Tori first came along as
part of the local scene here in Wales. Her singing has gone from
strength to strength
And as Old Father Ted once
said she... "was a most amazing new voice " and "...sang
with such bell like clarity"
A few words from Tori:
" I've been singing
one way or another since I was little - it was part of our
family - Mum and Dad are both singers (Dad sings with Rum and Shrub
Shantymen, Mum has sung with various choirs, and both have guested
shows and performed together and with other groups, and my sister's
I began mostly in school
choirs, then A Cappella Choir at University, and
Bristol Choral Society, including Handel's Messiah, and Mahler's
and Dad also found that singing was a good way to pass long car
it would keep my sister and me amused for hours!).
I was fortunate to
grow up with folk (I went to my first festival in
nappies!) and first sang at Lanner Club in Cornwall aged about 7.
know lots of the choruses.
The songs I sing vary
from very traditional to more recent songs, although
usually with a strong traditional style. I think this comes from
ballad tradition in the family, and these seem to be the songs that
to me'. A number of them were also learnt in the traditional style
from my parents just from being exposed to them, but others have
from other singers from as far away as America and Australia. Sometimes
like the tune, sometimes it's more about the story, but basically,
if I like
it, and it speaks to me, then I sing it! "