The ARTIST....TORI Bella's love of Music and Songwriting all started with Poetry.  It all began with her
love of Langston Hughes, her favorite Poet, and a Haiku.  After falling in love with Mr. Hughes work, she
started writing her own Poetry.  
"When I was a kid, I use to write all the time.  Thinking back on it now,
that's all I ever did with my time."  
One of her teachers in school, told her to continue writing because he
saw her enormous potential.  
"My teacher, Mr. Fabian would make me enter these Poetry contest all the
time.  Never understood it because I never won any of them.  But, for some reason, I believe that was
his intention all along - just to see how far I could go with it.  The lesson I believe now that he was
trying to show me back then was to motivate me.  Truly believe it was not all about winning so much as
keeping at something that you were naturally good at, and not giving up, and if you stuck with
something long enough, in time, it would pay off.  He would tell me all the time, here's a contest I want
you to enter.  Honestly, it would annoy me, but I would just start writing and kept at it.  Never knew why
he pushed me so hard all the time.  Glad he did push me.  Mr. Fabian was my biggest supporter, biggest
influence, biggest cheerleader, and because of that one teacher, I am now writing Songs, and recording
them.  Who knew?."
Always wanted to ask this question.  TOR, what is your Songwriting process like when you start writing a Song?  Is there a
particular place where you like to go to write?  And, is there a "must have" like say candles, complete quiet, soft Music playing in
the background?  Do you have a certain room where you like go?
 "My process - well, I only write Songs when I have something to
say, and when I'm feeling it.  For instance - if I have something on my mind, and I get hyped about it, I'm writing about it.  If
what I have to say doesn't come easy for me to write, I won't force it.  It has to just flow.  And if not, I'll put the pen and paper
away until it comes to me.  Also, the Songwriting process usually goes in spurts for me.  There may be a time where I'll go crazy
writing a ton of Songs, then all of a sudden, nothing will come out at all.  Is there a particular place?  No, not really.  A long
time ago, my thing was writing Songs sitting on the floor in my living room.  It gave me a lot of space to spread my papers
everywhere.  Plus, that's the biggest room, that's why I did it that way.  Now, I write Songs everywhere.  In the car, record ideas
so I can come back to them later.  But, at the end of the day, I always end up in the living room for some reason {lol}.  You asked
about a quiet place?  Is there such a place?  Basically, I just tune everything and everybody out, and start writing."
TORI Bella' is the Artist, Singer, Songwriter, Owner, CEO and Founder of noTORIous Secrets/Silky Sheer Productions.  Her
concept, and ideas when choosing a name for her company was to keep everything ‘sexy and feminine’.  
TORI Bella' started her
company due to her passion for Music, especially Songwriting.  All of the songs that you hear are written and arranged by
'.  They are original, home grown, and it all comes from Philadelphia, PA.  It all started with people around Philly who heard
about her being a Singer and Songwriter.  And, that she could also freestyle an entire Song and Hook.  The calls started pouring in
for her to go into the studio to record songs or sing on hooks.  Let’s just say, things started falling into place, and
TORI Bella'
decided to start doing her own music.  She began doing shows in and around Philly, and after working in Radio and TV for awhile,
she decided that her passion for music was much greater.  With the suggestion of a fellow musician from Chicago, via a friend of a
friend, he told
TORI Bella' that it would be significant if she had a name for her company.  Of course, doing her research, she came
up with
noTORIous Secrets/Silky Sheer Productions.  TORI Bella' says, “I had to come up with something creative.  Honestly,
I can thank my friends for this one.  They are the ones who made me think outside of the box, and the name no
TORIous just
stuck.  To this day, everybody still calls me either
TOR, noTORIous or just Bella'."
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So TOR, who is that one person, that most people tell you that you sound like?  What's your style/genre of Music?  And, who would
you say is your favorite Singer?  
"A lot of people tell me that I have that Neo Soul vibe.  You know, kind of chill, cool, laid back
sound.  Believe everybody hears something different.  Let me tell you this story real quick.  I was singing at a private event, and
one guy in particular came up to me and said that I sound a lot like a Jazz Singer.  He mentioned this lady, who is a Jazz
Singer, but I don't remember her name.  He said, I sound just like her.  Basically, my voice goes really deep, and at times I will
hit a high note.  When you hear my Music, I believe you have to decide for yourself who I sound like.  But honestly, I have to
say, I sound like myself {smiles}.  As far as my genre of Music?  Let's just say I'm testing some new waters as we speak, and that
will be changing real soon.  And, my favorite Singer - oh honey, it's Sade, all day."
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