Band Members

Sister Speak at The Moroccan, Los Angeles CA. Photo by Will Stockwell

Sherri-Anne

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

Sherri Anne, aka ‘Sister Speak,’ is a Canadian born song-writer who has made music her life passion.

Sherri Anne began writing music with her brother at the age of 12 and since has written well over 150 songs. Having lived all over British Columbia, in Chicago for University, and part time in Los Angeles CA, Sherri Anne has developed a unique musical pallet featuring a variety of influences.

The Stand EP, released Nov 2nd, 2018, is Sherri Anne’s most experimental songwriting to date. After a period of travel, change and internal exploration, Sherri Anne lets the music speak through new sonic experimentation and lyrically explores the idea of freedom and what that means to each of us.

After recovering from a major injury, Anne’s vulnerability was captured on debut album “Rise Up For Love” and a relentless touring schedule followed.

Over the past several years, Sherri Anne’s songs have aired on radio throughout North America and Europe, mainly CBC and BBC Radio, and Sister Speak has performed over 500 shows worldwide, including tours in Canada, USA, Germany, Mexico and Costa Rica. Current sponsors include Taylor Guitars, D’addario and Jagasilk Tea.

Through her musical pursuit, Sherri Anne aims to share message-driven music and support the authentic expression of the woman’s voice.

Endorsed by: Taylor Guitars, D’addario, Planet Waves. Sherri Anne plays a 712ce Taylor Guitar & GS Mini


Musicians:

Jacob (Cubby) Miranda

Bass Guitar

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.

Sarven Manguiat

Lead Guitar/harmonies:

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.

Kimo Shim

Cajon/Percussion

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.

Stephen Haaker

Drums

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 DurrSpare KeysAudiophonicsThe HardSister Speak, and many more.

 

20171122-SisterSpeak-MoroccanLounge-29Sister Speak Band at Belly Up (Headliner). Photo by Frank Rodrick

Alternative players:

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!