SINGER - SONGWRITER - PRODUCER - MISCHIEF-MAKER - POP - ROCK WITH WICKED LYRICS!
Sally Street is one of Sydney's finest independent female singer/songwriters.
Sally's single "Lexi" which she co-produced and co-wrote with her pianist Gerard Masters was second place in the pop category of the 2011 Great American Song Contest, Sally's original funky blues track "Facebook Freak" was a finalist in the 2010 Great American Song Contest and "Balloons Are Blowing In The Air" which she also co-wrote with Gerard Masters was also a finalist in the 2010 Australian Songwriting Competition.
Sally and her band have a unique "jazzy pop" sound all of their own, that evolved from the multicultural meltingpot that is Sydney. Sally's music is a product of growing up in an old jazz shack nestled in a mainstream rock-pop loving country with an emerging underground indie club scene celebrating the magic of latin, funk, reggae, soul and world music. There's a musical revolution evolving from Down Under - railing against the pressure to sound like everythng else on the radio in order to be heard. Sally Street and her band sound like nothing else on the radio. And that's why it's magic.
Sally returned with rave reviews from opening the Tangier Jazz Festival in Morocco "The delightful Australian Sally Street, was a hit at Castel Palace." reported Et-Tayeb Houdaifa in La Vie éco as part of his June 2009 review of the Tanjazz Festival, wowed audiences for 7 weeks as a headline act at the Venetian Casino in Macau China in 2008, opened the 2010 Sydney Multicultural Festival, 2011 Dubbo Jazz Festival, both the 2011 and 2012 Every Woman Festival (a celebration of International Women's Day), 2012 River Rhythms Concert Series at Sydney Olympic Park, 2008 Kings Cross Festival, 2009 Newcastle Jazz Festival, and regularly mesmerises crowds with her magnetic performances at Sydney's iconic music venues including The Basement, The Vanguard, Slide, Star City Casino, Blue Beat Jazz Club, the Gold Coast Jazz and Blues Club in Queensland and on the club scene around her home country.
Sally's music is regularly aired across community and internet radio in Australia, the U.S. and Paris. "Sally's current single is a blues rock gem, "Tighter than Onion Rings", featuring solid guitar work by James Muller" reported The Manly Daily, 19 Feb 2010. "It's Mick Jagger's little sister" - Paris journalist Pascal Kober, 2 Feb 2010.
Sally's original pop songs have been featured on various independent compilation albums released in Australia, and her version of the latin jazz standard "Perhaps, Perhaps, Perhaps" was released in November 2011 by EMI on a compilation in Greece and Cyprus alongside her idols: Dusty Springfield, Cilla Black, Eartha Kitt, Nancy Wilson and Dean Martin.
"Imagine your ideal cocktail as a woman, tall, swellegant, with equal parts bubbly personality, stir in a quantity of voluptuosity, a smidgen of playfulness, shake until flirty and look out baby, this drink is gonna pack some punch! Well, that pretty much sums up Sydney's Sally Street: a chanteuse who is all platinum, classy and captivating and who has one of the best voices in this country". Koop Koooper, "Cocktail Nation - The Interviews", Nov 2011
"Street's brazen, often playfully funny sensuality is like a splash of ice water underneath a desert sun. Street was named the “It Girl" of the Australian jazz scene when she made her debut with "One Bite at the Cherry" in 2008. It's not difficult to see why; her voice, sliding in between a sex-kitten purr and a soulful croon, is what microphones were made for." Music Industry News Network, 28 Feb 2011, http://mi2n.com/press.php3?press_nb=139235
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Sally Street (vocals)
Gerard Masters (piano and bvs)
Alex Hewetson (bass and bvs)
Adrian Cunningham (sax)
Ian Mussington (drums and bvs)
James Muller (guitar)
"Love Tequila", rock ballad single, April 2012
"Chocolate Bliss", jazz single, March 2012
"Lexi" single, Nov 2011
Brand new pop originals album "The Scorpion Maid" 2010
"One Bite At The Cherry", 2008
"Little Evil Me", 2007 (Newmarket Music label)
Love Tequila - mastered mp3
Lexi - Mastered - mp3
Chocolate Bliss - Live - mastered mp3
Love Is Like A Bindi-Eye
WITHOUT YOU - short intro radio edit - mp3
You're Everywhere I Go
Tighter Than Onion Rings
I Don't Do Conversation
I Don't Do Conversation
Press quotes - various
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19 FEBRUARY 2010 - The Manly Daily "Her current single is a blues rock gem, 'Tighter Than Onion R...19 FEBRUARY 2010 - The Manly Daily
"Her current single is a blues rock gem, 'Tighter Than Onion Rings', featuring solid guitar work by James Muller" - Rod Bennett
22 JUNE 2009 - La Vie éco
Review of the Tanjazz Festival in Tangier, Morocco:
"Friday 12 and Saturday 13 June, the delightful Australian Sally Street, was a hit at Castel Palace." - Et-Tayeb Houdaifa
JANUARY 2009 - ABC Limelight Magazine
Short review of latest album 'One Bite At The Cherry':
"Saucy cabaret songs from the breathy Sydney chanteuse with a band Marilyn Monroe would have died for." - Peter Wockner
JUNE 2007 - Jazz Action Society Magazine
"Well folks the IT girl has arrived on the Jazz scene. This performer offers memories of all the sassy gals, sirens and singers that were pure eye candy and made our ears prick up. There is nothing understated about Sally - it's that wonderful Hollywood thing we loved when Rita Hayworth, Julie London, Peggy Lee and Eartha Kitt were strutting their stuff.
Sally's repertoire is well designed. The show opened with Blossom Dearie's Bambies Blues - you know the femme fatale that offers the tease and then returns to her orchard - intact. This was fun. A quick mood switch to a mellow song All I do is dream of you which I loved. Then back to a "lets have lots of fun" meander with songs such as Making Whoopee and I want to be Evil. The musos were wonderful and joined in Sally's games with Viking hats and Diamonds (are a girls best friend). Sally is a very relaxed performer who understands stagecraft and invited the audience to join in - which they did in great humour. She IS her musical style and has plenty to give the audience with fun, twinkle and tongue in cheek. Her rendition of the Old Country was smooth and serious. It goes without saying that the band was well blended...
Watch this girl - she is full of surprises and will mature into a very interesting performer (get to her gigs). I constantly eyeballed the room - the punters had very big smiles and some of the men had eyes that were glazed over with the feast of such glamour. Thanks Sally. Keep singing and reminding us that life can be fun!"
Sally performs 75 minute high energy pop shows.
For longer gigs, sets are usually 45 min in duration with 15 min breaks. Sally also does 1 hour shows.
Sample song list varies but includes originals, audio samples of which are attached to this EPK.