Tara Minton is a harpist, vocalist and songwriter hailing from Melbourne, Australia. Since relocating to London in the Spring of 2011 she has built an international reputation as an gifted performing artist and educator.
Tara and her trio/quartet have played some of London's most iconic venues including The Elgar Room at The Royal Albert Hall, The 606, The Pizza Express Soho, Ronnie Scott's Upstairs, The Pheasantry, Brasserie Toulouse Lautrec, Le QuecumBar, The St Pancras Old Church and Brasserie Zédel. Tara has toured extensively throughout the UK and Europe over the past eight years as well as playing The Rockwood Music Hall in New York in 2015 and shows at The Paris Cat in her home town of Melbourne whenever her schedule permits. In 2018 Tara appeared with Björk on “Later… with Jools Holland” had the privilege of touring with her to Barcelona to play Primavera Sound. This year Tara recorded with Tom Walker and appeared with him on BBC Radio 1 Live Lounge. She opened for SuRie (The UK’s 2018 Eurovision contestant) at the Bishopsgate Institute and is supporting Sara Niemietz and Snuffy Walden at the St Pancras Old Church on the 27th of March.
Tara’s debut UK album “The Tides of Love” was released on the 6th of April, 2016 to a sold out concert at the Elgar Room, Royal Albert Hall. It is distributed through Discovery Records and is available to stream on Spotify, iTunes and Apple Music.
Tara is endorsed by Camac Harps and plays a Camac Big Blue electric harp. She is incredibly proud to be a part of the Camac family and has given many concerts and workshops for them over the past eight years. In 2017 Tara won a scholarship to study a Masters of Jazz at The Guildhall School of Music and Drama and is also the proud recipient of the Andrew Loewenthal Award given through the Tait Memorial Trust.
Aside from live performance, Tara is passionate about music education. She conducts workshops in jazz harp with her trio as well as giving private lessons in harp and voice. She founded "The London Jazz Harpers" alongside Brenda Dor-Groot and Zannah Evans, organising regular meets and harp jams to promote a culture of improvisation within the harp community.