I’ve been a consistent part of the kingston musical community since 1999. Starting out at open mic trying to hone my craft up to par. Today i have performed in almost every kingston venue as a weekly act, a band, or hosting open mic to fellow music enthusiasts. I also fill my summers with music festivals such as Kingston’s Bluesfest, Ottawa’s Bluesfest, Poker runs, McKinnons’ back to the farm festival, Canada day at Confederation Park, weddings, cottage parties, house parties, corporate events and any venue that provides me with the opportunity to connect with people through music. Which is my biggest drive, connection.
I am a guitar/bass/Ukelele and vocal instructor by day. I have learned many styles of music through this medium. I am comfortable in blues, jazz, rock, folk, country, salsa, r n’ b, hip hop, etc. After a while, it all becomes part of the melting pot in my mind and comes out as ME. I take from everything and create my own recipes of music through songs and jams. I perform with a loop pedal, vocals and an acoustic guitar. My show consists of me looping beatboxing, followed by vocal harmonies and guitar parts to accent the plethora of sounds that i eventually sing to. I perform classic covers from Bill Withers to Gnarles Barkley and some original material that i’m constantly trying to improve in the hopes of creating an album someday.
bill withers, stevie wonder, eric clapton, the police, billy preston, the beatles, the beach boys, otis redding, al green, marvin gaye, bob marley, bob dylan, jimi hendrix, the gypsy kings
NAME | John Torres
EMAIL | email@example.com
“Music is a moral law. It gives soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, and charm and gaiety to life and to everything.”