Ted Martin

Ted Martin

BandCountrySinger/Songwriter

A respectful tribute to "The King Of Rock N' Roll"

Biography

Ted Torres is a singer/songwriter/musician from Orlando,fl. His own music is true to his roots.

Growing up in a family with two professional musicians as parents influenced Ted a great deal to choose this path. He started learning how to play different instruments which included: guitar, bass, classical violin ,and piano.

Ted was greatly inspired by a mix of all types of different music, but he was especially influenced by Elvis Presley.

He can't think of anything else he would rather do other than music. The important thing for Ted is that the music really touches people where he feels it matters most, on a soulful level the same way he believes Elvis felt. From the first time Ted saw " Jailhouse rock" at the age of 12, he knew he was going to be a fan for life.

For some reason after learning more about Elvis' life he could identify with him because of similar situations in their lives; the way they grew up, an overprotective mother, being loners and just obsessing over music. Not to mention the greasy pompadour that he got teased for in school. Elvis' music has always meant a lot to Ted and it inspired him to pursue his own music career and also to entertain as an Elvis performer.

Ted has been lucky enough to travel and perform in Memphis for Elvis Week for the last seven years at various venues and events and in 2007 & 2008 he was lucky enough to be part of Elvis Presley Enterprises "Ultimate Contest" in which he was an EPE runner up finalist as well as performing an hour show for EPE during the Memphis Redbirds baseball game in 2008. He has also traveled to places like: California,Omaha,Chicago and all over the United States performing his shows and taking 1st place wins at various Elvis contests! He has been able to perform in front of celebrities from the Elvis world, some of which he is very lucky to call his friends including: Nurse Marian Cocke ,Patti Parry, Knox Phillips, D.J.Fontana (whom he has shared the stage with) and also The Jordanaires ,to name a few.

Some of his credits include:

-Winner 1st place Grand Champion of Daytona Beach, F.l EPE qualifier 6/07

-EPE Ultimate Runner up finalist Memphis T.N 8/07

-Winner Grand Champion 1st runner up @ Elvis Explosion 9/07 La Crosse WI

-Winner 1st place Grand Champion Dewey Bch. Delaware 9/07

-Winner 1st place Grand Champion Elvis fantasy fest Portage In. 10/07

-Winner 1st place Grand Champion of Daytona Beach, F.L EPE qualifier 6/08

-EPE Ultimate Runner up finalist Memphis T.N 8/08

-Winner 1st place Grand Champion "The Elvis Explosion 2008" Lacrosse,Wisconsin 9/08

-Opening act for international star "Charo" 3/09 Largo, Fl.

-Lake George, New York Elvis Festival 5/09 - 1950's Headlining Act

-Winner 1st place Grand Champion of Immokalee, F.L Images qualifier 7/09

-Winner 1st place Grand Champion of Tampa,F.L EPE Ultimate qualifier 7/09

Ted's goal is to help Elvis fans relive that time in which he was at his best - bringing them that raw, sexual energy and magnetism he had but at the same time capturing his shyness and county boy charm. And if he can walk out of a show knowing that he has turned some of the younger generation into Elvis fans then Ted knows he is doing is job.
Ted thinks that by being an Elvis fan first and an entertainer second has given him a good understanding of what the fans really want and is able to get that point across.

He hopes he can help people relive those memories when a poor boy from Tupelo, Mississippi conquered both Memphis and the world with his music.

Discography

Independent cd releases.

Set List

Sets depend on what is needed for the event.