Tara Napoli & The Lovesick
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Tara Napoli & The Lovesick

Los Angeles, California, United States | INDIE

Los Angeles, California, United States | INDIE
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"Songwriter of the month"

"Tara Napoli's music is like finding a dark cloud with a silver lining. The Los Angeles based writer and multi instrumentalist writes moody indie rock songs that push past hard moments to arrive at breakthroughs and personal revelations. Tara is a rare writer who pursues the dark and light in life with such vigor." Steven Rosenfeld - ASCAP music


"An artist to be on the lookout for."

The voice of an Elven princess who was asked to leave fairyland after she fell into a vat of 20 year old bourbon and got out 3 times to go to the lavatory before finally quite blissfully drowning; only to be reincarnated in human form as Tara Napoli. Witty, acerbic, and definitely not a member of the Laura Ashely school of Edwardian whimsy which so many femme song writers seem to adhere to, Tara engraves her name on your coffee table and draws moustaches across your art.

And how delightfully refreshing it all is.

Steve Mills (TuBiLaH DoG) - UK Underground


"Why did it take me so long to find out about Tara Napoli?"

TAXI USA (The World’s Leading Independent A & R Company) heralds US born TARA NAPOLI as “INCREDIBLE!... A RESOUNDING 9 OUT OF 10 STARS!”
“(The) vocal is fantastic and I love, love, love (the) lyrics… super cool, quirky and a little brash, the music is at times "old school" but so experimental!....I think you are a great artist and I'd like a wider mass audience to experience you like a Bjork or PJ. Harvey…” - Taxi June 2007 - TAXI USA


Discography

The Fire Escape EP 2006
Dirty Old Door single 2007
Sheer Abandon EP 2007
Tara Napoli LP 2008
Song's 4 The Lovesick LP 2009

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Tara Napoli's music is an infusion of hooky electric guitar riffs, dance beats, and synthesizer sounds of which all support the authentically crafted lyrics and melody of Tara Napoli's voice. Influenced by the rawness of PJ Harvey, the mainstream likes of Lady Gaga, and the electronic sensibilities of Radiohead, Tara Napoli has been compared to Bjork, The Cranberries, and Karen O of The YYY'S. Even with such comparisons, Tara Napoli has her own signature sound that is immediately recognizable.

I am a woman who once was a little girl, confused and traumatized by the losses and realities that became known to me early on in life. I searched for meaning, and found that music had meaning and the power to connect us all to a place of love, peace, sadness, pain, anger, union, and so forth. I learned to first sing with my father at the age of 2. He was a songwriter, and I was intrigued as a child to feel such a beautiful expression. By the age of 5, I sang in the church choir and continued through grade school. We always had a piano in the house, so I'd sit down and make sounds. After my father passed, we struggled financially, so we couldn't afford lessons. I just made stuff up. Once I became a teenager, I started to write everyday in a journal. This made writing lyrics that were honest, natural for me. By the age of 18, I was approached by a producer, and he wanted to record me. I'll never forget the first song that I wrote, "This Lifetime Of Memories", came out of me in one take. I'm not saying it was a brilliant song or even good, it just was that thing that I felt I had been missing in my life. The lyrics and melody seemed as if they had a life of their own. At that moment, I knew that music was mystical and magical and that I wanted to make music. And so, I began my journey as a singer/songwriter. I have written and recorded over 300 songs and have 4 albums. I have performed on the streets busking, at dingy bars to more upscale venues across the states from CA to NY. My dream is to open for a band like The White Stripes, Pj Harvey, The YYY'S, Silversun Pick-ups, or any other inspiring band that is touring the US and Europe.