Rocker Tori Sparks Releases Hot New Single to Radio

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Beautiful 21 year old eclectic rocker Tori Sparks has a hit single out at radio stations worldwide.

Eclectic rocker Tori Sparks has released a brand new single to rock radio on the Platinum Plus Universal label. The stunning 21-year-old blonde college grad has a new album that is burning up the alternative rock charts across the country. Titled Rivers + Roads, the album was produced by bluegrass/rock icon Robert Metzgar in Nashville. Nowhere else will you find a singer/songwriter with so powerful a voice and so striking a stage presence. Sparks became known on the independent music circuit after her self-produced release, Tidewaters, became an international presence on the radio. Sparks has expanded her fan base by bringing her dynamic live show to audiences in France, England, and the United States. Last year Sparks left crowds on their feet and calling for more from New Orleans to London. Often compared to female heavy-hitters like Melissa Etheridge, Ani DiFranco, and Sheryl Crow, her style ranges from folk to rock to blues - her voice switches easily from earthy and raw to light and sultry. Sparks’ unique blend of styles and high energy appeal to young audiences, and her honest, original tunes are a breath of fresh air to older listeners that are looking for an alternative to overplayed styles of pop music.

The influences in the young performer’s life are everything from U2 to Tom Waits to Joni Mitchell. Tori started playing shows when she was seventeen and has since attracted a loyal following. She is known for her personal commitment to her fans. Since 2001, the solo rocker has played almost constantly from Miami to Atlanta, and New Orleans to Paris, France, hitting diverse venues along the way. In 3 short years Tori has been able to gather fans from regions across the globe. Playing beside international acts like Charmaine Neville and Maria Muldaur, as well as world-renowned jazz composer and recording artist Longineu Parsons has seasoned Tori as a professional performer. Sparks’ classical music background enabled her to collaborate with Parsons on several writing ventures.

During the summer of 2002, the charismatic songstress was invited to Philadelphia to participate in the Philadelphia Fringe Festival where she wrote the original music underscoring Project DNA’s production of The Ghosts Are In The Water. In 2003, Tori was featured in concert by the Florida Motion Picture and Television Association. In 2004, Sparks was touted as the “featured artist” by the Songwriter’s Association of America. She was proud to be a part of several benefit concerts, including the 2003 and 2004 October Songfests to benefit the National Federation of the Blind and F.A.C.E. She appeared in 2004 in the Dixie Theater’s Valentine’s Day festival in support the March of Dimes.

Her success can be attributed as much to her unique voice and playing style as to her wry stage banter. Whether it’s with a band or just with her guitar, Tori packs the undeniable punch of a superstar. In the Spring of 2004, she performed on WFSU’s “Outloud” television program. Sparks has played live and had airplay on an impressive list of major and independent radio stations, such as X101.5 FM in Tallahassee, NPR affiliate 91.3 in Miami, and 107.3 in Perth, Australia. (A complete list of stations that have featured Tori or have spun her tracks are available on her website.) Listen for her on radio stations from California to Florida in the States, and on several frequencies in Canada, Belgium, Australia, and England. You can purchase her recent release as well as previous recordings online at 29 different digital distributors including Apple’s iTunes, as well as through CDBaby.

Sparks Summer 2004 touring schedule included a run of enthusiastically-received performances in France and Great Britain. In late 2003, Tori announced her recording contract with Platinum Plus Universal, a Nashville-based label that specializes in developing truly original artists. She worked closely with Legends Hall Of Fame Producer Robert Metzgar, RCA veteran Tony Migliore and former Universal Executive Charles E. Fach, Jr. After graduating Magna Cum Laude from Florida State University in December 2005, Tori moved to Nashville to continue to develop her music career with the help of Mr. Charles Fach, Jr., her current representative, and to be closer to her “adopted music family.”

For further information on the music career of Tori Sparks, please contact the following:

Tori Sparks


3101 West End Avenue #117

Nashville, TN 37203

800-767-4984 (toll free)

615-269-8307 (wk)

615-957-7088 (cell)

Robert Metzgar, GM

Platinum Plus Universal

1214 16th Avenue South

Nashville, TN 37212-2902

800-767-4984 (toll free)

615-321-0600 (wk)

615-321-0182 (fax)

Charles E. Fach, Jr.

Capitol Management Group

1214 16th Avenue South

Nashville, TN 37212-2902

800-767-4984 (toll free)

615-321-0600 (wk)

615-321-0182 (fax)

This article written by Entertainment Editor Mikel Gore for Entertainment Headline News.

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