Torrey Mercer is an award winning singer/songwriter and performer that brings a one-of-a-kind charisma to the stage and a unique experience to her fans through her fusion of soul and rock genres. With her early beginnings in musical theater, Torrey was trained vocally in a number of different styles such as pop, jazz, rock, blues, and Broadway, which she began at the age of 9. Her vocal instructors include Dorian Holley (Michael Jackson, American Idol), David Coury (Leona Lewis, Ashley Tisdale), Leigh Scarritt (Vanessa Hudgens, James Maslow), and Roy Mote.
Torrey first entered the music scene with original content at the age of 17 – writing and releasing a young pop music sound that would later mature with her life experience and vocal seasoning. Her single Looking Glass was released in 2012, winning her the Indie Music Channel Award for ‘Best Pop Song’ in 2013, and was nominated for numerous other awards. In 2014, Torrey released two singles, I Believe in Me, a soulful and uplifting anthem about self-esteem and Lies & Lipstick, which speaks on a failed friendship. In 2014, she was also named ‘Best Teen Artist’ by the Artists in Music Awards, and ‘Inspirational Artist of the Year’ by Critic’s Choice. And in early 2015, she was named ‘Peacemaker of the Year’ by the Encinitas Rotary Club out of San Diego, California, for the antibullying work she has always paired with her music, later releasing Be Your Own Hero.
Some of her more notable performances include singing the National Anthem for the San Diego NFL Chargers in an arena of over 60,000 people, touring nationally across the East and West coasts to perform and speak to thousands of kids through the service organization she founded in 2013, The Pledge Tour, and also performing at world-renown venues, such as LA’s Whisky-A-Go-Go, San Diego’s and Los Angeles’, House of Blues, and the Bluebird Café, to name a few.
Torrey has already affected the lives of thousands of young adults through her philanthropic work with The Pledge Tour – speaking on bullying prevention, kindness, embracing diversity, giving back, and pursuing successful career paths. In addition to running her organization, she is actively in the studio working on new material. Tour dates and new music releases to be announced soon.