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Matchmaker Band Singer Spotlight: Meet Torri


Matchmaker Band takes pride in having the absolute best vocalists in the state of Texas on our team. Every member of the band makes the band special - from the four front-line singers every night all the way to our phenomenal lighting directors and sound techs behind the scenes. But we know you and your guests will be watching our singers more than anyone else in the band. They get to share the most special moments of your night with you, connecting with you and your guests in a multitude of ways. They sing your special first dance song, they bring you up on stage, they sing Taylor Swift with your bridesmaids, they start a soul train with your grandpa, they bring your brothers up to karaoke “Stayin’ Alive.” The entire band makes the magic, but the majority of your memories will, without a doubt, be with our singers. So, let’s help you get to know them a little bit better.


Meet Torri. Torri has been singing with Matchmaker Band for three years. She moved to Austin, TX from Columbus, OH and we have loved having her as part of the Matchmaker Band family. Torri has performed hundreds of times with Matchmaker Band at weddings, corporate parties, Motown Mondays and more, but we aren’t the only ones in Austin who picked up on her mega talent. Torri has performed at huge Austin staple venues such as the Paramount Theatre and ACL. She was even a part of local legend Ruthie Foster’s 2021 Grammy nomination. Here’s a little more about Torri:


Q: What is your favorite part about singing with Matchmaker Band?

A: “I love performing with some of the nicest and most fun people in Austin, who are also super talented professionals. I literally always have a good time. I feel so privileged to be able to make a living doing something I love and doing it with great people.”


Q: What is your favorite song to sing with Matchmaker Band?

A: “‘It’s a three-way tie between Kygo/Whitney Houston’s ‘Higher Love,’ Frank Sinatra’s ‘Fly Me To The Moon,’ and dueting Faith Hill’s ‘This Kiss’ with my girl Anna.


Q: What is your favorite part about performing at a wedding?

A: “My favorite part of performing at a wedding is seeing the joy of the audience/couple/family’s faces and knowing that our music is setting the atmosphere for unforgettable memories that they will be talking about for years to come.”


Q: What is a fun fact about you?

A: “This one was super hard, so here are a few:

  1. I was once the president of a Barbra Streisand - Beyonce Fan Club.

  2. I was on the Chess team in high school. LOL Nerd

  3. I was Miss Black Ohio in a National Pageant.

  4. I went out to eat with Kirk Franklin and didn’t even know who he was until the day after.”