Vocals, Guitar, Songwriter
“The choice made by Sherri Anne to pursue her true passion, music, over her developing status as a star athlete is one for which music lovers can be grateful.”
- Hype Music, Toronto ON
After a five year sojourn in Chicago, the windy city set Canadian artist Sherri-Anne on an exciting musical adventure. It was a Missy Higgins concert in 2007 that inspired her to pursue music and set her on course. Within days she began to book shows, within months national tours – many without a car, which eventually landed her in San Diego where she formed Sister Speak in 2009. The vision: a collaboration of musicians in support of the expression of the female voice in a genuine and authentic way. In 2012 an injury brought Sherri Anne back to her Canadian homeland, British Columbia, where she rest in recovery unable to walk or perform live for two months – it was then that she wrote most of the songs for Sister Speak’s debut Rise Up For Love album and the band line-up began to evolve. Upon her return, Sherri Anne fully delved in to the San Diego music scene, accompanied by various talented musicians. Over the next two years Sister Speak’s “Rootsy-Rock” sound truly came to life, the songs found their place in the hearts of many, and Sister Speak’s ‘Rise Up For Love’ album was born. Sherri Anne was named ‘Top 9 Rhythm Guitarists’ in San Diego for her work on ‘Rise Up For Love’ and Sister Speak was awarded “Best Pop” at the San Diego Music Awards.
Sister Speak’s new EP, produced by Avli Avliav (Sony, Warner), combines a refreshing and exciting new acoustic-electronic sound. Whether performing with her bandmates or on her own, Sherri Anne’s captivating presence and work-ethic have led Sister Speak to develop a loyal following, steady touring schedule, and lyrically-rich, moving music.
Jacob (Cubby) Miranda
In the summer of 2013 Cubby joined Sister Speak for their premier at Belly Up Tavern and somehow nearly every show opportunity for rest of the year snaked through his packed schedule. A true songwriter he is, and an integral piece of the groove behind Sister Speak’s evolving sound. Cubby played all the bass parts on Sister Speak’s album and wrote key basslines, like the bossa nova groove in ‘Lady Love’ and the driving ‘Chicago Dream’ bassline. He braved the Canadian winter on Sister Speak’s 2013 Winter Tour, and hit the road again for Sister Speak’s summer tours to California, Colorado and British Columbia the past three years! Cubby’s passion for music goes beyond bass as he has recently begun to experiment with multiple instruments. He continues to play a crucial role in many San Diego bands as a solid, dynamic bassist with excellent stage energy.
In the fall of 2015 Sarven, joined Sister Speak for select shows. He is most well-known for his undeniably strong presence in the power funk-rock trio GrooveSession. His unique tones and experience in a wide range of genres has been an incredible addition to Sister Speak’s sound. Sarven tracked on nearly every song set to appear on Sister Speak’s new EP.
In the fall of 2015 Kimo Shim joined Sister Speak for select shows throughout California. His hip-hop and latin roots have been an exciting addition to Sister Speak’s evolving sound. Kimo joined the Sister Speak Trio opening for Air Supply at Humphrey’s Mainstage and has added a unique sound to Sister Speak’s acoustic shows.
In 2017 Stephen and Sherri Anne met in the Los Angeles music scene. Stephen adds a dynamic, passionate and exciting energy to Sister Speak’s full band set. Stephen’s versatility lends to a variety of styles. He currently plays drums for various artists/bands including, Azealia Banks, Aaron Durr, Spare Keys, Audiophonics, The Hard, Sister Speak, and many more.
Lonny Eagleton(Canada) – Lead Guitar/harmonies:
Lonny has been a mainstay in Sister Speak’s Canadian tours and has been played in nearly every combination of the band since Sister Speak began. His exciting stage presence and powerful note choices have landed him as the main guitarist for Canadian pop sensation Shawn Hook. When the stars align, Sister Speak snags Lonny for their Canadian winter and summer tours!
Niko Friesen (Canada) – Drums
In the summer of 2016 Niko Friesen joined Sister Speak for their annual BC summer tour and has been a mainstay for Canadian tours since. His experience, steady grooves, and hard rock influence make for an exciting Sister Speak show. As a drummer he has gotten to perform and record with many artists, in a wide variety of styles, including Marcy Playground and Issa (AKA Jane Siberry).
Tolan Shaw (San Diego) – Lead Guitar/harmonies:
Tolan fell from the sky like a miracle in the summer of 2012 and has since been a large part of the evolution of Sister Speak’s sound. On the Rise Up For Love album he sang all the male harmonies and played electric & acoustic guitar! While putting in countless of hours for Sister Speak he has helped bring the songs to life – he wrote the main guitar theme in the bridge of Chicago Dream! Tolan Shaw Music is his official music page! Tolan released a wonderful ‘soul-pop’ album of his own in 2013 and EP in 2015, has won several awards for his songwriting and is constantly working hard for his own project and other bands in the San Diego music scene!