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A Choired Taste

A Choired Taste is a collection of musicians that has performed with many of the “who’s who” in music. Founded by Henri Pierre Laborde in 2000, they focused initially on recording original music (10 released CD’s are now found at CDBaby, Best Buy, iTunes, Verizon, Rhapsody, iSound, and other locations), the band is now focusing on taking their sound on the road.

A 3-8-piece band (guitars, bass, drums, horns, and vocals), A Choired Taste crosses multiple genres of music (rock n’ roll, blues, country, folk, blue grass, reggae, and Latin) and regularly attracts diverse audiences at their performances (young and old, traditional and modern, typically 300-500 people).

“…The band's classic rock sound extends beyond the confines of any one genre… clearly it works for A Choired Taste.”
– Robert Kinsler, OC Register, 3/24/06

“ guys were great, and we had a big crowd.
Way to go!!!!!!!!!!”
– Pat Rogers, Bella Terra Events Manager (6/27/2009)

A Choired Taste has performed at the Hard Rock Café, Galaxy Theatre, Coachhouse, The Wine Tailor, and Bella Terra. Members have also performed at The Whisky, and the Troubadour in Southern California. Other events include: benefit performances for Alzheimer’s and AIDS, the Playboy Jazz Festival, and the Monterey Blues Festival (amongst many others). Future events include 2010 Farm Aid, Armed Forces Entertainment (supporting the troops), and sponsored tours in California and in the Southwest.

A Choired Taste members have performed with artists like the Righteous Brothers, Temptations, Carole King, Smokey Robinson, Herbie Hancock, Stevie Wonder, Frankie Valli, Sam and Dave, the Supremes, Coasters, Manhattan Transfer, Paul Williams, Buddy Rich, The Platters, The Drifters, The King Pins, John Ovia (Oingo Boingo), Rory Kaplan (Michael Jackson), and many others.

Recently rated as a “featured band” by web radio station,
A Choired Taste and Indie104 have teamed up to provide live broadcasts of the band’s performances (7.5 million listeners) and venue promotion as the “featured venue” at’s website leading up to the event.