|Moe's Alley presents a night of blues & blurlesque featuring the Lara Price Blues Band & Santa Cruz Sirens Burlesque. Lara Price will be performing 2 sets starting at 8:30pm with Santa Cruz Sirens Burlesque performing a burlesque set in the middle.
ABOUT LARA PRICE
Price was born in the war torn country of Vietnam in 1975. Abandoned at birth, she became a part of the controversial Operation Baby Lift, the mass evacuation of orphans from South Vietnam to the United States and many other countries. Lara Price is a survivor. Her journey out of Vietnam to her new home was nothing short of a miracle, as 90 percent of the orphaned babies did not survive.
She discovered the power of music at the tender age of 6 after taking piano lessons in England with legendary 80’s music innovator Howard Jones. At the age of 12 she found her singing voice. Influenced and encouraged by her junior high and high school choir teacher, Blake Olmstead, she continued her vocal studies operatically with Dr. Lynn Berg at BSU.
After arriving in the San Francisco Bay Area in 1997 to pursue her dream of singing in a band, she was soon running her own blues jam at JJ’s Blues in San Jose, and was featured in an inspiring article about blues jams in the September issue of The Blues Revue Magazine. The journey of Lara’s blues band (The Lara Price Band) includes tours across the United States and China and five CD’s that Price produced, co-wrote, and is featured on playing drums, guitar, and back up vocals.
Lara and her band have shared the bill with R&B legends Etta James, James Brown, Buddy Guy, Leon Russell and many more.
Like many full time musicians, Lara fronts and leads several musical projects: Lara Unplugged, an acoustic duo; Velvet Plum, a popular top 40’s party band, Militia of Love, a Cali-Reggae band, The Lara Price Band, a rootsy rockin’ blues band and the Lara Price Blues Revue, a fantastic 10 piece R&B show band.
As of late, Lara has been promoting her newest project, Girls Got the Blues. This is an all-star cast of female talent that have come together to make musical magic!
She’s an All American singer with a sultry stage presence and a voice that demands your attention- smoky, lonely, sexy, and powerful. It’s no wonder her music transcends the blues and crosses a line into music that is unequivocally superb.
ABOUT THE SIRENS
Formed in April of this year, the Santa Cruz Sirens collectively bring together nearly a century of dance experience, in genres as diverse as classic ballet, brazilian samba, contemporary jazz, hip hop, and latin ballroom. Inspired by traditional burlesque and informed by this unique blend of dance technique, the Sirens create a totally original performance experience that both excites and inspires.