Origin: Vancouver, British Columbia
Canadian American Jewish Metis artist Taryn Laronge was born on November 9, 1976 in Vancouver, BC to a Canadian Metis mother and Jewish American father. Her father moved from Cleveland, Ohio to Vancouver to attend university and began a prominent business career in commercial real estate while her mother dropped out of medical school to raise her three children.
Taryn began her music career in 1999 when her band "The Pariah Project" signed a recording contract with Attic Records in the UK and released an EP of four songs on that label called "Desolation". That EP was also featured on a number of compilations released in The United States by Los Angeles record label Cleopatra Records. In 2002 the CBC’s Radio 2 commissioned a flash animation project for the song “Reena” and the band started receiving attention in the UK and across North America until the band broke up only a few years later.
Without The Pariah Project Taryn struggled to find her own voice as an independent artist. During this period of her life she wrote a lot of songs but they didn’t resonate with who she was as a person or artist so she couldn’t justify putting them out there for people to listen to.
It wasn’t until she suffered through a few life changing events: a car accident, her mother’s battle against a genetic type of aggressive breast cancer, and her own therapy which allowed her to express a longstanding traumatic event from her childhood which had remained a secret her whole life that she was able to find her own voice, write songs which she could share and finally call her own, and fully embrace her identity as an American Canadian female singer-songwriter.
Following in the footsteps of other independent female artists like Loreena McKennitt, Tori Amos, Ani di Franco and Rachael Yamagata Taryn formed her own record label Tarynnosaurus Records in 2011 on which she plans to release multiple albums.
Her debut album “Little Doorways” produced by Joe Cruz was recorded at Bryan Adams's studio in Vancouver, BC. The album will be digitally released in December 2012 and will be available on her artist website at www.tarynlaronge.com as well as on iTunes.
Taryn is influenced by Joni Mitchell, Sarah McLachlan, Chantal Kreviazuk, Beth Orton, Rachael Yamagata, Regina Spektor and Alanis Morissette.