Victoria Victoria featuring Charlie Hunter

Friday, January 20, 2023
Doors: 7pm | Show: 8:30pm

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Victoria Victoria featuring Charlie Hunter
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Victoria Victoria’s new album, “To The Wayside,” was released on Sept. 9, 2022—completing a beautifully fresh and alluring musical masterpiece that’s been in the making since 2020.

Each of the album’s nine songs is a gem, mined through a magical collaboration between Victoria Victoria front woman Tori Elliott, producer/engineer Stephen Lee Price, Jr., and virtuoso guitarist, Charlie Hunter, who plays guitar and bass on all of the tracks.

Elliott, who brings an innate effervescence and joyfulness to her live performances, brings equally insightful lyrics and contagious melodies to this album, as she explores and dissects issues surrounding modern female identity.

“Songwriting helps me untangle what’s going on emotionally,” said the Winston Salem, N.C.-based singer-songwriter.  “It almost feels like doing a puzzle.”

“By the time that I got in the studio with Charlie, it just felt like an arrival, musically,” she said. “It felt like my voice was sitting where I always wanted it to be sitting.”

Hunter says Elliott’s music draws in people of all ages and walks of life with intriguing narratives, songwriting, singing and instrumentation.

“Tori’s work is remarkable because it accomplishes the feat of being accessible but really honest and authentic at the same time, which is rare,” Hunter said. “I just loved being a part of her process.”

Victoria Victoria will tour in January 2023 with Tori Elliot on lead vocals, Charlie Hunter on Hybrid guitar, drums, and two back up singers.

Charlie Hunter (born May 23, 1967) is an American guitarist, composer, and bandleader. First coming to prominence in the early 1990s, Hunter plays custom-made seven- and eight-string guitars on which he simultaneously plays bass lines, chords, and melodies. Critic Sean Westergaard described Hunter's technique as "mind-boggling...he's an agile improviser with an ear for great tone, and always has excellent players alongside him in order to make great music, not to show off." Hunter's technique is rooted in the styles of jazz guitarists Joe Pass and Tuck Andress, two of his biggest influences, who blended bass notes with melody in a way that created the illusion of two guitars. A native of Rhode Island, Hunter was around guitars at an early age because his mother repaired them for a living.
Victoria Victoria is the North Carolina based brain child of singer-songwriter-producer, Tori Elliott. 2016 saw the release of Victoria Victoria’s debut album, Coastal Beast. From there, Elliott’s songs have been featured on reality tv shows such as Love Island, the 2020 thriller Getaway, Spotify editorial playlists and more. Most recently, Elliott teamed up with guitarist/producer Charlie Hunter, and together they wrote and released their nine song album, To the Wayside. Compared to the likes of modern songwriting giants, Maggie Rogers, Regina Spektor and Carole King, Elliott leans into lusciously stacked harmonies and entrancing melodies. Her songs speak to the relatability and nuances of love, relationship and growing older. Tori resides in Winston Salem, North Carolina, where she can often be found writing and recording her songs in her home studio, Strange Kid Studios.
Charlie Hunter (born May 23, 1967) is an American guitarist, composer, and bandleader. First coming to prominence in the early 1990s, Hunter plays custom-made seven- and eight-string guitars on which he simultaneously plays bass lines, chords, and melodies. Critic Sean Westergaard described Hunter's technique as "mind-boggling...he's an agile improviser with an ear for great tone, and always has excellent players alongside him in order to make great music, not to show off." Hunter's technique is rooted in the styles of jazz guitarists Joe Pass and Tuck Andress, two of his biggest influences, who blended bass notes with melody in a way that created the illusion of two guitars. A native of Rhode Island, Hunter was around guitars at an early age because his mother repaired them for a living.