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Tara Priya

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Tara Priya (born December, 1989, in San Francisco, CA) is an American retro-soul/pop singer-songwriter. Her eponymous EP debuted to critical acclaim in late 2010. At first reluctant to distract his 11-year-old daughter from her classical piano studies, Tara’s father was persuaded to put her into opera training after she starred in the California Theater Center’s “Thumbelina”. Ironically, Tara cites her father as her sole supporter when she graduated school early to pursue a singing career.

As a young diva, Tara was scolded by her kindergarten teacher for disrupting class by constantly singing. Her music was better received at Columbia University, where jazz and classical coaches “shaped” her voice and supported her singing career. Encouraged by her professors and peers, including a Columbia-Juilliard exchange student with whom she occasionally writes songs, Tara decided to pursue a singing career not by dropping out like a few of her successful Columbia contemporaries (eg, Alicia Keys, Lauryn Hill) but speeding through school. In a record 2 ½ years, Tara graduated as an Economics major.

Armed with years of songwriting, stacks of poetry, and intense New York City performances, Tara returned to San Francisco to focus purely on music. In 2010, she met and began collaborating with multi-instrumentalist Jason Cirimele. The pair traveled constantly between San Francisco, New York, and Los Angeles, in order to play shows and record the “Tara Priya” EP.

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  • edimervaldo

    Better than Amy Winehouse

    23 Dec 2012 Reply
  • KimMeow

    Rollin' is really a great song :)

    9 May 2012 Reply
  • leastifallalone

    Very nice EP! I think that 2011 will be her year! She definitely need a music video on rotation maybe for 'Rollin'' or 'Wounded' ...good luck from Germany, Tara! = )

    8 Apr 2011 Reply
  • rutzr84

    Working in radio, I see a lot of never-before-heard-from artists' CD's every week. This is the first one of 2011 I really really enjoyed listening to. Great sound, and greater potential...

    18 Jan 2011 Reply
  • sshantaram

    Fantastic! Reminds me of the good old days!

    25 Dec 2010 Reply
  • filsd

    Lovely voice! =)

    8 Nov 2010 Reply
  • rymiyash

    So good. Looking forward to a full-length.

    23 Jul 2010 Reply

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