Torrey Tacklyn

Bassist

In 2000, Torrey picked up his first Bass and hasn’t looked back since. Along with being the Head Musician and the Head Engineer at The Healing Center, Torrey plays for Hamilton Seventh Day Adventist Church,  Mount Zion A.M.E. Male Voice Choir and he is the bassist for Pink Sand Entertainment. Torrey has played bass for international recording artists Karen Clarke-Sheard, VaShawn Mitchell, Donald Lawrence, Steve Lawrence and Shelea Fraizer. Torrey has worked as a Pro Audio Engineer with a local sound company Sound Concepts for more than 10 years. He has mixed Front of House for international artist such as Byron Lee, Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds and The Temptations.

Most embarrassing moment on stage?
Performing for an artist in a packed house at Cederbridge and at the bridge of the song, the song was starting build, the artist decided she didn’t want to complete the song and just stopped singing. looked at the band and gave us the signal to stop the song. We were so confused and me being the music director was not happy! I felt really crazy LOL!

What are your pre-performance rituals?
Headphones, IPhone, and listen to music from the performance songs. Cracking jokes with the other band members just to loosen up. To me, having fun and enjoying the music I’m playing on stage is an awesome feeling!

If you could play on any stage in the world, where would it be and why?
Madison Square Garden, all the greatest musicians and artists have performed there.