Dan Torres – Press Release
Born and raised in London, singer/songwriter Dan Torres moved to Rio de Janeiro in 2003, at the age of 24. A year later he was selected to take part in the musical reality show “Fama”, which aired on Brazil’s largest television network, TV Globo.
After the show he was signed to Warner Records with fellow participant Cidia Luize, forming the duo Cidia & Dan. Their debut album included the hit song “Esse Amor”, Dan’s first composition in Portuguese, which topped the charts across Brazil. Their following project, “Duetos Românticos I & II”, saw them record two live DVDs/CDs, earning them their first Certified Gold Disc.
In 2008, Dan began work on his solo career, launching his self-titled debut album a year later. His second studio album “Bring It Around” was released in 2011 and included the song “Calling”, a chart topper on radio stations across Rio de Janeiro and chosen as part of the soundtrack to tele-novela “Guerra dos Sexos”, his first composition synched to television.
Whilst promoting his work as a songwriter, Dan continued to be in high demand as a vocalist, making his name as a prolific recording artist for TV. He has recorded over 20 songs for the Brazilian tele-novelas, and in 2014, was commissioned by TV Globo to record The Beatles classic “Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds” chosen as the opening theme song to prime time tele-novela “Império”.
Whilst in Brazil, Dan worked with some of the country’s leading producers, appeared on many of the most popular television shows and collaborated on a number of different parallel projects, including rock band Dan & The Underdogs with producers PH Castanheira and Ricardo Marins. The band launched their self-titled debut album in 2014 before performing their first live show at renowned music venue Circo Voador.
As a performer, Dan has toured across Brazil over the last ten years with his live show, playing some of the most famous music venues and most notably in 2013 when he performed his show “M.P.B – Musica Popular Britânica” on the Rock Street stage at Rock In Rio.
Over the last few years, Dan has continued to build upon his vast list of credits, branching out into different areas of the music industry. In 2015 he collaborated with DJ Dux, co-writing and recording the single “Stop For No One”, and in October of the same year he achieved yet another milestone in his career when his song “Everything Is Changing” was chosen to be part of the soundtrack to the film “SOS Mulheres Ao Mar 2”, seen by over 1.5 million people at cinemas all over Brazil.
In 2016, Dan released a compilation album “Novelas”, with 14 of the tracks recorded over the previous ten years for the famous soap operas, and began work on “Soul Provider”, the second studio album by Dan & The Underdogs. At the end of the year the band also travelled to Nashville, Tennessee to record a live studio DVD at the renowned “Castle Recording Studios”.
After releasing the single “Respectfully” and promoting the release of the band’s new album in 2017, Dan is currently working on new solo material whilst the band finalize production of their live DVD recording.