Teasley describes his sound as 'eclectic with jazz roots'. His songs represent a broad range of genres from neo-soul, funk, and R&B to blues, classical, and gospel. He credits several musicians, including Chaka Khan, Patti LaBelle, Erykah Badu, Luther Vandross, Ledisi, Aretha Franklin, Donny Hathaway, and Jimi Hendrix as his main musical influences. Regardless of his role and evolution in the arts, Teasley strives to uphold the message of no boundaries or limits when it comes to creative expression. Tory Teasley, Lead Vocalist was born and raised in the suburbs of the East Bay California. From an early age, it was clear that Teasley was a born musician. He started playing the violin and cello before he entered elementary school and was acting by age seven. He regularly sang at his church during adolescence, which eventually led him to the Berkeley Jazz School where he studied classical music. At age 10, he had his first paid gig traveling with Opera Picallo for four years and was also under the tutelage of neo-soul phenomenon, Ledisi, along with world-renowned jazz musician, Raz, between ages 13 and 18. By this time, Teasley had incorporated dancing, as well as stage performance in musicals and dramas, into his repertoire. In 2010, Teasley took a break from music to return to school and pursue a career in Massage Therapy. While there he met Wanda Ravernell and accepted her invitation to sing in Awon Ohun Omnira. There he served as a principal vocalist for the ancestor songs and the ring-shout. When AOO added Civil Rights era Freedom songs to its repertoire, Teasley was the principal vocalist. Through revelation Tory Teasley, sacrificed everything in pursuit and to put 100% focus on his music career. Currently Tory is a full-time performing artist recently performed residencies with Penrose-Oakland, DayBrkr-SF Legionnaire- Oakland, 57th Street Gallery and more. Tory's first album with his band Tory and The Teasers was released June 20th! Called "Free, Tory" available on most streaming and downloading websites like Spotify and iTunes. In addition Tory Teasley provides music for special events, weddings, private parties, funerals, and concerts. Not only operates as an entertainer, but also provides services for stage management, booking services, vocal and performance coaching. Don’t miss your chance to experience this dynamic power house vocalist.
Freedom! Tory Teasley, is an advocate for expressing radical love and acceptance.
Tory and The Teasers band delivers an authentic, polished funky and soulful sound. Over the past couple years Tory and his band been taking the Bay Area by storm. Performing at local venues like Legionnaire Saloon, Era Art Bar, Starry Plough, Penrose and more. The Teasers put the "R" and "B" in "Rhythm and Blues". Together they have created original music album called "Free, Tory". Featuring songs like "Reppin Da Struggle", " Freaks N' Love" and "The Truth". The Teasers come up they're own renditions to classic soul and dance music from the 70's and 80's and todays tops 40's. We are available for parties, special events and concerts. Check out our website today!
"I'm truly blessed to work with such gifted, dedicated musicians"- Tory Teasley
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