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Sherri DuPree-Bemis performing in 2014
|Birth name||Sherri DuPree|
|Also known as||Sherri DuPree-Bemis|
December 3, 1983 |
|Genres||Indie rock, indie pop|
|Occupation(s)||Musician, singer, songwriter, guitarist|
|Years active||1997 - Present|
|Labels||Equal Vision, Reprise, Record Collection, Warner Bros., Sire|
|Associated acts||Eisley, Perma, Say Anything|
|Website||Eisley's Official Website|
Sherri DuPree-Bemis (born December 3, 1983, in Tyler, Texas) is a singer-songwriter from Texas. She is most prominently known for being one of the primary vocalists and songwriters for the band Eisley. Dupree-Bemis is also a notable guest vocalist for many other projects, as well as a visual artist.
Three of her siblings, Chauntelle, Stacy, and Weston DuPree, are also members of Eisley, along with her cousin, Garron DuPree. Her youngest sister Christie has also occasionally performed with them live. DuPree-Bemis's drawings can be seen on much of the Eisley merchandise, as well as on most of their album artwork. DuPree-Bemis appears on various songs with sister Stacy, including "Dance Party Plus" by Head Automatica and "Unglued" by Fair. During their headlining tour, Sherri and Stacy came out and sang with Fair's singer Aaron Sprinkle during this song. Stacy and Sherri contributed vocals to the album Cassadaga by Bright Eyes while in Malibu for the recording of their second full-length album, Combinations. DuPree-Bemis also sang a verse for a song on Brighten's album King vs. Queen, and she sings during the Two Tongues track "Interlude" on the supergroup's self-titled 2009 album. Most recently, DuPree-Bemis contributed vocals to two tracks on Say Anything's self-titled album released in 2009. She also did vocals on multiple songs for her ex-husband's band New Found Glory for their album Coming Home, which featured love songs written by Gilbert inspired by Sherri. DuPree is inspired by Radiohead, Sunny Day Real Estate, Kent, Pink Floyd, the Beatles, Neutral Milk Hotel and Death Cab for Cutie among others.
Sherri was previously married to Chad Gilbert of New Found Glory from February to December 2007, although they later divorced. The divorce is the topic of many Eisley songs, including "Mr. Moon." Sherri remarried to Say Anything’s lead singer Max Bemis on April 4, 2009. Sherri and Max had their first child, Lucy Jean Bemis, on February 11, 2013. On August 7, 2014 Bemis and DuPree Bemis announced on Instagram that they were expecting another child in February 2015. Sherri's niece Kayla was also the subject of You Won't Know, a song by Brand New on The Devil and God Are Raging Inside Me.
- Ratiner, Tracie (2008-12-05). Contemporary Musicians: Profiles of the People in Music. Gale. ISBN 9780787696146. Retrieved 1 August 2012.