Storm Large Quick Facts
- Given Name: Susan Storm Large
- Age: 37 (b. July 25, 1969)
- Height: 6'0
- Born: Southboro, Massachusetts
- Now Resides: Portland, Oregon
- Marital Status: Currently in a Relationship
- Name of Band Storm Large and the Balls
- Tattoos and Piercings?: HELL YA!
- Higher Education: Performance Degree from The American Academy of Dramatic Arts, NY.
- did you know ...
- On Rockstar she was roommates with Jenny Galt, 24, before she was kicked off.
- Now considers Jenny Galt and Patrice Pike as close friends.
- Storm's official website (www.stormlarge.com) exceeded its band-width allocation and had to temporarily shut down after Storm told Tommy Lee to Google her.
Storm Large Biography - Wikipedia
Storm Large (Susan Storm Large), 37, lives in Portland, OR where she leads her band The Balls. Currently she is a contestant on the CBS show Rock Star: Supernova.
Well known for her vocal range and power as well as her commanding stage presence, she is also known for her raw, gutsy attitude, which she makes no effort to conceal on stage.
Her band The Balls, formed in 2002 after she moved to Portland from San Francisco, has drawn what local media call a "cult-like" following in clubs, primarily Wednesday nights at Dante's, where she performs her "lounge-core, mash-up" renditions of artists ranging from Abba, Billy Idol, Motorhead and Olivia Newton-John as well as her own compositions.
She won a spot on the show by performing a rendition of her risque song "Ladylike" during the audition process.
Before moving to Portland, she performed in the San Francisco Bay Area with her former bands (in order from most-recent back) Storm & Michael (billed as "Storm and Friends" on at least one occasion at Sweetwater in Mill Valley, CA), Storm Inc., Storm and Her Dirty Mouth, and FlowerSF. She has appeared with her band Storm Inc. on the "Locals Only" television show produced by TMC. Her bands before being in The Balls were very much in the rock-and-roll genre.
Storm, Inc. featured Shauna Hall of 4 Non Blondes fame as a rhythm guitarist. Shauna was featured on The Calm Years LP and toured with the band for a few months after the album's release. Other projects eventually pulled Shauna away from the band.
She graduated from St. Mark's School, a prestigious private school whose alumni include Prince Hashim of Jordan, in 1987. Her father Henry is a history and religion teacher there, as well as the football team coach.
Storm Large Biography - Rockstar MSN
How do fans love Storm? Let them count both the ways and the lanky inches, for there are many, many, many of them. But the rocker's impressive height is certainly not the only stand-out quality that makes Storm Large so exceptionally memorable. Even if she wasn't six feet tall, you'd still feel like a midget standing next to her--so enormous is her talent.
In her critically acclaimed (the press loves Storm) and always-packed revue in a little club in Portland, Oregon, Storm and her band The Balls have collected a devoted following of fans who not only witness one gorgeous, sexy, fearless babe 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 performer with an inspired, beautiful and ferocious voice, Storm's 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, realizing the theater scene wasn't her bag, soon moved on to San Francisco where she started her band, Flower SF. Other bands would follow and disband, leading her to the puddle-town environ of Portland where her lounge core act has given her gigs and tours galore, as well as making Storm a local legend. The next step for the barnstorming, rafter shaking Storm? How about global legend? For once you experience Storm, you surely won't forget her. To paraphrase The Scorpions, Storm really does rocketh like a hurricane.
Storm & The Balls Biography - Stormlarge.com
Any band with the word "balls" in its name should be, well, ballsy, and one-of-a-kind torch singer Storm Large and her three-man backing band the Balls don't disappoint. The commanding, 6-foot blond vixen cleverly twists rock and heavy-metal hits, American classics and everything in between into absurd and poignant renditions best described as loungecore. In Storm's world, Abba and Iron Butterfly coexist harmoniously in "Abba-Gadda-Davida," and it's perfectly normal to revisit Metallica, the Cramps and "The Star-Spangled Banner" in one raucous evening. Of course, it doesn't hurt that Storm's Balls consist of skilled ex-members of Everclear and Motherload.
Storm Large alongside her three balls, Brian Parnell, James Beaton, and Davey Nipples, came together 2002 in Portland. Motivated at least entirely by nothing but “If they can’t take a joke, Fuck ‘Em”, and “Hey, let’s put on a Show”, complete with a banner reading “Laziest Band Ever”, The (originally titled) “Hellfire Anti-Social Club” was born and the angels rejoiced. Soon thereafter, having discovered a mutual appreciation for each other and the attention, the now more accurately renamed “STORM & THE BALLS” became a fixture in Portland’s totally bizarre music scene, as it was meant to be. The twisted city provides the perfect environment for the nurturing of such a twisted musical offering. Difficult to describe yet impossible to forget, STORM & THE BALLS stomp and sway through brilliant originals and cover combo’s, more than generously laced with the outbursts of the fearless and eye poppingly honest Storm. Songs and stories of love and loss and whatever the fuck she’s thinking about that day. Always compelling, confounding, creative. Unparalled, Unforgettable, Inappropriate, Impossible. Brilliant.
STORM & THE BALLS rule their very own genre of "Loungecore". It is crazy , sexy punkrock jazz . They run the gamut of live metal mash-up , to heart wrenching torch songs . The band is super tight and if the sight of vocalist Storm Large doesn't bring you to your knees , (she looks like she could be Charlize Therons big , ex-con sister ), her voice will .