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Tora is a blues inspired pop/rock band fronted by Norway’s new female guitar hero Tora Dahle Aagård, who has earned herself widespread recognition and popularity due to her playful virtuosity, raw energy and unique stage presence. Her popular Instagram account is followed by over 120.000 fans from all over the world.

Tora’s first full album “Tora” was released in February 2019 and was defined as “a promising debut by a new female guitar hero” by the Norwegian newspaper Dagbladet. Their next album will be released this autumn and features exciting new collaborations with acclaimed musicians such as guitarist Joey Landreth and drummer Aaron Sterling (John Mayer). The album’s first single was Desire, followed by the catchy Money released in March. The next single, “Lately”, will be released 15th May.

In October 2018, Tora made history by becoming the first female guitarist ever to sign an endorsement deal with the British guitar company Chapman Guitars.

2019 was an eventful year for Tora Dahle Aagård. She has played with the likes of Paul Gilbert (Mr Big) and Jennifer Batten (Michael Jackson), as well as Aaron Sterling (John Mayer). In addition to playing gigs at numerous renowned Norwegian festivals and venues, Tora performed in London’s Royal Albert Hall on 10th November 2019, as part of The Norwegian Blues Adventure, a concert featuring Norway’s leading blues musicians, joining forces to show the best of what the Norwegian blues movement has on offer.

Tora is set for yet another eventful year, including the release of their new album, followed by a UK tour. Other highlights include performing at Molde International Jazz Festival, one of the oldest and most prestigious music festivals in Norway.

Tora was formed in 2011. Their discography so far includes 2 EPs – of which their second release, Change of Scenery (2016), reached the top of iTunes’ album charts. Several of their tracks are frequently played on Norwegian radio stations.

The band consists of Tora Dahle Aagård (guitar and lead vocals), Isak Seltveit (bass guitar), Guri Tranås (backing vocals), Andreas Dahle Aagård (guitar) and Magnus Galguften (drums).

The songs are written by Tora herself, some in collaboration with Andreas Dahle Aagård.