John Torres is a poignant and inspirational singer and songwriter, who has been creating and performing music for over 20 years. He has performed within the U.S. and abroad at venues like the Walt Disney Concert Hall and Dodger Stadium.
In addition, John’s original songwriting has garnered numerous awards (including a John Lennon Songwriting Award and an American Independent Music Award), and has been featured in popular movies and television shows (such as “Alias,” “Felicity,” TLC’s “My Giant Life”)
Booking John Torres for you wedding, corporate, or private event, will undoubtedly be one of the best decisions you make in planning for your special occasion.
John was amazing. Not only was he a great entertainer for our ceremony, he was a great person. He even took the time to learn new songs for our wedding. He was extremely professional from the start to the finish and we would recommend him to anyone. Awesome job!
Response from John Torres:
❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️ it was such a gorgeous ceremony! Thank you for allowing me to be a part of it.
First and foremost, above the fact that he's an unbelievably talented musician, John is an exceptional human being with a unique gift that transcends simple music ability. John's music has a way of turning any average or above average event into something truly memorable.
My wife and I had the incredible honor of having John sing at our wedding; both during the ceremony and after, for dinner/dessert. John's level of talent mixed with professionalism is likely unmatched. John doesn't need excessive directions or hand holding. As a driven/mindful musician, he knew what to play and when without coaching. John's song, "Hallelujah" brought everyone to tears during Communion at the ceremony.
If you have the opportunity to hire a musician for an anniversary/wedding/etc, please consider John. I would gladly discuss with anyone your concerns about hiring him. For record, I paid John in advance without hesitation because that's the type of person you're dealing with. I don't know what arrangements he would require, but I know he's excited to be able to transform your event into something of true beauty.
Thank you, sincerely John for not only being an outstanding musician but for being an even better person. Great, great, great, all the way.
We worked with John for our wedding reception in February 2014. Early on he worked closely with us in discussing our wants and needs for the evening. Ending up with a mix of his own amazing music, other artists songs and a special song that he sang from me to my husband. Wow. It was just perfect. He definitely created the atmosphere for the evening - our friends and family still light up at the mention of his name and that night. He is an amazing talent that we are thrilled to have discovered and now to consider a friend.
If you have the opportunity to have John Torres sing at your wedding or special event, be prepared for a gift of a lifetime. Yes, John has a huge repertoire, professional demeanor to spare, and is easy as all get out to work with. But you can't quantify the unending passion, heart and humanity that he brings to every performance. EVERY performance. If he's the main event or the guy doing special background music, your audience will be transformed and they won't forget his performance. So, if you have the chance to feature him, RUN - don't walk - to contact him! And be sure to enjoy the tremendous gift he is to you and your guests. You will thank yourself forever!
John is one of THE most talented men you'll ever meet. He has a voice of the angels. (This is not embellishment.) He's a true diamond and the kind of person you'll be thankful to have as a part of your special day. 5 years later we still think fondly on his voice as my wife walked down the aisle. Thank you, John!
My husband and I adore John Torres's music so much that we had to have him as the cantor for our wedding! He's such a talented singer who touched everyone in attendance at our wedding. His voice gave everyone goosebumps as he sang "The Prayer", "Se (Theme from Cinema Paradiso)" and "Ave Maria." Some of our guests were so impressed by his voice that they even hired him for their own events. I can't say enough great things about John as a singer and song writer. We are such big fans of his that we have been listening to his music for years! I highly recommend him for any event! You will not be disappointed!
When my wife and I were married fortunately John agreed to perform at our wedding and reception, and he ended up being the absolute star of our wedding! We were always big fans of John and his music; he has a beautiful voice and the lyrics to his original songs are so deep and meaningful. John performed his original song "Hallelujah" during our wedding ceremony, which absolutely blew everyone away, and our first dance was to his original song "Depend On Me" which is a special song to me and my wife. To top it off, John and his buddy/partner wrote an original humorous song about me and my wife that he performed towards the end of our wedding reception which was so unexpected by our guests. Our wedding was featured on Martha Stewart Weddings: http://www.marthastewartweddings.com/231824/joo-and-jacob-los-angeles-california/@center/272446/real-weddings A picture of John and his buddy/partner performing is Page 22 of 32. Having John perform at our wedding truly made our special day even more special and distinct.
Since then, John has performed for us and our friends in our home a number of times and it always ended up being a special evening.
John is a professional for years he has performed in Little Italy San Diego at the Festa as well as the largest Italian American Gala called Ferragosto. He's so good we asked him to do our wedding music. He nailed it! People came to see us get married and left saying "his voice is like an angel"
I had been a fan of John Torres for years. I would listen to his music and think this is the song I want at my wedding. Well, sure enough, I got engaged! I made an appointment to meet with John and we discussed my wedding. Sure enough, on my wedding day, there he was, performing in true professional style. It was a really special moment. John was professional, on time, wonderful to work with and really made our wedding special. Thanks, John!
