The story of ‘Ordinary Life‘ is a story of hope seen through the eyes of everyday New Yorkers doing their best to live ordinary lives. It’s a story of resilience and strength. A story that belongs to us all.

Back in 2016, New York soul & blues singer-songwriter, Sari Schorr released ‘Ordinary Life’ – a single off her debut album ‘A Force of Nature’ (Manhaton Records, 2016). Four years later, she rereleased the track, for good reasons, with a new self-shot video: because today – in the here and now of 2020 – life has changed. That’s meant that our lives have become anything but ordinary.

Ordinary Life‘ has clearly resonated with many people around the world as views of the video continue to surge. There were over 50,000 views as of this morning.

As Sari herself explains, “When I set out to make the video, it was to overcome the challenge of being grounded in New York, unable to tour. The idea was that if I couldn’t reach my fans, I could invite them to my world through scenes of an isolated New York City in lockdown. But everything changed the moment a solitary man walked across the screen. I realised the story I wanted to share was how ordinary people were making the best out of what they could not change.

Ordinary Life‘s’ original message of gratitude and appreciation for life’s simple moments throws a spotlight on everything we had taken for granted before the pandemic.

Life will go on. Things will be different because we are different. I, for one, will be more grateful for an Ordinary Life.

It’s a powerful testament to a moment in time where many learned to be grateful for everyday experiences, interactions and relationships we may have taken for granted.

Sari felt the effects of these changes from several angles. Like many artists, her live touring had to be put on hold. Performance matters to Sari – the buzz, the contact with fans, the joy of practising her art and sharing her material. Instead of hitting the road on her eagerly-anticipated European Tour, Sari found herself in New York under the new rules of lockdown and social isolation.

That gave her inspiration and spurred her to action. Sari explains it this way: “I was profoundly disappointed when our entire tour was cancelled due to COVID-19. I hardly recognized my depression. Finally, I woke up to the realization that I was not alone. Despite social distancing, I could still connect with people because — at my core – I am a storyteller with a story to be told about gratitude, hope, and resilience. I am grateful that this story – the story of us all -is resonating across the globe.

The new fusion of song and visuals has struck a chord for many: views of the video have now exceeded 50,000 worldwide. Sari’s glimpses of The Big Apple in these strange times are fascinating and moving right now and will be in years to come, whilst the yearning to return to ordinary life, expressed in the song, speaks to many and gives them comfort and hope.

Fans and many other have seen hope in the song and video.

As Kira Grunenberg (of Throw the Dice & Play Nice) put it: “It’s a reminder that yes, things are different right now, there is a hard road ahead, but people are facing the day with their best feet forward and in that way, New York City as seen here, retains its fortitude to carry on, living differently but just turning around and making that difference part of the new ordinary.’

Due to ongoing events, Sari Schorr has rescheduled her Spring shows.

JULY

10th  Gresi Blues Grenoble (FR)

https://www.gresiblues.com/

11th  Amals Blues festival (SE)

https://www.bluesfest.net/

15th Half Moon Putney (UK)

https://tickets.halfmoon.co.uk/events/2020-07-15-sari-schorr-half-moon-putney

19th   Moz’ aique Festival  Le Havre (FR)

https://mozaique.lehavre.fr/

OCTOBER

8th    Jazz Club Etiole, Paris  (FR)

https://www.jazzclub-paris.com/

10th   Quai 472, Ville Francais (FR)

http://www.muzikadem.com/?fbclid=IwAR0s-NpbVm94BjrjU8OwwEfNjWmM-HlVNUF8FhrO3jLCohEJ7oLus6rJdc8

11th  Atelier des Moles Montbelliard (FR)

http://www.atelier-des-moles.com/

20th  Tuesday Blues Linz (AT)

https://ooe.arbeiterkammer.at/service/akkultur/musik/Tuesday_the_Bluesday.html

NOVEMBER

3rd   Band on the Wall Manchester (UK)

https://bandonthewall.org/events/sari-schorr/

4th   The Cluny Newcastle (UK)

https://thecluny.com/listing/sari-schorr/

5th   Flowerpot Derby (UK)

https://www.ticketweb.uk/event/sari-schorr-the-flowerpot-tickets/10161035?REFERRAL_ID=tmfeed

8th   Bude Festival (UK) *acoustic trio

https://www.solidentertainments.com/blues/bude/index.html

18th  The Brook Southampton (UK) With Robin Trower *acoustic trio

https://www.the-brook.com/event-details/10177345/robin-trower-sari-schorr/

19th   Live Rooms Chester (UK)

https://www.theliverooms.com/

20th   Picturedrome Holmfirth (UK) With Robin Trower

https://www.picturedrome.net/

21sst  Otley Courthouse (UK) *acoustic trio

https://otleycourthouse.org.uk/

22th London/Islington Assembly Rooms (UK) with Robin Trower

https://www.ticketmaster.co.uk/robin-trower-islington-assembly-hall-london-tickets/venueartist/255432/736349

