Expressive, emotional and distinct, Torben Brown draws on wide-reaching and varied musical roots to play a broad, accessible and surprising repertoire of original and cover music that spans eras, styles and continents. Torben has become a staple of the Vancouver country scene, while also playing jazz, rock, reggae and world music gigs ‘on the other pickup.’ His versatility and wide ranging experience make him a favorite of his students, and a regular go-to for singers with demanding songs. Although known mostly as a ‘chicken-picker’, Torben’s guitar sound is deep and varied, moving between tremolo drenched Americana on one gig, to sophisticated jazz on the next. He sings intuitive, spot-on harmonies, and has a powerful, distinctive voice. As a bar-room and lounge musician, Torben maintains a huge repertoire and can be found singing rock, jazz, country, classic and contemporary pop, or 90’s hits depending on the occasion. A clever and passionate songwriter, Torben crafts his original music with all the depth of his wide influence, and his songs are known for smart lyrics and catchy melodies set to lush harmony and driving rhythms. Torben delivers tight, energetic, engaging performances with a singular style, great songs and world-class playing.