– Norway’s new guitar heroine –
TORA is a 3blues-inspired pop/rock band fronted by Norway’s new female guitar heroine Tora Dahle Aagård, who has earned herself worldwide recognition and popularity due to her playful virtuosity and mesmerising stage presence. She is folllowed by more than 160.000 guitar aficionados from all over the world on Instagram, including Hollywood legend Alec Baldwin, who frequently praises her talent by sharing her videos. The band is praised for their raw and energetic shows.
Tora will become Norway’s biggest guitar export of her generation. – Amund Maarud
TORA’s eponymously titled debut album was released in 2019 and was deemed “a promising debut by a new female guitar hero” by the Norwegian newspaper Dagbladet. Their second album GIRLS was released in 2020 and received a Norwegian Grammy nomination. Acclaimed musicians Joey Landreth and drummer Aaron Sterling (John Mayer) featured on the album.
Tora Dahle Aagård has had an hitherto eventful career: Despite her young age (27), the talented guitarist has performed in London’s Royal Albert Hall, jammed with Paul Gilbert (Mr Big) and Jennifer Batten (Michael Jackson), as well as Aaron Sterling (John Mayer). She is International Ambassador for Marceau Guitars with her very own limited edition signature guitar model designed for her. In 2020, Tora shared the main stage of the world’s biggest virtual guitar festival Guitar.com LIVE with renowned names such as Joe Bonamassa, Carlos Santana, St Vincent and John McLaughlin.
The band 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). The songs are written by Tora, some in collaboration with Andreas Dahle Aagård.
“Her playful virtuosity and sheer stage presence and energy enchanted the audience. She had the crowd in the palm of her hand […]. Definitely an artist to watch.”
Norway Rock Magazine
“Tora has an incredible talent and is the most courageous guitarist I have ever met – throwing herself fearlessly into a jam session with the likes of Jennifer Batten and Paul Gilbert – just like that.”
Larvik Guitar Festival