Torry Castellano was born in Brooklyn, New York City. Her musical influences include jazz, gospel, pop, noise, folk and even classical music. She is a founding member of the band Toto. In her younger years, she was a substitute dancer for the cast of Broadway’s “Jesus Christ Superstar” and as a teenager, she appeared in the movie “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.”
Torry Castellano has been described as a “popular musician” due to her versatile talents as a percussionist, singer/songwriter and actress. Torry began playing drums when she was young and continued playing them until she was twenty-one years old. Torry then played bass in many early rock bands before going solo and discovering her true singing talent. She has been described as a very talented “folk artist” due to her interesting vocal style which incorporates a range of tones and pitch variations. Torry has also opened for numerous popular musicians including George Harrison, Eric Clapton and Johnny Jenkins.
Torry Castellano has made twenty-four studio albums and twelve self-written songs. One of her most popular songs “Donna Jane” from her album “Troublemaker” was inspired by the death of her friend and fellow musician Patti LaBelle. This song became a huge hit for Torry and is still currently being used in many schools and churches to this day. Torry Castellano also appeared in the movie “The Social Network” as an attractive and sexy lead character.
Torry Castellano was previously a professional volleyball player. As a player, she was known for her powerful forearms, arm swings, and powerful knees. She lost her ability to play volleyball due to carpal tunnel syndrome, but she has retained her love of sports and is still as passionate as ever. Torry has also drummed for some of the best known American percussionists such as Les Claypool, Paul McCartney, Pino Palladino, Flea of the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Flea of the Bluegrass, Dave Matthews and Yngwie Malmsteen. Torry states that she currently plays drums professionally for about four hours each day.
Torry states that she is presently working as a freelance writer and internet marketer. Her most recent endeavor has been developing a website and blog for her personal financial and career growth as an artist and musician. The website and blog features articles on topics such as how to make money as a musician and what type of music licensing she holds. It also features a section on her views on the global economics and power structures that are currently affecting the world of music today. In addition, she also states that she intends to develop her own music distribution company and offers her musicians and publishers songwriting and recording deals through her company.
Torry states that she is not exactly sure how old she is since at this time in her life she is in the early twenties, but she feels that since she is only a few years older than my son, she might be a few decades older. She states that she has always had long brown hair that is tied back. During our online interview, I noticed that Torry wears glasses and has light skin. This is typical for a musician that has achieved worldwide recognition.