarist for steampunk metal band Alhazred, and previously played guitar for art rock band channel Volatile, operatic metal band Cassandra Syndrome and folk rock band Revel Moon.
Chris Welborn has been a touring/recording bassist in the Mid Atlantic region of the United States most notably with Virginia power metallers Division, melodic progressive rockers Brave, Baltimore metallers Chopper Trike Rebels and Richmond progressive metallers Service of Shadows.
Chris proudly uses and endorses Warwick basses and amplifiers, Kalium Strings, Essential Sound Products power cables and Locustom effect pedals.
John Harford began releasing music with three albums of experimental and electronic soundscape from 2000 – 2005. The following year he returned to instrumental studies that he had pursued periodically since childhood. In 2006 John began actively studying early music and learning the medieval bagpipe, recorder and related wind instruments. In 2009 he began his first neo-medieval ensemble - Terra Serpentis - and played with that act for almost 4 years on the local festival circuit. Since he has played with the historical music acts Pastimes Music, Karpathos and Medhorn. He is a founding member and the creative director of the paganfolk band Ashagal. He recently began working on an atmospheric black metal project called URD. His long time love of metal led him down the path to bring his loud medieval pipes to Teshaleh. John is also a writer, mixed media and photographc artist, as well as a game and graphic arts professor.
Damien McCoy began producing in 2006 with digital audio software and samplers. With an appreciation for Orchestral, Rock, Metal, Industrial and Electronic music, he started producing music under his personal label "Sinespawn" and performing as a DJ. He aspires to compose music for video games or film. He is a self-taught musician, with an ability to sing as well as play guitar, keyboards and drums. He enjoys experimenting between different genres and designing unique sound scapes.
Colin Parker has been studying fiddle and violin for 20 years. He has training and experience in classical, jazz, bluegrass, klezmer, rock, metal and traditional Appalachian music. He specializes in improvisation and the blending of different styles. When not rocking out with Teshaleh, Colin plays in the acoustic alternative rock group Speaking in Circles, where he adds a unique twist to familiar favorites.