Summer Chance #3

A Scottish-Dutch singer and songwriter, Torren began writing music with his twin brother Rafael at the age of 11. Immersed in music from an early age, they were encouraged by their parents to play several instruments and to discover different musical horizons.

Their first EP No light, Darker the color is the result of a work and a research of sound since several years. Live, they are accompanied by Benny Mathews and Marius Metz, two talented jazz musicians.

Torren’s music is inspired by his life in London and the new jazz/soul/rock and hip hop scene of the 90’s that he discovered there. It is also influenced by the artists he listened to when he was younger: D’angelo, Radiohead, RHCP, The Pharcyde, The RH Factor, Moby, Jill Scott, or Erykah Badu.

The album evokes the duality of emotions that run through him when faced with new experiences and explores his desires, anxieties and loves.

Find the latest news from the group on:
Instagram: @torrensimonsz 

What is “Summer Chance”?

On July 1st, 2020 we launch a call for projects dedicated to musical creation to support the emerging scene: “SUMMER CHANCE #1”  is born :).
We wish then, taking into account the sanitary constraints related to the epidemic of Covid-19, to allow bands deprived of concerts, to finalize during this period a project of EP in professional and convivial conditions. Our partner, the Red House Studio, has all the qualities to welcome the winners: a magnificent house of 450 m2 in a peaceful and green setting, an ultra professional human accompaniment with a dedicated sound engineer and state-of-the-art equipment.
Among the many applications received during the summer, our selection committee has chosen four winners: Kids Return, LUNAR, Zoe’s Shanghai and Black Rooster.

The project is a real springboard for these musicians and we decided to renew it with a second edition by launching a new call for projects in May 2021: SUMMER CHANCE #2.
Four new winners are selected in September: Extraa, Saint-Victoire, Serpent and Yakie.
The residencies take place at the studio between November 2021 and March 2022: intense sessions of energy, concentration and emotion!
The talents of « Quatrième Rue » are also at work to allow the winners to have an EPK or a live show to launch their EP.

And of course the story continues in 2022 with a third edition of SUMMER CHANCE #3  !
Three winning bands are selected in the summer: Mandelbro, The CZ and Torren. Each band will be able to record 5 tracks on sessions that will take place between September and November 2022.
The “Quatrième Rue” team is back to create the videos and photos of the sessions

Summer Chance #3 & #4 teasers