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January 2004 EDITION
Go to my website for a pic of "Simple Plan" looking at my article.
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"Northshore Outlook"

This is printed on my website. - Don Fiorvento

"Sugarbuzz Magazine Hollywood"

Sabrina Korva. That is a name you may not be familiar with. Not yet anyway. Sabrina is a 19-year-old rock star who is on her way to the Parthenon Of Rock. Multi talented, extremely articulate and well, super hot, Sabrina prepares to release her debut album this summer and ignite a firestorm across the country. This girl rocks with the best, there is no doubt about that, and so let me introduce to you Sabrina Korva.........
1. Where are you from, and where are you headed?
My home is Vancouver, Canada… and Los Angeles is my second home! I still live in Vancouver with my family, but over the past couple years I’ve spent a lot of my time in LA working on getting my rock n roll career off the ground. …and I really love that; traveling rocks… and I love both cities for different reasons so really, I get the best of both worlds.

2. What is your earliest rock and roll memory?

My first real ‘rock n roll memory’ has gotta be getting pulled up on stage with Bryan Adams at his show in Vancouver! I was 13 years old… at the show with my mom. We performed his duet “When You’re Gone” together! After that night, there was no going back. Once the performance made headlines in local newspapers and the radio stations started talkin’ about it, that was it! One thing led to another, and opportunities began to come about. I had already been working with other musicians in Vancouver, and the publicity just exposed me to more musicians… even in the US. As a result, I got to work with quite a few really talented people. It was really a magical time… and I was so young. I’m so lucky to have been able to learn so much so early in my life!

3. At what age did you start playing piano and do you play any keyboards or other instruments in your live act?

I began studying classical piano with the Royal Conservatory of Music when I was five. When I completed 10 grueling years of that, I started studying with a jazz piano teacher. That was something else!! I’d always been a creative person, but it felt sooooo different to go from learning classical pieces note by note EXACTLY how they were written in the books, to learning chord progressions and just being able to improvise my way through the songs!

It was such a new way of looking at music, despite the fact that I’d already been writing my own songs anyway. It was like, ya just finish your last practical piano and musical theory exam, and you think, “That’s it! I’m finished… and I know it all now! Finally!!” …and then you sit down with jazz musicians, they give you a chord chart and tell you, “Improvise in E minor.” …You’re like, “so… I can just play whatever?!” Hahaha… so although I had years of music theory under my belt, going from classical training to jazz training totally opened up a whole new world of music for me. I had great teachers, too.

I also play the guitar, bass and flute. When I play live, I always do a song or two with my guitar and, if the setup allows for a piano or keyboard, then I’ll include that as well. It really just depends on the stage situation at the venue.

4. Have you had vocal training of any kind?

Yes, I started working with vocal coaches when I was 11 years old. At 15, I found a truly amazing coach who’s been there for me since the day I started working with him. His name is Brennan Barrett. It’s actually scary how talented this guy is. I work with him all the time when I’m in Vancouver.

5. What events led to your collaboration with Todd Kerns?

Well, I was completing a highschool careers program to get extra grad credits. Anyways, since I already had a strong grasp on my career path (..Duh!?! –ROCK N ROLL, MOTHERTRUCKERS!), the next step was to find volunteer/job-shadowing gigs and rack up hours. So, I called up local radio stations and a well-known Vancouver recording studio and did some hangin’ out there with the owner… learning the ropes of the work environments, etc. (hint: –NETWORKING!!) At the recording studio, I was introduced to Todd Kerns and his band, producer, engineers, etc… and I got to sit in on some of Todd’s recording session. Soon, we were doing some writing and recording of our own and the result was a demo that included tracks like “In Your Face”, “Breakin’ All the Rules”, “And So It Goes” and many others.

