Shotgun Tori


Indie Folk Singer/Songwriter



Shotgun Tori & the HoundsListen



Press Quotes

“You get performers and then you get Shotgun Tori … ”

“Shotgun Tori is exactly what this country needs to put it on the map.”

“One of the brighter lights…”

in the, happily, burgeoning South African alt-folk scene, Shotgun Tori is a passionate, convincing performer. “

The Citizen

“heartfelt and occasionally sorrowful,

“but leaves you feeling like you’ve been party to something really beautiful.”

“Shotgun Tori is one serious vocal powerhouse”

“coming out of South Africa music scene today … She blends folk, rockabilly, and alternative for a sound that can go from gritty to dreamy in just a few minutes.” (USA)

Show Dates

2 April – Emma Du Preez & Shotgun Tori at The Platform Gallery, Midlands (Details to follow)

  9 May – Mothers Day with Shotgun Tori at Black Horse Brewery, Magaliesburg


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“A little bit of folk; a little bit of country; a whole lot of raspy cut-to-the-heart feeling.” – Rolling Stone (SA)


Lo-fi indie songwriter

Lo-fi indie songwriter and singer of folk songs, Shotgun Tori, writes songs because she can’t not. A passionate performer, her sweet road-worn vocals teeter along the fine line of raw indie and gritty folk and her songs are stories of the human experience.

Influenced by Leonard Cohen, Ani DiFranco, Martha Wainwright & Ryan Adams, she hails from Johannesburg, SA and has performed her heart songs in dive bars in London, coffee shops in Amsterdam, intimate cafes in Cape Town, rooftops in Namibia, beach bars in Mozambique, festival stages all over South Africa and on the steps of a castle in France.

Tori released her debut EP ‘Are We Fine Yet?’ in 2011, and has subsequently released two more albums (both crowdfunded) ‘Be Brave’ (2013) (solo) and ‘Shotgun Tori and the Hounds’ (2019) (with her band of the same name). A couple of tracks off the new album can be heard on indie radio stations in SA, Scotland, France and the USA, and a recent review of it said ‘it’s unpredictable, persuasive and sort of effusive of pulling a genre up by its roots and then putting it back down, a little awry but just as good.’


Shotgun Story

Welcome to Shotgun Story, the podcast that has conversations with Indie creators about music, meaning and the point of it all, so that you may be inspired by the journeys of other artists who are doing it for themselves and maybe gain a little more understanding as to why it matters quite so much that you keep creating.


A cover of Bob Dylan’s ‘Make You Feel My Love’.

Shotgun Tori on vocals.

Nicole Theron on piano.

Recorded by Michael Canfield.

Click on image to listen to the track…




Illustration by Lauren ‘Peachfish’ Schlachter.

My Stories SA – Sing – Season 1.

I performed a handful of tunes in my garden for these magical creatures from GoSi Africa. How lucky are we to have music??

You can head over here to read the interview.

My Stories SA is a free web video series featuring some of the best singer-songwriters in Southern Africa. Afrikaans and English episodes. Support the project here.