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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

King King kick off their January/February 2019 UK Tour at the Nottingham Rock City on Thursday 31st January.Special guest will be American blues rock singer Sari Schorr. The 10-date tour will include shows at London Koko (February 7) and Glasgow O2 Academy (February 17). Don’t miss the chance to see this incredible band live and beat the winter blues with some amazing blues rock. Tickets are available via www.kingking.co.uk/tour & www.thegigcartel.com. 

2018 has been a great year for the best blues rock band in the world – they won the awards for Blues Band of the Year, Blues Songwriter of the Year (Alan Nimmo) and Blues Album of the Year (Exile & Grace) at the UK Blues Awards, toured with Europe and played the iconic Royal Albert Hall in London – to name just a few highlights. Now the band are ready for 2019 and celebrated the new year with some amazing news – King King have signed with Siren Artist Management for a world-wide management deal. Siren also represents Europe, Saxon, Uriah Heep and Black Star Riders amongst others.

King King are the band to beat. Glasgow’s favourite sons have released four stunning studio albums – Take My Hand (2011), Standing In The Shadows (2013), Reaching For The Light (2015) and Exile & Grace (2017) – as well as an incredible live album – King King: Live (2016) – and they are not stopping. 2019 will be another exciting year for the band and their fans.

 

Following the release of her latest album ‘Never Say Never‘, New York born Sari Schorr is thrilled to announce that she will be playing London’s 100 Club as part of its London Blues Week on Friday 18th January with Sharrie Williams – The Princess of Rockin’ Gospel Blues.

Sari will be closing the co-headline show at the Central London club.

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 – Blues Week Show 2019
Tickets: www.sarischorr.com/tour

Blues vocalist Sari Schorr will release her brand new album ‘Never Say Never‘ on October 5th 2018 via Manhaton Records. ‘Never Say Never‘ is Sari’s second album and comes after the critically received debut album ‘A Force of Nature‘ which was released two years ago.

The ‘Never Say Never‘ UK tour kicks off in September and there’s a free song ‘Thank You‘ from the new album which can be downloaded here

September 13 Leicester The Musician Pub
September 14 London Borderline
September 15 Durham Mickleton Live
September 18 Bilston The Robin 2
September 19 Bristol The Louisiana
September 21 Pontypridd Muni Arts Centre
September 22 Derby THE FLOWERPOT DERBY
September 27 Oxford The Bullingdon
September 28 Poynton Legion Bluefunk Rhythm and Blues Club
September 29 Godalming Wilfrid Noyce Eclectic Live Music

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Sari Schorr - Force Of Nature

Review: Sari Schorr – A Force Of Nature

Cadiz Music Ltd (Sept 2016)

Reviewer: Dan Mann

I guess I must kick off this review by thanking the legendary Mike Vernon who’s part of the driving force behind getting this album recorded and released. And it’s a genuine thanks as A Force Of Nature is an absolute belter of an album from the outset! The majority of the album is written or co-written by Sari Schorr herself, plus she’s gathered a real wealth of musical talent around her.

Kicking off with ‘Ain’t Got No Money‘ your ears are greeted with a guitar sound that really sets the tone for what’s to come. The guitarist in question is Innes Sibun who plays on the majority of the album. And then your greeted by Sari herself. Her voice is a wonderful blend of warmth and huskiness but with an ability to wail like the best of them.

There are bound to be similarities noted with the late, great Janis Joplin, but hey let’s face, it that ain’t a bad thing now is it?

Aunt Hazel‘, street slang for heroin, is a song full of emotion, not glorifying the drug, but highlighting the devastating effect it has on those who partake, Sari drawing on what she saw happen to a friend of hers. ‘Damn The Reason‘ see’s guitar duty taken up by the talented Oli Brown with a great guitar tone  that so suits this slow burner of a number.

Love the into to ‘Cat And Mouse‘ with it’s funky guitar and Hammond organ. Yep an absolute foot tapper but a track that tells of Sari’s struggle to bring herself back to the fore after a disastrous time spent with a previous producer.

And so we reach the first single ‘Black Betty‘, the Lead Belly track best known for it’s cover by Ram Jam. But Sari doesn’t just cover it, she makes it her own, changing the style of the song but without losing it’s original roots. Next up is ‘Work No More‘ penned by the legendary Walter Trout who also plays on it. As a fan of Mr Trout it’s interesting to hear a song that’s unmistakably one of his but with a female singer. This gives it a more soulful feel, still the emotion that Walter brings to his songs, but Sari then layers it with a richness of tone.

Demolition Man‘ is another track that shows Sari writes about the real issues that affect people. Amnesty International passed a resolution that supports the decriminalization of sex work, and to show her support Sari decided to write a song about the virtues of legalized prostitution from a female perspective, while addressing the unfair bias those women face. ‘Oklahoma‘ sees Sari being joined by Oli Brown again on guitar. This track has real atmosphere, reminds me of the music Robert Cray released in the late 80’s with hints of Santana.

Letting Go‘ is dedicated to Mike Vernon’s late wife Natalie, and it’s just full of emotion and love. Sari’s style is different from the other tracks on the album, but it just highlights her versatility vocally. Oli returns for ‘Kiss Me‘. He was originally only going to play on one track but the two gelled so well it turned into three. What we have here is one hell of a sexy number, the huskiness of Sari’s voice once again coming to the fore!

Next we have another cover version, this time it’s The Supremes classic ‘Stop! In the Name of Love‘, but once again it comes with a twist! While still recognisable as the Motown hit, it’s had a blues rock make over.

And so we reach the final song. With the piano accompaniment of Jesús Lavillas, ‘Ordinary Life‘ could almost be called a jazz track. But whatever label you want to attach to it quite simply it’s a song of style and beauty.

Force Of Nature is an album I’ve found myself playing again and again, each time hearing something more. Really looking forward to seeing Sari sing this material live.