6. You have been in Los Angeles working on your debut album, how did this come about?

I first came to LA during the summer of 2002 to meet with some musicians, managers and producers who were interested in potentially getting involved in my career. For a while, I was kinda juggling that whole thing and school at the same time. Then, I got in touch with a producer who I thought would be a great producer for my album. I met him here in LA and since then, he’s introduced me to some other people who have all been greatly involved in our current business plan, including some amazing songwriters. ASCAP has been very supportive as well.

We are still in the process of wor - Lucky

"Cruefest 2005 Review from the Whisky Hollywood"

We approached the nine o’clock hour, four hours down four more to go. A few folk wanted a quick Bow break but I held strong cause I really didn’t want to miss

the next act. We did an interview with this awesomely talented young lady and I was not missing a second of this.
This young lady I am referring to is none other than Sabrina Korva. Sabrina is from Canada and she has been gracing L.A with her presence recently. Everyone seems to know her. Probably because she is super sweet and super talented.

And speaking of talent, the group of talented bastards she gathered together to back her up at CrueFest is worth mentioning. First off we must single out CrueDawg himself, who ripped up the bass frets in style. Hey Kirk, did I even know you played an instrument? Gosh, you know a guy for years and then you find out this shit about him. Also my buddy Pauly from the local outfit Elegantly Wasted played drums in fine style for Sabrina. (No Pauly, I am NOT still standing in front of The Key Club waiting for her to show up.) And too boot, Sabrina had Dean and Marco strumming the shit out of the six strings. Nice!

Sabrina and crew ripped the heads off of the crowd with “Rock On The Wild Side”, a cooker of a number that set the hook. Everyone was glued. Following up, Sabrina floored them with a song called“Somethings Gotta Give” and then "New Addiction".

Two more hits followed, "Get Off My Back" and "Beggin' like a dog".

Slow, soulful and bluesy was in store for us in the form of “Suffocated”. How can such a young lady have a well inside full enough to draw a convincing passion? As they say, you have to have the blues to play the blues. This song is an absolute fave!

“Someone Else's Wife” scored high points. And special kudos to the song called “In Your Face”. Great job girl!

Sabrina Korva

Hot Rockin!
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- Lucky from Sugarbuzzmagazine

"Classic Rock for a Tough Blonde"

Artist: Sabrina Korva
Published: 2005-04-11
She’s blonde. She’s cute. And onstage, she could probably kick your a**.

It’s time for the rock world to meet Sabrina Korva, who, at only eighteen years old, is already a five-year veteran of the music biz. The Vancouverite has been playing music and managing her own business since the age of thirteen, and has been co-writing with a number of notable songwriters – including former Age of Electric rocker Todd Kerns – for her upcoming debut album. Almost as surprising is her list of musical influences, which includes many bands that saw their heyday just after she was born.

Citing Aerosmith and Led Zeppelin as favourites, Korva specializes in rock with a classic feel – think LA’s Sunset Strip in the mid 80’s. Given that Vancouver is more known for its punk and alternative rock scenes, you have to wonder where Korva and her classic rock fit in. Her answer: “I don’t fit in. And I love it one hundred percent!”

She grins proudly, looking every bit the rock ‘n’ roller dressed in denim and black leather. “I haven’t been out playing in Vancouver very much, though. I’ve done a couple shows in LA, and I’ve got another booked for the summer – I’m playing Cruefest there. But in Vancouver, I’ve been writing mostly when I’m home. I haven’t even been to a lot of the clubs there because I’m not nineteen yet. I can’t even get in!” she laughs.

Los Angeles definitely seems like more of Korva’s kind of town. After spending six weeks there in December to cut a demo, she has only praise for the scene. “Three nights a week, my friends would take me out to the Rainbow, the Roxy, the Whisky…it was such a blast!” she enthuses.

Eschewing the typical notion of solo artist, Korva refers to her band as best friends that she hangs out with “all the time.” However, taking the reins of her own career isn’t something she’s avoided either. “Business-wise, I’m a solo artist with a band, but I haven’t noticed there to be any extra pressure,” she says. “There’s actually less pressure because a lot of times with a band, especially going the independent way, labels want to see you selling tens of thousands of units before they even want to deal with you. As a solo artist, you kind of bypass a lot of that, so in a way it’s good.”

