About Mike

        Michael Torres is a professional musician living in Los Angeles. Born in Ojai, California, Mike took an interest in music at a very early age. After studying multiple instruments as a child, he found his voice on bass. Throughout high school Mike studied and performed regularly and also won several awards for his playing. Mike received a scholarship to Berklee College of Music where he graduated with a Bachelors degree of Fine Arts. After graduating Mike moved to Los Angeles and began working full time as a professional bassist. 

Live:

    National and International touring with Macy Gray, Selena Gomez, Ashley Tisdale, Daniel Powter, Zade Dirani and more.
Television:
  • 2013 Dallas Cowboys Thanksgiving Halftime show
  • MTV Movie Awards
  • Dancing with the Stars
  • The Ellen Show
  • Late Night with Conan O'Brien  
  • The Tonight Show with Jay Leno
  • The Late Show with David Letterman
  • The Howard Stern Show
  • Good Morning America
  • The View
  • America's Got Talent
  • The Today Show
  • Extreme Home Makeover
  • TRL MTV Europe
  • AOL Sessions
  • Walmart Soundcheck
  • "Los Premios" MTV awards Latin America 
  • Wetten Daas (Germany)
  • Fama A Baliar (Spain)
  • Good Morning TVN (Poland)
  • Disson Skating and Gymnastics Spectacular                             
                                             

Recording:
  • Macy Gray
  • Reliant K
  • Three Dog Night
  • Zoux
  • Ester Dean
  • Chord Overstreet 
  • Andre Cymone
  • KeyRei
Music Videos:
  • "Smoke 2 Joints" with Macy Gray
  • "It's Alright, I'ts OK" with Ashley Tisdale
  • "Crank It Up' with Ashley Tisdale                
Testimonials: 

"Mike is an amazing bass player. He can play anything that you throw at him and still have the discipline to play the right part for your tour and the artist he is working for. This is something that is not taught in "school", it's something that someone either gets or doesn't get! He's a team player that will nail the sound and vibe for your tour! Great work etch and vibe! I highly recommend him!"
     -Michael McKnight (Programmer, Musical Director, Composer) - MIchael Jackson/ Roger Waters/ Mariah Carey/ Madonna


"Michael Torres is a beautiful musician and kat! I've gotten to record many bassists in the last thirty some years from Ron Carter to Fernando Saunders, Jack Bruce & Charlie Haden and like them Michael brings the history of the instrument yet bringing his own voice and great vibe to his playing. He always plays exactly what's needed and not what one would expect...... he's a bright moment in encounter in our journey of the lost chord..."    
    -Hal Willner (Producer) -  Lou Reed/ Lucinda Williams/ Macy Gray/ Metallica


“Watch out for this guy! He's got pocket, presence and some funky tones..”
    -C. Wood (Recording Engineer) -Alicia Keys/ Justin Timberlake/ Brian McKnight/ Rascal Flatts


“You can come across great players in this business, but not often do you come across great players who are great people as well. Michael Torres is one of them. He is a genuine spirit, and if reflects through his playing and professionalism. I'll play on stage, in the studio, or just hang with Mike any day of the week.”
    -Aaron McLain (Guitarist, Musical Director) -Marc Anthony/ Patti Labelle/ Luther Vandross/ Oleta Adams/ Tears for Fears


“I’ve had the good fortune to run across Michael Torres, a great young bassist with prodigy like skills and a professional attitude of someone who has been around in the business along time. Mike's awareness of groove, pocket, and space is a testament to his mature and melodic approach on his instrument. Whether it’ s a Coltrane matrix or a Kelly Clarkson pop jam, Mike knows when, where and how to put it down. Truly a young gifted musician who is very professional on all levels who you will definitely be hearing a lot more from. Don’t sleep on the Bass Muchacho!”
    -Tori Ruffin (Guitarist, Musical Director) -Prince/ Mariah Carey/ Michael Jackson/ Fishbone