TORI HANDSLEY - Electric Harp



Artist, producer and curator, Tori Handsley's punky attitude and innovative approach has made an indelible mark on the UK scene and has seen her working with the likes of Shabaka Hutchings (Comet is Coming), Sarathy Korwar, Moses Boyd, Binker Golding, Nikki Yeoh, Nubya Garcia, Jake Long, Pat Thomas and Evan Parker.


Tori collaborated with award-winning artists Binker & Moses, featuring on their albums Journey to the Mountain of Forever and Alive in the East, alongside Yussef Dayes, Evan Parker, Sarathy Korwar and Byron Wallen. One of the highlights of her career was touring with her childhood hero and world famous violinist Nigel Kennedy.


She curates and co-hosts Freedom: The Art of Improvisation, voted One Of The Top 6 Sessions in the UK by the Evening Standard, with Orphy Robinson MBE, Cleveland Watkiss MBE and Straight No Chaser's Paul Bradshaw, a monthly night now running for over 5 years.


Torihas performed with her band at The Jazz Cafe, Total Refreshment Centre and Ronnie Scotts and has added her own dynamic to other ensembles at the Royal Albert Hall and at Meltdown at the Queen Elizabeth Hall.

Photo by Steven Cropper http://www.transientlife.uk/

"Tori Handsley brings the stinging attack of an electric guitar" Financial Times, Mike Hobart


"Punky attitude and bold approach" Paul Bradshaw, Straight no Chaser  


​"An inspirational force of energy" Moses Boyd, Radio 1Xtra


"Handsley's playing challenges your preconceptions"..."she created groove, chest-thumping power." Rob Mallows, London Jazz News 


“Keep an eye out for Tori Handsley whose uncluttered approach delivers a fresh angle to the scene.” Paul Pace, Ronnie Scotts

Photo credits Stephen Cropper
Photo credits Stephen Cropper
Photo credits Stephen Cropper
Photo credits Stephen Cropper