Sara Brenner

Sara Brenner


Whether rocking with the full band or playing acoustically, Sara
Brenner's stunning ability to mold smart, sassy lyrics and imagery over
penetrating pop/rock music assures this singer/songwriter a captivated
audience wherever she plays.


Since her bring-the-house-down May showcase performance at the '02 EAT’m Conference in Las Vegas, Sara has continued to take the New York music scene by storm. Her 2001 debut CD Unsteady Ground had critics raving: “The purity and raw emotion of the lyrics on this album are, at times, pure brilliance.” Michael Allison, Her follow-up work is only enforcing her reputation as a insightful, provocative lyricist buoyed by moving, infectious melodies. She is currently working with legendary producer John Rollo (The Kinks, Joe Cocker) on her second release.

Sara grew up on Long Island, and her family quickly discovered her natural inclination to music. She was playing her first cover tune, “Call Me” by Blondie, at age four. Sara had a chronic case of shyness, however, and few people were aware of her musical abilities.

Her piano playing developed into a style reminiscent of another Long Islander, Billy Joel. However, her lyrical and vocal sensibility is clearly her own, and has drawn comparisons to songwriters like Sheryl Crow and Sarah McLachlan. Sara’s songs cover a diverse range of original material, from the moody “Not Happy Today” to the powerfully poignant “Worthy” to the hooky “Last One to Leave.”

Sara has quickly developed a loyal and devoted following that has packed Manhattan’s hotspots. She was chosen as a Featured Up and Coming Artist, performing in the legendary Tunnel, and was selected to perform at the 2001 AIDS Walkathon NYC in Central Park. She has received airplay on Long Island’s WLIR 92.7FM, Q104.3, WBAB 102.7, CW Post’s WCWP and Stonybrook University’s WUSB, and performed live on WUSB (Stonybrook), WCWP (CW Post) and WBRS (Brandeis) as a featured artist. Newsday’s Kevin Amorim has called her a “more mature Fiona Apple,” Good Times Magazine’s Richard Hughes has called her “[a] rising star on the Long Island music scene,” and Carol Anne Szel of the Inside Connection writes, “this up-and-comer should make it to the big time post haste.” Whatever your mood, Sara’s songwriting and musical talent is clear. Listen, and hear for yourself.


Unsteady Ground (2001 EP - streaming audio available at

Songs from album with radio airplay:
Worthy (acoustic)

Set List

Set list can be 1-2 hours, mainly originals. Diverse covers include Sheryl Crow, the Kinks, Ani Difranco