Front Deck Boom Box: Tori Darke

4 April 2023 | 11:30 am | Mallory Arbour

We caught up with Tori Darke to find out what songs she’s been listening to for this week’s Front Deck Boom Box.

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Tori Darke began singing at ten years old and competing in local talent competitions when she was a child. She released her self-titled EP in 2009. Albums Dreams & Chances (2011) and Silver Lining (2015) followed. The latter debuted at #1 on the Australian ARIA Charts, #3 on the Australian ARIA All Genres Chart, and #9 on the ARIA International Country Charts. The album led to her being a top five finalist in the ‘Female Artist of the Year’ category at the 2016 Golden Guitar Awards. She was also nominated for ‘Female Artist of the Year’ and ‘Oz Artist of the Year’ at the 2016 CMC Awards.  

The 2009 Academy of Country Music graduate has performed at some of Australia’s most prestigious festivals and shared the stage with both International and Australian artists including Kenny Chesney, Doc Walker, JoDee Messina, Pam Tillis, Johnny Reid, Emerson Drive, The Steve Miller Band, Corb Lund, The McClymonts, Troy Cassar-Daley, McAlister Kemp, Beccy Cole, Adam Harvey, Amber Lawrence and Travis Collins.

Following her viral performance with Keith Urban on Channel 7’s singing competition series, The Voice Australia in 2021, Tori has released a string of singles including Sit In A Bar, Pick Me Up and her current Dodged A Bullet. She also recently got married to her pilot beau, Jeremy Andrews.

We caught up with Tori Darke to find out what songs she’s been listening to for this week’s Front Deck Boom Box.


1. Morgan Evans – Over For You 

It's raw vulnerability. It takes you on a journey from start to finish and gives you an insight into how Morgan Evans is feeling. Over For You tugs on the heartstrings and it really touched me. So many people go through breakups. It was nice to hear a song that was so truthful and honest, you felt like you were right there with him going through it.

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2. The Wolfe Brother – Here’s To The Ones 

This song is a true treasure and gem of a song. I’ve always been a huge fan of the Wolfe Brothers and first saw this new one live in Tamworth this year and I instantly knew it was going to be a new favourite song of mine. The message the boys have written in this song touched me and made me wanna give my mum and all the beautiful woman in my life a call.

3. Kaylee Bell – BOOTS ‘N ALL 

Not only is Kaylee Bell a good friend but I am a huge KB fan. BOOTS ‘N ALL gives me early Shania Twain vibes, it’s a festival anthem that I can hear everyone singing back whilst they are cutting it up in their daisy ducks. This song is one of her best yet, it's so fun and catchy. It honestly just makes me want to learn how to line dance. Nice work KB, I absolutely love this one and I can admit it’s been on repeat non-stop.

4. Adam Eckersley & Brooke McClymont – Country Music, You & Beer 

Seriously, I love this song so much! It made me feel like I was hanging at the Wang with Brooke and Adam having a beer listening to Country Music. One thing I love about Adam & Brooke is their writing, you really are taken on a journey with them with every song they write and release. Whenever I hear a Brooke & Adam song you feel like you are living life with them.

5. Adam Brad & Matt Cornell – Our Church 

WOW!! I was lucky enough to hear this song late last year and was there for the filming of the video clip. Hearing how the guys wrote this song and where the idea stemmed from was something that really resonated with me. Lockdown was one of the toughest times in my life and to hear this song reminded me how lucky I was to have such amazing people in my life during that rough time.


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