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Sherri Shiri is the singer and co-songwriter for the following singles released in 2013:

“Another Love Story (co-writer, Joseph Dunmore Sr.)”
“Beautiful Love (co-writer, Joseph Dunmore Sr.)”
“Breakfast (co-writer, Joseph Dunmore Sr.)”
“Rebound (co-writer, Joseph Dunmore Sr.)”
“Wall Flower (co-writer, Joseph Dunmore Sr.)”

Sherri Shiri is the singer/songwriter and producer for the following singles:
Selfish Lil’ Moments
This Love

Sherri Shiri is the producer and arranger for the following singles:

“Mama I’m In Love With a Blues Man (composer, Fernando Jones)”
“When Will I Tell Ya (composer, Fernando Jones)”
“I Will Be There For You (composer, Joseph Dunmore Sr.)”

Sherrilynn Riley aka Sherri Shiri is a featured lead vocalist on the following releases:

That Toddlin’ Town
Artist: Bill O’Connell Big Band
Released: 1998
Format: CD
Label: Blue Birdland
Singles: “Fly Me To The Moon,” “How Do You Keep the Music Playing”

Unfinished Business
Artist: Bill O’Connell Big Band
Released: 1995
Format: CD
Label: Sea Breeze
Singles: “All the Things You Are,” “Everyday I Have the Blues”

Jazz Alive
Artist: Bill O’Connell Big Band
Released: 1994
Format: CD
Label: Sea Breeze
Singles: “All Of Me,” “God Bless the Child,” “Sweet Home Chicago”

Sherri Shiri is featured as a background singer on the following releases:

Blues With A Smile
Artist: Biscuit Miller
Released: 2010
Format: CD
Label: Blue Bass Entertainment
Single: “Blow A Kiss,” “Summer TimeBlues,” Singing For the People”

Come Together
Artist: Biscuit Miller
Released: 2002
Format: CD
Label: Blue Bass Entertainment

I Got It Like That
Artist: Nellie “Tiger” Travis
Released: 2000
Format: CD
Label: Tiger Belle Records

Heart and Soul
Artist: Shun Kikuta and Nellie “Tiger” Travis
Released: 2000
Format: CD
Label: Blue Sox
Single: “Got My Mojo Working,” “I’d Rather Go Blind,” “Let’s Do It Again,” “I’ve Got Amnesia”

Shake, Rattle and Roll
Artist: Billy Branch and the Sons of Blues featuring Carlos Johnson
Released: 2000
Format: CD
Label: unknown
Single: “Let’s Straighten It Out”

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A Chicagoan since the age of four, Sherri Shiri proudly embraces the red clay roots of her birth place, Clarksville, TN. Sherri is a product of all of Chicago's music history. Idolizing Chicago legends like Dinah Washington, and the super producers Curtis Mayfield, and Charles Stepney. Admiring the rich musical rhythm and blues performers like the Dells, The Staple Singers, The Emotions, and the Big Bands that her Grandfather loved so much. She studied music at the American Conservatory of Music after graduating from DePaul University. She credits mentoring from Chicago based legends, Bill McFarland, Billy Branch, and Dave Rice for her real training.

It was her time fronting a Latin jazz band, Manteca in the early 90's that took her beyond impersonating Aretha Franklin, Whitney Houston, Natalie Cole, and whomever was the latest, hottest chick singer of the time. Performing with Manteca shaped her sound and helped Sherri find her style. The incredibly talented musicians in that band taught her rhythm and the truth about her African ancestry. Some how that period of time was the most influential in the development of her vocal styling and compositions too.

The singer/songwriter produced her first CD of music that tells revealing stories through gifted songwriting and soulful vocals. Rhythmic grooves reflect her love affair with Latin rhythms, jazz, blues, funk and rock music. Her music immediately connects to icons like Bonnie Raitt, Gladys Knight, John Mayer, Stevie Nicks, Carlos Santana and Bettye Lavette. Audiences can expect a polished, high energy performance of storytelling and soulful music with funky grooves. Diverse listeners of adult contemporary, jazz, blues, and modern rock will appreciate her fusing of soulful music.

For years, Sherri has performed throughout Europe and Asia, at Harrah's Casinos, Showboat, the Empress Casino, the Spirit of Chicago, The Odyssey Cruise, Famous Dave's, Isaac Hayes' clubs in Chicago and Memphis, TN, and a multitude of weddings, corporate events, and night clubs.