torch singer


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torch song

n.
A sentimental love song, typically one in which the singer laments an unrequited love.

torch singer n.
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Noun1.torch singer - a singer (usually a woman) who specializes in singing torch songstorch singer - a singer (usually a woman) who specializes in singing torch songs
singer, vocalist, vocalizer, vocaliser - a person who sings
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Wilson, who came to fame as a torch singer in the 1960s, called herself a "song-stylist" and resisted labeling as a jazz singer for most of her career since she could cross many genres.
LOS ANGELES -- Nancy Wilson, the Grammy-winning "song stylist" and torch singer whose polished pop-jazz vocals made her a platinum artist and top concert performer, has died.
Summary: New York (US) Dec 14: Nancy Wilson, the Grammy-winning "song stylist" and torch singer whose polished pop-jazz vocals made her a platinum artist and top concert performer, has died.
But there was a dramatic change of pace in 2017 and remarkably, she somehow managed to surpass even her exceptional back catalogue and virtually reinvent herself as a torch singer. The vocal performances on tracks such as Call Me, Black Tears and Should've Been You are blistering, reaching emotional depths with the help of legendary American producer T Bone Burnett.
Is she a cabaret torch singer, experimental musician, comedian, or installation artist?
You can call Mills a Blues singer, a Gospel singer, a Torch singer or a R'n'B singer, and not be wrong, but with her none of these will be true in the way that you would expect.
Shirley Bassey, the 19-year-old torch singer from Tiger Bay, is pictured here in rehearsal with her pianist Les Paul ahead of her Cafe De Paris debut on September 21, 1956
It's also an eye-opening revelation of Winehouse as not just a teetering torch singer defined by her Ronnie Spector beehive and Cleopatra makeup, but as a once-in-a-generation talent--Billie Holiday with a poet's facility for wordplay and a Brill Building sense of structure.
Harry is allergic to sentimentality, yet under the blase surface is a smoky torch singer struggling to emerge.
They include soul legend Smokey Robinson, Leeds-based indie rock outfit Kaiser Chiefs, chart superstar Jessie J, 1980s survivors Culture Club, torch singer (and London 2012 torch bearer) paloma Faith, pop-rock band OneRepublic, rap duo Rizzle Kicks and 2012 X Factor finalist Ella Henderson.
Edinburgh Castle is the backdrop as a wide range of musical acts perform on stage, including soul legend Smokey Robinson, indie rockers Kaiser Chiefs, 1980s survivors Culture Club, torch singer Paloma Faith, pop-rock band OneRepublic, rap duo Rizzle Kicks and 2012 X Factor finalist Ella Henderson.
Whether she's going all jazzy torch singer on us in Why or coming on like a female Bobby Womack on The Crown, she always engages and never sounds out of her depth.