Seeking nothing more than to shed light on the human experience, Tori Roze is a key artist in conveying the emotional intent behind a song. If you are seeing her live, hold on tight because you won't be the same after she opens her mouth. "Hearing Tori Roze's sultry voice for the first time is like learning that Santa Claus isn't real: It absolutely breaks your heart. Roze seduces you with her Erykah Badu-esque flair, and just when you think she can't be any smoother, she claws her way into your ears with her rocking roars" (San Diego City Beat). The Hot Mess, comprised of five exceptional jazz-infused "pocket" players that bring the house down (one of which is her mother), leaves you reeling with toe-tapping excitement. "This is Soul for today: tight, sophisticated, and up-to-date...a winner" (San Diego Troubadour). Since the inception of the band in 2008 and the release of their debut album "From the Hip" in December 2010 (recorded by multiple Grammy Award winning engineer, Alan Sanderson), Tori Roze and The Hot Mess have been blazing a trail with local and regional media playing alongside the likes of Nikka Costa, The Bird & The Bee, and Margaret Cho. "We like to put some stank on it, bottom line," Roze says of their fearless genre-bending musical style. Their unique edge being that of heart-driven funky soul-jazz grooves enveloped in the emotionally potent lyrical truth that Roze serves up in spades, Tori Roze and The Hot Mess deliver serious human connection and an original sound that is absolutely unforgettable.