- Brooklyn, NY
A soulful vocalist and innovative multi-instrumentalist, singer/songwriter and producer Rachael Sage is one of the busiest touring artists in independent music, performing 100+ dates a year both solo and with her band The Sequins throughout the US, UK, & Europe. She has earned a loyal following for her dynamic piano playing, delicate guitar work, soulful vocals, and improvisational audience interaction.
Sage has shared stages with Sarah McLachlan, Beth Hart, Judy Collins, Shawn Colvin, Marc Cohn, Jamie Cullum, The Animals and Ani DiFranco. She has performed at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and received numerous songwriting awards including The John Lennon Songwriting Contest (Grand Prize) and several Independent Music Awards. Her songs have appeared on MTV, HBO, the Fame soundtrack, and had over 20 placements on Lifetime’s controversial reality series, Dance Moms.
Sage herself is a former dancer who studied at the School of American Ballet in her teens, and she has been thrilled to see her music widely embraced by the lyrical dance community over the past several years (videos featuring young girls dancing to her music have received over 9 million hits on YouTube). Her 2016 album Choreographic delivers a musically ambitious and emotionally accessible tribute to dance, her very first love. She “envisioned each song as a fully-choreographed multi-media experience”; the result is an inspired set of piano-based chamber-pop merging orchestral elements with her signature blend of folk, pop and rock. The album was co-produced by Sage and Grammy-winning producer Andy Zulla (Idina Menzel, Rod Stewart).
“One part Elton John, one part Kate Bush” — Uncut
"her keen ironic sense of humor and quirky sense of the profound is what makes her special as a songwriter“ — billboard.com
Pop | Indie Rock
Refugee Benefit & EP Release Party @ The Jalopy Theater
New York, NY: Four-time Independent Music Award-winner and multi-instrumentalist Rachael Sage will perform at The Jalopy on May 20 with her band, The Sequins. The show will be a release party for her new EP, The Tide. All proceeds from the EP's sales will be donated to the world's leading global refugee charity, ArcLife.org (American Refugee Committee). For this show only, all ticket holders will receive a free copy of The Tide. Gabrielle Louise performs afterward.
The NYC-based singer, songwriter and producer returns from the UK after playing sold-out shows with synth music pioneer Howard Jones in addition to having been tapped for a dozen dates in March with blues powerhouse Beth Hart for her "Fire On The Floor" tour.
Sage will be celebrating the release of her new EP of protest songs, The Tide, which will be available both at the performance and digitally via iTunes. The 5-track collection adds her voice to the current worldwide protests and demonstrations while addressing topical subject matter related to the Orlando shooting, Elie Wiesel’s passing, the Syrian refugee crisis and the controversial 2016 US Presidential election. The Sequins, Sage's long time band, will perform with her and includes such stellar members as Ward Williams (Sara Bareilles), violinist Kelly Halloran (Tom Morello), and drummer Andy Mac (Deni Bonet).
Currently, Sage is also touring in support of her 2016 full-length album, Choreographic. The release is a musically ambitious and emotionally accessible tribute to her very first love: dance. Sage, who studied at The School of American Ballet in her teens, has been reaching an ever-growing audience via Lifetime TV's #1 reality series Dance Moms. The show has featured a record-breaking 20 of her songs over the past four seasons - including many used by celebrity star Maddie Ziegler (of Sia fame).
Known for her impressive musicianship, colorful stage banter and for personally connecting with her audiences, Sage has steadily built a large and loyal grassroots fan base with a rigorous international tour schedule, prompting Performing Songwriter Magazine to name her "One of the Top 100 Independent Artists Of The Past 15 Years."
Rachael is available for in-person, phone and email interviews. Any press considerations are much appreciated. If you wish to attend the show, or request a copy of The Tide or Choreographic for review, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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"Part Bob Dylan – part Taylor Swift – Rachael Sage has the guts, vision and talent to embody both within the confines of her music."
|Event Notes:||Price of ticket includes 1 free EP of "The Tide"|
|Ticket URL:||Click here|
|Ticket Price(s):||$15 (includes free EP)|
|Venue Link:||Click here|
|Venue City, State:||Brooklyn, NY|
|Venue St. Address:||315 Columbia Stret|
|Venue:||The Jalopy Theater|
|Concert Start Time:||7:00 PM|
|Doors Open:||6:30 PM|