Tori Sparks is an internationally recognized singer, songwriter, and producer. She was born in Chicago, lived and recorded in Nashville for many years, and is currently based in Barcelona, Spain. Sparks has released seven critically-acclaimed studio albums, has toured in 24 countries, and her voice can be heard in soundtracks (Criminal Minds, Sky Rojo, others) and commercials. She was one of three artists selected to represent Spain in the international music export program Global Music Match 2021, a collaboration between 17 countries on 4 continents connecting artists around the world.
Tori regularly presents talks and sits on professional panels at conferences such as SXSW, WOMEX, PrimaveraPro, others, and has been featured by national and international media such as Rolling Stone, The Village Voice, Radio3, and NPR. Tori Sparks’ latest work, Wait No More: The Live Album was released on Record Store Day 2019. “It’s not a live record, it’s THE live record,” says rock magazine Ruta66 in its review. This is her third album in collaboration with her Barcelona-based band, mixing rock, blues and flamenco.
Sparks is also known for her activism. She was the Secretary of the Musicians Union of Catalunya until 2020, and is a spokesperson for Spanish freedom of speech movement No Callarem. She spearheaded the solidarity project Love in a Time of Quarantine, a compilation album featuring songs by independent artists economically affected by the global coronavirus pandemic. She is a strong proponent of human rights, gender equality, freedom of speech, and education. She has been invited to speak a numerous conferences, including SXSW, WOMEX, PrimaveraPro, and others — such as LPA Music (Canary Islands, Spain), International Folk Alliance (USA), the Desert Women Summit (Morocco), and Santako School of Rock (Barcelona, Spain) in 2022.
Tori is endorsed by D’Addario Strings since 2007 and Thembe Fashions since 2016. Click here to learn more about Tori Sparks and to listen to her music, including the new single “The Man Who Sold the World” and videos from her new stage show, ⚡️EL MAR ELECTRIC⚡️.