25th   Bourne to the Blues, Sittingbourne (UK) *acoustic trio

https://thebournemusicclub.site123.me/

27th   Stage Door Kinross (UK)

https://mundellmusic.com/

28th   Room 2 Glasgow (UK)

https://tickets-scotland.com/sari4

29th  Winterstorm Festival, Troon (UK) *acoustic trio

https://www.winterstorm.co.uk/

DECEMBER

2nd   Huntingdon Hall Worcester (UK)

http://www.worcesterlive.co.uk/events_review.asp?typeid=1&eid=453065581

Today, modern-day soul & powerhouse blues sensation Sari Schorr releases her brand-new live album, ‘Live in Europe’, on Manhaton Records. To celebrate the occasion, she’s sharing the live video of ‘Ain’t Got No Money’ that gives an exhilarating taste of the live Sari Schorr experience. What’s more, Sari will soon be setting out on a new ‘Live in Europe’ tour in March & April 2020, visiting 8 different countries and playing over 30 dates across The Continent – her biggest tour yet!

Live in Europe’ was recorded during Sari’s 2019 tour of Europe, in venues as far apart as Rapperswil in Switzerland and Suffolk in England. The concert tracks were expertly recorded, mixed and mastered by Henning Gehrke and capture this powerhouse singer’s dynamic presence and much-acclaimed vocal talent.

Although a trained opera singer – with all the range, sheer power and skill you’d expect – Sari Schorr’s voice also has the right amount of grit to make her a world-class rock, blues and soul singer. ‘Live in Europe’ not only captures that presence, power and range, but also the talents of her top-flight band: 

Sari’s Live Band for UK Dates comprises: Sari Schorr (vocals); Ash Wilson (guitar & vocals); Mat Beable (bass guitar & vocals); Bob Fridzema (keyboards & vocals), and Roy Martin (drums). In addition, these following musicians also featured on the live album: Stevie Watts (keyboards); Martin “Magic” Johnson (drums); and Steve Wright (acoustic guitar.)

The 12-track album contains 10 live tracks, plus two bonus, previously-unreleased, acoustic tracks, recorded for the BBC in the UK. There’s original material aplenty in the playlists and some well-chosen covers that leap into to new life with Sari’s performance,

Check out the live video to get a taste, then get the new album for the full feast. Signed Digipak CD copies are available from Manhaton Records (https://www.manhatonrecords.com/product/sari-schorr-live-in-europe-signed-digipak-cd),

Album retail link here –http://smarturl.it/dzaqom

whilst details of Sari’s 2020 European Tour can be found on her website: https://www.sarischorr.com/tour

Rainbreakers are delighted to announce that they’ll be touring with the fiery modern-day Rock & blues star Sari Schorr on her forthcoming tour in April 2020.

The shows we have with Sari are gonna be a blast!” says drummer Sam Edwards, “It’s always a pleasure and an experience to support the musicians we have admired within the scene and it’s so good to be back on the road again. We love it! Can’t wait to see familiar, and new faces, at the shows.

The rising rock ‘n’ soul-inspired Rainbreakers recently completed their own full-set, headline ‘Ain’t Nothin’ Going On‘ tour, where the 4-piece band reveled in taking their music out on the road and also toured the Czech Republic in the Autumn of 2019.

Rainbreakers take late-Sixties and early-Seventies British rock and bring it bang up to date by generously mixing in soul and garage, then adding a zesty dash of contemporary blues-rock.  The band has been playing to capacity crowds at iconic venues such as The 100 Club, The Borderline, The Sage, and Rock City. They’ve also enthusiastically supported artists like The Kris Barras Band, Wille and the Bandits, Alabama 3, and The Temperance Movement.

What’s more, performances at festivals like the Great British Rock and Blues Festival, Wilderness Festival, Le Blues Autour du Zinc, and Ramblin’ Man have seen the band receive rave reviews and many an accolade, including nominations for the UK Blues Challenge and ‘Best Emerging Artist’ in The British Blues Awards, affirming Rainbreakers‘ standing as a breakthrough band to watch.

The band are currently working with dedication on their sophomore album, following their 2 EPs and debut album ‘Face to Face‘. Guitarist and lead vocalist Ben Edwards explains, “Pretty much since we finished our headline tour, we’ve just been in the studio with our new material, getting it recorded ready for our second album. It’s always fun being in the studio and getting to be creative and stretch ourselves at the same time. We feel so privileged that we even get to record a second album and can’t wait to show our fans what we’ve been working on!”

Check out the progress towards release on the band’s website and social media, where you’ll also find links to their upcoming live gigs and appearances, including their tour with Sari Schorr, headline gigs and festival appearances. You’ll be glad you did!

