Storm Large's "Le Bonheur" Tour Continues. New Album Out October 7.

09.30.14
Storm Large

On delectable new album Le Bonheur, soulful siren Storm Large flips classic songs head over heels An epic orchestral rendition of Cole Porter’s “I’ve Got You Under My Skin,” stark harmonies for an “Unchained Melody” and a barn-burning version of Lou Reed’s “Satellite of Love” are just some of the gems on Le Bonheur, the entrancing new album from Portland-based songstress Storm Large. Together with her band (also called Le Bonheur), the vocalist brings raw sophistication and a symphonic palette to a collage of American songbook, chanson française, glam rock and heavy metal. The album will be released on Pink Martini’s label Heinz Records on October 7 but a digital download of “I’ve Got You Under My Skin” is available now! Watch Storm perform the sizzling lead single at Seattle's Triple Door.

Classic songs get a twist of what The New York Times called the “personality plus” of irrepressible vocalist Storm Large, whose singular career has traversed the West Coast club scene, reality television, symphony engagements and international concert halls with beloved retro-chic band Pink Martini. On this first release for Storm on Heinz Records, American songbook classics like Cole Porter’s “I’ve Got You Under My Skin” and Richard Rodgers’ “The Lady is a Tramp” shimmy up next to Black Sabbath’s “N.I.B.” and Lou Reed’s “Satellite of Love,” each reimagined in sparkling Technicolor arrangements. She shifts seamlessly between French and English during Jacques Brel’s famous heartbreaker “Ne me quitte pas” and adds honeyed harmonies while digging into the emotional core of “Unchained Melody,” then unleashes a brassy rendition of Cole Porter’s “It’s All Right With Me,” in which Weimar meets fiddle funk. Two original tunes penned by Storm—“A Woman’s Heart” and “Stand up for Me”—suspend her smoky tones in expansive gospel choruses.

The "Le Bonheur" tour continues across the US:
Sep 30    The Promontory Chicago, IL
Oct 02    Dakota Jazz Club & Restaurant Minneapolis, MN
Oct 05    Schroeder Hall Sonoma, CA
Oct 07    Harlows Nightclub Sacramento, CA
Oct 08    Gallo Center for the Arts Modesto, CA
Oct 09    Napa Valley Opera House    Napa, CA
Oct 11    Kuumbwa Jazz Center Santa Cruz, CA
Oct 12    Armando's Martinez, CA
Oct 15    Irvine Barclay Theatre Irvine, CA
Oct 16    Largo at the Coronet Los Angeles, CA
Oct 18    Feinstein's at The Nikko San Francisco, CA
Oct 19    Feinstein's at The Nikko San Francisco, CA
Oct 22    Infinity Music Hall Hartford, CT
Oct 23    Joe's Pub New York, NY
Oct 24    Joe's Pub New York, NY
Oct 25    Joe's Pub New York, NY
Oct 26    The Hamilton Washington, DC
Oct 29    Carolina Theatre Durham, NC
Oct 30    World Café Live    Wilmington, DE
Nov 01    South Orange Performing Arts Center South Orange, NJ
Nov 02    Paramount at Emerson Boston, MA
Nov 07    The Smith Center Las Vegas, NV
Nov 08    The Smith Center Las Vegas, NV
Nov 09    Vilar Performing Arts Center Avon, CO
Nov 28    Aladdin Theater    Portland, OR
Nov 29    Aladdin Theater    Portland, OR
Feb 21    McCallum Theatre Palm Desert, CA
Mar 21    Cannon Center for the Performing Arts Memphis, TN

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