Official Biography (courtesy of Tarrey Torae)
Chicago bred but Southern at Heart, Tarrey Torae's melodic presence springs from the crossroads of southern geniality, essential womanhood, & passionate soul. No amateur to music Tarrey is a 4 Time Showtime @ Apollo Winner & the recipient of 2 Grammys from her work with Kanye West's, & John Legend. Her voice soars to heights unvisited by the average singer reassuring you that this is classical music in the making.
Though Tarrey Torae traces her earliest singing memories to childhood family pastimes, she had no plans of becoming a full time performing artist. With a passion that far supercedes music, Tarrey had dreams of becoming Chicago's first African-American woman mayor. Preparing for the path, Tarrey worked with housing organizing, youth programs, & voter registration initiatives. A proud member of Delta Sigma Theta, Inc., this former president for the NAACP has worked alongside Dr. Ben Chavis, Cornell West, & Dr. Frances Crest Welsing to organize several national community initiatives. A graduate of Mississippi Valley State University, she was well on her way to a Master's Degree before discovering she was destined to sing.
Succumbing to her life calling, Tarrey left her Masters Program & began showcasing her vocal talents at Chicago's infamous Rituals. She soon became the lead singer for the city's acclaimed band Soul Fed & from this point on, her career continued to grow with great speed & intensity. Tarrey has gone on to appear at numerous summer festivals & live venues throughout the United States & Beyond. Holding down solo stages, extensively with Coca Cola's NAACP Hip-Hop Tour, the Nissan/Essence Magazine Music Mix Tour, & as a background singer for Talib Kweli. Her audacious voice & songwriting skills have also been featured on tracks with Kanye West, John Legend, J. Ivy, Pete Rock, Blitz The Ambassador & The Last Poets.
With such accomplishments to uphold Tarrey Torae's talent & creative fervor is bound to leave a timeless mark on music. Her current endeavors include her new advance copy released album "The Sweetest Survivor!" (available HERE) & a host of community youth service projects.