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Sari Schorr – RESCHEDULED
November 28, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm£ 15
With support from The Brian Rawson Band.
New York Blues Hall of Fame member SARI SCHORR (USA) announces her new Live Album and European Tour !
Gritty vocals and a deep personal commitment have catapulted New Yorker Sari Schorr into the spotlight as one of the hottest new blues-rock singers of 2016 – Edinburgh Jazz Festival
Schorr can sing ‘em. the New Yorker makes you believe every stormy line – Classic Rock Magazine
One of the best blues rock singers in the world – RawRamp
Sari Schorr’s voice has been likened to having the power of Tina Turner or Elkie Brooks combined with the raw emotion of Janice Joplin. – Sonia Alami – National Rock Review
Sari Schorr ‘Live In Europe’ will be out on Manhaton Records on 6th March 2020, followed by her biggest European tour yet, comprising over 32 dates across the continent and the UK in March and April.
In her own words: “The time had come for me to get a bit messy. Too much of my life was becoming cleaned-up in the carefully curated world of social -media where we retouch our faces and bodies and carefully edit our words. Recording a live album was a blunt attempt to fend off the perfectionism of the technological world,” says Sari.
Every year there is seemingly a constant parade of must-hear singers right? Not really. They come along rarely if they’re the real deal, as rarely as a seminal live album actually. Meet Sari Schorr. What makes her different is what makes all the others the same. She’s got talent, who hasn’t, but she has depth, life experience (like helping out in Haiti after the earthquake). She has real stories to tell. Sari is one of the few singers that can be, and is, mentioned in the same breath as Joplin. What you get is Blues with 3 Michelin Stars served in a New York diner. Don’t forget to leave a tip!
Sari’s brand-new, 12-track live album was recorded on the last tour, and serves as a perfect illustration of why you’ll want to catch the next one. We are treated to the passion of original songs from her two studio albums and two reworked covers, Black Betty and I Just Want To Make Love To You, both hot favourites with audiences. These stunning live recordings from across Europe, along with two previously-unreleased acoustic tracks recorded for the BBC in the UK, truly make this album an object of desire. For Sari “there is an honestly in a live performance that allows me to be vulnerable and uncensored.”
Sari has produced 2 studio 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 2 years Sari formed her own band, and has toured extensively throughout the USA & Europe. Sari 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.
We are in uncharted territory, and to use superlatives that have been wrongly applied to lesser performers in the past, mostly by ad agencies, would be to cheapen something exceptional. Perhaps the best words are actually the names of other exceptional artists Sari stands alongside, like Tina Turner, Elkie Brooks and the already mentioned Janice Joplin.
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 mixes a passion for music and with a duty of social responsibility. She has devoted her talent and energy to music projects of a grand scale for humanitarian causes. Most notable is her work on a “Toast to Freedom” for Amnesty International, where she collaborated with many musical legends including Warren Haynes, Levon Helm, Keb Mo’, Taj Mahal, Eric Burdon and Carly Simon. Sari’s humanitarian efforts include work in Haiti and India. She founded “Matters” – a non-profit that draws attention to humanitarian causes through the arts.
Sari is a marathon runner, animal rights activist, and aspiring vegan. She currently lives in Brooklyn, New York with her husband and rescued pit bull triplets.