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Telstra Road To Tamworth 2007 Finalist
Qld Cane Country Overall Festival Winner 2007,
Runner Up Urban Country Music Festival 2007
Finalist in Qld Champion of Champs in November 2007
Finalist in Nationals in Sydney also in November 2007
 
Tori Darke….adding more stars!!!!
Mt Annan’s Tori Darke returns from Queensland’s Northern Suburbs Country Music Festival held at the Gaythorne RSL Club on the 2/3rd June receiving the ‘Morris Irving Memorial Trophy” and adding four 1st places and a 2nd to her growing list of achievements.

Tori travelled the miles and competed against other highly successful performers (up to 17 years) to take out 1sts in both the Country Vocal, Australian Composition & Australian Bush Ballads. Another 1st came when she teamed up with Liam Brew from Caloundra for the Duo Section singing their rendition of “Whisky Lullaby”. Country Gospel saw Tori take 2nd place rounding of the weekend.

Tori says “The people have made me feel so welcome and they treat me like I’m at home. It has an exciting atmosphere and there is a real sense of friendship all around. Even though we are competitors we all remember to have fun but above all we support each other.”

This is not the first time Tori has been successful in Queensland, in March she took out the Overall Festival Winner at the ‘Cane Country Music Festival’, returning in May for the Urban Country Music Festival in Caboulture and was the runner–up performing a first time duo with Liam Brew.

Tori is also a Telstra Road to Tamworth 2007 Finalist and recently performed in the Winners Performance Showcase in Newcastle along with Kirsty Lee Akers, Morgan Evans, Amber Lawrence and Sharnie Fenwick. They will all perform again in Belmont at the 16’ Sailing Club on Saturday 2nd September.

There’s no stopping Tori now, as she continues to fulfil her dreams. She heads off to the North Coast for yet another Country Music Festival later this month, and then it’s off to Tamworth for the “Hats off to Tamworth” in July. August will see Tori compete at the ‘Gympie Muster Festival’ in Queensland, then off to Parkes for the ‘Parkes Country Music Festival’ in late September.

Tori also continues her local gigs and grand final performances with her ‘Country to the T’ duo partner Taryn Trautsch in and around Sydney.
Pictures and more information is available on request – tori@toridarke.com  or www.myspace.com/toridarkemusic
 
LOCAL COUNTRY SINGER BRINGS HOME MORE AWARDS
Tori Darke, 16 of Mt Annan has returned from the South Coast Country Music Festival with more Awards to her credits. Entering the South Coast Country Music Festival held on the weekend of 23/24 May at the Dapto Leagues Club, Tori ended the weekend festivities with 1st Place in Australiana Section and was Runner Up in both Junior Vocal and the Duo section with her duo partner Taryn Trautsch. Taryn also took out the Senior Vocal Section. The Talent Quest ran over two days with entrants traveling from as far away as Ningyen, Dubbo, Cowra and South Australia.
Tori says its all experience and the excitement and camaraderie of meeting so many people who love and enjoy keeping country music alive.
Recently returning from Queensland where she took out the Overall Junior Champion and Overall Festival Champion at the Cane Country Music Festival, she was also a finalist in Telstra Road to Tamworth 2007. As part of the Telstra Road To Tamworth’s Country Music Channels’ presentation, although not a grand finalist, Tori can be seen as part of the presentation with her interview, rehearsal and performance during the Finals, which is an amazing coup and acknowledgement of her talent in her first year of competing.
Tori was also runner up at the NSW/ACT Champion of Champions in November last year. Tori is hoping to gain a place in the Camerata College of Music held in Tamworth later this year where she will gain a wealth of experience and knowledge within the country music industry
Tori will be performing at the Royal Easter Show on the Telstra Stage on both Friday 13th and Saturday 14th April. Please check out her website or myspace for details and times of her upcoming performances.
www.toridarke.com 
www.myspace.com/toridarkemusic .

 
Tori Shines at Cane Country Music Festival
Talented young up and coming country music performer – Tori Darke, 16 of Mt Annan has started this year off with a bang!!

Entering the Cane Country Music Festival held on the weekend of 3/4th March at the Logan City Recreational & Sporting Club, Tori ended the weekend festivities with the ‘Overall Junior’ & ‘Overall Festival Champion’. The Overall Festival Champion win will see her compete later in the year at the Queensland Champion of Champions. The Talent Quest ran over two days with entrants traveling from as far away as Mackay in upper North Queensland, Casino and Camden in NSW.

Tori, a finalist in the 2007 Telstra Road to Tamworth has had an amazing year with performances all over the countryside and many awards to her credit. Working hard to concrete herself in the country music arena, Tori is currently having vocal instruction with Marian Rouvas as well as guitar with James Bateman.

Tori is looking forward to the challenges ahead this year and is determined to cement herself a place in the Australian Country Music arena.
 
Heat Winner – Telstra Road to Tamworth
Tori Darke from Mount Annan in NSW has been announced as the Telstra Road to Tamworth heat winner which took place on 11th November in Churchill, Vic.

This caps off what has been a very eventful year for the 16 year old, determined to cement herself a career in country music.

For the last 6 years, Tori has made singing her number one priority and her ambition and determination are testimony to the awards she has accumulated this year.

Tori’s diverse background includes musicals, contemporary & Eisteddfods, and until September 2005, Tori sang a range of songs from ballads to pop when she discovered a love and passion for Country Music and her future has never looked so bright.


2006 has been a wonderful year for Tori, full of experiences, achievements and challenges. Tori’s stars in country music are shining brightly with no sign of dimming and 2007 will see a young lady who believes she was born to perform, shine even brighter as she continues on her journey into the music industry.

‘Challenges such as the Telstra Road to Tamworth are what this journey is all about, what you can learn from these experiences cannot be taught’, I am so looking forward to being in Tamworth in January 2007’

Further information available from: tori@toridarke.com
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