music is permeated with hip-hop-
fused jazz and electronica, but, ultimately, she’s an urban-music pedigree. On top of it all, the girl can
write. Damn, she can write. She’s a modern day poet-turned-musician. The music, however, is her path to
“Contributing to Flolk Fusion's growing fame is singer-songwriter Nicole Torres, 23. Nicole plays acoustic guitar with classical style and writes music with Folk and Latin influences. Her lyrics compete with the poetic grace of Bob Dylan...”
The Keokuk Confluence
“Far from the ear-candy shop of bubblegum Pop and mainstream monotony, a young doe-eyed songstress shares her own brand of bold, passionate, and poetic music... Her expressive style of writing is honest and sophisticated. Her energetic performances are engaging. Nicole Torres and the Affiliates create acoustic-driven, urban Jazz/Rock compositions that are best experienced live...Torres seems more interested in filling hearts through their ears than filling stadiums through the years. Given the growing fan base she's been accumulating, one may indeed lead to the other.
Colorado Music Buzz
“The music on Out of Harm's Way isn't just all over the map — the CD sports enough twists and turns for an entire atlas…singer-songwriter Nicole Torres's feverish eclecticism … leaves a mark, "Kind of Kind" rocks convincingly, and "Impotent Dragon" finds Torres delivering agitated poetry with all the attitude of a pissed-off rapper… it's also kind of endearing, in a totally eccentric way.
Even when Torres doesn't seem to know where she's going she finds her Way.”
“She dances across the stage as the music starts in a dynamic yet unassuming manner...She seems to grow to fill the stage she’s on, possessing a stage presence well beyond her years. She demonstrates a vocal range and musical savvy most American Idol contestants would die for – a woman born for the stage... This is sophisticated music, classically structured and yet containing various elements, rhythms and genres. Artistically, she moves through the wide plains separating Massachussetts’Paula Cole from Mexico City’s Magos Herrera, incorporating jazz, pop, alternative and spoken word styles likely to hijack the attention of anyone within earshot... She uses her voice similarly in both high and low range plus rapid fire spoken word torrents. Broad pauses sometimes punctuate her songs, allowing time for the lyrics to sink in.
“...Torres has a depth to her writing that is so rare. Every Lyric Torres sings, speaks and nearly yells at you, however, still, melodically, feels so personal that you want to give her comfort like a best friend would as she confides to you on stage. She has a lot to say, and with Sparrow and Minardi adding their own important musical talents, they are spreading their truly different sound and making waves in a flood of unoriginal and over-marketed bands of today.”
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