True to form, she has no misgivings – or apologies – for either her gender or her young age. “If anything, I’ve found more opportunities, being young and female. It’s just turned out that way, and I was surprised. I was honestly expecting there to be a lot more obstacles. Of course, in the beginning I wasn’t taken that seriously. I could go up to someone and they’d be like, ‘What kind of musician are you?’ I’d be like, ‘oh, rock.’ And then they go, ‘Oh, you mean Avril Lavigne, right?’ It’s like, uh, no – I mean rock.” She puts extra emphasis on the last word, laughing. “But that’s just the initial reaction. Once people hear the music, they get it, you know?”

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Writer: Caitlin Hotchkiss

Photo:Amanda Fleming


"Interview With Rock Goddess"

Interviewed by Brian Rademacher
Date: April 16th, 2005

Sabrina we would like to thank you for taking the time to talk with us. I want to start with your early days. Did you sing in the school choir?
Yes, I joined the choir in fourth grade and within weeks I was assigned most of the solo parts! I had a great choir teacher, and that made it soooo much fun! I couldn’t wait to get to the school every morning at 7:30am to sing my heart out! …now if only I could remember how I did that…

Do you play any instruments?
I started taking piano lessons at the age of five, and studied with the Royal Conservatory of Music for about ten years. Then I switched over to Jazz piano, which allowed for a lot more creativity. I also played the flute for three years in the high school orchestra. I’m a bass player as well. I’ve been playing the guitar for a few years now; my guitar and piano are my main writing instruments.

Did you collect anything as a child?
Koala bears! Pictures, posters, toys, stuffed koalas… They were EVERYWHERE! –on my wall, my bed, my clothes… I was obsessed with koalas! They are sooooooo CUTE! (…but don’t worry, I took the posters down... ahem... yesterday...)

I also collected lots of sheet music. I took advantage of every chance I got to drag my mom into the local music stores and buy a bunch of music. I wanted to play everything I heard! I still have it all in a stack on a bookshelf somewhere.

What was the first concert you attended?
The first show was a Bryan Adams concert! …at which I got pulled up onto the stage to sing a duet with him! THAT was one of the most amazing and memorable experiences of my life.

What was the first record you bought?
“So Far So Good” by Bryan Adams! …can you tell I’m a fan? Ha-ha!

What was your favorite song during your school days?
Oh, I had many! In elementary school, I started out with all of the Bryan Adams hits like “Summer of ‘69,” “Cuts Like a Knife,” “Everything I Do,” “Heaven”… I LOVED love songs! Elton John (both his older and newer work)… and keep in mind that I was a classically trained pianist AND vocalist, so I was working with a lot of classical music. Therefore, I listened to a lot of it.

Then high school came, and I began writing my own songs. My musical taste branched out a lot as I was exposed to bands like The Cult, The Stones, Guns N Roses, Aerosmith, U2, Led Zeppelin, The Who, Skid Row, AC/DC, etc.

Some of my favorite songs were (and still are!):

“Who Made Who,” “Money Talk,” and “Back In Black” by AC/DC
“She Sells Sanctuary” by The Cult
“I Will Follow” by U2
“Welcome to the Jungle” by Guns N Roses
“Piece of Me” by Skid Row
“Dy’er Mak’r” by Led Zeppelin
“Bohemian Rhapsody” by Queen
“Pour Some Sugar on Me” by Def Leppard
...and the list goes on...

At the age of 13 you were brought on stage to sing with Bryan Adams. Can you tell us the feeling you had at that time?
Surreal… it was like an ‘out-of-body experience’, which was different because my life seems to be an ‘out-of-mind experience’! Ha-ha!

