Savannah King

Savannah King

 Wilson, New York, USA
BandPopSinger/Songwriter

Savannah’s musical style has often been compared to the jazzy style of Nora Jones or the pop/contemporary style of Sarah McLachlan. Savannah is a voyeur of life. She is most inspired by other people and their experiences, while possessing the ability to find the meaning in the absurd reality of life. Savannah has often said “I don’t know how anyone could go through life without writing a song.” Though she is only 16, her songwriting style, depth of reality and the ability to find the meaning in

Biography

My music can be heard at myspace.com/savannahkingmusic

Let me tell you a little something about myself......

My hands are permanently ripped apart from guitar.

I write songs constantly so my brain is permanently scrambled.

Every few weeks I completely change my view on life.

I have spent the night in a box.

I think I'm addicted to cutting my own hair. (My hairdresser is NOT pleased.)

I am an only child.

I think Audrey Hepburn is the coolest person ever.

My cat's name is Egg.

I love red guitars.

Every so often, I get the urge to cut up some of my clothes to make something new and exciting.... a lot of innocent clothes have died in the process.

My lucky number is 11. I was born on 11/11 and graduate in 2011.

I was born on Veteran's Day.

I have two middle names.

I will over think problems until they are so complicated that I cant even begin to solve them.

I love giving people gifts.

As soon as you think you've beat the game, you've lost it.

I love consignment shops.

I'm extremely good at naming things. So I name everything.

Improv is possibly one of my favorite things to do.

I am not, and never will be one of those people that dont need a lot of sleep.

"My role in society, or any artist's or poet's role, is to try and express what we all feel. Not to tell people how to feel. Not as a preacher, not as a leader, but as a reflection of us all."
-John Lennon

My name is Savannah.

Savannah King’s freshman album, Throwing Stones is a refreshing tapestry of musical style and instrumentation – an unexpected departure far from her tender age of 16. Her songs are deep, yet refreshing and surprising, her lyrics intense, and each song will leave you moved and sorting through a menagerie of emotion in ways you never expected. Savannah wrote, produced, and arranged all the songs on this five-song CD, with the exception of Oh My Eyes, which was born from a poetic contribution by Savannah’s dad, Kevin King.

Savannah recorded Throwing Stones at Robbie Konikoff’s Audio Magic Recording Studios in Buffalo New York. Prior to booking studio time at Audio Magic, Savannah completed all pre-production work by rehearsing each song with the musicians included on the songs, as well as playing each song in live performances in order to gauge audience reaction and preference to the songs.

The first song on the CD, Oh My Eyes, has middle-eastern-inspired guitar riffs and precise, engaging percussion. The unexpected first lyric “I can still see you in my kitchen…holding that gun” invokes a general audience reaction of “where did that come from?” Shock and awe…but filled with emotion nonetheless.

Porcelain Girl encompasses a deep, ringing bass line throughout the song. This song showcases gifted musician Jonathan Koch (p. Cook) whose haunting violin accompaniment dances around the storyline, lifts her up and seems to cry for her. Together, his violin and her porcelain girl make an unforgettable pair.

The third song on the CD, Take My Hand, is written with a bluesy style and includes a Beatle-esque introduction to the violin – one in which you must listen carefully to grasp, but nonetheless, is quite charming in its introduction. This song contains many elements and interestingly enough, includes strange and somewhat haunting lyrics about violin players and elephant trainers. The most refreshing, exciting part of the song, however, is the blasting, kick-down-the door saxophone solo by R.J. Seager, a gifted, truly talented musician. His intruding solo is a perfect addition to this song.

You, Me, and Ronald Reagan began as a fluke – a couple of lines scribbled on scrap paper about the Cold War. You, Me, and Ronald Reagan is a happy, quirky little song, written in the early morning hours on the kitchen floor of Savannah’s grandparent’s home. This song was born from insomnia and after much coercing by Savannah’s mom to play this song live and then to record it, it has rapidly become a toe-tapping, hand-clapping crowd favorite!

Perfect For Me is a sultry, jazzy song – perfect for sitting in a little coffee shop on a rainy day. This song showcases Savannah’s mezzo-soprano voice, and the popping bongo sounds of Matt Knott. Saxophonist R.J. Seager provides a jazzy, smokey backdrop and delivers the framework for this song that couldn’t be anything but Jazz, man.

The five songs include:

Oh My Eyes
Guitar & Vocals: Savannah King
Written by: Savannah King
Contribution by: Kevin King
Bass: Eric Koch (pronounced: Cook)
Drums: Matt Knott
Engineer: Kyle Wierzba (pronounced Werzba)

Porcelain Girl
Guitar & Vocals: Savannah King
Written by: Savannah King
Bass: Eric Koch (pronounced: Cook)
Violin: Jonathan Koch (pronounced: Cook)
Engineer: Kyle Wierzba (pronounced Werzba)

You, Me, and Ronald Reagan
Guitar & Vocals: Savannah King
Written by: Savannah King
Bass: Eric Koch (pronounced: Cook)
Drums: Matt Knott
Engineer: Kyle Wierz

Discography

Throwing Stones- 5 song EP of original music