Sarah Brindell

Sarah Brindell

 Boston, Massachusetts, USA
BandJazzSinger/Songwriter

Have you ever wondered what honey sounds like? Sarah Brindell is a soulful siren who, behind the piano, performs a melodious blend of original funk, jazz, Latin-influenced jams and soul that is a remedy for the ears...and the sweet tooth, too. Her new Dandelion EP is available on itunes Jan.15th!

Biography

Ater a long stint in Europe, Sarah is back in Boston, but going to San Francisco for the holidaze! Check her out at Lefty O'Douls 333 Geary St. across from Union Sq. on Dec. 30th at 8:30pm.

“One of the most gentle and loving ASS KICKINGS I’VE HEARD!”

This was world-renowned drummer Kenwood Dennard’s reaction to Sarah Brindell’s performance at the Paradise Lounge in Boston, MA.

Sarah Brindell grew up in a purple house on a hill in San Francisco. She was raised in a family of professional musicians, composers and published writers. She began dancing at 3, playing piano at 5, and singing at 14. To this day, she is a constant performer. Behind the piano or keyboard, she performs a melodious blend of soul, jazz, Bossa Nova, pop and R&B that continues to captivate audiences at venues around the world.

Recently, she has joined forces with one of the most astounding rhythm sections in the country: The Nates, comprised of the honeylike stylistics of Nate Edgar on bass, and the subtle nuances and wave-like groove of Nathan Sabanayagam on drums. They emerge in 2007 fresh out of Chillhouse Studios, in Charlestown, MA, where they are currently finishing their new album, due to be released this fall. Cameo appearances are made by Sam Kininger and Kenwood Dennard!

History: On November 15th, 2003, Sarah Brindell released her debut album, “Piece of Mind.” Cameo appearances are made by her mother, Jill Brindel (SF Symphony) on cello, her father, Bill Klingelhoffer (SF Opera, Ballet Orchestras) on French horn, her aunt Mary Stolper (Chicago Symphony Orchestra) on flute. On December 5th, 2004, she recorded a live album, playing two sets to a sold-out audience at the Paradise Lounge in Boston, MA.

Notable credits: Sarah Brindell has had the honor of being named a finalist by the 2005 Song of the Year contest, sponsoring VH-1’s Save the Music Foundation. In 2004, she also received an honorable mention award from the Billboard World Song Contest. In spring of 2006, she performed at the New York Songwriter’s Circle, a prestigious event where many established artists began their careers. She also teaches songwriting and arranging at Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA.
Check www.dragonladymusic.com for upcoming tour dates and www.myspace.com/sarahbrindell for new songs from their latest album, COMING SOON!!

“If anything is going to put us in the right groove, it's this newly minted diva of funk, pop, and jazz….Brindell has been soothing our soul of late.” – Boston Globe
“Sensual and oozing with an electric vibrancy, Sarah’s music is sweet and sultry, but also showers the listener with a downpour of original harmonies and poetic lyrics. Whether she’s whispering, belting it out or climbing the vocal ladder, she is in passionate control with a soulful range that’s simply astounding. With talent this obvious and the right breaks, Sarah could very well become one of the music businesses real success stories. Outstanding!” – Metronome Magazine
“Behind the keyboard, she performs a melodious blend of jazz, blues, funk and pop that is a remedy for the ear – and the sweet tooth, too. – Boston’s Weekly Dig

Lyrics

Sweet Candlelight

Written By: Sarah Brindell

You hear a thousand colors
Paint them on me
You see the center of my gravity
Bring it to me
In the Sweet Candlelight of your love
In the Sweet Candlelight we are love
Give me an endless night
of perpetual bliss
You see my body rise
from one little kiss
In the Sweet Candlelight of your love
In the Sweet Candlelight we are love
Throw away your inhibition
Enter me with no condition
I can see the flickering light in your eyes
Throw away your inhibition
Enter me with no condition
I can see the flickering light
In the Sweet Candlelight of your love
In the Sweet Candlelight we are love
In the Sweet Candlelight of your love
In the Sweet Candlelight we are love
lalalalalalalalalalalalalala………

4am Blues

Written By: Sarah Brindell

Opened your eyes
before the dawn
looked outside and saw the rain
lashing on your windowpane
Turn on the light
turn on the TV
let it wash away the pain
It's always the same

4am Blues
Sandman's gone away
he took your dreamin shoes
and led your mind astray
4am Blues
Tired but wide awake
What else can you lose
with nothin left to take
when your tired but wide awake

All these voices speak from the past
running circles thru your mind
they can be so unkind
Plans and choices, did ya make em too fast in a race against the time?
It's here you always find

4am Blues
Sandman's gone away
he took your dreamin shoes
and led your mind astray
4am Blues
Tired but wide awake
What else can you lose
with nothin left to take
4am Blues, 4am Blues
What can you lose with the 4am Blues
When you're tired but wide awake...

Discography

Dandelion EP, released NOW, Copyright Dragon Lady Music 2007, Live at the Paradise Lounge, released May of 2005, Copyright Dragon Lady Music
Piece of Mind, released March of 2003, Copyright Dragon Lady Music
Mp3s sound clips are available at
http://www.myspace.com/sarahbrindell, http://www.sarahbrindell.com and www.itunes.com
and Newbury Comics, Boston.

Songs also can be heard at Pop Storm radio (internet), KCRW in Santa Monica, and The Upper Room with Joe Kelly (WVOF), as well as 92.5 The River, and WERS Emmerson College Radio (Boston)

Set List

We'll play up to three sets. Originals and/or covers that are typically in the R&B/funk/jazz/blues genre, i.e. Stevie Wonder, Aretha Franklin, Fiona Apple, Erykah Badu, Billy Joel, Annie Lennox, Prince, Alicia Keys, Norah Jones, Bonnie Raitt...we do some jazz standards with a funky twist. Sarah Brindell plays solo, or with full band.