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Tori is a contemporary harpist, who performs regularly for events around the country, adding a classic yet contemporary edge to Weddings and Corporate Events. Specialising in arranging unusual music for the harp, Tori offers a unique repertoire, from rock and pop, to jazz and latin, alongside the more expected romantic classical repertoire.


Tori has performed internationally with artists including Nigel Kennedy and for private clients including the Prime Minister. She is the recommended harpist for many prestigious venues including Blenheim Palace & Highclere Castle. Alongside playing for events, Tori is also involved with many other creative projects, including her own trio with drums and bass, a jazz harp and sax band and is an active member of the music scene. She is a sought after session musician, recently recording for the new album for MOBO award winners Kairos4tet

"Tori is the face of the new harp generation. Adept, versatile and creative." Andy Lowings, Director - Stamford harp festival.

We can  e-mail clients a list of pieces Tori recommends for welcoming guests, the bride’s processional, signing of the register and the recessional.


CEREMONY & DRINKS RECEPTION (GOLD PACKAGE; add £120 to quote)
This includes:

  • Playing for 15-30 minutes to welcome your guests into the Ceremony Room, before the Ceremony
  • the Ceremony Room, before the Ceremony.
  • The Brides Processional
  • Signing of the Register
  • The Recessional
  •  To Play During your Reception drinks. Usually1-1.5hrs for drinks and photos.

" Matt & I wanted to thank you so much for the wonderful music you played on our wedding day. It was so beautiful and so many of our guests have commented on how great you were and the range of music you played was perfect, thank you. Your performance of our song You Do Something To Me was truly amazing, we both remember listening to it as we signed the register. We were blown away by how great it was and so were our guests, it was definitely worth it. You really added to how special the day was for us, thank you so much for arranging the pieces so perfectly for us. Thank you again, we are so pleased we chose you to play at our wedding. "
Emma & Matt | Oxford | 11 August 2012
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Set List/Repertoire

Should you proceed with your booking you will be able to select your favourite songs from the set list/repertoir to be played on the day of your event. This demo will show you how it works.

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Popular

  • Romeo & Juliet // Dire Straits
  • Clocks // Coldplay
  • You Do Something To Me // Paul Weller
  • Take Five // Brubeck
  • All You Need Is Love // J. Lennon & P. McCartney
  • Sweet child of mine // Guns n’ roses
  • Stairway to heaven // led zeppelin
  • Imagine // J. Lennon
  • Fields of Gold // Sting
  • I want to hold your hand // beatles
  • All my lovin // beatles
  • Better together // jack johnson
  • Somewhere Over The Rainbow // E. Harburg & H. Arlen
  • Kissing You (Theme from film Romeo & Juliet) // Desree & T. Attack
  • Ain’t No Sunshine When She’s Gone // Bill Withers
  • What A Wonderful World // G. Weiss & B. Thiele
  • Feelin’ good // nina simone
  • Shape Of My Heart // Sting
  • Moondance // van morisson
  • Lullaby In Birdland // G. Shearing & G. Weiss
  • Summertime // Gershwin
  • Your song // Elton john / ellie golding (cover)
  • Have I Told You Lately // V. Morrison
  • The Heart Asks Pleasure First // Theme from the film The Piano
  • A Whiter Shade of Pale // K. Reid & G. Brooker
  • Strangers in the Night // B. Kaempfert
  • Fly Me To The Moon // frank sinatra & howard
  • All the things you are // Jerome kern
  • My Funny Valentine // R. Rodgers
  • Girl From Ipanema // a. C. jobim
  • Somewhere // West Side Story // Bernstein
  • Nothing Else Matters // Metallica
  • Wonderful Tonight // E. Clapton

Classical

  • Clair De Lune // Debussy
  • Pie Jesu // Faure
  • Panis Angelicus // Franck
  • Handel’s Harp Concerto // Handel
  • Ave Maria // Schubert
  • Ave maria // bach (prelude no.1 in c major)
  • Pachabel’s Canon // Pachabel (ceremony)
  • Arrival of the Queen of Sheba// Handel (ceremony)
  • Song Without Words // Mendelssohn
  • Spring, from the Four Seasons // Vivaldi
  • Gymnopedie, No. 1 // Satie
  • Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring // J. S. Bach
  • Sheep may safely graze // J.S. Bach
  • My Father’s Favourite // from the film Sense & Sensibility
  • comptine d'un autre ete // from the film amelie
  • kissing you // from the film romeo & juliet
  • Meditation // Thais
  • Dance of the Blessed Spirits // Gluck
  • Mozart’s Harp & Flute Concerto //mozart
  • Raindrop Prelude, Opus 28 No.15 // Chopin
  • Festival Rondo // Purcell
  • Little Fountain// Samuel O’Pratt
  • Swallowtail // Stewart Green
  • Swan Song // Stewart Green
  • Feuillets d’Album; Angelus & Esquisse// H. Renie
  • Sonatina II// Dusik
  • Eine Kleine Nachtmusik, Serenade (A Little Night Music) //
  • Mozart
  • About Strange Lands & People // Schumann
  • Petite Sonate // Handel
  • Sonata // Rossini
  • Sonatina III in Bb // Naderman
  • Malaguena // Albeniz