Seriously, I remember walking up to the stage without even thinking about the next moment – the fact that I would be standing up there with the rock star. Then, all of a sudden, I was being pushed up onto the stage by everyone in the front row. When I stood up on stage, it was as if I were a different person. Someone flipped a switch without warning, and then BOOM! -PERFORM! Ha-ha-ha! I knew the song, and Bryan is a real sweetheart so it was an amazing experience. Also, the audience was very warm and receptive, and that always makes a difference!

As a female artist, tell other upcoming female artists, what to beware of?
Always try to surround yourself with people who will look out for you. Keep people around whose best interests include your well-being, and keep them close.

For the most part, I have been very lucky in that I’ve been treated really well by the people I’ve worked with. I say ‘lucky’ because one-half of the battle is being smart about the situations you enter. However, the other half is luck because you don’t always know the intentions of the people sitting across from you. You know?

We did take a lot of risks. I started out very young in the business, but I was never naive. A lot of stuff could’ve happened, and I was aware of that. The main thing I noticed was the difference between my under-18 years and my 18+ years. Once you become legal, it’s a new day. Ha-ha-ha!

Sometimes, people just assume that if you’re in rock n roll, and you’re single, you might be interested in ‘more’ than work… if you know what I mean. ….and you might be! I just never was. But I’m just saying that as a female in rock, you have to beware of that. Stand your ground.

What were your earliest recordings?
I was 13 when I began recording my first demo. They were pop/rock songs with a variety of influences. There was the piano ballad, the pop guitar songs, the exper -

"North-By-Northeast Coverage by Adam A. Donaldson"

.....They were followed by Vancouver's Sabrina Korva. At 22 years old it's easy to look at her and think she's just another pop star in the making, following in the footsteps of any one of a dozen pretty, blonde-haired pop stars, but nothing could be further from the truth. In fact, this young woman can rock with the best of them - think more Joplin than Lavigne. The crowd, which kind of broke up after Spies in Limbo, almost caught whiplash as their attention was turned back to the stage.

After a couple of tunes that showed off an affinity for classic rock with a hard edge, she slowed it down a little with her third song which allowed Korva to show off her range. I admit, this one got a little too poppy for me, but it did have kind of a country tint that redeemed it somewhat. After finishing that song though, she turned the volume back up and got her guitar out to demonstrate her skills on an instrument. All-in-all, Sabrina Korva is a very impressive talent that we'll probably be hearing more from in the future.


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"Korva Rocks Out For The Crue"

By Caroline Skelton

These days, as always, Sabrina Korva is getting ready to rock some worlds. And that's rock with a 'w', and a capital 'r'. Followed by several exclamation points.

The Sabrina Korva Band is on the bill for Vancouver's first CrueFest, a fundraising concert for two charities set up by the famous (and recently revitalized) rockers, Motley Crue.

Korva, true to form, is psyched. "I'm really stoked about it!" she says of the concert, which she helped along by recruiting several local bands.

Now 20, Korva has been a hard rock fan since she was a13-year-old kid growing up in West Vancouver. "I started to really love Guns N' Roses, I really got into Motley Crue, I really got into Metallica, and Megadeth even," she says. "I just kept getting more into it, and basically that's all I've been listening to since, and I love it."

Korva attributes much of her musical success to a series of fortuitous events, beginning with a Bryan Adams concert in 2000.

Before launching into his famous duet, When You're Gone, Korva says: "He pulled up a chick to sing it." And that chick happened to be a 13-year-old Korva, who was attending the concert with her mom.

"It kind of blew up that way," she says. "All of a sudden I was labelled this classic rock fan chick."

She quickly found that others in the classic rock community were in need of a rock-belting woman. Producers called, a band came together, and soon she was heading to California (with mom in-tow) to pursue her songwriting.

Last year, she connected with some fellow Crue fans on the Internet meeting place They invited her to the Hollywood CrueFest last year where, she says, "I was the only chick performing."

