Genre: Songwriter, Indie-Pop
National Touring Act: Supported Chris Isaac, Xavier Rudd, Air Supply, Mike Love ‘Best Pop’ – San Diego Music Awards (2017) Sherri Anne voted “Top 9 Rhythm Guitarists” – NBC San Diego Endorsed by Taylor Guitars, D’addario, Planet Waves, Jagasilk
Republished with permission from www.sisterspeakmusic.com
Canadian born and now both BC and California-residing Sherri Anne is at the core of Sister Speak, an indie-pop (and rock/blues/world music) entity that creates warm, uplifting, and thought-provoking music. Sister Speak’s forthcoming EP combines Indie/Pop and electronic music into a refreshing new sound. After recovering from a major injury, Sherri Anne set out to share her passionate songwriting and hopeful message around the globe.
“Sister Speak’s latest single, the lyrically resonant and vocally passionate “The Stand” has arrived with an accompanying video that is a breathtaking montage of crisp and vivid shots of panoramic vistas, sacred sites, and up-close perspectives of the daily life of Peruvians.” – Label Obscura, Toronto ON
The Stand was produced and recorded by Avli Avliav(Warner, Sony) in Los Angeles, mixed by Grammy Award winning Alan Sanderson in San Diego, and mastered by Erick Labson in LA at United Mastering.
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Sister Speak’s debut album, Rise Up For Love, was released in 2014 and since then, Sister Speak has performed over 500 shows, headlined some of California’s top music clubs, supported acts like Xavier Rudd, Mike Love (Hawaii), Air Supply, Chris Isaak and appeared on Canada’s global TV, FM 91.1 San Diego, at N.A.M.M. Sister Speak performs at numerous music festivals all over the US and western Canada. The music has hit radio airwaves throughout Canada, the USA and Europe – mainly CBC Canada, BBC Europe and California commercial radio. Sister Speak won Best Pop at the 2017 San Diego Music Awards.
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In 2012, Sherri Anne was healing from a major pelvis break. While in recovery, Anne’s experience of extreme vulnerability opened the channels to pursue what truly inspired her and it was during this trying time when the majority of the songs for Rise Up For Love came through – imbued with the notion of rising out of whatever hardship is going on, coming back to the people, to the world, with the desire to share compassion, life and love.
After the group opened for Air Supply in San Diego, Anne connected with producer Avli Avliav who was subbing as keys player for Air Supply that night. This led to the making of a folk-electronic inspired EP, recorded at Avli’s studio in Los Angeles, with the first single “The Stand,” released in April 2017, along with a music video filmed abroad during global travels.
“The Stand” was written on a rooftop in Mexico in the wake of a tropical storm during Sister Speak’s first international tour. “The song is filled with an insurmountable flood of emotion about what had happened to so many of the earth’s most gorgeous places” says Sherri Anne. “Mostly a result of imperialism and aggressive religious pursuits.”
For the video, Sherri Anne traveled to Peru and Bolivia with a film crew for two weeks, capturing footage at Machu Picchu, Cusco, Puno and other sacred sites. It was a daunting, bold and spiritual journey that reflected the pure conviction of the song. A call to be courageous and vulnerable in this highly complex socio-political atmosphere.
Sister Speak has played notable venues such as headlining at The Belly Up and Casbah in San Diego, Humphrey’s on the Bay (with Chris Isaak and Air Supply), The Coach House, The Moroccan Lounge in Los Angeles, Santa Monica Pier, House of Blues San Diego, The Namm Show, Hard Rock Cafe Chicago, Juno-Fest and Canadian Music Week showcases in Toronto, CBC Vancouver, Sunpeak’s summer concert series with the Arkell’s and Alan Doyle, Komasket Music Festival with the Wailers, and various events throughout the USA and Canada, Mexico and Germany.
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