John is absolutely amazing. We highered him to perform cemremony music for before, during and after our wedding. We received so many compliments. John was super accommodating and chose the best music for our ceremony. I would definitely recommend him to anyone!
Price Range: $300/hour to $550/hour
Gig Length: 60 - 180 minutes
What to Expect
John Torres personalizes and customizes each of his performances based on the specific nature of the event, and according to the environment his clients are aiming to create.
In general, John is known as a passionate vocalist and a moving songwriter, whose diverse musical and vocal abilities have been utilized in a myriad of ways, in professional events throughout the U.S. and abroad. As such, it is very common for John's services to be requested as a bride walks down the isle, to kick off an inspirational corporate event, or interwoven within a moving speech during a fundraiser.
In addition, John is often hired both as a soloist and/or in conjunction with his band, to perform a blend of original acoustic singer/songwriter music as well as popular covers. Either way, the feel of his music is always moving, engaging, and completely captivating in style.
“John and I sang together in college. I was not only inspired by his voice, but by his songs. “Living Without You” resonated so deeply with me and inspired me to begin to write my first real song...I’ve been writing ever since. Thanks John!”
~ Sara Bareilles, Grammy Nominated Songwriter/Recording Artist EPIC Records
John Torres is an American Songwriter, Recording Artist and sometimes Actor, from Los Angeles, California. He is best known for his original songs, and performances.
His music has been featured in popular films and television shows (Including “My Giant Life”‘”Alias,”“Felicity”) and has received numerous honors, including a John Lennon Songwriting Award, a nomination for an American Independent Music Award, and a short listing for Best Original Song by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (For his original song “You Don’ t Have To Be A Star” in the documentary “Fame High”).
He has performed in major venues throughout the country and abroad. Among his favorites were The Disney Concert Hall and Dodger Stadium.
As an actor, Torres originated the original lead role of Drew in the first ever production of the now Broadway hit musical and film "Rock of Ages." He also co-starred as Peter in the first major production of the musical "Bare: A Pop Opera" (Nominated for 18 Ovation Awards).
To date he has released 4 official studio albums as well as numerous singles and music videos.
He lives in Los Angeles, with his wife Joanna and son, Jackson.
“Everybody…check out my new favorite musician!!!! I am in love with this guy’s music…JOHN TORRES. (link hidden)…..ready, GO!!”…”More on (link hidden)…listening now to this song he wrote HALLELUJAH…blows me away… check it out”
~Actress, Sela Ward
“@johntorresmusic ok tweeps..if ur into good music and a gr8 voice..follow this dude…not just cause he’s my friend..but cause he’s awesome!”
~Actor, Reggie Lee (Grim)
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~Actor, Hill Harper (CSI NY)
"Soulful and plaintive, John Torres' voice sets a warm and inviting tone that imbues his work with a genuine sincerity."
~ Music Connection Magazine
“Closest you’ll get to hearing an angel sing without having to go to heaven. John Torres is one of the best young voices I’ve heard since Josh Groban. His range, pitch and timing are superb… his work ethic and attitude even better! I expect he will have a great career ahead.”
~ Marjorie Maye, Multi-Platinum EMI Songwriter
“John Torres is Brilliant. I’ve been a pro musician, writer and producer for 25 years now with close to 1000 album credits, 100’s of singles and several movie soundtracks to my list with lot’s of world known artists and one of the best things about having this as my line of work is that I get to work with so many wonderful humans and sometimes also with some very unique talents…and once in a blue moon a perfect combination of both…John Torres is both in my book!!! Your road ahead is nothing but bright my friend…trust me!!!”
~ Tommy Denander, Multi-platinum Producer and Multi-instrumentalist
“John Torres is an amazing singer and songwriter. He has one of those voices that mesmerizes you and that coupled with his stunning tone and undeniable vocal technique, makes his one of the best voices out there. His songwriting is totally unique, well crafted and memorable and I believe John is a true rising star.”
~ Lindsay Tomasic, Frameworks Music
Additional Booking Notes
SOUND SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS
NOTE: All sound equipment listed included upon request for no additional charge :)
1. 350 Watt (or Greater), 2 Speaker P.A. System (Powered or Not is fine) and one Powered Amp or Mixer. NOTE: Amp/Mixer should have a minimum of 4 Inputs, accommodating both XLR and 1/4 Inch
2. Two Speaker Stands, Two Speaker Cables, Power Cable for Speakers and/or Power Amp/Mixer
3. Nearby access to power. If power access is more than 10' away, an extension chord will be needed.
4. One Boom Style Microphone Stand
5. One Microphone with appropriate sized Microphone Clip
6. XLR Cable long enough to reach the Amp/Mixer
Past Booked Events
|July 05, 2018 • 4:00pm - 5:00pm||Wedding Ceremony|
|March 17, 2018 • 1:00pm - 2:30pm||Wedding Ceremony|
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