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Sari SchorrLive 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.

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.

Sari is now back at home in the U.S enjoying a well earned rest ahead of the Christmas break. Her Autumn tour was a huge success, with fantastic audiences and sell out shows across the UK. The whole band have played out of their skins.
Whilst on the road we decided to record some shows and do our best to capture the magic.
Having listened to the results, we can announce there will be a brand new live album released at the end of February!

2020 Tour Dates:

April 2nd
Band On The Wall
27 Swan St,
Manchester
M4 5JZ

0161 834 1786
April 3rd

Derby Flowerpot
19-25 King St,
Derby
DE1 3DZ

01332 204955
April 4th
Room 2
@ 69 Nelson Mandela Pl,
Glasgow
G2 1QY

April 5th
The Cluny

36 Lime Street, 

Ouseburn

Newcastle upon Tyne, 

NE1 2PQ

0191 230 4474

April 6th
Kinross – Green Hotel

2 Muirs,
Kinross
KY13 8AS

01577 863467

April 9th

The Platform – Morecambe

Old Station Buildings, Marine Rd W,
Morecambe
LA4 4DB

01524 582803

April 10th
Jazz and Blues

Crown hotel – High St,
Nantwich
CW5 5AS

01270 625283

April 16th

Huntingdon Hall

CrownGate

Worcester

WR1 3LD
01905 611427

April 17th
Boom Boom Club

The Borough Sports Ground

Gander Green Lane

Sutton, Surrey
SM1 2EY

April 18th
The Plough Arts Centre
9-11 Fore Street, Great Torrington,
Devon
EX38 8HQ

April 23rd
The Brook
466 Portswood Rd,
Southampton
SO17 3SD
023 8055 5366

+ Robin Trower

April 24th
Arlington Arts Mary Hare,
Newbury
RG14 3BQ

01635 244246

April 25th
Holmfirth Picturedrome  Market St,
Holmfirth
HD9 7DA
01484 689759
+ Robin Trower

April 26th
Islington Assembly Hall

Upper St, Islington,
London
N1 2UD

020 7527 8900
+ Robin Trower

April 29th
Robin 2 Bilston

20 – 28 Mount Pleasant,
Bilston
WV14 7LJ

01902 401211

April 30th
Chester Live Rooms

1 Station Rd,
Chester
CH1 3DR

01244 318906

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New York born Sari Schorr will play to exclusive concerts this November in Sheffield and London. As part of her European autumn tour the singer will play the Sheffield Greystones on Sunday 3rd November and the London Water Rats on Monday 4th November. Tickets are available via http://www.sarischorr.com/tour. Last year Sari Schorr released her critically acclaimed album ‘Never Say Never‘.

Sari Schorr has a voice like no other, hyper powerful, husky, muscular, with an incredible texture and range. She delivers sentences as a boxer would throw an uppercut to his opponent.

In 2016, Sari first burst onto the Blues-Rock scene with her critically acclaimed debut album, ‘A Force of Nature‘, produced by iconic British Blues pioneer Mike Vernon (David Bowie, Eric Clapton, John Mayall, Fleetwood Mac, Peter Green). Two years later, Sari breaks new ground with her sophomore album, ‘Never Say Never‘. Sari insisted that the album be recorded live to capture the raw energy of her music.  She has ventured deeper into her personal life. In the process, Sari has revealed herself with a vulnerability and honesty that she admits was as painful as it was healing. Her songs are highly crafted with vibrant lyrics that highlight just how good Sari is at invoking passion, grit, and empathy.

Sari’s success comes after years trudging the rugged road of life of the hard-working Blues woman. From her humble beginnings, working the music scene in the legendary fierce South Bronx of New York and on Manhattan’s Lower East Side, to a performance at Carnegie Hall, the operatically trained tornado stood her ground as a phenomenal Blues-Rock singer who would not be denied.

Sari’s home is her suitcase and her path has always taken her on the road less traveled. Her life is a story of never giving up, being true to yourself and pursuing your passions against all odds. It’s a story that is incredibly inspirational and a reminder why we should Never Say Never!

Tickets: www.sarischorr.com/tour 

The Greystones, Sheffield Sunday 3 November
The Water Rats, London Monday 4 November

Manhaton Records is delighted that Sari Schorr‘s song ‘Beautiful‘ has been shortlisted for Best Blues Rock Song at the Independent Blues Awards 2019.

The song is taken from Sari Schorr’s celebrated current album ‘Never Say Never‘ which is also nominated for: ‘Best Independent Blues Rock CD‘ and ‘Best Independent Blues New Artists CD

The Independent Blues Awards is a public vote at Make a Scene website here that runs until 1st August.

