talker 'Horror Films' EP Release



Ages 21+
talker 'Horror Films' EP Release with acoustic sets from Colyer, Emma Cole, Beck Pete, Nikki Black and Iron Point

talker: Identity, and the search for it, has long been a theme for alt artist talker. The name “talker” (intentionally spelled lowercase) stems from Celeste Tauchar’s given last name – notorious in her family for being misspelled and mispronounced. Born in Frankfurt, Germany, she grew up in Sacramento, California with a German Catholic mother and Jewish Agnostic father. Early musical influences ranged from Nirvana to Alanis Morissette to Led Zeppelin, whom her parents would play in the car and during family jam nights when she was young. Throughout these formative years, she grappled with mental health and feeling comfortable displaying her true artistic self. Over years of exploration, she went through different phases and musical styles – something she further experimented with while attending the Frost School of Music at the University of Miami. After graduating, talker moved to Los Angeles where she immersed herself in the songwriting scene. Through a co-writing session, she met James Sunderland and Dan Sadin of Frenship, an electro-pop group formed and led by James Sunderland and Brett Hite, and was offered the opportunity to play keys and sing background vocals for the band. During her ongoing work with Frenship, she has performed on several tours and played to sold-out crowds at Lollapalooza, Life is Beautiful, Bonnaroo, The El Rey Theatre (LA), The Bowery Ballroom (NYC), and the famed Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Colorado. Playing with Frenship had her questioning her own role as a musician, singer, and songwriter, eventually leading to talker’s current project - something she terms “grunge-pop.” A hybrid of her musical influences, “grunge-pop” is heavily influenced by bands such as Nirvana and Soundgarden but with a more pop oriented sound, borrowing from such artists as Banks and Vérité. For her latest solo project, she collaborated with Dan Sadin (guitarist, Frenship), April Bender (Glassnote), and Phil Simmonds (Jessie J, Eryn Allen Kane). The first track talker released was “Collateral Damage,” a commentary on an emotionally abusive pseudo-relationship that she describes as autobiographical. It made its way to #5 on the HypeMachine charts, and saw coverage from a number of highly respected music publications including Grimy Goods and We Found New Music. talker's second single "Changes" is about dealing with anxiety and trying (and sometimes failing) to take control of one's life and situation. She's most recently released "Intimidated", which she cites as her favorite song she's written. As a solo artist, she has played to a packed house at Hotel Café and Madame Siam in Los Angeles, The Troubadour, Lodge Room, and was a finalist in Guitar Center's Songwriter 5 contest. In a business where brand and persona are as important as the music, talker is authentic in a way that is instantly tangible, identifiable, and relatable. New music coming in winter/spring 2019.

Venue Information:
The Hi Hat
5043 York Blvd
Los Angeles, CA, 90042