Storm Large mixes it up for her Philly show
Storm Large will be making her Carnegie Hall debut when she sings with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra tonight. But it’s the edgier Philly-area show you don’t want to miss.
Large, who got her start on the CBS reality show “Rock Star: Supernova,” will be performing with the Storm Large Band at the Keswick Theater on Saturday. And it will be a totally different type of evening than what she’ll bring for a buttoned-up Carnegie Hall crowd.
“People have told me … what to do for a long time. I never listen. I do what I want to do and it has worked out,” she says. “Think of my performance as a ride in the back seat of a nice car. I pass through several boundaries and tickle the final boundary as long as I can.”
She’s planning a blend of original materials and covers, from the Pixies to Cole Porter, for the no-holds-barred, cabaret-style show.
Large is “more proper and wears a gown” for her regular appearances with the group Pink Martini, which plays classical and jazz music. On a recent break from touring with them, she filmed scenes with Geena Davis for an-as-yet-unnamed TNT series.
How’s that for mixing it up?
“The audience should not expect a band that simply plays music in a dark room. I talk to the audience. I get as raunchy as the audience lets me,” she says. “It’s like I am on a first date with the audience. I have to take the temperature of the room so I don’t know ahead of time how far I can go.”
Oprah chose Large’s memoir, “Crazy Enough,” as one of her Book of the Week selections. The musical version of “Crazy Enough” attracted sold-out crowds in Portland for months.