Storm Large Stages One-Night-Only Performance At The Lincoln October 21
Storm Large has been making a name for herself from tours with Pink Martini to performances at Carnegie Hall, but it is with her loyal and fearless band, Le Bonheur, that she has been grabbing audiences by the lapels and refusing to let go. Large's fierce and fiery show includes the American Songbook, Broadway tear-jerkers, rock-goddess anthems, and some of her own gorgeous originals.
CAPA presents Storm Large: Kiss! Kiss! Bang! Bang! at the Lincoln Theatre (769 E. Long St.) on Sunday, October 21, at 7 pm. Tickets are $36.50 and $41.50 at the CAPA Ticket Center (39 E. State St.), all Ticketmaster outlets, and www.ticketmaster.com. To purchase tickets by phone, please call (614) 469-0939 or (800) 745-3000.
Storm Large shot to national prominence in 2006 as a finalist on CBS' "Rock Star: Supernova." Despite having been eliminated in the week before the finale, Large built a fan base that follows her around the world to this day.
Large spent the '90s singing in clubs throughout San Francisco, but moved to Portland to pursue a new career as a chef. A last-minute cancellation in 2002 at the Portland club Dante's turned into a Wednesday night standing engagement for Large, and it wasn't long before she had a cult-like following and renewed singing career.
In the 2018-19 season, Large will perform her one-woman autobiographical musical memoir, Crazy Enough, at La Jolla Music Society and Portland Center Stage, celebrating the show's ten-year anniversary. Upcoming engagements include debuts with the Philly Pops, members of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, the Seattle Symphony, and the Maryland Symphony, as well as return engagements with the Houston Symphony, New York Pops, and the Louisville Orchestra, with whom she recorded the 2017 album All In. Large continues to tour concert halls across the country with her band Le Bonheur and as a special guest on Michael Feinstein's "Shaken & Stirred" tour.
Recent highlights include engagements with the BBC Symphony Orchestra, Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, Memphis Symphony, and the Knights, as well as performances at the Grant Park Music Festival in Chicago. Alongside Liza Minnelli and Joel Grey, Large joined Michael Feinstein as special guest with the Pasadena Pops.
Large made her debut as guest vocalist with the band Pink Martini in April 2011, singing four sold-out concerts with the National Symphony Orchestra at the Kennedy Center in DC. She continues to perform with the band, touring nationally and internationally, and was featured on their CD, Get Happy. Large has also sung with Grammy winner k.d. lang, pianist Kirill Gerstein, punk rocker John Doe, singer/songwriter Rufus Wainwright, and Rock and Roll Hall of Famer George Clinton.
She debuted with the Oregon Symphony in 2010 and has returned for sold-out performances each year thereafter. Large made her Carnegie Hall debut in 2013, singing Weill's The Seven Deadly Sins with the Detroit Symphony as part of the Spring for Music Festival. The NY Times called her "sensational," and the classical music world instantly had a new star.
Her musical memoir, Crazy Enough, played to packed houses in 2009 during its unprecedented 21-week sold-out run in Portland. Large went on to perform a cabaret version of the show to critical acclaim at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Adelaide Festival in Australia, and Joe's Pub in New York. Her memoir, Crazy Enough, was released in 2012, named Oprah's Book of the Week, and awarded the 2013 Oregon Book Award for Creative Nonfiction.
In the fall of 2014, Large and Le Bonheur released a record designed to capture their sublime and subversive interpretations of the American Songbook. Entitled simply Le Bonheur, the recording is a collection of tortured and titillating love songs-beautiful, familiar, yet twisted ... much like the lady herself.