Sheri Miller at her CD Release Show 2008.
|Birth name||Sheri Hope Miller|
|Also known as||Sherece Miller|
Manhattan, New York City, New York
|Origin||Long Island, New York, United States|
|Genres||Rock, pop, jazz|
|Instruments||Vocals, piano, guitar|
|Associated acts||Kevin Killen, Will Lee, Charley Drayton, Gerry Leonard, Shawn Mullins, J.D. Souther, Jill Sobule, Paul Shaffer, Steve Cropper, Shawn Pelton, Frank Filipetti|
Sheri Miller is a singer/songwriter; she was born in Long Island, New York. Her mother was an opera-singer and classical pianist, and her uncle was a recording engineer, who worked with Chick Korea, James Brown, and Smokey Robinson. Sheri began taking classical piano lessons at an early age, and began to compose her own original songs and teaching herself acoustic guitar, singing along with Ella Fitzgerald, Etta James, Billie Holiday, Bonnie Raitt, The Beatles and The Beach Boys.
While singing in local blues bands, writing songs, and getting a degree in English/Poetry at the University of Pennsylvania, at a church sale she found a small Casio keyboard she had dreamed of, to help her write songs in her bedroom, instead of walking 20 minutes to the jazz piano practice room, which led to Sheri to writing songs on her new keyboard daily.
Upon releasing her debut EP, “Mantra” in 2008, Sheri was named one of Music Connection Magazine's "Hot 100 Unsigned Artists", and asked to join a 4-part vocal harmony group, The Delilahs, which signed to Sony Records. Since leaving the group, Sheri has opened shows for Shawn Mullins, locally for Norah Jones and Lady Gaga, and written with writer J.D. Souther of The Eagles, Jill Sobule, Kim Richey, Shawn Mullins, Marcus Hummon, Al Anderson of NRBQ, and Lauren Christy of The Matrix as well as other Grammy-Award winning songwriters. Sheri's second album, "Winning Hand" is produced by Kevin Killen and was released on May 24, 2011. She is now recording new material, produced by Will Lee, to be released in 2012; it features Paul Shaffer on B3 organ and piano, Steve Cropper on electric guitar, Will Lee on bass, Shawn Pelton on drums, Tabitha Fair and Will Lee on background vocals, and is mixed by Frank Filipetti.
Influences: Beatles, Jon Brion, Fiona Apple, Elvis, Stevie Wonder, Johnny Cash, Etta, James Rodgers, Ella Fitzgerald, Joni Mitchell, Rickie Lee Jones, Ron Sexsmith, The Stones, Donny Hathaway, Otis Redding, Nina Simone, Sarah Vaughn, Bach, Tchaikovsky, Beethoven, Muddy Waters, Dinah Washington, Miles Davis, Charles Bukowski, Maya Angelou.
Sheri resides in New York City