Sister Speak

Sister Speak

 Vancouver, British Columbia, CAN
BandAlternativeFolk

"Folk-Electronic"

Biography

NATIONAL TOURING ACT
BREAKOUT B.C. ARTIST – JUICEFM

OPENED FOR CHRIS ISAAK, XAVIER RUDD & AIR SUPPLY

NOMINATED ‘BEST POP ALBUM’ – SAN DIEGO MUSIC AWARDS

SHERRI ANNE VOTED TOP 9 RHYTHM GUITARISTS – NBC SAN DIEGO

ENDORSED BY TAYLOR, D’ADDARIO AND MORE

Canadian songwriter Sherri Anne is the creative force behind Sister Speak’s moving live show and unique musical pallet that has afforded opening slots for Xavier Rudd, Chris Isaak and Air Supply among others. Through compelling vocals, rootsy yet gritty guitar stylings, and thought-provoking lyrics, Sister Speak has connected deeply with a diverse crowd of fans from around the globe. Whether performing solo or with her stellar backing band, this Taylor and D'addario sponsored-artist will surely captivate and mesmerize with her deep soul and groove-inspired music. 

While originally from British Columbia, Canada, Sister Speak is currently based in Los Angeles California and always on the move with over 150 concerts a year throughout North America. Recently Sister Speak has headlined some of California's top music clubs and opened for various National Acts. 

Sister Speak's debut "Rise Up For Love" album has received rave reviews. In it's second year of release the album continues to air on radio throughout the USA, Canada and Europe – mainly CBC radio Canada and BBC with lead singles ‘Chicago Dream’ & ‘Lady Love.’

Her new experimental EP with acclaimed producer Avli Avliav, featuring elements of folk and electronic, is due out in 2017. Keep your eyes out for this exciting new release at www.sisterspeakmusic.com.

Sister Speak has played notable venues such as Humphrey’s on the Bay opening for Chris Isaak and Air Supply, The Coach House supporting Xavier Rudd, House of Blues San Diego, The Belly Up opening for Henry Kapono, The Namm Show, Hard Rock Cafe Chicago, Mayne Stage Chicago, Railway Club Vancouver, Juno-Fest and CMW showcases in Toronto, Sunpeak’s summer concert series with the Arkell’s and Alan Doyle, Komasket Music Festival with the Wailers, and various events throughout the USA and Canada, and Mexico. 

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Taylor Guitars www.taylorguitars.com
Yogi Tea: www.yogiproducts.com

Lyrics

Chicago Dream

Written By: Sherri Anne

1. CHICAGO DREAM

A Paperback, worn at the seams
Cold cup, of coffee on the seats
Holey shoes, water in the streets
It’s a fine day for me

CHORUS:
Oh my God this city never sleeps in a
Chicago Dream
It’s a damn cold night we’re all wearing at the seams but it’s
too late to leave

Bike path, windburn on my cheeks,
Blind man, preachin’ to the beat
Snowflakes over wheelchairs and pacemakers
A fine day to give

CHORUS:
Oh my God this city never sleeps in a
Chicago Dream
It’s a damn cold night to be beggin’ in the streets but it’s
too late to leave

Oh my God this city’s really got me in a
Chicago Dream
It’s a damn cold night we’re all wearing at the seams but it’s
too late to leave

Goodbye My Lover

Written By: Sherri Anne

2. GOODBYE MY LOVER:

It feels like the movies, all I can do is
Pray for a ship to sail me home
With a mass made of steel and Iron oar
Set my ship on coarse, goin’ starboard

I ran to the mountains, flew to the east
sailed the ocean floor
Searchin’ for treasures, searchin’ for gold
all I could find was a rock made of Oar

And it told me....it’s time

CHORUS:
Goodbye my lover
Goodbye my Sweetest Romance
The things we’ll never share just drives me crazy
Goodbye my lover I’ll see you in September
When the leaves are changing colours on the mend

I ran to the man at the dock next store
and he gave me potion to, cure my heart
So I drank it in, yes I did
I fell to my knees and begged oh please
Don’t give up on me now
I’m sailing on...it’s time

Will I still long to hold you
Will I still long for your touch
Will I still long to have you? Oh I will, but this ship’s sailed on…

Goodbye my lover
Goodbye my Sweetest Romance
The things we’ll never share just drives me crazy
Goodbye my lover, And here’s to all the memories
The winds are changing currents on the mend

