- National Touring Act
- Support Act for Don Carlos, Xavier Rudd, Air Supply, Mike Love
- CBC Searchlight Regional Finalist
- ‘Best Pop’ – San Diego Music Awards (2017)
- Sherri Anne voted “Top 9 Rhythm Guitarists” – NBC San Diego
- Endorsed by Taylor Guitars, D’addario, Jagasilk, Blockstar FH
Canadian born 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.
Whether performing an electrifying band show or a set of heartfelt acoustic arrangements, this Taylor Guitar’s sponsored artist has connected deeply with a diverse fan-base throughout the globe. In concert Sister Speak combines passionate Alt/Indie/Blues with a touch of World music.
After recovering from a major injury, Sherri Anne set out to share her passionate songwriting and hopeful message around the globe. While in recovery, Sherri 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 debut album 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 touring the first record relentlessly, folk-electronic experiment “The Stand EP” was recorded in California and born. The title track 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 has happened to so many of the earth’s people and most gorgeous places” says Sherri Anne. “Mostly a result of imperialism and aggressive religious pursuits.” 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 at United Mastering.
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. While the video was being completed, Sister Speak was voted ‘Best Pop’ San Diego Music Awards.
After returning from The Stand EP world tour, Sister Speak released third album Live at the Belly Up on vinyl record with her full band in February 2020 – at the same venue it was recorded at in San Diego, CA. The entirely live record features live full band versions of songs from 3 studio albums. The world tour made stops in Canada, USA, Germany, France, Hungary, Belize and Costa Rica.
Fourth record, Love For All (L’Amour Pour Tous, Liebe Für Alle), features all-star musicianship and captures a festive “Alt-Blues/World” sound. The album released to radio April 2022. The record is as high energy as it is vulnerable. Anne’s compelling vocals and lyrics are supported by rich acoustic guitar stylings and the talents of her bandmates Sarven Manguiat, Stephen Haaker and Jacob Miranda Jr. Guest musicians Bonnie Brooksbank, Aaron Durr, Jon Deas (of Gary Clark Jr), and The Brother Burns add their magical touch as well.
The Love For All album art features a painting by Steve Chmilar of Sidney BC from his piece called “The Mood Collector.” The record was co-produced by Stephen Haaker and Brett Grossman and mastered by Elisa Pangsaeng of CPS Mastering in Vancouver, BC Canada.
Whether performing solo or as band, Sister Speak aims to share message-driven music and support the authentic expression of the woman’s voice.
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, Don Carlos, Chris Isaak and appeared on Canada’s global TV, FM 91.1 San Diego, Los Angeles’ 88.5FM, N.A.M.M., Canadian Music Week and many festivals and events throughout Canada, USA and Germany. The music has hit radio airwaves throughout Canada, the USA, Costa Rica and Europe – mainly CBC Canada, BBC Europe and California commercial radio.
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