Tori Amos is an American pianist, singer-songwriter and composer. She is a classically trained musician
and possesses a mezzo-soprano vocal range.
Amos originally served as the lead singer of 1980s synthpop group Y Kant Tori Read, and as a solo artist was at the
forefront of a number of female singer-songwriters in the early 1990s.
Tori Amos had sold over 12 million albums worldwide. She has been nominated for several awards,
including 8 Grammy Award nominations.
Myra Ellen Amos
August 22, 1963 ( age
Newton, North Carolina, United States
Mary Ellen Amos
(married on February 22nd, 1998)
Piano rock, alternative rock, art pop, art rock, electronica, classical, baroque pop
Musician, singer-songwriter, record producer, composer
Piano, harpsichord, clavichord, Hammond organ, harmonium, Fender Rhodes, Wurlitzer, Kurzweil, clavinet, vocals
Y Kant Tori Read
Tori Amos Quotes
"I know I'm an acquired taste: I'm anchovies. And not everyone wants those hairy little things. If I was potato chips, I could go more places."
"I'm too wacky for most weirdos, who am I to judge?"
"The music is the magic carpet that other things take naps on."
"I just try to strip myself, peel myself like an onion. At different layers I discover stuff. I do it publicly, and if it helps to inspire somebody else, which inspires somebody else, we're talking about a really exciting world here."
After breast-feeding her daughter for the first time: "An ounce of breast milk is even more potent then the finest tequila."
Commentary on the September 11th, 2001 terrorist attacks on America: "Don't you think it's really important now that there's a forum, that we're talking about all sides of what happened September 11 and what led up to it? We need to do some research; we need to think about, Why is the world where it is? It's so deep-rooted, if we really start looking, and we might not like what we find. But I think we have to, we have to ask the questions."