Tara Priya
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Tara Priya

London, England, United Kingdom | Established. Jan 01, 2014 | SELF

London, England, United Kingdom | SELF
Established on Jan, 2014
Solo R&B Pop

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Sep
03
Tara Priya @ Lounge on the Lake Festival

England, United Kingdom

England, United Kingdom

Aug
12
Tara Priya @ Hootananny Brixton

England, United Kingdom

England, United Kingdom

Jul
24
Tara Priya @ East London Fringe Festival

London, England, United Kingdom

London, England, United Kingdom

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Tara Priya makes a mix of jazz, soul and '90s hip-hop. Her chilled vocals are made for sunny weekends and lazy evenings. Watching her charm London crowds with her beautiful voice is bliss. - Time Out London


Tara Priya‘s recent release shined light on how magnificent her vocals were, and even in today’s R&B climate of constant talent emerging from nowhere, her vocals were something to remember.
It’s been a minute since we’ve heard from her, but she’s releasing a remixed version of her single “Not At All,” and it’s refreshed sound has made us fall in lover with her all over again. With smooth, sultry sounds, this piece is the perfect track we’ll be ending our night with. - EARMILK


"Shot through with a slightly sludgy, angular groove, and toe-tapping nocturnal glamour, the fluid funk-flavoured production a soulful current on which Priya's voice – sultry, elastic, decidedly in the foreground – floats harmoniously." -- THE 405

"A delicate, echoing melange of falsetto vocals and looped piano riffs, driven by jazz-hip-hop fusion drums." -- BBC RADIO 6

"Smoothly combining jazz, soul, and '90s hip-hop, with its head-bobbing production and infectious piano melody" -- HYPETRAK

“Sitting somewhere between classic soul, trip hop and the slumped productions of J Dilla, 'One Foot Out' is a contagious, potent statement of intent.” -- Robin Murray, CLASH

"Tara Priya's jazz vocal suits the revved up retro setting of this frustrated track." -- Hot Tracks, THE SUN

“Tara Priya has opted for the delights of East London to hone and perfect her already impressive blend of classic soul and trip hop” -- Record of the Week, RECORD OF THE DAY

"Her incredibly soft and attractive high tones in her voice co-inside with the hip-hop vibes from the drums...a fantastic blend of mellow modern soul twisted into the depths of hip-hop." -- ALPHA BEATA

"One Foot Out’ opens with chiming Morricone style guitars before fusing neo soul and trip hop into a sophisticated musical cocktail. Of course, it’s the voice that really makes this track stand out..." -- Andy Von Pip, THE VON PIP MUSICAL EXPRESS

“This lady has soul! Tara Priya describes this track as ‘retro’ – which kind of explains its familiar sound – yet it still holds its own as regards to being unique.” -- Tom Robinson, Fresh on the Net, BBC INTRODUCING

“There are some voices you just need to hear..and the stunning Tara Priya is one of them.” -- BBC LONDON 94.9

"A great record. And did we mention Tara’s got a killer voice? Keep your eyes & ears open for this young lady.” -- Michael Verity, CBS RADIO

“Singer-songwriter Tara Priya boasts some unusual credentials, but what's really getting her noticed is her music, the kind of punchy, sass-laden soul...” -- TIME OUT

“Soul singer-songwriter Tara Priya has a brand new tune, and it is, quite frankly, the epitome of 'sassy'. Tara was a hit down at this year's SXSW--and with tunes as good as this, there's no wonder." -- Kat Jackman, THE HUFFINGTON POST (UK) -


San Francisco & UK-based singer Tara Priya will be dropping her Friends Like These EP on Liquid Records on June 1, 2015. Made up of six songs that smoothly combine jazz, soul and '90s hip hop, Friends Like These is a soundtrack for laid back nights, cruising underneath a starry sky.

The title track is a testament to that, with its head-bobbing production and infectious piano melody, the lyrics dealing with the pretense of friendship in service of ulterior motives. From one listen of the title track, as well as forthcoming single "Not At All," it's obvious that Priya is just as influenced by James Blake and RZA, than she is Billie Holiday and Nancy Sinatra.

Give the EP a listen, and be sure to cop it when it drops. - HypeTrak


We're happy to be presenting a new one today from singer-songwriter Tara Priya called 'Not At All'. The track is shot through with a slightly sludgy, angular groove, a conjuration of urban alleyscapes and toe-tapping nocturnal glamour, the fluid funk-flavoured production a soulful current on which Priya's voice – sultry, elastic, decidedly in the foreground – floats harmoniously. - The 405


"There are some voices you just need to hear...and the stunning Tara Priya is one of them" - BBC London


We're happy to be presenting a new one today from singer-songwriter Tara Priya called 'Not At All'. The track is shot through with a slightly sludgy, angular groove, a conjuration of urban alleyscapes and toe-tapping nocturnal glamour, the fluid funk-flavoured production a soulful current on which Priya's voice – sultry, elastic, decidedly in the foreground – floats harmoniously. - The 405


"Who That" is the second track from Tara Priya's upcoming Friends Like These EP. The San Francisco native's been bubbling up for a little while now and has found support in Tom Robinson at 6Music and Jamie Cullum on Radio 2 after relocating to London in 2014.

This synth heavy remix from the Uk's own Ronika, puts Tara's soulful vocals front and centre while laying on a bassy bounce and atmospheric stabs that gives it an AlunaGeorge / Bondax type feel. Basically the perfect track to pump on the overground to a Zone 3 house party. - Ministry of Sound


Discography

Friends Like These (EP), 2015

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Bio

Rising star Tara Priya's debut EP 'Friends Like These' effortlessly melds elements of soul, jazz and the irresistible head nod grooves of ‘90’s hip hop to create a sound that’s classic, contemporary and totally original.

Her voice is striking – strong, powerful and utterly soulful.

Her musical influences include RZA, Luis Bacalov, James Blake, Nancy Sinatra, Dead Prez ,Wu-Tang Clan and Billie Holiday.

Tara was born in San Francisco to a Persian mother, the niece of the much lauded poet and modernist painter Sohrab Sepehri, and an Indian Father. After a stint in LA and with a passion for the eclecticism of the UK music scene, she relocated to East London in 2014.

“Made up of six songs that smoothly combine jazz, soul and '90s hip hop, Friends Like These is a soundtrack for laid back nights, cruising underneath a starry sky.” Hypetrak

"A dynamic melange of Portishead-y mood, Morricone-esque instrumentals...very very good modern soul" Blah Blah Blah Science

"Sitting somewhere between classic soul, trip hop and the slumped productions of J Dilla...a contagious, potent statement of intent" Clash

It’s ghetto soul with a western electronic bent that enraptures from the first listen and calls to mind the likes of Morricone and J Dilla at times and the cool, laid back vibe of a smoky speakeasy at others.

Forthcoming single Not At All is a song about guilt and devotion and features a creeping bass line and dry guitar strumming that swells into shimmers, setting the background for Tara’s stunning voice

"It’s the voice that really makes this track stand out" The Von Pip Musical Express

“Priya’s Jazzed up vocal suits the revved up retro setting of this frustrated track” The Sun ‘Hot Tracks’

“San Franciscan Tara Priya has opted for he delights of East London to hone and perfect her already impressive blend of classic soul and trip hop. Simon Raymonde at Amazing Radio and Tom Robinson at 6 Music have both picked up on her edgy charm, and even The Sun can be counted among her fans after their more than favourable review. Does this signal potential for mainstream appeal? We think so. Could be a dark horse to make major movements in 2015.” Record of The Day







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