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Eileen Torrez is a singer-songwriter based in San Francisco, CA performing a powerful and unexpected blend of folk-pop and neo-soul. Her music builds on themes of resilience, women's empowerment and love for community.

Eileen writes sharp, engaging lyrics and delivers them with sweetness and style - often twisting melodies and fusing genres into combinations that entrance and inspire, leaving listeners on repeat.

Check out Eileen's debut album Honey and Zest or click to view her latest video on YouTube below.

UPCOMING SHOWS

Previous events

Emily Zisman & Band with Eileen Torrez at the Back Room

The Back Room, 1984 Bonita Ave, Berkeley, CA

We're doing a really special show in Berkeley on Saturday April 28th at The Backroom.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/2184701158424227/

We will be showcasing the songs the way they were always intended to be heard: Up close and in your lap!

Mark your calendars, stock up on your favorite beverages, and pull up a couch! This show is ALL-AGES so bring the family.

Have a listen to some of the tunes if you like! https://emilyzisman.bandcamp.com/

The fabulous Eileen Torrez opens the evening for us.

Eileen's aim is to create songs that are intimate and life-changing, but that also speak the truths of oppression and have a political impact. She believes that music from the heart, with both calming melodies and lyrics that are genuine and vulnerable, can heal us as individuals and as a society.

Check out her beautiful music at https://www.eileentorrez.com/

Grab 'Em By The Songs Songwriter Showcase

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The Uptown Nightclub, 1928 Telegraph Ave, Oakland, CA

First Tuesdays at The Uptown Nightclub (1928 Telegraph Ave, Oakland, CA), Grab 'Em By The Songs is a FREE monthly songwriter series featuring Bay Area songwriters performing songs in the round. November lineup:

Emily Zisman is a folk-Americana singer-songwriter born and raised in the San Francisco Bay area. As a writer, she takes her cues from artists like Dar Williams, Joni Mitchell, and Ani DiFranco. She sings of our vulnerabilities and fears, love and fight, crafting her lyrics into song with her soulfully-folk voice evocative of Emmylou Harris.

Willa Mamet hails from Vermont and lives with her piano in Oakland. She likes all the words and long walks on the beach. Oh, and music.

Born and raised in Corrales, New Mexico, Eileen Torrez has made the Bay Area her home and the artist-activist community her family since 2013. Her music blends folk, pop, R&B and jazz into unique melodies layered over the sweetness of her nylon-stringed guitar. She released her debut album, Honey, and Zest, in 2016. As an organizer and social worker, Eileen weaves themes of resilience, community, anti-capitalism and women's empowerment into her songwriting. She is a poet mentor with Youth Speaks and is passionate about building strength and community through art. You can learn more about Eileen on her website, www.eileentorrez.com, or follow her @eileentorrezmusic.

Little Spiral @, a.k.a. Suzanne Yada, is a piano-pop singer-songwriter who writes at the intersection of technology and heart. She mixes her indie pop, classical, blues and electronic influences with her background in poetry, media, and the internet to create clever little piano pop songs for the digital age. Fans of Tori Amos, Amanda Palmer, Mary Lambert, Fiona Apple and Regina Spektor will feel right at home in the @ Little Spiral @ galaxy.

https://www.facebook.com/events/1316005181831363/

Breaking Ground

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We Work Mid-Market, 995 Market Street , San Francisco, CA

Come out to our intimate Halloween Eve Showcase in San Francisco, CA, for a night of live performances from four local womxn, in costume! Enjoy wine, themed desserts, and more.

This event is 21+ COSTUMES ARE ENCOURAGED!

PERFORMANCES FROM: QUEENS D. LIGHT, ASTU SIMMI EILEEN TORREZ.

SOUNDS BY DJ SOLSTICE.

WeWork Mid-Market (Powell St. Bart is the closest bart stop & in walking distance to the WeWork Mid-market location).

https://www.facebook.com/events/329482294181033/

Jun10

Until Unity is Woven

Mission Cultural Center, 2868 Mission St., San Francisco, CA

"Until Unity is Woven" is an ode to the textile weaver, as well as to all workers, laborers and peasants of the Philippines and around the world who often experience unjust conditions to become the backbone of our economy.

As the workers and peasants continue to toil, and with clear elements of fascism exercised by the current administration of the wealthiest imperialist country in the world, threading resilience continues to be fundamental, and finding the common thread to weave unity is of paramount importance. This event is part of USAAF's festival "Threading Resilience."

