Join Tory Teasley as he joins Oakadelic as featured vocalist. At the Upstairs of the Leigionnare Saloon in Oakland starting at 9:30pm. Singing Soul, Funk and Originals :)
Power House Vocalist
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Teasley describes his sound as 'eclectic with jazz roots'. His songs represent a broad range of genres from neo-soul, funk, and R&B to blues, classical, and gospel. He credits several musicians, including Chaka Khan, Patti LaBelle, Erykah Badu, Luther Vandross, Ledisi, Aretha Franklin, Donny Hathaway, and Jimi Hendrix as his main musical influences. Regardless of his role and evolution in the arts, Teasley strives to uphold the message of no boundaries or limits when it comes to creative expression. Tory Teasley, Lead Vocalist was born and raised in the suburbs of the East Bay California. From an early age, it was clear that Teasley was a born musician. He started playing the violin and cello before he entered elementary school and was acting by age seven. He regularly sang at his church during adolescence, which eventually led him to the Berkeley Jazz School where he studied classical music. At age 10, he had his first paid gig traveling with Opera Picallo for four years and was also under the tutelage of neo-soul phenomenon, Ledisi, along with world-renowned jazz musician, Raz, between ages 13 and 18. By this time, Teasley had incorporated dancing, as well as stage performance in musicals and dramas, into his repertoire. In 2010, Teasley took a break from music to return to school and pursue a career in Massage Therapy. While there he met Wanda Ravernell and accepted her invitation to sing in Awon Ohun Omnira. There he served as a principal vocalist for the ancestor songs and the ring-shout. When AOO added Civil Rights era Freedom songs to its repertoire, Teasley was the principal vocalist. Through revelation Tory Teasley, sacrificed everything in pursuit and to put 100% focus on his music career. Currently Tory is a full-time performing artist recently performed residencies with Penrose-Oakland and DayBrkr-SF. Tory's first album with his band Tory and The Teasers is set to be released June 20th! In addition Tory Teasley provides music for special events, weddings, private parties, funerals, and concerts. Not only as entertainer, but also provides stage manager and booking services. Don’t miss your chance to experience this dynamic power house vocalist.
June 11 from 12-6pm Tory Teasley manages the 57th Street Gallery Stage on 45th and Telegraph. Join Tory and The Teasers for an afternoon of Funk, Jazz, Blues and Top 40 covers!