One and only classically trained Russian singer turned Irish Country Singer-Songwriter!
Russian born Larissa Tormey has many strings to her musical bow, a classically trained vocalist, pianist and songwriter; she is enjoying life in rural Ireland from where she takes much inspiration for her music.
In 2001 she moved from the busy city of Moscow, to the quieter countryside in Ireland. Living on a rural farm which now gives Larissa a new muse for her writing which is influenced by classical, contemporary, jazz, pop and folk music.
In June 2014, Larissa was accepted as a guest singer at YOUBLOOM Global Music Village, a music conference event for the international artists, in Dublin and in November that year Larissa released her debut album in “Perfect as I Am”. A Charity Christmas Single “Special Christmas” released in December 2014 in aid of “Special Needs Parents Association” Ireland, was named among the top 6 Christmas Singles by The Irish Independent.
In 2015 Larissa was persuaded by her friend, Belfast songwriter BGPollock, to record her first country single “Only a Woman”, and the Pollock scribed single reached Top 100 Airplay country singles in a first week of its release and the video was premiered on The Hot Country channel on Sky TV.
This work and collaboration with BG Pollock lead Larissa to her second country album "God Loves A Trier" which was released 17th of March 2017 and shows the singer’s musical versatility, partly Irish folk, along with traditional Irish dancing country tunes.
The album includes collaborations with famousU.K. still guitar player Sarah Jory, songwriter BG Pollock, and Nashville-based guitarist Daniel Parks. Larissa reunited with producer David McCune, who produced her previous album and several of the new album’s songs, and she also enlisted producer Pete Ware whose notable productions include the albums of international country singer Charlie Landsborough and Mary Duff.
Shortly after release she opened the most prestigious country music event in Ireland "Hot Country TV Awards"
" The Sunday World" entertainment journalist Eddie Rowley wrote a big article about her "Meet Our Mos-Caw Girl" in June 2017.
Then, in July 2017, she is appeared on RTE 1 radio on Countrywide program with fabulous interview produced by famous Brenda Donohue, and after, appeared with interview and her latest songs with Shay Byrne (RTE radio presenter) at the Keep in Country TV channel.
Good looks, amazing personality and most important- beautiful voice!
Larissa is a full package, one of the best new emerging Irish country artists!