Online Tickets are only available up until 12 hours before event start time.

Pre-Sale- $5-20 (sliding scale) At the Door- $5-20 (sliding scale)

Purchase Advance Tickets Here: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2915251?change_country=1&show_widget=1

Apr18

Songwriter-In-Residence E.G. Phillips, Andy Mignano, and Eileen Torrez

Bazaar Cafe, 5927 California St, San Francisco, CA

Price: FREE Location: Bazaar Cafe, one of San Francisco's sweetest places to chill on a weekday night.

RSVP on Facebook (not required): https://www.facebook.com/events/101034457099566/

Eileen Torrez is an indie folk-pop singer and songwriter based in San Francisco. Her music builds on themes of resilience, community, anti-capitalism and women's empowerment. She writes sharp, engaging lyrics and delivers them with power and style - often twisting melodies and fusing genres into combinations that entrance and inspire, leaving listeners on repeat. Her album “Honey and Zest” is available on http://www.eileentorrez.com/

E.G. Phillips is a singer-songwriter who combines wordplay and whimsy with his own distinct harmonic stylings. His music is an eclectic mix of folk, rock and jazz. E.G. released his first album. "Fish from the Sky" earlier this year, available at http://egphillips.bandcamp.com/

Know to the denizens of Cafe International’s open mic as “The Man With The Levels” singer/guitarist Andy Mignano has busked the streets of China and in addition to being a captivating solo performer, Andy’s soulful guitar work has been an instrumental part of groups fronted by Markese Ezra Trunnel and Domo Alexander Medlock.

Apr8

Womyn's Creative Collective Open Mic & Sistar Cypher

The Alan Blueford Center for Justice, 2434 Telegraph Ave, Oakland, CA

Peace Fam!

This Saturday we're back again for our monthly collaboration- Tatu Vision's Second Saturday Open Mic with the Sistar Cypher.

https://www.facebook.com/sister.cypher Theme: Growing Season

We'll be featuring Eileen Torrez, an indie folk-pop singer songwriter from San Francisco.

If you are getting on the mic, please arrive and sign up at 7pm! We can't wait to hear you and build with you.

If possible, bring instruments for a cypher/jam session. ♥

Apr7

Peace in Action: Aumakua Gathering

1871 Geary Rd, Walnut Creek, CA

https://www.facebook.com/events/279901569102744/

The Aumakua Heart Center is a spiritual based community dedicated to the growth of love, acceptance, and awakening of our true selves. Every month we hold gatherings to create a sacred space for Love, Healing and a sense of family with all beings.

The month of April's theme is Peace In Action: We will focus on core principles of peace and the sacred presence within us all. By understanding this presence we can heal pain, fear and sorrow because we may recognize the source of our being and the sacred beauty that permeates all things.The path to world peace starts within.

Family and friends all welcome.

Join us Friday, April 7th for a Healing and educational evening. We ask for a $10 donation to support the space, food & raffles.

GUEST SPEAKERS:

REV Denese Schellink Denese is the current transiotional minister at Unity of Walnut Creek.Her ministerial journey has brought her all over California, from Palo Alto to San Francisco. She has studied Business administration at Cal state and at the Unity Institute. She has been a part of teaching the season of nonviolence here at Unity.

MUSIC:

Eileen Torrez is a singer-songwriter based in San Francisco. She deals with themes of self empowerment and a deeper love for self and others. Through her personal stories and reflections we discover some shared nature to our human experience while riding on the waves of an eloquent and enchanting melodies. http://www.eileentorrez.com/ https://www.facebook.com/eileentorrezmusic/

Ariana & Nakai: a dynamic duo vibrating inspiration and connection, sharing gifts of our connection to our earth mother and the wisdom of our collective nature. We feel blessed to have these Aumakua natives to be sharing their joy and gifts.

SCHEDULE:

6:00pm-Open Worldly Drumming

7:00pm-Welcome & Announcements

7:10pm-Meditation

7:20pm-Guest Speaker

8:45pm-Raffle

9:00 pm- Meal Blessing/Enjoy Vegan Food

9.10 pm-Live Music

MORE ABOUT AUMAKUA:

We hold monthly events, based on what tools and information we feel are important to share at this point in all of our lives. These monthly events are usually held on the SECOND FRIDAY at Unity Center of Walnut Creek.

