Tara Priya was born in San Francisco to a Persian mother, niece of lauded poet and modernist painter Sohrab Sepehri and actor Reza Kianian, and an Indian father. Tara trained in opera and jazz voice from the age of 11. After two years at Columbia University, she left New York for Los Angeles, where she sang hooks on rap demos in underground hip-hop studios in exchange for recording time for her own R&B/soul music.
Her first self-release, co-written & produced by Tara, was discovered in a vinyl record shop in Kobe, Japan, by indie tastemaker P-Vine Records (KING, THE ROOTS, CHET FAKER) and was subsequently released in Japan, where it debuted at #2 on iTunes and hit #6 on the Billboard Japan airplay charts. Tara then began collaborating with London producer Steve Booker (JESSIE J, JOHN NEWMAN). She quickly fell in love with the east London music scene and moved there shortly afterward in 2014.
Tara released her 2nd album, 『Shot in the Dark』, in Asia through P-Vine Records and Avex Music Publishing in February 2014. Its single 「Who You Do」 broke Top 10 on major Japanese radio stations and was strongly supported by BBC Radio & Amazing Radio in the UK; the music video racked up over 1 million views on YouTube. Tara currently lives in London, where she is working on her debut UK album.
Official Website http://www.tarapriya.com