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Tory Silver is a rock musician with a home base in Boston, Massachusetts and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Inspired largely by The Beatles, Nirvana and Feist - Tory uses these influences to create a fresh sound with a distinct punch. Notably known for her intricate chord progressions and warm voice, Silver has a way of intimately drawing in a listener and letting them in on a secret. Nina DeSilva of Boston Hassle commented, "Silver balances enough of her apparent handle on the formalities of music theory with a unique reverb to hook her listener in for the next track, and the next."
Silver also boasts a heavy list of bands she has opened for, including: Summer Salt, Meg Mac, The Seratones, and Sammy Ray and The Friends to name a few.
In 2018, NPR tweeted her latest EP, Pepper, was the best thing on their October playlist. Pepper, is a follow up to her debut album, Observere.
"Tory Silver is an exciting and refreshing departure from conventional song-writing with her artful use of dynamics, unique chord progressions, and impressive approach to song-form. She will undoubtedly continue to carve out her space in the musical ecosystem with her captivating live performances and true song-writing talent."
-Irving Gadoury, Pete's Candy Store, Brooklyn
"Tory is one of the city’s most exciting guitarists; in performance, she can hold a room with just her electric in a way precious few people can. Topping the musicianship is her lyricism. Listening to her music reminds me that there’s meaning to be found in everything, especially a pepper shaker."
-Phil Jones, WERS
"Observere is one of those records that hits you right
on the first downbeat and never lets you go. It's dirty and dance-able with a genuine vibe of self-expression. This is a record that needs to be listened to in its entirety, from the tasty licks of "There's No Need", to the smooth Latin grooves of "I've Been Stressing", to the stripped down folk of "I Feel Like."
-Brian Varneke, The Deli
"There's plenty of great singer songwriters in the area, but it takes someone really special to have such witty delivery, banter, and comfortability while on stage. Tory absolutely lights up the room - literally and figuratively with her orange amp, electric guitar, cool tone and observant lyrics. Each song has its own story to tell, and I love waiting for the punchline. There's always an adventure that she takes us on through the melodies and lyrics!"
-Morgan, Willeo Music