Torin Floyd, is a singer-songwriter and performance artist from Los Angeles.  Torin’s blend of house, pop, R&B, hip-hop, rock and EDM can be heard on his EP, The Art Project. His charismatic performance style and mystical voice takes audiences on an original and enlightened journey through song and dance — captivating the soul as you enter his new world of rhyme, rhythm and reason.

Torin was born Gemini in 1990 and is also a dancer, actor and model who blends fashion, art, music and culture into dynamic and eclectic performance art.

Torin’s blend of pop, R&B, hip-hop, rock and EDM will be heard on his upcoming EP, The Art Project, scheduled for release in February 2018. The first video release is for the song “Take Me Higher.” Torin has been recently engaged by Edna Sims PR, who will provide publicity for the new release.

Torin has released two previous EPs on Soundcloud. His acoustic soul collection, The Virgin Diaries (2015) was produced by Jupyter, and yielded videos for the songs “Sky High” and “On and On” which were both well received on YouTube.  Torin’s second release was an urban R&B and pop blend, The Oddboy Presents (2016), produced by Jupyter, and Father MC (aka Tim Brown).

With strong influences from Michael Jackson, Prince, Jimi Hendrix, David Bowie, Tracy Chapman, Lady Gaga, Beyonce, Freddy Mercury, Bruno Mars, 2-Pac Shakur, Janet Jackson, Kendrick Lamar, and Madonna, Torin showcases his multiple talents with live performances at LA-based clubs, including The Mint, where he performed with a live band on the same bill with The High Ground and Julian B. He has also headlined at Los Globos, and performed at the Silverlake Lounge, The Studio Venue and the Whisky A Go Go.

Torin’s entertainment-oriented family nurtured an early interest in performance, which was cultivated through acting and singing in a church choir.  At 13, he played the Wyatt character in My Sisters & Me, a television sitcom pilot written, executive produced, and directed by Mattie Caruthers (IMDB), starring Ellia English and Stephanie Spruill.  Torin became a staff writer for six more scripts on this sitcom.  A few years later, he also wrote and directed his first documentary, B.S.U. Race: A Campus Story.

Inspired by Michael Jackson, 18-year-old Torin headed to San Francisco to study music, the recording industry, sound engineering and art at the San Francisco Art Institute and SF College.  Here, he was tapped as a Vidal Sassoon hair runway model, in addition to frequent street performances and open mic performances as an independent artist.

After capturing his vision for blending art and music, Torin returned to LA for additional classes in acting, modeling and music.  He continued to develop several aspects of his craft by working with international entertainer and master vocal coach Stephanie Spruill, and jazz drummer Roy McCurdy; and studying at The Network Studios, where he developed his breakthrough character, Johnnie B. Bad.  Torin’s journey included stage acting roles in Love and Power of a Sound Mind; modeling work for Tyrone Muller Photography and Samuel Windward Photography; and television extra work.

Torin’s music will wake up your soul.  On Torin’s Take Me Higher, his similarity to Prince is un-canny, projected with a EDM/House nuevo twist.

Check out the Take Me Higher video.

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Media Inquiries:

Edna Sims, ESP Public Relations

310.770.8117

esppr@icloud.com

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