Hailing from NYC, Tortured consists of edgy crooner Jordan Walsh (vocals/guitar), Danny D. (vocals/drums), Sebastian Lo (keys) and Darren Colville (bass).  With relatable angsty lyrics, intricate instrumentation, and a flawless live show, Tortured is set to be the next big thing in rock music!  Lead singer, Walsh is not only mesmerizing with his strong vocals, but he’s charismatic and knows how to control any stage.

The band was formed in 2006 by high school best friends Jordan and Danny D.  The two began writing songs and jamming together.  Danny brought Darren into the band after posting flyers around New York school bulletin boards looking for a bass player and drummer.  Sebastian was playing in another band, but left to pursue music more seriously with Tortured.

Since then, Tortured has performed all over New York City occasionally expanding upstate and in cities like Boston, Philadelphia, and Farmingdale.  More recently, Tortured won Smack Magazine’s Battle of the Bands competition which garnered them an opening spot for multi-platinum artist, Landry, whom Tortured lists as a musical influence.  Now with a devout, cult-like following, increasing  airplay on rock radio, the band was able to sign a deal with Struck Records.

When asked about the harsh sounding name of the band, Walsh says, “Every single person is a tortured soul.  Everyone goes through something they struggle with, that eats them up inside.  We wanted a name that everyone could relate to and draw emotion from.”  The band’s music also draws out raw emotion like their first single “Detonate”, a pure rock track fueled by anger and about being pushed to the limit.  Tracks like “Break The Mold” and the somewhat morbid “Unborn” follow suit.  However, taking a surprising turn with their sound is “Haley’s Letter”–an unexpected love song thrown in the mix, but keeps the alternative sound Tortured is creating for themselves.  In the same vain comes the title track, “Breaking The Moon” and “I’m OK”.

Tortured’s debut album, Breaking The Moon is currently being recorded and will hopefully be released in 2011.

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Sandy Lo’s personal story is inspiring. She started, StarShine Magazine, an online publication in 2001, at the age of 18. She wrote her first novel in 2009, “Lost In You,” followed by the “Dream Catchers” Series. She was the first person ever to professionally interview Taylor Swift and has received personal endorsements for her books from members of boy bands Backstreet Boys and 98 Degrees. Recently, she has been seeing some tremendous momentum in book sales on Kindle. She has been included on the “50 Writers You Should Be Reading” list by The Authors Show, and “Dream Catchers”, “Breaking The Moon” and “Indigo Waters” reached the Top 100 Best Selling Coming of Age novels in Amazon’s Kindle Store. What makes this even more unique, is that Sandy relocated from NY to Nashville in order to write “The Watch Dog,” which is set in a fictional town outside of Music City. “The Watch Dog” reached the Top 10 Ghost Stories on Amazon. Aside from her writing projects, Sandy is also a freelance digital strategist.

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