Dan Torres

Dan Torres

BandRockAdult Contemporary

Sell out shows in the US, front-page news in the UK, highlight show of CMJ2007, FoxTV appearances to 45million homes across the US, and many famous names amongst his fans. Dan captivates audiences with the pure emotion and natural talent he puts into his music. A unique voice & a unique performer.

Biography

“amazing” – Tina Shafer – New York Songwriters Circle

“...a new prophet for the hopeful who own a tear-stained copy of 'Grace'” - Ben Krieger (Jezebel Music)

"a razorsharp songwriter" - Jim Kaminski (Tower Records)

Dan’s first ever showcase in New York secured him bookings for 3 international showcase events, a prime time TV appearance on FOX TV (broadcast to over 45 Million homes), a show at the 700 capacity Highline Ballroom in NYC, synchronisations of his music into various films and tv shows, and an artist endorsement from Martin guitars. Far from a normal outcome to a show, but then Dan is far from normal:

With the intent to evade the "singer" role that is typically attached to "songwriter", Dan Torres at first looked to others to add vocals to his songs. Although he found his "voice" early on as a songwriter and musician, it took some trial and error to discover his singing voice, which is anything but typical. Pushing the limits laid down by artists like Robert Plant, Ours, and Chris Cornell, it’s almost impossible to believe that "singer" and "songwriter" didn’t always go together for Dan.

Inspired by life experiences and the world around him, he began to compose original songs. While attending music school, Dan continued his pattern of complementing traditional education with a self-imposed curriculum of popular music by artists like Nirvana, Stone Temple Pilots, and Tonic.

Life is a process of false starts, wrong turns, dead-ends, and finally finding the right path. Dan has made many journeys, from his birthplace in Germany, to his youth in New Jersey, and his recent success in the New York music community. There is no question that Dan’s profile is growing exponentially across the US with a similar growth across the UK too. Dan is a prime candidate for cult radio and for cool culture TV – if The Old Grey Whistle Test still aired, he’d be on there every week. Dare we also mention the many Jeff Buckley fans now sitting up and wringing out the handkerchiefs of tears and thinking that this boy Dan is here and capable of filling ‘that space’…

Dan captivates rooms full of total strangers with the pure emotion and natural talent he puts into his music. His unique style of writing pushes the limits of his vocal range to produce a powerful and heartfelt sound. Dan performs alone when the environment is suited for it, but also packs venues when performing with his live band or his percussionist. His music captures the thoughts and feelings of our generation with a genuine honesty that cuts through the piles of generic ‘singer songwriters’ that stifle the industry.

Key Points:

Co-write’s offered with various award winning writers and producers around the world (UK – Eliot Kennedy, Canada – Brandon Freisen, and US – Clif Norrel)

Live performance aired on Fox TV to over 45 million homes across the US

Most viewed video on Fearless TV website

Multiple synchronisations to film and TV

Sell out shows across New York including Bowery Ballroom and Highline Ballroom

Over 55,000 Myspace plays of his songs

Over 6,000 buying fans on mailing list and growing fast

Lyrics

Where I Stand

Written By: Dan Torres

I never relied on you before this day.
But now, look in my eyes,
see what a life like this can lead to.

I need you to listen to me
just for once in my life time.
Can you finally see what I've been waiting for?

I never relied you before.
I never realized what you had become.
'Cause you said to me that it was ok
when you always spent all your hours
away from me.

You weren't the right one for the job,
but you're here.
So now you've got to give up
one or the other.

I don't care which you choose to do
'cause I'm through waiting for a savior.
Can you finally see what I've been waiting for?

I never relied you before.
I never realized what you had become.
'Cause you said to me that it was ok
when you always spent all your hours
away from me.

It's over now,
I'm through putting up with excuses
from some one who would let this go down
to this low.
Can't believe where I'm standing with you now.
Look where this has gotten you so far.

Too Soon To Know

Written By: Dan Torres

I lost my love
I gave her up one week ago
still I feel the same
not quite sure
if I did what I needed
or what I thought she did.

It's still to soon to know
what's real and what's for show.

You know, inside, it's right this time
no matter how much it's hurting you.
It's time to go, to leave,
I hope I'll see you better again.

It's been a month.
The last I heard
she's doing fine.
Can't say the same for me.
It's building up.
The guilt I feel inside of me,
will it go away.

It's still to soon to know
what's real and what's for show.

You know, inside, it's right this time
no matter how much it's hurting you.
It's time to go, to leave,
I hope I'll see you better again.

You need to know I never lied
when I said I loved.
And you were wrong when you insisted you weren't good enough.
There's so much more behind it all
that I can not explain to you.

I've had my doubts
for quite some time
but now they turn and face
the other way.

You know, inside, it's right this time
no matter how much it's hurting you.
It's time to go, to leave,
I hope I'll see you better again.

You know, inside, it's right this time
(You need to know I never lied
when I said I loved )
no matter how much it's hurting you.
It's time to go, to leave,
(and you were wrong when
you insisted you weren't good
enough)
I hope I'll see you better again.

Change The World

Written By: Dan Torres

Wash away all the troubles
all the worries of the day, with me.
Wipe the tears from your cheek,
hold your chin up high, and say with me...

Go ahead and question
the reasons for the way you are.
But don't let any one ever sell you short of what you think you're supposed to be.

I won't let the world bring me down today.
I will change the world,
I'll save the world some day

So when you feel like throwing in the towel,
just look to me, my friend.
We'll keep on pushing, moving forward...

I won't let the world bring me down today.
I will change the world,
I'll save the world some day

I won't let the world bring me down today.
I will change the world,
I'll save the world some day

Wash away all the troubles
all the worries of the day

Discography

"Where I Stand" (2006)
Singles: "Change The World", "Where I Stand" featured on various radio across the US and UK.

Various synchronisations to film and TV including MTV, RoadTrip Nation, BBC, Channel 4.

"Go On" 2007
iTunes Exclusive

Set List

Typical Short Original Set List (35-40 minutes):

Here It Ends
Go On
Out
Too Soon To Know
The Missing Truth
Change The World
Won't Change My Mind
Do You Want

Typical Long Original Set List (60-90 minutes):

Here It Ends
Go On
Out
What Would You Think
Walk Away
The Missing Truth
Change The World
Happy Again
Too Soon To Know
Won't Change My Mind
The Way It Goes
Hide
Give it Up
Song For My Father
Where I Stand
You Are
Do You Want

Some Covers We Do:

"Wicked Game": Chris Isaak
"Imagine": John Lennon
"What Goes Around Comes Around": Justin Timberlake
"Lover You Should've Come Over": Jeff Buckley
"If You Could Only See": Tonic
"American Woman": Lenny Kravitz
"Black Horse & A Cherry Tree": K.T. Tunstall
"Climbing Up The Walls": Radiohead
"High and Dry": Radiohead
"Fallin'": Alicia Keys
"Ain't No Sunshine": Bill Withers
"Everlong": Foo Fighters
"My Hero": Foo Fighters
"Waiting On The World To Change": John Mayer
"Babe I'm Gonna Leave You": Led