Tara Priya is a retro-soul 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. Listen to her on Soundcloud.
The great-niece of the famed Middle Eastern poet, Sohrab Sepehri, art is in Tara’s 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, which continues to receive praise from bloggers/critics and airplay on both CHR and college radio stations.
In February 2012, Tara released her 2nd independent EP in the United States and her 1st full length album in Japan via P-Vine Records. When she is not traveling to perform in San Francisco, New York, Canada, the UK, India, or Japan, Tara can be found eating vegan oatmeal raisin cookies in Los Angeles.