Sari Schorr said of the song: “‘Beautiful’ was one of the most difficult songs for me to write and record. Beauty is a complicated subject because it has become overwhelmingly important to us. We are driven to despair in our pursuit of the unattainable state of perfection. We fall in love with beauty and forget that real love is an unconditional commitment to an imperfect person.. I am thrilled that this song has been recognised by the independent blues community.

Released Digitally on Fri 26th July 2019

Never Say Never Tour

August        25 Great British Rhythm & Blues Festival Colne UK
September 15 Darlington Rhythm & Blues Festival UK
September 21 Wotton Blues Festival UK
September 26 Ropetackle Arts Centre Shoreham-by-sea UK
September 27 Chapel Arts Centre Bath UK
September 28 Echo Hotel Music Club, Elizabeth Hall Hook UK

October 3  Jaeren Blues Club Norway
October 4  Mandel Bluesklubb Norway
October 7  Godset Kolding Denmark
October 9  Portalen Greve Teater & Musikhus Greve Denmark
October 12 MC Club Odense Denmark
October 16 Chabah Kandern Germany
October 17 Fricktaler Blues Festival Frick Switzerland

November 3 The Greystones Sheffield UK

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Sari Schorr has announced extra tour dates as part of her Never Say Never Tour 2019.

AUGUST

25.08 Great British Rhythm & Blues Festival – Colne, UK

SEPTEMBER
21.09 Wotton Blues Fest – Wotton-Under-Edge, UK
26.09 Ropetackle Arts Centre – Shoreham-by-Sea, UK
27.09 Chapel Arts Centre – Bath, UK
28.09 Hook Live! At the Echo Hotel Music Club – Hook, UK

OCTOBER
25.10 Picuredrome – Holmfirth, UK (w/ Robin Trower, Maxi Priest, Livi Brown)
26.10 The Queen’s Hall – Edinburgh, UK (w/ Robin Trower, Maxi Priest, Livi Brown)
28.10 Boiler Shop – Newcastle, UK( w/ Robin Trower, Maxi Priest, Livi Brown)
29.10 Town Hall – Birmingham, UK (w/ Robin Trower, Maxi Priest, Livi Brown)
30.10 Shepherd’s Bush Empire – London, UK (w/ Robin Trower, Maxi Priest, Brown)

NOVEMBER

03.11 THE GREYSTONES, SHEFFIELD, UK

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Following the release of her latest album ‘Never Say Never‘ and following her tour with King King, New York born Sari Schorr is thrilled to return to the UK for her headline Never Say Never 2019 UK Tour in March and April. Tickets are available via http://www.sarischorr.com/tour.

Sari Schorr has a voice like no other, hyper powerful, husky, muscular, with an incredible texture and range. She delivers sentences as a boxer would throw an uppercut to his opponent.

In 2016, Sari first burst onto the Blues-Rock scene with her critically acclaimed debut album, A Force of Nature‘, produced by iconic British Blues pioneer Mike Vernon (David Bowie, Eric Clapton, John Mayall, Fleetwood Mac, Peter Green).  Now, two years later, Sari is breaking new ground with her sophomore album, ‘Never Say Never‘. Sari insisted that the album be recorded live to capture the raw energy of her music.  She has ventured deeper into her personal life. In the process, Sari has revealed herself with a vulnerability and honesty that she admits was as painful as it was healing. Her songs are highly crafted with vibrant lyrics that highlight just how good Sari is at invoking passion, grit, and empathy.

Sari’s success comes after years trudging the rugged road of life of the hard-working Blues woman. From her humble beginnings, working the music scene in the legendary fierce South Bronx of New York and on Manhattan’s Lower East Side, to a performance at Carnegie Hall, the operatically trained tornado stood her ground as a phenomenal Blues-Rock singer who would not be denied.

Sari’s home is her suitcase and her path has always taken her on the road less traveled. Her life is a story of never giving up, being true to yourself and pursuing your passions against all odds. It’s a story that is incredibly inspirational and a reminder why we should Never Say Never!

Sari Schorr – March/April 2019 UK Tour
Tickets: www.sarischorr.com/tour 

Vonnies Blues Club, Cheltenham Wednesday 6 March
Eel Pie Club, Twickenham Thursday 7 March
Sedgefield Blues Club, Sedgefield – SOLD OUT Friday 8 March
Oran Mor, Glasgow Saturday 9 March
Café Drummonds, Aberdeen Sunday 10 March
The Boom Boom Club, Sutton Friday 15 March
The Citadel, St. Helens Saturday 16 March
Beaverwood Club, Chislehurst Tuesday 2 April
Heartbreakers, Southampton Wednesday 3 April
Iron Road Live @Bar 57, Pershore Saturday 6 April
The Hawth, Crawley Sunday 7 April
The Robin 2, Bilston Wednesday 10 April
The Live Rooms, Chester Thursday 11 April
New Crawdaddy Blues Club, Basildon Friday 12 April