Fusing elements of pop, psychedelic rock, trip-hop, electronica, jazz, and rhythm and blues, this diverse six piece band from Washington, D.C. challenges audiences and defies easy categorization. Spanning the middle-ground between soulful and experimental, the powerful rhythm section of Tommi Nathan (bass) and David Ray (drums) lay the foundation for Liora Valero's provocatively phrased, blues-tinged melodies. Ethereal harmonic arrangements, coupled with chunky rock rhythms provided by Stephen Baker (keyboards/guitar), Avi Elisar (lead guitar), and Regina Fiorentini (sax/keyboards), add the emotional backdrop for the lead singer's intense but heartfelt lyrics.
Satori Trova got its start in 2008 when Liora, Tommi, and Avi first got together to hang out and play some songs. Since then, the band has transformed into a serious – but genuinely unique – ensemble. Called "a band to keep your eye on in 2012," they have headlined DC venues such as The Rock and Roll Hotel and The Velvet Lounge numerous times, and were finalists for The Deli Magazine's "Best Emerging Artist" award earlier this year. Most recently, they have been getting airplay on local radio stations, including DC101, WMUC, and WRGW, and will release their debut EP later this spring.