Tori Roze and the Hot Mess
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 Rozes sultry voice for the first time is like learning that Santa Claus isnt 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). The Hot Mess, comprised of five exceptional jazz-infused "pocket" players that literally bring the house down (one of which is her mother), is sure to leave you reeling with toe-tapping excitement. Since the inception of the band in 2008 and release of their debut album "From the Hip" in December 2010 (recorded by multiple Grammy Award winning engineer, Alan Sanderson), Tori Roze and The Hot Mess have been blazing a trail with local & regional media playing alongside the likes of Nikka Costa, The Bird & The Bee, and Margaret Cho. As of recent, their sophomore effort "Turbulence" has managed to catch the attention of the San Diego Music Awards 2013 for "Best Pop Album." "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 mixed with the nitty gritty truth, Tori Roze and The Hot Mess are sure to leave you with a sense of relative human connection and an original style that is absolutely unforgettable.