Coming straight from North Carolina, Torelli & The Fuse, a trio composed of Dre Torelli (vocalist/guitarist), Zachary Knight (lead guitarist/keyboardist) and Jarvis Carpentenous (bassist), mesmerize us with their creative Pop/RnB music.
Inspired by several artists with different styles such as Death Cab For Cutie, Capital Cities, Coldplay and Ellie Goulding; Torelli & the Fuse likes to mix up musical styles and cultures.
Hi Dre! What’s up? First of all, can you tell us about you? What’s your story and how did you start making music?
I started my musical career as a solo artist several years ago while pursuing a degree in music. I met my current bandmates at an open mic night at a local club and we instantly clicked. During that time before I met them, I was feeling limited as a solo artist and it just so happened that they were looking for a frontman. Torelli and the Fuse has been a band for 3 years and we've been creating pioneering music ever since!
You said once: “Anybody that knows me knows that I'm very passionate about music”, where does such passion come from?
Experiencing so many things in my life gives me the inspiration to tell stories through music. Creating music is very therapeutic for me as well as the music that other artists share with the world. It's such a connection of stories, perspectives and souls being felt in a beautiful way.
If we were to have a look at your personal music collection right now, what would we find?
My music collection is all over the place (laughs). My collection ranges from Elijah Blake to Michael Jackson, alt-J, Blondie, and Gorgon City. Lately I've been listening to The Internet's latest album 'Ego Death'. It is a phenomenal project.
Do you collaborate with other people for writing and producing your songs?
I am the main writer for band's songs but my bandmates are wonderful with assisting me with lyrical structure and delivery. Our executive producer has been a good friend of mine for years, and we also have a producer who is a frequent collaborator on our songs. They are excellent in making sure that our vision come to life.
How do you feel about the interest around your music on Jamendo?
The amount of love that my band's music gets on Jamendo really excites me! I've never expected to get so many downloads and exposure every single day. Jamendo is a great site for independent musicians and music fans alike!