This year, she'll be in good - though still mostly male - company, with hard rocking bands like Joe's Garage, Flood of Fire, Shovelhead and Cry of Silence on the bill.

Dubbed "Cruenadian CrueFest," the Vancouver version takes place May 29 at The Roxy on Granville Street (tickets from or at the door), with doors opening at 7 p.m.

CrueFests have been organized around the world, with well-known events happening annually in Hollywood and Chicago, and others taking place in various locales, from Melbourne to Texas.

The concerts - which typically feature no shortage of Crue covers from attendant bands - benefit The Skylar Neil Memorial foundation for cancer, AIDS and leukemia research, and the Running Wild In The Night foundation, which assists homeless youth. Tickets to Cruenadian CrueFest are a hefty $20, but with the digs and swag donated, all proceeds go to charity.

Previous CrueFests have been 24-hour affairs, but the planners of Vancouver's version calculated that the first event wouldn't lure in a day's worth of interest, says Korva. To their surprise, the roster quickly filled.

Korva attributes some of this interest to the current rock revival, in which rock from previous decades is being replayed and re-imagined by bands like Wolfmother and The White Stripes, and trumpeted in movies like School of Rock. Even Motley Crue has gotten on board with an unexpected comeback, their Red, White & Crue tour recently making stops at various Canadian cities.

"They're loving the music," says Korva of the generation currently discovering the Crue. "(They're saying) 'Woah, who are these guys? They've been around for 20 years?'"

While the hard rock scene is starting to attract new devotees, Korva has thus far been an unusual presence in a scene that is usually the preserve of leather-clad, 40-something men.

After yearss in rock studios, Korva says she has become used to being "the only chick."

"Ever since I started working with people in the music industry when I was 13, I was only working with guys. I've co-written a song with a woman once before . . . I've written and recorded with probably, in total, at least 100 guys," says Korva.

But rather than stalling her career, being a 20-year-old woman has made her the target of good-natured enthusiasm from her fellow rockers.

"I wear a lot of leather, I wear chains, I wear rock and roll boots," says Korva. "I dress like the guys dress . . . they'll walk by and they'll be like 'Yeah! Rock on!' So it's cool, you know, you get a lot of respect."

Respect is also what she has for the rock artists of the past who have left their stamp on her songwriting. When they were playing, says Korva, there weren't as many opportunities to tweak and tighten sound - what you played was what you got.

"They couldn't alter everything," she says. And even though she concedes sound engineering software makes life easier, it also becomes a crutch. "You should be able to sing well if you're calling yourself a singer - you should be able to play great if you're calling yourself a guitarist or a bassist or a drummer," she says.

For Korva, who is currently working on a new release, to be finished by the end of this yea - North Shore News

"The Next Great Canadian Star by Morley Seaver"

Sabrina Korva is a 19 year-old musician from Vancouver. She's taking the slow and steady path while building a career in rock and roll. She's been working on her debut record for awhile now and might not have it out until 2007. She's not courting the major labels either, opting to take a more independent route. But one quick listen to her songs show talent far beyond the next new "it girl". I talked to Sabrina while she was in Toronto recently and she brought us up to speed on her debut record and how she got her start.

antiMUSIC: For a lot of us, who are just getting to know you, can you get us up to speed on Sabrina Korva? How did you get involved with this as a career and what led up to where you are right now?

Sabrina: Well there's a lot of stuff that has happened in the past five years. I'm 19 years old and from Vancouver. I've been writing music since I was 13. I was studying classical piano and writing all kinds of stuff. Then in the winter of 2000 when I was 13, I went to a Bryan Adams show, I got called up on stage and sang a duet with him. It was very unexpected. It was one of those being at the right place/right time kind of things. Every night he could call up a girl to sing the song that he had recorded with one of the Spice Girls. It was just a regular thing. When he called me up, it got a lot of attention. I guess a lot of the girls in other cities were just like "Oh My God" and would just kind of stand there. With me, it was really weird because he was such a nice, down-to-earth guy and just being on stage after a few minutes felt really cool and just natural, you know? So after that, I got a lot of press in Vancouver and somehow word got down to the States, and that's how I started working with a lot of musicians down there. Then I came back to Vancouver and worked with Todd Kearns and it was just one thing after another. Things just kept progressing. Next thing I just had some really great demos and then I started traveling around and playing shows at festivals in the States and Canada and meeting a lot of people. So now I'm working on my album in LA with some really great songwriters down there. It took off when I was really young and I've just been at it ever since.