Lady Love

Written By: Sherri Anne

3. LADY LOVE:

I’ve been chasin’ you it’s taken
All these years I’m still not over you
I’ll dream out loud, dreams of you and the
Day I’ll wake to you

CHORUS:
Maybe in the morning light, Maybe in the afternoon
I will find you, you will find me too

I’ve been lonely, takin’ it slowly
How long now ‘til I can be yours?
Your lady love, I’m dreamin’ of
The day I’ll wake to you

CHORUS:
Maybe in the morning light, Maybe in the afternoon
I will find you, you will find me too
Maybe in the morning sun, Maybe when the wars have won
I will find you, you will find me too

I’ll lay my head down, lay my head down
Lay my head down, to see you

Maybe in the morning light, Maybe in the afternoon
I will find you, you will find me too
Maybe in the morning sun, Maybe when the wars have won
I will find you, you will find me too

Mirror (I)

Written By: Sherri Anne

4. MIRROR (I) – Intro

Can you hear me? Can you feel me?
Just when I was found I lost myself
Just when I was free

And it's a cold cold water in here
Yes it's a cold cold water in here

Can you forgive me? All I see is the hurt
Can you see me?
Starin' at the mirror...

Mirror (II)

Written By: Sherri Anne

5. MIRROR (II)

You tried to hurt me
But I was a young and foolish girl
Searchin’ for peace
You reached for a part of me you don’t deserve
You pushed me
Far far away then you asked me to stay
How low low low can we go?

CHORUS:
You let me down, now I need a miracle

You heard me once, and did it again
Over and over and sent me the dream
I was a lonesome fool for your heart
And I see you there on the other side, with tears in your eyes
How low low low can we go?

CHORUS:
You let me down, All I can do
Is call on a miracle (x3)

Low low low low (x2)
How low low low can we go? (x2)

CHORUS:
You let me down, All I can do, Is call on a miracle
You let me down, All I can do, Is call on a miracle
You let me down, I’m starting to see, through your mirror

You’re my mirror, and I’m your sword
All I can do is call on a miracle

Rise Up For Love

Written By: Sherri Anne

6. RISE UP FOR LOVE

They say love it will get you down
But it’s all we have
Open wounds hopes and dreams fall through
But you can’t keep me down

CHORUS:
You got a feelin’ about you babe, yes you do
I got a madness too
I got a feelin’ it won’t take long
‘til the summer comes

Rivers dry through thickened skies

The people callin’ out
She’s all we have
Endless peaks and skies of gold
And you can’t keep us down

CHORUS:
You got a feelin’ about you babe, yes you do
I got a madness too
I got a feelin’
it won’t be long

It won’t be long ‘fore the summer comes And the river runs higher
It won’t be too late when the river rages Risin’ Up for Love
It won’t be too loud when the people shout you can’t keep me down

CHORUS:
You got a feelin’ about you babe, yes you do
I got a madness too
I got a feelin’ it won’t take long
To Rise Up For Love

Mountain Song

Written By: Sherri Anne

7. MOUNTAIN SONG:

I’ve been talkin to the mountain man, To t-a-e-ake the lead
I’ve been treckin’ through them muddy waters, lost my footing
I’ve been talkin’ to the preachers, to shed my sins
I’ve been treckin’ through them fields, to hear my soul

Every time I see that meadow, one tree leaves and another grows
Through the mist and in the distance, you got me wonderin

CHORUS:
Who’s that brother, what’s the sound?
Comin’ from the mountain top
It calms my ears and calls my name, you’re all sayin the same thing
Hold your ground your time is a comin’
Go Patiently

I’ve been trackin through them desert roads, A long way home
I’ve been talkin to the river, to shed my sorrows

Every time I see that meadow, one tree leaves and another grows
Through the mist and in the distance, you got me wonderin

CHORUS:
Who’s that brother, what’s the sound?
Comin’ from the mountain top
It calms my ears and calls my name, you’re all sayin the same thing
Hold your ground your time is a comin’
Go Patiently

Comin Back

Written By: Sherri Anne

8. COMIN’ BACK

Take these ribbons off your eyes, We know truth, we know lies
We all know, we know lonely
On that long road to Austin, Had a dream thought I lost it
I came home, found you there
See that smile across my face, ear to ear ‘til I break
But you don’t know, my lonely heart

CHORUS:
I, I’ve been lonely, lonely without you my friends
You, you will find me, comin’ back to you my friends

