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Michelle Sarah brings a magnetic style of original music to light. With charisma streaming through her lyrics in a melodicly refreshing quality, this Canadian born singer/songwriter delivers a taste of something fresh. Michelle began performing at a young age, and traveled internationally with several projects big and small, while developing a unique and powerful sound that she has now proven unafraid to use. "I'm so thankful to be gifted with a voice, but I'd say a lot of my personal journey has really been about hearing my inner voice. It's been a rewarding time of finding out exactly what I have to say as an artist."

Michael Cain, hailing from St. Paul, MN has had a colorful musical past. Starting his performing career in an Irish pipe band, Michael has performed in rock bands, opera choruses, jazz ensembles, wind orchestras and in venues across the US and Europe. "There are two kinds of music: the good kind, and the other kind" -Duke Ellington, is one of Cain's favorite quotes and is the genesis of his musical creativity. "When I raided my mom's vinyl collection, she had everything from Pat Benatar to the 'Stones to Thelonious Monk. I would play along to Creedence Clearwater Revival records, jam out to Metallica and then dig into some Oliver Nelson. It was a musical buffet in my house, and I was always hungry." Having studied music performance at the University of Wisconsin (B.S.) and University of the Arts (M.M.), Michael has experience composing and arranging for ensembles of all shapes and sizes. "SarVenaZ, for me, is the perfect storm: lush harmonies, a blistering horn section, a killing rhythm section and hands down one of the most talented singers that I have ever heard. It's a privilege to have a part in this project."

In 2008, the pair met and SarVenaZ was born. Michelle and Michael have been collaborating on material for some time now and are gearing up for a self-released EP due spring of 2010. "These songs I write are given wings by Michael's arrangements and by the amazing musicians that are helping to get this project off the ground" Michelle says.

Surging with intensity and expressing hard-won insight that is beyond her years, Michelle's bold writing style paints a picture of life, love, conscious evolution and more. The strong message and gripping melodies give SarVenaZ a sound that shines with unmistakable musicianship and vocal ability. Sure to find a prominent place in the music industry, this 8-piece neo-funk/soul band is well on its way! "We love this, it's what we do, it's how we express ourselves and it comes from the heart. I am alive in the very best way when we all share a stage. Life is riddled with experiences that are inspirational to making music. The journey is real and the expression is who we are. I don't believe we'll ever stop.”