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Live Music: Tori Roze and Johnny Alexander


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Tori Roze and Johnny Alexander and two members of a larger six piece band called Tori Roze and The Hot Mess that has been nominated for three San Diego Music Awards for "Best Acoustic," "Best Blues Album," and "Best Pop Album." With over 100 songs in their repertoire consisting of both original and cover tunes and playing somewhere between 60-80 shows a year, they provide "earful pleasure" to listeners in all, and we do mean ALL environments. Tori sings/plays trumpet + hand percussion, Johnny plays guitar with musical styles ranging from jazz-soul-rock-pop-r&b-standards and funk. Seeking nothing more than to shed light on the human experience, Tori Roze is a key artist in conveying the emotional intent behind a song. If you are seeing her live, hold on tight because you won't be the same after she opens her mouth. "Hearing Tori Roze's sultry voice for the first time is like learning that Santa Claus isn't real: It absolutely breaks your heart. Roze seduces you with her Erykah Badu-esque flair, and just when you think she cant be any smoother, she claws her way into your ears with her rocking roars" (San Diego City Beat). "If you combined the music of Erykah Badu, Ella Fitzgerald, and Janis Joplin, you would acquire what our sound is. We like to put some stank on it, bottom line," Roze says of their fearless genre-bending musical style. Their edge being that of heart-driven souls lyrically mixed with the nitty gritty truth, they are sure to leave you with a sense of relative human connection and an original style that is absolutely unforgettable.