(Article, W. Post, Sept. 2009) Tori’s music is not “Main Stream” as many want to see or hear. She has a talent for taking her music to a different level, where adversity challenges the best of us in the lives we lead. She has a vocal deliverance that you cannot walk away from- maybe because it’s so fresh, you don’t exactly know how to process it in your mind. You just know it often brings a smile to your face. As we walk about in our everyday lives, lyrics come back to us. Like the line, “Was it something I did or something I said?” Or “I run out of things to say when you turn away. The silence kills me everyday.” And these poignant words- “My whole world turns upside down, and there you are. “Safely on your ground.” While not knowing the origin of these lyrics, we really don’t care…these are experiences we have all dealt with and will continue to do so, and the words resonate with us. As time unwraps this calendar of life, we all have things in common- and that’s our hearts. “Well, maybe this time it’s real” or” This one’s for me.” For the most part, we don’t want to be reminded of days past or what went wrong. It is a sensitive place that is private for most of us- yet still there and real as time itself. In many of Tori’s songs, she reminds us of these challenges and defeats-with one thing remaining- life’s hope. In spite of pain, her beautiful and persevering heart pushes her onward. “She stands up; She moves forward.” Really, lessons for us all. There is no question that Tori is a superstar, looking for a place to shine. It is no longer a question of where or how…it is when. As I see it, it’s like wondering when South Padre Island is going to be just a ruin of seagulls. We all know it is going to happen…we just don’t know when. Tori is unique. In a crossover from Heavy Metal, Classical, and then Folk Guitar, she grew up in it all. Her father was a heavy metal freak and still is to this day. Her grandfather was a 40’s hit on a ukulele until his death in 1985. He Uncle Ed was a percussion nut who played with passion and a-joined with humor. He captivated audiences with his simple charm and laughter. Tori, has challenged herself to do it all. Besides writing and composing her own music, she has dabbled in movie scoring. Recently, she was given one shot at working with an animated feature by Aaron Quinn called The Sunshine Makers, an anmated tale of bringing light into darkness. As Tori moves up the ladder of fame, she will bring the youth beneath her in a most humble way. While she earned a Leadership Skill and Outstanding Performance Award in 2009 from the Round Rock ISD Board of Directors, she does not rest on her laurels. She has lofty expectations for herself and others. As her high school’s orchestra president and VP of the Texas Future Music Foundation, Tori is passionate about her music. She encourages all individuals to pick up a musical instrument and make it sing. “Singing is not just by the voice, it comes from your heart, and everything you bang on, every note you suddenly hear from those turtle shells can be music to someone’s ears. Never, ever forget that!” Tori summed up her emotions when she told me, “Music is my life…I need it like oxygen. Without it, I would die inside.” Yes, Tori Allen is headed for great things. She has too much to give of her heart through her music not to succeed. And there will be much for us to learn and remember.
Jimm Davis - Drums &Percussion
Rusty Curtis - Bass Guitar & Vocals
Danny Klotz - Electric Guitar and Vocals
Brian Thomas - Steel Guitar, Dobro, and Volcals
"Stuck in This House" Album released 12/17/2009. http://www.myspace.com/victoriaallen2
For full versions of these songs. She is being aired in San Fransisco, England, and Austrailia. Tori is also being aired on "Women of Substance Radio" http://live365.com/breenoble. Jango, Unheard Radio, iLA Radio, Womens Radio, Stereo Fame, iTunes, CD Baby,
Tori has a new EP soon to be out, "I Am Tori Allen" that is more country and folk/pop
Who Won't Leave Me Behind
3 song sample medley
On Your Ground (EP Cut)
Meghan's Song (EP Cut)
Mr Devil (EP Cut)
A Beautiful Life
Me And My World (Acoustic)
08 Divorcionism (RE-MIX)
Mr Devil, on the table for HBO movie soundtrack
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"Mr Devil" A silly song in what has been labeled as "Cabaret Pop" is being reviewed and on the cons..."Mr Devil" A silly song in what has been labeled as "Cabaret Pop" is being reviewed and on the consideration roster for a new movie produced by HBO films, Jane Doe. Having the perfect setting lyric wise for this movie, we are all hoping this comes through. Featured on many radio and internet stations around the country.
"Women of Substance Radio"
"Negative Sound Publishing"
"TwoGroove Music Blog"
Tori gets her first Movie deal
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Film director and cartoonist Aaron Quinn approached Tori for a sound track on his latest creation. S...Film director and cartoonist Aaron Quinn approached Tori for a sound track on his latest creation. She agreed and produced a magnificent track. With all the effects, music, and background noises. Quite an excellent job. With hopes to be involved with the 2010 SXSW film conference, Aaron and Tori made a match on this effort. Go see it, http://quinntoons.com "The Sunshine Makers" As a result, the producers want her to head off all projects out of their studios as music director and effects specialist.
Tori wins Talent Show by land slide!
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While at Orchestra Camp this past week, on June 18, 2009, the music directors and professors put tog...While at Orchestra Camp this past week, on June 18, 2009, the music directors and professors put together a talent show for students that brought their other instruments to camp with them. 24 out of 200 participated in the contest. After entering with a fellow student doing a cover tune, she made it to the final round and performing her tune, "Me and My World" the crowd went nuts. All the judges unanimously selected Tori and a scholarship to Baylor may be up for grabs.
