Amund Maarud Tora Dahle Aagård is Norway’s hottest guitar export and ace songwriter, fronting her crack blues inspired pop-rock band TORA – with three albums out and a Norwegian ‘Grammy’ nod for 2020’s long player “Girls”.
Making their UK live debut with just two shows – Guildford and London – this month, after their 2020 tour here was scrapped due to the pandemic. They will do their thing at Guildford’s Boileroom on 24th September (supported by UK blues band Brave Rival) and then a stop at London’s Half Moon in Putney the next day.
TORA’s debut album dropped in 2019, and their latest, 2022’s “Seventeen”, features US star Cory Wong on the track “This Is It”.
Their previous album “Girls” received a Norwegian ‘Grammy’ nomination, and featured appearances from Joey Landreth and drummer Aaron Sterling.
Tora who pens all her songs, is tipped by Norwegian tastemakers to become Norway’s biggest guitar export of her generation. She has a big following among global guitar media and on-line.
She has shared the stage with the likes of Joe Bonamassa, Carlos Santana, St Vincent and John McLaughlin. Tora Dahle Aaagård is International Ambassador for Marceau Guitars with her own signature guitar model.
TORA consists of Tora Dahle Aagård (guitar and lead vocals), Isak Seltveit (bass guitar), Guri Tranås (backing vocals), Anders Brønstad (guitar) and Magnus Galguften (drums).
Photos by Anne-Marie Forker / Marthe Amanda Vannebo