Latin / South American

  • El cuarto de tula // buena vista social club
  • Girl From Ipanema // a. C. jobim
  • Danza Cubana // A. R. Ortiz
  • Besame Mucho // Consuelo Velasquez
  • Milogna para amor // A.R. Ortiz
  • Amazonas // Ismael Ladesma
  • El vagabundo // Ismael Ladesma
  • Llegada (Paraguan) // Feliz. P. Cardoza
  • Cascadas (Paraguan)// Digno Garcia

Irish & Celtic Folk Songs

  • Carolan’s Concerto // Carolan
  • Greensleeves // anonymous, C16th
  • Amazing Grace //
  • Tune from County Derry // Celtic Traditional
  • The Ashgrove// Welsh Folk Song
  • Irish Country Dance // Irish Traditional
  • Betty O’Brien // Carolan
  • Eriskay Love Lilt // Celtic Traditional
  • Jimmy Mo Mile Astor // Old Gaelic Air
  • The Cockle Gatherer // Celtic Traditional
  • Brian Boru’s March // Irish Traditional
  • The Waves of Tory // Dorian/ Pentatonic Influence
  • Ar Hyd y nos (All Through the Night) // Irish Traditional.
  • Ye Banks &Braes O’ Bonny Doon // arr. Anne Macdearmid
  • Sheep under the snow // Celtic Traditional,
" Matt & I wanted to thank you so much for the wonderful music you played on our wedding day. It was so beautiful and so many of our guests have commented on how great you were and the range of music you played was perfect, thank you. Your performance of our song You Do Something To Me was truly amazing, we both remember listening to it as we signed the register. We were blown away by how great it was and so were our guests, it was definitely worth it. You really added to how special the day was for us, thank you so much for arranging the pieces so perfectly for us. Thank you again, we are so pleased we chose you to play at our wedding. "
Emma & Matt | Oxford | 11 August 2012
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  • Courtesy
  • Appearance/Set up
  • Gigz customer service
" Tori was absolutely fantastic and several guests commented on how lovely it was to hear modern indie tracks being played on the harp. She managed to balance our musical tastes with the ambience, and did so beautifully. She was also dressed in perfect keeping with the day which was great. She was friendly and approachable and even offered to play on through dinner when the outdoor reception ended before her allotted 2 hours. We couldn't recommend her highly enough. "
Jennie | Hertford, London | 9 June 2012
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" In addition to providing music for the ceremony, reception and dinner, Tori also mingles with the guests to integrate with them during the course of the day, to find out what they are enjoying, and add to the entertainment. Tori mixes the traditional classics with more contemporary music which seems to meet with everyone's tastes. Tori is definitely a welcome addition and enhances any event. "
Caroline, Events Manager | The Great Barn, Aynho | 3 September 2011
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" Tori was amazing! She played brilliantly, a whole range of music including some great modern songs which everyone loved. She was so accommodating and to be honest was the best entertainment of the night. It was a last minute idea to have a harpist and we thoroughly enjoyed her performance. "
Alison | Lodon | 7 May 2011
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What's included

  • Performance Times:

    The fee quoted is for the drinks reception OR ceremony ( 1.5 hours). For the Gold Package with Ceremony and drinks reception add an extra £120 to your quote.
  • Standard Arrival Time:

    30 mins before recital
  • Set Up Time:

    30 minutes
  • Act dress Code:

    Smart
  • Ideal Performance Area:

    2m x 1.5m
  • Public Liability Insurance:

    yes
  • Equipment PAT Tested:

    yes
  • Food/Drinks Required:

    sandwiches and soft drinks
  • One song request learnt free of charge.:

    Subject to song not being to obscure, suiting Harp, being given enough notice. Depending on the song this may cost an extra £50.

How we manage your booking

Booking an act with Gigz is just the begining. To make sure your event runs as smoothly as possible on the day;

  • We will send you a secure online booking form. This page can be saved on your computer and accessed and updated as often as you like.
  • Your event manager will be in touch via email and phone regularly througout the build up to your event.
  • We can arrange for your act to call you should want to discuss tings with them directly.
  • We will liasie with your event coordinator or venue manager to ensure that they are happy with all the logistics.
  • You will be given a contact mobile number for your Gigz event manager should you need to contact them on the day of your event.
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