It was always something I wanted to do but I was really young. I was in my first year of high school. I was kind of quiet…I mean I was loud and outgoing with my friends but …. all of a sudden I was that kid. Everybody knew my name. It just blew up like that. I had already actually done a record with material I had written with a songwriter in Vancouver. We were recording an album but it wasn't anything like I knew exactly what I would be doing later on. I mean, I was 13 years-old. I was like, maybe I want to be a fashion designer. Maybe I just want to be a composer. Maybe I want to be an artist. And all of a sudden everything was thrown at me. I was on planes from Florida to LA to Nashville…Toronto. I was playing all these places and meeting people, and writing and recording. And all of a sudden it was like, "This is what I want to do." So I just kept on with it. And I lucked out because it turned out to be what I wanted to do in the end because it all worked out. Sometimes the best things happen unexpectedly. Because everything you do leads to the next thing. It's not like you sit around waiting for something to happen and it all gets thrown at you. You have to go from thing to thing. And I've been really lucky. I've got a lot of great people around me supporting me. Nobody can do this on their own. But you have to really want it. If you don't want it bad enough, you're going to say, "OK screw this. I'm going home." At one point, I wasn't sure that I was physically able to finish high school. I wasn't in one city long enough to finish. Luckily, I made it work because I was sticky about it because there was no way I was not going to finish high school. And you miss a lot of things. My friends would be going, "C'mon. How come you're not coming?" But I'd have to fly to Florida or something. But you've got to do what you've got to do. I think I got the best of both worlds though. I still got good grades. I studied a lot. But when you're gone for a month and you come to math class… (laughs). But it's all worth it.

antiMUSIC: So how is the record going?

Sabrina: Really good. We've got a lot of songs on the go. Even a lot of them are quite finished. The goal though, was to have about 25-30 really good songs to choose from for a first record. The cool thing is that once you have that many songs, when it comes time to put out a second record, if you need to put it out really quick, you've got enough sitting there, which is great. I'm working with a lot of cool people and the songs are turning out really well. It's hard to describe. There's not really anybody else out there today doing this, as a female anyway. I a lot of people are describing my material to the Pretenders, Joan Jett --- that kind of thing. A real -

"Not Quite Hollywood Spotlight on Sabrina Korva"

Hollywood Music Spotlight - Sabrina Korva
By Jason MacNeil

From classical music to ending up on stage with Bryan Adams as a teenage, Sabrina Korva hopes to take the next step in her musical career. The 19-year-old Vancouver resident is working on new material with the hope of releasing something by year’s end. But the cheerful and happy-go-lucky Korva, who seems to enjoy classic rock the most, knows that the music industry isn’t all glitz and glamour.

What got you interested in music?

Well, ever since I was about seven I was taking all my parents’ records and listening to them. I started singing along to them and I was always performing in school, that kind of stuff. It just grew to be a bigger and bigger part of my life over the years. I got a lot of training and I started taking classical piano lessons when I was five. I completed the Royal Conservatory of Music after about ten years. After that I went into jazz piano and picked up other instruments – bass, guitar. I didn’t really see where it was going until I was about 13 or 14. I’ve been keeping at it ever since.

Did you always know that you wanted to do it for a living?