Women of Substance Radio and Podcast
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Women of Substance Radio & Podcast - First Song Submission "Every Time" (EP Version) January...Women of Substance Radio & Podcast -
First Song Submission "Every Time" (EP Version)
January 05, 2009
Status: Selected Updated
On: January 05, 2009
Response: Congratulations! We love your music! We will begin airing your song on Women of Substance Radio immediately. Please let your fans know to support you and the station by listening at: http://www.live365.com/stations/breenoble We'd appreciate you adding a link on your website (email us if you'd like to post our logo and we'll send it to you also) and adding us as a top friend on MySpace: http://www.myspace.com/womenofsubstanceradio We'd love to get a "shout out" from you if you are able to record an mp3 in STEREO and at least 128 kps saying something like "This is (artist) and you're listening to Women of Substance Radio on Live365.com". Send it to email@example.com and we'll get it on the air. Your music will also be considered for special shows highlighting Indie Artists on WOS radio and future podcast features. We will let you know if you are chosen for these opportunities so you can tell your fans to tune in. Sincerely, Women of Substance Radio Team.
Movie and Tv Sound Tracks
"Mr Devil" selected to shop the movie scene.
Girl Power Digital Compilation #2
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“Me And My World” and “This One’s For Me” both selected for Girl Power Digital Compilation #2 . ...“Me And My World” and “This One’s For Me” both selected for Girl Power Digital Compilation #2 .
Gig Name: "Girl Power" Digital Compilation 2
First Reviewed: January 10, 2009
Status: Selected Updated On: January 10, 2009
Response: Thanks for your submission. We feel your tracks will be a good fit for our Girl Power Compilation. The next step will be signing our non-exclusive re-sellers agreement. We will be in touch with you within the next 5 -7 days regarding this agreement. In the mean time if you have any questions please feel free to contact me at anytime. Best, Hartford Matthews Evolution Music Marketing / Acoustic Fuel 313.850.9008 866.433.1675 ext.1
Most promissing star to ever come out of Round Rock
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It seems that the high school journalist, where Tori attends, was looking for subjects for the winte...It seems that the high school journalist, where Tori attends, was looking for subjects for the winter issue. The main editor for the paper approached Tori and said, "You are the most promising talent for our entire city, ever. We want to do a story on you. Is that alright?" Remembering that Tori sold out the "Rock Room" in Round Rock with almost 300 fans in a club with a capacity of only 175. Tori plays often for the pep rallies and student gatherings. This is a great sign for her future in music. When completed the article will be posted.
High School Student on San Fran Radio
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LAURI ZACHRY Education Reporter One Round Rock High School junior is working toward releasing a ...LAURI ZACHRY
One Round Rock High School junior is working toward releasing a CD, which was aided by airplay one of her songs received on the West Coast.
Tori Allen is currently completing work on a CD that includes the song "Everytime," which she wrote and produced. On Nov. 18 San Francisco radio station FM 102X featured Allen's "Everytime" song as its Song of the Day.
"I never write songs that don't mean anything to me," Allen said. "Music is my emotional outlet for high school, family and things like that. I like to sing about basic truths and pick apart life and help people understand life better."
On her CD Allen, sings lead and background vocals and plays guitar, violin, harmonica and saxophone.
Allen has sung since she was a young child. However, she didn't take it seriously until about a year ago. She also taught herself how to play the guitar.
Her musical influences include One Republic, Jack Johnson, Death Cab for Cutie, Dashboard Confessional and Regina Specktor. Allen considers the style of music she plays acoustic alternative.
Allen has regular singing gigs at Juniors in downtown Round Rock (her most recent performance there was Nov. 25), Dunn Brothers Café in Katy and Houston and Red 7 in downtown Austin.
Since she was in seventh grade Allen has performed as one-fourth of the string quartet The Rock Quartet, which typically plays at area weddings.
A typical weekend for Allen is traveling to Diamond Gem Studios in Houston, spending Saturday morning driving to the studio, recording all of Saturday and then working on homework on the drive back on Sunday.
Allen's mother, Darlene Humphrey, is proud of her daughter's pursuit of a music career.
"School comes first in Tori's life but I want to help promote her and help her pursue her passion," Humphrey said. "I'm so proud of her."
Along with writing and performing in the Central Texas and Houston areas, Allen is also president of the Round Rock High School orchestra and vice president of the Texas Future Music Educators.
After she graduates from Round Rock High School, Tori plans to attend the University of Texas or Texas Tech and study music. After that she plans to obtain a master's degree in music composition and create arrangements for movies and soundtracks.
For more information on Tori Allen and her music, go online to http://myspace.com/victoria allen2.
FM102x, San Francisco
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First Reviewed: November 13, 2008 Status: Selected Updated On: November 14, 2008 Response: Tha...First Reviewed: November 13, 2008
Updated On: November 14, 2008
Response: Thanks for the submission.
We listened... and we liked it! We've selected "Every Time" as the Song of the Day for November 18th.
On the Ground
This One's For Me
Me And My World
I Don't Want To Lose You
You're Running Away (With My Heart)
A Man Who Won't Leave Me Behind
Ingrid Michaelson- The Way I Am
One Republic- Stop and Stare
Her sets run 45 min to an hour with 3 hours of material.
There are no upcoming dates at this time.