Pink Martini – Storm Large
Storm Smile

Storm Large has been singing since the age of five. A graduate of the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York, Large moved to San Francisco and later to Portland, where she founded her band Storm and The Balls. The Balls developed a cult-like following in clubs for their “mash up” renditions of artists such as ABBA, Billy Idol, Led Zeppelin and Olivia Newton-John as well as their own compositions. Large shot to national prominence in 2006 as a finalist on the CBS show Rock Star: Supernova. In 2009 she performed her autobiographical musical memoir Crazy Enough to packed houses during its unprecedented 17-week sold-out run at Portland Center Stage. Recently Large performed the show to critical acclaim at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Joe’s Pub in New York and throughout Australia. Crazy Enough appeared Off-Broadway in Spring 2012 and Simon & Schuster published a book version of her autobiography in November 2012.  Large made her orchestral debut with the Oregon Symphony in 2010 and appeared with her own band again with the Oregon Symphony later the same season.  When China Forbes took a leave of absence to undergo surgery on her vocal chords, Large stepped in and made her debut with Pink Martini in April 2011 singing four sold-out concerts with the National Symphony Orchestra at the Kennedy Center in Washington DC. Forbes made a full recovery, and both Large and Forbes continue to perform with Pink Martini. Storm has released seven albums and made guest star appearances on at least a dozen others.