Sheri Miller

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Sheri Miller
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Sheri Miller at her CD Release Show 2008.
Background information
Birth name Sheri Hope Miller
Also known as Sherece Miller
Born February 20
Manhattan, New York City, New York
Origin Long Island, New York, United States
Genres Rock, pop, jazz
Occupations Singer-songwriter, musician
Instruments Vocals, piano, guitar
Years active 2000–present
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
Website sherimiller.com

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,[1] 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.

Sheri then moved back to New York, and started playing in venues like Rockwood Music Hall, Living Room, Canal Room, Joe's Pub, Bowery Ballroom, B.B. King's, World Café Live, and Hotel Cafe.

Upon releasing her debut EP, "Mantra" in 2008, Sheri was named one of Music Connection Magazine's "Hot 100 Unsigned Artists",[2] and asked to join a 4-part vocal harmony group, The Delilahs, which signed to Sony Records.[3] 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

References[edit]

  1. ^ / "ReverbNation". reverbnation.com. 2010. 
  2. ^ "Music Connection Magazine, Volume 32, Number 17". Music Connection Magazine. December 2008. 
  3. ^ "RaneZineDailyPresents". ranezine.blogspot.com. April 26, 2011. 

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