Tormenta Rey

The 21st century duet, Tormenta Rey, tight ropes Swamp Blues and Jazz Noir. 

This avant-garde show hyper activates your eyes and ears with Stephen El Rey’s songs and Leilainia (lay_lain_ya) LoveLight’s  hypnotic trumpet and dance. 

El Rey’s vocals capture the allure of early Hollywood crooners, the vulnerability of Roy Orbison, and the raw power of Howlin’ Wolf. 

Like a David Lynch film, the juxtaposition between El Rey’s dark ballads and the light of Leilainia’s theatrical romance can feel familiar, but always carries with it a more complex undertow waiting to pull you in. 

Tormenta Rey consists of both original compositions and obscure songs from the 20’s and 30’s.

Tormenta Rey can be backed by a sextet, a full New Orleans style brass band, or a string quartet.  It can also be streamlined to the powerful vocals and guitar of Stephen El Rey as a soloist.


“We really loved your act.
Being a avid Tom Waits fan since highschool
I like the unusual not the usual.”
-Chuck aka Coffin Maker 

"A visual and audio treat that you are going to love!"
 - Scottie Blinn

EVENTS

Previous events

Date Event Location
Tormenta Rey Duet Fernwood , Bigsur Fernwood , Bigsur
Tormenta Rey Duet Golden Era Lounge  , Nevada City, CA 95959 Golden Era Lounge  , Nevada City, CA 95959
 —  — Stephen El Rey on Tour w Schizophonics Europe Tour Europe Tour
Tormenta Rey Duet  
Tower Bar 
4757 University Ave, San Diego, CA 92105  
Tower Bar 
4757 University Ave, San Diego, CA 92105
Tormenta Rey Kettner Exchange
2001 Kettner Blvd, San Diego, CA 92101 Kettner Exchange
2001 Kettner Blvd, San Diego, CA 92101
Tormenta Rey  
Prohibition  
548 Fifth Ave, San Diego, CA 92101  
Prohibition  
548 Fifth Ave, San Diego, CA 92101
Tormenta Rey Adam’s Ave Unplugged
 Normal Heights 
Methodist Church 
4650 Mansfield St. Adam’s Ave Unplugged
 Normal Heights 
Methodist Church 
4650 Mansfield St.
The Schitzophonics REcord Bar, Kansas City, MO REcord Bar, Kansas City, MO
The Schitzophonics Gas Lamp, Des Moines, Iowa Gas Lamp, Des Moines, Iowa
The Schitzophonics Ice House, Minneapolis, MN Ice House, Minneapolis, MN
The Schitzophonics Cactus Club, Milwaukee, WI Cactus Club, Milwaukee, WI
Stephen El Rey / The Schitzophonics Liars Club, Chicago, IL Liars Club, Chicago, IL
The Schitzophonics PJ's Lagerhouse, Detroit, MI PJ's Lagerhouse, Detroit, MI
The Schitzophonics Beachland Tavern, Cleveland, OH Beachland Tavern, Cleveland, OH
The Schitzophonics Dutch, Rochester, NY Dutch, Rochester, NY
The Schitzophonics Baby G, Toronto, Ontario Baby G, Toronto, Ontario
The Schitzophonics Le Ritz, Montreal, QC Le Ritz, Montreal, QC
The Schitzophonics Once Ballroom Lounge, Boston, MA Once Ballroom Lounge, Boston, MA
The Schitzophonics Alchemy, Providence, RI Alchemy, Providence, RI
The Schitzophonics Cafe Nine, New Haven, CT Cafe Nine, New Haven, CT
Stephen El Rey’s voice channeled the vulnerability of Roy Orbison, the sex of Elvis Presley, the raw power of Howlin’ Wolf, or the insanity of Jerry Lee Lewis. Like Lynch’s movies, Rey’s music can feel familiar, but always carries with it a more complex undertow waiting to pull you in. ” - - Clinton Ross Davis - THE TROUBADOUR
The Gun Club meets Memphis' Tav Falco drunk...” - - MOJO NIXON

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