Tori Allen-Martin is a singer, songwriter, producer, actor and award nominated writer. Tori’s self-penned and self-funded debut EP, “Wasted”, debuted top 20 in the iTunes singer/songwriter chart. She also appears on three tracks on Idris Elba’s mi Mandela album, including the single “You Give Me Love”, where she performs vocals alongside Maverick Sabre. Tori worked with Elba, living in South Africa and Mali for a month for the duration of recording. Tori’s career in the arts has spanned over ten years and she has performed at venues such as The Ahoy Arena in Rotterdam, the Lincoln Centre in New York, and The Palace, The Lyric and The Garrick Theatres (West End). Tori is currently back in the studio working on new material for her second EP (scheduled for release 2017) and has also worked as a session artist/topliner with various artists including aforementioned Elba and Fatboy Slim, Jeymes Samuel of The Bullitts and Bless Beats. Most recently she has appeared with Eliza and the Bear on BBC Radio One Live Lounge with Clara Amfo, Grand National Sunday Brunch special, Virgin Radio’s Pre-V Fest and CBBC Chart Show, as well as at their Headline show at Islington Assembly Rooms.
Theatre has included “Hair The Musical” European Tour and West End Gala, Mimi in Rent (The Cockpit), NoNo in the world premiere of “Yarico” at London Theatre Workshop, produced by Jodie Kidd, Chelsea in the world premiere of “H R Haitch” at Iris Theatre and Lauren in “Muted” (at The Bunker in 2016). Tori founded Interval Productions in 2009 and has produced five musicals under that banner. Four of them entirely original pieces. Interval Productions are now a multi-award nominated company and their production of “Streets”, co-written by Tori, has played sold out shows at The Cockpit, Hackney Empire and The Vaults.
Tori was longlisted for the Old Vic 12 and recently participated in the Criterion New Writers programme led by Greg Mosse.