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Blues, Rock, Seated

Sari Schorr

Thursday 26th September 2019 - Starts 8pm

TICKET PRICE: £15 (incl. venue levy)


“When Sari Schorr named her debut album, she practically wrote her own press: recorded or live, Sari truly is A Force Of Nature, an unstoppable tsunami that has stormed across the blues/rock world, leaving a trail of shell-shocked cities in her wake.“
– Blues in Britain

Sari’s “overnight” success comes after years trudging the rugged road of life of the
hard-working Blues woman. She has risen from humble beginnings, working the music scene in the legendary fierce South Bronx of New York and on Manhattan’s Lower East
Side, to live performances at such prestigious venues as Carnegie Hall, alongside TV
shows like Conan O’Brian.

New York-based Sari Schorr initially gained prominence throughout the blues world
after several years of touring the US and Europe with Blues legend, Joe Louis Walker
and renowned guitarist, Popa Chubby. Schorr was recently inducted into the New
York Blues Hall of Fame.

In Memphis in January 2015, a chance meeting with legendary record producer Mike
Vernon (Fleetwood Mac, John Mayall, David Bowie, Eric Clapton, Peter Green) moved
Sari’s career in a more exciting direction. Within 5 minutes of hearing Sari sing he
offered to produce Sari’s debut record. Through Mike’s connection Sari was
immediately signed to the UK’s leading rock/blues label – Manhaton Records.

Sari has produced 2 albums, her debut album A Force Of Nature and now Never
Say Never. Never Say Never was mixed in Atlanta Georgia by highly regarded
producer Tom Tapley (Elton John, Blackberry Smoke, Counting Crows) Both albums
have received universal critical acclaim for her blustery vocals and emotionally-
charged performances.

In the last two years, Sari formed her own band, and has toured extensively throughout
the USA and Europe. She has been described by many music pundits as a modern-day
hybrid of Janis Joplin and Tina Turner – a red-hot rock singer who radiates emotional
intensity, connects with and inspires her audiences, and leaves a lasting impression
that’s larger than life. In a review of her latest album, one respected music wrote
“You could very easily run out of superlatives to describe what must be one of the
best female voices about right now.”

Sari’s travels have taken her from festivals as far as Nevada in the south of the USA
to Ottawa in the north, to the mountains of Switzerland. Key festivals for Sari were
playing the famous Ottowa Blues Festival, in front of 25,000 people, alongside Tom
Petty, and in Europe playing the world famous Montreux Jazz Festival.

After watching one of these performances, another music critic wrote:-“Sari Schorr is one of the best contemporary blues-rock singers in the world.”

Sari supported the Nimmo Brothers at Ropetackle last autumn and went down a storm. We are delighted to have her back!

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