The difference between rock music and pop music is the truth behind not only the music, but the meaning of the words, the story. Friday night the Queen of Portland, Storm Large, graced us with her presence at the Hard Rock Café and Seattle Gay Scene was mesmerized by Storm’s large stage authority that she presented for us.
Storm Large has a long history in the music industry and has been coined as the Queen of Portland by Just Out magazine (Portland’s LGBT Newspaper) and has quite an enormous LGBTQ following. In 2006, Storm was a contestant on the ABC reality television show Rockstar Supernova (with Tommy Lee) and she made it to the top five. After the show she continued on performing with her band, The Balls, and began writing her one-woman show which performed for six months at Portland Center Stage in 2009. She took her show to Los Angeles, New York City and the Edinburgh Theater Festival to rave reviews and accolades from her peers, supports and fans.
Everyone at Hard Rock Cafe begged and pleaded for an encore after she ended her show with her hit single ‘8 Miles Wide’ and ‘Ladylike’. She ended the evening with a silhouette ballad titled ‘Lullabye’ giving everyone in Seattle hope for the future and a sweet serenade to Emerald City.