Thursday, Sept. 22nd @ 8PM; Live! From the Red Room: Tor Miller and Sean McVerry
In order to fully understand
what Torr Miller has going on, I needed to listen to his live, stripped down
performance. There, far from the glitz of full band arrangements and music
video production, I got earfuls of his warbly, gritty, distinctive voice, which
compliments his nuanced piano self-accompaniment perfectly; Torr Miller is equal
parts 80’s lounge singer, modern day troubadour and teller of vivid stories.
I GET IT, and I would pay
money to hear this done live.
The Brooklyn, NY native began
his musical life by absorbing, and being inspired by, the song stylings of
David Bowie, Elton John and Fleetwood Mac. In high school, he honed his craft
in a pop punk band, while playing piano at such storied NYC venues as Rockwood
Music Hall, The Bitter End and The Slipper Room, on the side. When he was 18,
he briefly enrolled in NYU’s Clive Davis School of Recorded Music, but dropped
out after signing with Glassnote Records in early 2014, due to scheduling
conflicts between his school and musical lives.
His debut EP, Headlights, was released in February,
Check out Midnight, a tune that makes me miss New
York City: https://youtu.be/PUlwSerHXMw
Sean McVerry is a composer and
singer-songwriter based out of Brooklyn, NY. Blending folk-song sensibility
with overdriven drum-machines, warbling synths, and intertwining guitars, he
has defined his aesthetic as a songwriter and performer.
His creative palette mirrors his
eclectic body of work, seeking inspiration from The Beach Boys, LCD Soundsystem
and Paul Simon, to Ravel and Brian Eno.
His first EP, entitled Hourglass
Switchboard 1 was released in January of 2016. McVerry co-produces all his
songs with longtime friend and collaborator Elite (Dreamville, J. Cole, Ruff