What was the beginning pint for your music career? How did it all start?
Hey! My name is Torie Jock and I am thrilled to be talking today! It all started in the womb. My mother said I would always kick when she would play, “Voodoo” by Godsmack … LOL! I started modeling and dancing when I was about a year old, and started singing and acting when I was nine. It was never a question for me. I always knew this is what I wanted to do.
Was there any bumps on the road? What kind of challenges did you have to deal with?
Too many bumps and challenges to even list! It has not been an easy ride, whatsoever. This industry is BRUTAL! You have to have some seriously thick skin to make it in this business. A lot of criticism, shady people, and starting over a million times with different musicians etc. But I believe it is all worth it.
What was the most fulfilling and satisfying moment so far?
I would have to say recording my new album, Damaged Goods, which was co-written by me and my manager, Eric Gynan, of Leaving Eden, was the most fulfilling moment so far. He kicked my ass in that studio and I wicked appreciate it! The album was released on November 5th and was actually signed by Dark Star Records/Sony/Universal Worldwide Distribution!
How would you describe the music that you typically create?
Realistic. It is all inspired by real life experiences of mine. I only write the truth!
What is your creative process like?
I rarely sit down specifically to write. Sometimes I do, if I’m feeling particularly creative. Normally I come up with lyrics at the weirdest of times. While showering, driving, doing the dishes, etc. I then stop what I am doing and run to find my notebook … LOL!
If you could change anything about the industry, what would it be?
What the industry has become. If I could change anything about it, I would revert the industry back to what it looked like in the 80s. Handing out demos on the Sunset Strip!
If you were asked to give a piece of advice to upcoming bands, what would that be?
Do not get discouraged! This is not an easy scene to be in, but lacking in commitment will not help you. You need to stay driven and work as hard as you can to make it happen.
What has been the best performance of your career so far?
I just had a gig on November 6th that was awesome! The audience was super interactive and it was a blast! It was also an album release for my new album, Damaged Goods.
If you didn’t become a musician, what would you be doing now?
I can’t even answer that question. I’d be dead. LOL!
What is new with the band at the moment? What are you currently working on and would like to share with the world?
I am always working on new material! I am also working on getting my new album out there and trying to book as many gigs as I can.