I was about 13 when I realized that. I got called up on stage to sing with Bryan Adams. He played a show here in Vancouver and I was in the audience and he called me up. At the time I had already started writing songs with a local songwriter and learning guitar. I was putting together a demo album of my original stuff and that’s when it happened. He announced my name and the radio announced it, I knew the DJ of the classic rock radio station here in Vancouver. They said, ‘She sang with Bryan Adams the other night.’ Then newspaper reporters and a lot of press were looking up my number in the phone book and calling and interviewing me. Next thing I knew I was on the front cover of the local newspapers. It happened pretty fast and was completely unexpected.

At the time I was like, ‘Wow!’ then Word got out about my music to a producer and songwriter in Florida who was working as a guitarist with the Backstreet Boys. He was looking for an artist to write with and develop. We started working together and I was flying everywhere around the U.S. and Canada playing shows, meeting people, producers and writers. It was happening really fast, I was in high school at the time too. It was pretty tough to keep up.

Were you nervous when you were up there with Brian Adams?

No. It was really weird. I dressed up to go to the show which I usually don’t. If I’m going to a show I usually just wear jeans and a t-shirt. But for this concert I totally dressed up, I did my hair and my makeup. We were in the fourth row and close to them. He said, ‘Okay I need someone to sing with me for this duet.’ All of a sudden I was walking onstage. It was the most surreal feeling. It wasn’t that I was nervous. I was excited more than anything.

I remember walking up there and I was very small, they were pushing me up on stage because there were no stairs. I grabbed his hand and he pulled me up. I can still remember everything that was in my view, I was all smiles. I knew the song because I had always been a fan of him. I think he’s pulled other girls up there and they sing using the lyrics sheet. I guess I did things differently than a lot of the other girls. That’s why it got a lot of attention -- we were dancing around and having fun. You could tell I was actually a performer. So that’s how it all happened. My mom and I were walking back to the car after the concert and I was in shock. People were coming up and saying, ‘Hey you did a great job!’ It felt like I was in a dream.

Was your family supportive from the start?

Oh definitely. It was my mom that put me into piano lessons. It got pretty tough after a few years. Classical piano, especially with the Royal Conservatory, is a lot of work. You just don’t go for a lesson once a week, there’s a lot of theory and practicing, memorizing long pieces. It was probably after five or six years that I was like, ‘I want to quit.’ My mom said, ‘You’re not quitting.’ I said, ‘Oh crap! What did I get myself into?’. My dad hasn’t been able to travel as much but he’s supportive 24/7. My mom and I still do the managing side. I haven’t signed myself to an outside manager yet. It’s very much a family-oriented thing.

How would you describe your sound?

It’s hard. I don’t like to be put into one category. But it’s hard to resist that because it’s people way of keeping track of things, you categorize things in your life. It’s going to help people remember my name and remember who I am. If I were to describe it I would say it’s a mix of ‘80s rock and ’70s blues rock. I like the vocals to be very melodic. My ballads have pop influences and I do believe in writing catchy songs. When it comes down to the bare bones, they’re all rock songs. It’s also classic rock like Zeppelin and Aerosmith, that’s basically all I listen to so I’m sure it comes out somehow - Nqh Productions


"Coming Down" debut single released September 2008 in rotation on 14 stations across Canada. (full list on

"When I Fall Down" just released January 2009 and is already in rotation on CHUM's 103.5 QM/FM in Vancouver -Vancouver's #1 music station!
7-song EP release in the spring of 2008: "Hold Onto Myself" working on a digital distribution deal with a very well-known distribution/record company.

"In Your Face" was chosen by Clearchannel and Breast Cancer research to be downloaded for donation.

Worked with such talent as Mike K, Todd Kerns, Jim Huff (Edwin, I Mother Earth), Dean Truitt, Curt Cuomo,(KISS) James Baker, Jackie Carlyle, Guy Walker, CJ Eirikkson, Kelly Moneymaker and Sean Kelly (Crashkelly).

Sabrina's songs are in rotation on various internet stations and terrestrial stations across Canada.