A hundred miles north of here, the cattle graze across the fields
But do we know, where their brothers stir
Fenced in dirt, bred to feed, all the masses all the greed
Who will tell, tell the children
Sixty thousand chemicals, fill our cups, fill our lungs
Who will cure, our lonely hearts

CHORUS:
I, I’ve been lonely, lonely without you my friends
You, you will find me, comin’ back to you my friends

See the lines from state to state, across the rivers, stain the lakes
In the north, they’re comin’ strong
Oh it’s cold by I ain’t leavin, I’ll be strummin’ til the eve
The people callin’ out, on the shorelines
The greatest suffering of all, is a lonely heart without a cause
Who will cure, our lonely hearts

CHORUS:
I, I’ve been lonely, lonely without you my friends
You, you will find me, comin’ back to you my friends

Say You Will

Written By: Sherri Anne

9. SAY YOU WILL

So close yet so far away
I can feel you everywhere, memories turn in circles
The taste of you, the taste of me in love
If we can’t be together, can we hold each other
And most of all, most of all

CHORUS:
Say you will be there, say you will be there, for me
Say you will be there, say you will be there, to hold
Say it say it say it say you will

So close yet so fragile, this love just can’t be over
If we can’t be together, can we still hold forever
A place in me, a place in you in love

Say you will be there, say you will be there, for me
Say you will be there, say you will be there, to hold
Say it say it say it say you will (x3)
I don’t want to…wanna lose you….
I can feel you, I can hear you, callin at me to come save you
I don’t want to, wanna lose you…but we don’t need this, like we use to
I can feel you, I can hear you, the place in me the place in you

Say you will be there, say you will be there, to hold
Say you will be there, say you will be there, for me

Honestly

Written By: Sherri Anne

10. HONESTLY

You got a reason to live so wake up child
Take your sheets off and turn the lights on
It’s a beautiful day for the world to change
Livin’ life runnin’ on a one-way train to ecstasy

CHORUS
Baby all we need is Honesty
A little more lovin’ and a lot less greed
Oh honestly, Oh Honestly, Oh honestly....

Riots and broken politics, We fight each other revoke marriages
Brother’s watching hears you talkin’, Fingerprints and in the end
A town or two or countryside, is Under-water there’s no rhyme or
reason for this, oh so careless, no no no no no...

CHORUS
Baby all we need is Honesty
A little more lovin’ and a lot less greed
Oh honestly, Oh Honestly, Oh honestly....

We can build our houses of tires and clay, with solar panels in circles with gardens
Mother’s watching hears you talkin’, Finger prints and in the end
A town or two or countryside, Is Under-water there’s no rhyme or
reason for this, oh so careless, no no no no no...

CHORUS
Baby all we need is Honesty
A little more lovin’ and a lot less greed
Oh honestly, Oh Honestly, Oh honestly
Baby all we need is you and me
Findin’ our niches and livin’ our dreams
Oh honestly, oh honestly oh honestly oh honestly….

Discography

New EP in the works! www.pledgemusic.com/sisterspeak

Sister Speak - Rise Up For Love (Debut Album) - 2014

All Songs written by Sherri Anne. Copyright 2014 Sister Speak Music.

TRACK LISTING: 
1. Chicago Dream (2:51)
2. Goodbye My Lover (3:57)
3. Lady Love (3:36)
4. Mirror I (1:28)
5. Mirror II (3:22)
6. Rise Up For Love (3:42)
7. Mountain Song (3:44)
8. Comin' Back - solo (3:33)
9. Say You Will (3:49)
10. Honestly (3:18)

Produced by Sister Speak and Alan Sanderson
Recorded, Engineered and Mixed by Alan Sanderson at Analog Chew Studios in San Diego, CA
Mastered by Brian Lucey at Magic Garden Mastering, Los Angeles, CA
www.sisterspeakmusic.com 


Set List

Genre: Alternative, Roots-Rock 

About their set: Sister Speak performs solo, duo, trio or full band depending on the event, budget, and location. All these combinations provide an engaging, melodious, groove-oriented night of music. The band performs shows ranging from 20 minutes to 4 hours, and has been known to have a knack for connecting with a wide range of audiences. Their transition time is efficient and quick, lending them opening slots for major acts. 

Set list: Draws from 40+ original songs, and a variety of cover songs depending on the venue. Their most played set list includes all the songs from Sister Speak's debut 'Rise Up For Love' album.