Tara Priya

Event Dates

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SatMar 246:00 PM
Doors 5:00 PM
Billboard Live
Tokyo, Japan
SatMar 249:00 PM
Doors 8:00 PM
Billboard Live
Tokyo, Japan
MonMar 266:30 PM
Doors 5:30 PM
Billboard Live
Osaka, Japan
MonMar 269:30 PM
Doors 8:30 PM
Billboard Live
Osaka, Japan

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Biography

TARA PRIYA is a singer/songwriter born and raised in San Francisco, CA. Of Indian-Persian parentage, Tara combines vintage soul, poetic lyrics, and a dash of pop to provide relief from today’s Auto-Tune avalanche.

The great-niece of the famed Middle Eastern poet, Sohrab Sepehri, Tara has art in her blood. Piano and poetry began at 4, drums at 9; opera training commenced at 11, jazz voice added in high school. After winning two prestigious writing scholarships, Tara switched coasts to attend Columbia University, where she quickly settled down in NYC’s performance circuit.

Anxious to focus solely on music but reluctant to drop out like her Columbia inspirations (Alicia Keys, Lauryn Hill), Tara sped through school and graduated in 2.5 years with her BA in Economics. She returned to California to write and record her November 2010 eponymous EP and currently performs in LA, SF, and NYC.

In the past year, Tara showcased at The Bluebird Cafe in Nashville and The Friars Club in NYC, was 1 of 3 "Pop" finalists in the John Lennon Songwriting Contest, and was 1 of 25 Music City Songwriting Competition finalists. She was also invited to showcase in 2011's SXSW, the Canadian Music Fest, and Indie Week, and took the stage in CMJ Music Marathon, the 2010 Miami Music Festival,and the 2011 NAMM Show.

Named one of The Deli Magazine's Top 10 "Best Emerging Artists of 2010", Tara is honored to have just won the 18th Annual Billboard Song Contest, the Great American Song Contest, and the Dallas Songwriters Contest. Most recently, her (6-song) EP was licensed to 12 shows on MTV, E!, Oxygen, & Showtime and became the #2 bestselling "Contemporary R&B;" album on Amazon.com in Japan!

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