22-year-old Sabrina Korva was performing at age 7, on stage singing a duet with Bryan Adams at 13 and co-writing with successful hit makers throughout her teens. This stylish singer/songwriter is set to release her new single, “When I Fall Down”, off of her upcoming 2nd EP produced by CJ Eiriksson (U2, Matchbox 20, Blue October, Incubus, Hoobastank).

Over the past few years Korva has worked with Todd Kerns (Static In Stereo, Age Of Electric), Jim Huff (Edwin, Headstones), Guy Walker (Backstreet Boys), Mike K, Michael Raphael (NEVE), Chin Injetti (Snow, Moka Only), Mark Olexson (Matthew Good, 54-40), Dean Truitt (Color), Curt Cuomo (KISS, Eddie Money, John Corabi), Kelly Moneymaker (Expose, Days Of Our Lives), Murray Daigle, Robert Laidlaw, Murray Yates (Forty Foot Echo), Jason Rowe, Craig Zurba, Derek Schram, Trevor Forbes, Ron Irwin, Kirk Fotakis, Gary Slayton, Sean Kelly (Crash Kelly) and MOBILE.

Although Sabrina is greatly influenced by classic rockers Aerosmith, Rolling Stones, Queen, Heart, Fleetwood Mac and Guns n Roses, she studied classical piano (and some jazz) for 10 years at The Royal Conservatory Of Music. With determination Korva also juggled high school, figure skating, ballet, voice lessons, flute, bass and guitar. Recently graduating from BCIT’s Radio Broadcasting program, working on air and in production at Evolution 107.9 FM and performing at festivals like Canadian Music Week and North By Northeast, Sabrina has knowledge and experience well beyond her years.

Sabrina wrote “When I Fall Down” with Pop music veteran Kelly Moneymaker (formerly of Exposé). “We sat down and literally hammered out the entire song within an hour. It was magic.”

A regular performer at CrueFest in Hollywood at the Whisky A-Go-Go, Sabrina Korva has played venues throughout North America, from Kentucky to Nashville, Hawaii to Hollywood and all across Canada.

“When I Fall Down” has recently been added to rotation on 103.5 QM/FM in Vancouver, BC. –Vancouver’s number one music station! The single is soon to be released Canada-wide.

Korva's songwriting style has progressed over the years. "I started out writing pop in my teens, then I got into classic rock and wrote a lot of punky rock songs, and of course went through a metal writing phase," says Korva "now I'm writing a lot of pop/rock again. My style has always been influenced by writers I've worked with and whatever music I'm listening to at the time, so now it's just a mix, and I'm more versatile. I love writing, music and melodies especially."

A regular performer at CrueFest in Hollywood at the Whisky A-Go-Go, Korva has played venues throughout North America, from Kentucky to Nashville to Sunset Strip in Hollywood and back to Vancouver and Toronto.

Sabrina's song "In Your Face" was aired on Vancouver's rock radio station 99.3 The Fox, and was also selected to be a part of ClearChannel's joint venture with the National Breast Cancer Foundation.

Throughout her career, Sabrina has had the pleasure of working with:
CJ Eiriksson (Matchbox 20, Hoobastank, Rob Zombie), Michael Raphael (Neve), Guy Walker (Backstreet Boys), Todd Kerns (Static In Stereo, Age Of Electric), Brennan Barrett, Chin Injetti (Snow, Moka Only), Mark Olexson (Matt Good, 54-40), Guido Thylmann, Jim Huff (Edwin, The Headstones), Dean Truitt (Color), Riche Zahniser (SouthBase), Curt Cuomo (KISS, Eddie Money, John Corabi), James Baker (Libido), Kelly Moneymaker (Expos.., Days Of Our Lives), Jason Rowe, Derek Schram (Juice), Jim Rogers, Sean Kelly (Crash Kelly), MOBILE (formerly Moonraker), Jackie Carlyle and Gary Slayton.