Heya Hot Messengers!
Good LAWD it has been a while since we last spoke, we’ve missed you terribly! Sometimes you have to fade into the background for a minute in order to reemerge new and rejuvenated. Life just keeps happening and you’ve got to learn to roll with it. And sometimes you get married…did I mention I got married last September?!
The band TURNS 10 YEARS OLD on May 31st, 2018! Time FLIES when you enjoy each other’s company and creativity!
We’ve been in the studio with Grammy Award winner Alan Sanderson @ Pacific Beat Recording working on some MUSIC for your ears, heart, and soul. You might remember Alan from having worked with us on our first album “From the Hip.” WE LOVE THIS MAN. May 29th is our last date in the studio, so watch out for that new music coming your way!
On July 28th 2018, we will be releasing our third album “Baggage Claim.” We have poured ourselves into this work. It is a SERIOUS labor of love created in collaboration with a group of players we consider Hot Mess familia like Tim “Figgster” Newton, Julien Cantelm, and Rashaad Graham. The release will be available on all major online retailers and streaming networks including iTunes, Spotify, Rhapsody, and CD Baby, as well as independent retailers like Bandcamp.com. For a physical copy, you can attend to a show or hit up our ETSY page for purchase – https://etsy.me/2IS5Gre
Our CD RELEASE PARTY will be taking place on Saturday July 28th @ Bar Pink in North Park (San Diego) from 7:30-10:30pm featuring The Lyrical Groove opening the night. Tori Roze and The Hot Mess will be playing the new album in its entirety. We will have TONS of new merchandise including stickers, CDs, T-Shirts, digital downloads, posters, and more! In addition, our album artist, the fantastic Mark Adams, will be selling his incredible artwork. Make plans NOW, this is a FREE SHOW!!!
NEW MERCH: Tori has written a book. YES, I’ve written a book! It’s basically a diary/memoir – it gives you the REAL on what my lyrics mean and what I was going through at the time I wrote them. The book also provides insight into my thought process with anecdotal tidbits strewn throughout, starting at the tender age of 15. The book is called “Lyrics, Casualties, and Dirty Secrets.” This self-published book will be available for sale at our CD RELEASE SHOW on July 28th as part of our NEW MERCHANDISE! We will also have new CDs, old CDs, T-Shirts, Stickers, Hot Mess Necklaces, Church Fans, and MORE…MUCH MORE – you don’t want to miss this…but if you do, SOME (not all) of our merch will be available for purchase through our ETSY page 😉
ETSY Page to purchase all things Tori Roze and The Hot Mess – https://etsy.me/2IS5Gre
NEW MUSIC VIDEO: Coming out the SAME DAY as our CD RELEASE PARTY for our first single off the album called “Trust Love.” This video is a collaboration of Tori’s close friends and family (who happen to be incredible movers and shakers) from around the world. In the video, they are each expressing a dance and/or movement about loving themselves. The dancers include Shantala Davis & friends–professional dancer/healer/moon child, Kendrick Dial–professional poet/actor/teacher, Sarah Hartman–professional ballerina/artist/Jewish Studies Master, Pearl Merrill–professional dancer & choreographer, Adam Shenk–professional musician/music director/singer-songwriter-composer/lyricist, Anthony Hamilton–professional dancer & hairdresser, Jonnae Thompson–professional comedian/actor/singer/activist, and Tori Roze–professional musician/singer-songwriter-composer/teacher/art model/actor/body positive activist. Knowing the potency of its content, we are on the edge of our seats awaiting the release of both the visual and lyrical content contained in our first single off the new album. Make sure to subscribe to our youtube channel so you are the first to know when it drops: http://www.youtube.com/torirozethehotmess
HUGE THANKS to Cathy Spicer-Sitzes for making this beautiful BRAND-NEW WEBSITE for us, we love you lady.
As always, thank you for coming along on our journey. We couldn’t and wouldn’t want to do it without you! Keep growing and evolving, we promise to do the same…and we will see you on July 28th @ Bar Pink from 7:30-10:30pm!!!
Tori, Johnny, Lee, Harley, Jordan, and Charlie