Los Angeles, CA -- (ReleaseWire) -- 02/21/2014 -- Torrey Mercer is the reigning 2013 Indie Music Channel Award winner for Best Pop Song for her song “Looking Glass” and she also won the National Youth Arts Award for her single, “Falling Again”. Torrey also holds several nominations including Pop Artists Female and Pop Single for 'Looking Glass" at the 23rdAnnual Los Angeles Music Awards. On February 7, Torrey competed against 850 hopeful nominees, which was narrowed down to 150 on December 15 during the Nomination Event. On February 7, Torrey was awarded two trophies for Best Teen Artist and Inspirational Artist of the Year for her work in anti-bullying for kids during the 2014 Artists In Music Awards finale at Jon Lovtiz Theatre.
Torrey performed with her full band at the legendary Jon Lovitz Theatre (formerly B.B. Kings) inside Universal Citywalk. Mercer appeared on the Red Carpet with Artist In Cinema recipient Christina DeRosa (Extreme Movie, Kings of Van Nuys), K.D. Aubert (Turning Point), Joe Torrey (The Power of Love), and Olden Polynice (Former NBA player for the Seattle Supersonics center).
"I am so completely honored to have been named Inspirational Artist of the Year and Best Teen Artist. It means so much to me to be acknowledged in this way, and will definitely serve as a huge motivator for me as I continue in my music and antibullying pursuits, and continue growing as a person, humanitarian, and artist. Performing at the awards show was beyond amazing, and having the opportunity is something I am eternally grateful for. Thank you SO much to the Artists in Music Awards and Mikey Jayy for making all of this possible, the opportunities you give independent artists for acknowledgement of their work is so incredible. It was SUCH an amazing and fulfilling experience!" - Torrey Mercer
More About Torrey Mercer
Torrey is an artist who strives to be brave and encourages her fans to be brave with her. Torrey's biggest mission as a recording artist is seeing the faces of her fans light up and smile “To make other people happy.”
Torrey is also a talented actress with appearances in leading roles in over 30 musical theatre productions. She entered a variety of singing contests starting at age thirteen, winning first place in competitions such as the National Key Club Talent Competition, Del Mar TV Idol, Search for Talent, and more. Torrey has also sang for a variety of different major venues. She won "Best Inspirational Singer" in 2009 at Universal CityWalk in Hollywood in a competition called "Hollywood's Best New Talent", has sang the National Anthem for the National Football League for over 50,000 people, the US Tennis Open, Girl Scouts of America, and the San Diego Polo Fields, performed at the San Diego and Los Angeles House of Blues, the San Diego Convention Center, the San Diego County Fair, and a variety of other venues in both San Diego and Los Angeles. She has worked with a variety of different vocal coaches in both musical theatre and pop music training, including Dorian Holley, a former vocal coach of both Michael Jackson and American Idol vocal coach, David Coury, the voice coach of Leona Lewis and Ashley Tisdale, Leigh Scarritt for musical theatre and pop training, Roy Mote, Bob Marks, and more.
In 2011 she was invited onto a National Anti-bullying tour, on both the East and the West Coast, where she got to perform at Boys and Girls Clubs, Summer Camps, and even Six Flags to talk to kids about ending bullying. Since the tour, Torrey has connected with schools in San Diego and talked to assemblies of children about the importance of speaking up and standing up for themselves when being bullied. Since the No Bully Tour, Torrey has become incredibly inspired, reaching out and working with charities such as the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, the National Eating Disorder Association, Rady's Children's Hospital in San Diego, The Trevor Project, and Natural High. She created a charity music event for each of these charities, bringing them all together for a night of music in San Diego to raise money for their causes.
As of 2013, she has worked with a variety of schools putting on No Bully assemblies, working with thousands of kids all the way down the coast of California anywhere from ages K-8 at schools including, but not limited to Joshua Cowell School, Carmel Valley Middle School, Balboa Elementary, Rancho Del Rey Middle School, and more. Torrey is a firm believer in bullying being the cause of a variety of other issues, such as depression, self-harming, suicide, eating disorders, low self-esteem, and even abuse. She tries to reach out to kids of all ages on a regular basis in hopes that one day, she could change some of their lives, and help them on their road to recovery.
Watch Torrey Mercer’s video “Looking Glass” on Youtube. It currently has over 47,000 views. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OlRzzMnwcKs
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