Who the F is Storm Large? She is a performer as unforgettable as her name. A larger than life personality who’s impressive height is certainly not the only stand-out quality that makes her so memorable.
In her critically acclaimed and always-packed revue at Dante’s in Portland, Oregon, Storm and her band The Balls have collected a devoted following of fans who not only witness one gorgeous, sexy, fearless woman with balls-to-the-wall, tear-the-house-down vocal chops, but an oftentimes ingenious stage performer. A formidable, commanding and one-of-a-kind personality with an inspired, beautiful and ferocious voice, Storm has been described by some as almost transcendental. To put it in more simple terms, you're never bored when Storm's in the house.
Not surprisingly, the charming, funny and brave woman (born with the fateful name Storm Susan Large) was a sweet kid born in the pastoral community of Southboro, Massachusetts from where, naturally, she rebelled. At 14 years old, the once blond little angel was a six-foot tall mohawked and pierced non-conformist who between running away and defying authority, found her real talent of blowing people away--through singing.
In 1989, she earned her associates degree in performance at The American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York City and soon moved on to San Francisco where she started her band, Flower SF. Other bands would follow and disband, leading her to Portland where she and The Balls created “Lounge Core” which can be defined as Punk without the bruises (unless you are in the front.) Storm and her various incarnations have toured the country for 15 years; she has even forayed into modeling and films. Storm is an underground legend on the West Coast with a legion to fans to prove it. She won’t be able to maintain her underground status after her successful stint on Rockstar Supernova as she soon grew to be a fan favorite. Her single “Ladylike,” which featured Dave Navarro on guitar, was released via digital outlets November 2007. Though unsigned and independent , The single debuted at #5 on the Billboard Hot Singles Chart. She will be releasing her solo album titled “Ladylike” in two separate releases. Part one titled “Side One” will be released June 5th via CD Baby and digital outlets. Side One was recorded with The House Band from CBS’ Rockstar series and co-produced with Paul Mirkavich. “Side Two” will be released early next year. Storm will be touring with The Balls in support of Ladylike-Side one this May on the West Coast, New Zealand in June, and will hit Canada and the East Coast in July.