Not quite a Band of the Day, but just a heads up about a new act who is making waves in the rock/blues scene. Do check out the video below for a sample song and a little more about Sari, whose forthcoming album has been produced by the legendary Mike Vernon. The following comes from a press release regarding a performance she put on in London last month, and was written by Darren Weale:
Seeing someone new can be exciting. Is this band or this musician the next big thing? Or at least one to keep an eye on? Or a nonentity puffed up by hype? On 7th December at the Surya in north London, Manhaton Records invited an audience to see their newest American artist, Sari Schorr, run through a few songs. Mike Vernon gave an insight into why he has chosen to work with Sari, “Sari is a great singer-songwriter, with a good attitude, professional and good looking. I met her at the Blues Awards in Memphis, she was different from the others floating around.
Sari’s band ran through songs including ‘Ain’t Got No Money’, in which Sari showed that however she is financially, she has plenty of voice, singing at a penetrative, but still musical, yell. By the close of her second song, ‘Demolition Man’, Sari had a hardened audience of media, venue managers and DJ’s, whooping and clapping. Where the bulk of Sari’s songs were pumped out loud and fast by her band, The Engine Room, ‘Oklahoma’ particularly showed a mellower side. In another strong song, ‘Kiss Me’, Sari’s added a tribute to her three pitbull terriers. Innes Sibun’s guitar wove some impressive solos throughout and a particular highlight was Anders Olinder, playing beautifully on keys and organ. One song to really look forward to on the album will be the powerful ‘Aunt Hazel’, which has nothing to do with family relations and a lot more to do with New York and drugs.
So, how far will Sari go? Somewhere towards the top of the glass ceiling of the Blues, for certain, as she is a genuine talent. The most striking thing about Sari was her attitude. She gives her music, and the audience, everything. Impressive.