The more I do this site, the more and more stories come from Penn’s talented and ambitious Class of 1999.
Sheri Miller (C’99, English/Poetry Major) just released her new music video for her song “Waste My Breath”, featuring 30 girls lip-syncing lyrics to the song. It was filmed in NYC on Prince Street in Soho and South Street Seaport. Sheri is the one on guitar.
Sheri has got a great voice! She’s like Sheryl Crow meets KT Tunstall meets Fiona Apple. Check it out in the video above!
Sheri’s road in music started as an undergrad at Penn. While still an English Major undergrad, singing in a local blues bands and writing songs secretly in her bedroom, an incredible coincidence happened to Sheri. She began dreaming of a Casio Keyboard over many months, to help her write songs in her bedroom, instead of walking 20 minutes to the jazz piano practice room downtown. One dreamy Sunday morning, after an especially vivid keyboard dream, Sheri took an alternate scenic path to the library, down Locust Walk, instead of her usual straight path on Walnut Street. She passed by a 1-day church sale. To her amazement, she saw and bought the exact same buzzing Casio keyboard she had dreamt of the night before, for $20. This “gentle push” and “tiny miracle” naturally opened Sheri to writing songs on her new keyboard everyday, awakening her artistry.
Sheri further polished her artistry and songwriting voice by playing famous venues in New York, Nashville and LA like Rockwood Music Hall, The Canal Room, Joe’s Pub, Bowery Ballroom, Bluebird Café, World Café Live, and Hotel Cafe.
Upon releasing her critically-acclaimed debut EP, “Mantra”, Sheri was asked to join a 4-part vocal harmony group, which signed to Sony Records in Nashville. Since leaving the group, Sheri has opened a sold-out show for Shawn Mullins, headlined a show at The Canal Room, wrote with legendary writer J.D. Souther of The Eagles, Marcus Hummon, Kim Richey, Lauren Christy of The Matrix, as well as other Grammy-Award winning songwriters. Sheri is now deep in the process of writing of songs for her next full-length record.
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