B Mus, Humber College
Born in Sarnia, Ontario, Torrie Seager relocated to Toronto to pursue a career in music. While enrolled in the Humber College Jazz program Torrie studied with and was mentored by Canada’s top Jazz musicians including Pat Labarbera, Ted Quinlan, and David Occhipinti.
After completing his studies Torrie began working as a sideman while fronting his own ensembles including Everybody’s Favourite Colour and the Torrie Seager Quartet. Torrie’s sideman credits include contributions to artists like Johnny Alexander, Evren, Lewis Moorman, Ogguere, Dr. Draw, Os Tropies, The Human Rights, and Vivienne Wilder. Since 2012 Torrie has been a key member of the dream pop trio, Hush Pup. Hush Pup has released two EP’s, Darlene and Waterwings, and has done three cross-Canada tour. Their first full length album will be released in 2017. Recently Torrie has been performing with The Gordon Hyland Group and Arkose. Both ensembles are expected to release new music in 2017.
Torrie has enjoyed teaching guitar for almost a decade, and has also taught piano, bass, and ukelele for the past several years.