Press

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“Sister Speak deliver with mass appeal while painting a hopeful picture with the transformative power of love.” – Sunset In The RearView, San Francisco, CA 

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“…edgy Americana that isn’t afraid to go deep.” – The Vinyl District, Washington, DC

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“…at The Belly Up I was blown away. I found myself struggling internally to pick just one song that was my favorite and actually hanging on her every note for the first time. I was a fan, but I was also a fellow musician humbled and inspired.”
- Malissa Miller, Echo and Buzz(Cover Story), California

Magnet Magazine

“Atmosphere is the name of the game, and Sister Speak nailed it perfectly.”
– Magnet Magazine, Philadelphia, PA 

Soundiego

“Sherri-Anne has been a solid guitar player as long as we can remember. [Sister Speak]’s recent debut album, Rise Up for Love, is a solid, riveting testament to that.”
- 9 of SD’s Top Rhythm Guitarist,  NBC San Diego 

“This melodic Americana style of folk rock is as pretty as it is haunting…”
 – Anna Jacyszyn, The Daily Courier, Kelowna, BC

“The luscious vocals delicately flutter around swimming acoustics and dreamy beats.”
- Jen Van Tieghem, Sounds in San Diego 

“This San Diego band will knock your soul into a happy place immediately with their groove, passion and lyrics.”
CAU Staff, Chicago Acoustic Underground

“Sister Speak, we listen…With the people behind them, this rootsy alternative folk-rock band is ready for lift-off…”
– Gina Tang, The Soular Power System

‘RISE UP FOR LOVE’ ALBUM REVIEWS:

“Fronted by Canadian songwriter Sherri-Anne, Sister Speak….have delivered an impressive debut with Rise Up For Love that, with the right exposure, should firmly establish them as a fresh new name on the alt-roots circuit. Sherri-Anne has a suitably lived-in voice, rough around the edges with a core of vulnerability that draws equally on folk, country and soul influences…[with] impassioned writing compelling you to listen when they speak.”
Mike Davies, Folk Radio UK

“Rise Up For Love is an album you can sink into immediately, but you’ll be surprised how quietly it’ll immediately affect you and in this way the production is not only effective but brilliant. Sister Speak have just about crafted a debut album as perfectly as one could hope.”
– Cody Conard, Big Takeover, New York, NY

“With captivating vocals that sing out to the skies, plucked guitar strings, and dynamic percussive drum hits driving the lyrics, Sister Speak’s single “Chicago Dream” is the type of music playing in my dreams while I’m running across a field with no destination in mind…Rise Up For Love should be the next album on your list, regardless of if you enjoy alternative, bluesy dream pop or not. It’s a wonderful 10-song journey through an array of musical emotions, musical eras, and musical genres.”
– Cyrus, Metrojolt, San Francisco, CA

“…edgy Americana that isn’t afraid to go deep. The lead-off single “Chicago Dream” works as a gorgeously gritty soundtrack for a late night road trip, namely through the Chicago suburbs or other similar urban territories. While lead singer Sherri Anne waxes poetic about the electric energy of the city, the band answers with a steady backbeat accented by slide guitars and glowing organ…”
-MIKE OLINGER, The Vinyl District, Washington, DC

“[‘Rise Up For Love’s’] charm and strength is how it works as a piece of music which is going to slowly work its way into your consciousness.”
- Mike Ainscoe, Fatea Records, United Kingdom

“TEN OUT OF TEN. I utterly fell in love with this album thanks to the gorgeous voice work…There aren’t enough truly charismatic female frontwomen working in the industry right now, and here we’ve found a new one. [Sherri Anne’s] voice is ragged and rough, a lynchpin around which to build an album, as good at pulling off those signature vocal slides as she is imbuing every song with a rich sense of longing…The music is wonderful too; it almost doesn’t need to be with those vocals, but this remains stoically a band and not a singer with some studio musicians kicking around…I’m almost skeptical about this being a debut album. That’s how good it is.”
The Cutprice Jukebox, Album Review: Rise Up For Love by Sister Speak

“…beautiful, Americana-tinged harmonies and gutsy, soul-strung lyrics. Boasting an impressive track record of press in Canada and the United States, their forthcoming debut album has been a long time in the making… If lead song “Chicago Dream” is anything to go by, it’s been well worth the wait!”
- DrunkenWereWolf Magazine(United Kingdom)

“Sister Speak’s debut album Rise Up For Love is a great beginning for a band that is sure to grow in popularity. This album showcases the lead singer’s raw and authentic voice perfectly paired with the instrumentals. Overall, Sister Speak has a very calming and refreshing sound with songs like “Goodbye My Lover” and “Mountain Song” that use beautiful acoustic guitar elements. The lyrics seem to speak to the soul and are sung with sincerity.”
- Lexie Haugen, Bulls Radio, Tampa FL

“Sister Speak’s 10-song debut album, Rise Up For Love, is a promising maiden voyage. The group’s blend of rock and folk is inspired by an array of artists, from The Beatles and Nirvana… to Wilco, Missy Higgins and Harry Manx. Sherri Anne is a solid vocalist, and her songs benefit from the band’s empathetic accompaniment.”
- George Varga, Union Tribune, San Diego CA

“Sherri Anne’s impetus for these ten songs oddly came out of her stillness, but there is a journey in her songs. And, in a slightly mysterious way, the love theme that expresses the universal hope to heal suggests that a friend will be there at the journey’s end.”
by Marcel Hidalgo, On This I Stand 

“…the group recently finished recording its debut album, Rise Up For Love, in analog sound, at Santee’s acclaimed Analog Chew Studios. With Grammy Award-winning producer Alan Sanderson, who has also worked with the likes of Fleetwood Mac and Elton John, at the board, the 10 songs feature Sister Speak, as well as notable guest players…”
– Bart Mendoza, San Diego Community News Group

“A breezy yet empowering set of music that conjures pictures in my mind of a drive down highway 101 on a clear cool day. With passionate poise, this duo proves there is still good music out there.”
– Alan Soriano, The Random Radio Network

“Most of the songs on this album were written while I was recovering from a major injury,” says singer/songwriter Sherri-Anne of Sister Speak’s upcoming debut full-length Rise Up for Love…it was these songs that helped me cope through it all.” – Jay Allen Sanford, The San Diego Reader

“Rarely is music so engaging, authentic and unpretentiously beautiful. The lyrics are unguardedly tender, the melodies are intricate and yet infinitely accessible. Sister Speak’s songs can open your heart and invite your thoughts to dance along.”
– Laura McSpadden, Empty Closet, Rochester, New York