Sheri Miller at her CD Release Show 2011.
|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 (bassist), Charley Drayton, Gerry Leonard, Shawn Mullins, J.D. Souther, Jill Sobule, Paul Shaffer, Steve Cropper, Shawn Pelton, Frank Filipetti, Jeff Bova, Aaron Sterling, Tim Pierce|
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 Corea, James Brown, and Smokey Robinson. Sheri began taking classical piano lessons at an early age, began to compose her own original songs at age 8, and taught herself 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", 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 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 EP, “Winning Hand” was produced by Kevin Killlen, and featured Will Lee on bass and background vocals, Charley Drayton on drums, and Gerry Leonard on guitar. Sheri recorded her original song “I Could Love You Still” in 2012, produced by bassist Will Lee. It featured Paul Shaffer on B3 organ and piano, Steve Cropper on electric guitar, Will Lee on bass and background vocals, Shawn Pelton on background vocals, and was mixed by Frank Filipetti. Sheri released 3 original holiday songs in 2013-2014, “Diamond Christmas,” “Merry Christmas, Jesus, It’s Been One Helluva Year,” and “February 14 (I Don’t Want A Valentine).” She is now recording new original music in LA, NY, and Nashville, produced by Jeff Bova, featuring Will Lee on bass, Tim Pierce on guitars, Aaron Sterling on drums, and Dave Eggar on strings, to be released in 2017- 2018.
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.
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