Pharmacist and local musician Tori Zambito drops new EP on Spotify
OHIO COUNTY, W.Va. (WTRF) – There’s a lot to love about the Ohio Valley. We’re not as big as many metropolitan areas, but there are still a lot of very talented people here. Tonight we want to spotlight one of these talented individuals for a new series here on 7NEWS.
Dr Victoria Zambito is a local pharmacist, but outside of her day job, Tori records music and she recently released a new EP on Spotify. I sat down with Tori to talk about it and her journey to release.
“I’ve been playing music since I can remember. We have so many videos of me when I was younger playing for everyone and pulling out my guitar.
Tori Zambito, local musician and pharmacist
Zambito honed his creative craft here in the Ohio Valley. She graduated from Wheeling Central Catholic High School who moved to WVU to earn a Doctor of Pharmacy. Despite the demands of a science-based profession, she always finds time to maintain her passion for music.
“I think it’s always been a part of me, the music has always been there and something really natural for me.”
Tori has a background in musical theatre, including performances of Jesus Christ Superstar and Mama Mia. Her parents were also huge music fans, with the sounds of the Doobie Brothers, Shania Twain and many more filling her home growing up. She says her biggest cheerleaders have always been her family.
“You know, they always support me in whatever I want to do, and I’m really lucky to have a supportive family.”
Tori’s most recent release is an extended play titled “15”. She describes the title track as a melancholic melody inspired by a past relationship. The song even has a music video, directed by Tori herself.
“There’s a really warm feel to it, and so I think with the music video, I was just imagining it on the beach just because it’s got a laid back vibe and it’s just a really fun summer song. .”
Many musicians over the years have said that the first time they heard their song on the radio was a life-changing moment. The industry has changed with the rise of the internet, but Tori says she had a similar experience when she finally saw her music on Spotify.
“You know, the first time I saw it, I was just kind of in shock, because it was one of those times when you really have to step back and say, wow, I did, you know, I’m here.”
You can check out Tori Zambito’s latest EP “15” on all streaming services, and you can also find more content by searching for Tori Zambito on social media.
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