“Toria Garbutt is Saturday Night Sunday Morning in one woman and in our lifetime, we are lucky to have her. Glorious, brutal, sharp and tender. She has written an extraordinary love letter to us all.” – Salena Godden
“Toria Garbutt is a beacon of a poet whose work draws us all together, closer to safety. Political, irreverent, warm, and necessary her performances are the stuff of legend. Superb.” – Joelle Taylor
“Joan Jett and Patti Smith's better looking kid sister.” – John Cooper Clarke
“Powerful, accessible, intelligent and musical. Just about all the things I love in a poet.” – Benjamin Zephaniah
“Toria has a unique skill of wrapping an audience up in her arms and making them feel that everything is gunna be alright.” – Mike Garry
Toria Garbutt is a poet and educator. Since bursting onto the scene in 2014,Toria has been a regular tour support for Dr John Cooper Clarke, most recently on his ‘Luckiest Guy alive tour' on which Toria performed her first European date.
In 2016 Toria released her Debut album 'Hot plastic Moon’ via spoken word label Nymphs and Thugs and in 2018 her first poetry collection ‘The Universe and Me' published by Wrecking ball press.
Toria’s words have also been featured in Not Too Tame’s Northern Souls show at the Edinburgh Fringe festival and recently in The Guardian for their feature on The Rise and Rise of the New Poets.
Toria has been involved in many projects including working with young people and prisoners, relaying the importance of having your voice heard no matter what your background and using poetry to turn pain into purpose.