Check out our past events or pages at:

www.aumakuaheartcenter.com

https://www.facebook.com/AumakuaHeartCenter/

To Mindanao with Love

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Eric Quezada Center for Culture and Politics, 518 Valencia, San Francisco, CA

On Sunday March 5, 2017, Salupongan International (SI) is proud to host To Mindanao With Love - Pt. 3, an event that celebrates the resistance and resilience of the Lumad people in the Southern Mindanao Region of the Philippines. Through art, culture and dialogue, this event aims to inform the community (here in the Bay Area) about the Lumad struggle for equitable education, human rights, genuine rights and justice.

This celebration will includes performances by Eileen Torrez, Nu Dekades (K.E.V. and Ryan Nicole), DJ Delrokz and POWER STRUGGLE's last bay area performance before he moves to the Motherland. In addition to the musical performances there will be a report-back from delegates who recently returned from community integrations with the Lumad communities in Mindanao. Proceeds from this event will provide direct support the Talaingod Health Crisis and Lumad evacuees who have been forced to leave their homes due to the heightened militarization of their communities.

To Mindanao With Love Pt. 3, will also be Salupongan International’s official launch as a membership-driven organization. Since 2014, SI has functioned as a network directed by a core steering committee. Over the years of solid outreach and educational campaigns, SI has outgrown its original organizational model. SI is at a stage where we have outgrown our current capacities and seek to recruit new members of the community to participate in overall work of Salupongan International. SI will continue its primary focus of work, which aims to empower the indigenous people of Southern Mindanao, through the building of educational centers, organizing medical missions and creating awareness on their issues. Learn more about the Talaingod Health Crisis and Salupongan International by visiting, www.salugpongan.org.

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/1793402144258521/

Eileen Torrez + Catherine Vo Live at Bazaar Cafe!

Bazaar Cafe, 5927 California St, San Francisco, CA

Bazaar Cafe, one of San Francisco's premier spots for local musicians, will be hosting singer/songwriters Catherine Vo and Eileen Torrez for a night of acoustic/unplugged original music. The two will be alternating sets throughout the evening. Both musicians will be featuring new music, Eileen from her recently debuted album, and Catherine from her recent travels. Bring your friends and come enjoy some live music!

Check out Eileen Torrez: http://eileentorrez.com/ https://eileentorrez.bandcamp.com/releases https://www.facebook.com/eileentorrezmusic/ https://www.youtube.com/user/eileenmarietorrez/videos

Check out Catherine Vo: http://catherinevomusic.bandcamp.com/album/its-a-start https://www.facebook.com/catherinevomusic https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCsPDkhQt_V_ggyJnXtnS7lA https://www.instagram.com/catvosings/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/530143843858577/

Nov19

Eileen Torrez Live and Acoustic at Cafe St. Jorge

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Cafe St. Jorge, 3438 Mission St, San Francisco, CA

Live music every Saturday from around 6PM - 8PM at Cafe St. Jorge. We will keep the artist schedule updated on a regular basis. www.cafestjorge.com/calendar

Saturday, November 19th we will be welcoming singer-songwriter Eileen Torrez! Check her out: www.eileentorrez.com

Come on by!

Album Release Show at the Complex

The Complex SF, 6th + Market, San Francisco, CA

Ladies' Night at The Complex-SF! A Multi-Album Release Party celebrating the music of Lydia Violet, Eileen Torrez, and more!

Saturday, August 27th 2016 - Doors at 7:30pm - Music at 8pm! $10 Suggested Door Donation

Saturday August 27th, we will be opening our doors to celebrate the release of an amazing set of albums recorded and produced at The Complex-SF!

Starting the evening off, we're excited to have Complex favorite Mayya Feygina back to play some of her awesome tunes! You can check out the album we did with Mayya's band last year here: https://mayya.bandcamp.com/album/mayya-the-revolutionary-hell-yeah

Acoustic pop artist Eileen Torrez will be releasing her debut album "Honey and Zest" and performing it for you live - this time with a full band!

Protest-folk musician Lydia Violet Music is releasing her debut solo album "Already Free"! She'll bring many of the musicians back to the studio they recorded with her in for an amazing ensemble set! This will be Lydia's exclusive pre-release, with her album available only at our show this night!!

As if we didn't already have enough to celebrate, expect super special secret guests throughout the night! More details as we get closer!

We couldn't be more excited to celebrate the release of these albums by these amazing women! Please join us, and be the first to pick up copies of "Already Free", "Honey and Zest", and MORE!

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/682767298543786/