Photo By Christophe Losberger

Photo By Christophe Losberger

 
 Photo By Christophe Losberger

Photo By Christophe Losberger

 
 Photo By Christophe Losberger

Photo By Christophe Losberger

Sari Schorr:
A Real “Force Of Nature”

Her gently frayed mezzo, at times reminiscent of Janis Joplin, packs quite a punch. And, like Joplin, she’s not afraid to push her voice to lung-bursting limits…With charismatic vocals set against hard-driving blues-rock, Sari Schorr’s A Force of Nature is exactly that…the blues world at large—should take note. —Living Blues

★★★★★

“Cottiers Theatre had the privilege of being the first venue in Scotland to host the blues queen Sari Schorr and like a hurricane this force of nature blew us away.” - Ritchie Birnie for Jace Media

★★★★★

“This has to be one of the strongest blues performances I have ever seen and I have witnessed many. Mark my words this woman is going to be huge, she has broken out from her native New York and the world best just sit up and pay attention. This band live needs to be on everyone’s bucket list, if you love blues, if you love guitar and if you want to hear a voice that can rip your heart to shreds and fill it with love all in one performance there is nowhere else to be.” - Ritchie Birnie for Jace Media

★★★★★

“I have never witnessed a performance of “Black Betty” like tonight. Sari has taken this and twisted it almost till it is unrecognisable. When she kicks into this song your jaw will drop, your heart will swell and your ears will not believe what they are hearing.” - Ritchie Birnie for Jace Media

★★★★★

“Good live music can do things nothing else in this world can, it can lift your spirits, it can take you to the depths, it can transport you to a time in your life you will never forget but sometimes it can do so much more…tonight was one of those nights. I have been attending gigs now for 37 years, that is a lot of concerts and a lot of bands and very few got me like tonight. I have seen some incredible shows over the years but the rarest of things for me is to take my emotions and twist them inside out. Not once but twice Sari brought tears to my eyes. The power of her voice and the reality of her lyrics hit me hard. Before tonight three songs from this album had become very personal to me and to hear them live, delivered with such power and heart hit me in the chest like a shotgun blast.” - Ritchie Birnie for Jace Media

★★★★★

“Sari Schorr is simply too good to be typecast. She is blessed with an incredible voice – one so good, in fact, that it is time to stop saying she has the best voice in blues as we have before on this site  – quite simply she has just about the finest voice in modern music.”  By Garry Foster for www.maximumvolumemusic.com

★★★★★

“Sari is moody, soulful, as she asks, 'Where Did You Sleep Last Night’, the power erupts like a volcano, Innes is ignited, burning, 'in the pines’, the aged hall in danger of blowing its roof to release the energy.” —Rhythmbooze

★★★★★

“As soon as 'Ain't Got No Money' bursts out of the speakers, the quality of the Blues on offer is immediately apparent. What does come as a very pleasant surprise is not only is Schorr a skilled writer, she has an immense voice. A heady blend of grit, smokiness, attitude, sass and power, her delivery is highly impressive” - Rocktopia

★★★★★

“Warning! If you don't believe that women can sing the blues this performer may well prove you wrong! Sari Schorr sings as if her life depends upon it, her voice is rich and raw with emotion and she freely admits that for her, blues comes from the heart. She just can't sing songs that don't have that tug of truth for her. Schorr's live performances are mesmerising, it's as if she's cast a spell over the audience. She covers 'Black Betty' on 'Force of Nature' her new album - it's almost unthinkable for a blues singer, but Schorr strips it back until it's a new, pain-infused song that has been reborn rejuvenated.” –West End Centre, Aldershot

★★★★★

“Wow - 10/10! The quality of the record frequently touches jaw-dropping. Sari Schorr & the Engine Room have just made one of the blues records of the year.” – Maximum Volume Music  

“A deeply personal album for Schorr, A Force of Nature is a hailstorm of an album sure to go down in blues history.” – Blues Rock Review

★★★★★

“This is an album that quite honestly is as close to faultless as one could wish. That Schorr’s voice … is every bit as unquantifiable rich, melodic, engaging, powerful, mesmerizing and – above all – harmonious, so that once the album is finished the listener is searching for the ‘Replay’ button almost immediately.” –  Planet Mosh

★★★★★

A Force of Nature is a thrilling, riveting listen and this, coupled with Mike Vernon’s raw, yet perfectly focused production job, makes for one of the albums of the year.” – Sonic Abuse

★★★★★

“Together they generate kind of intensity that producer Mike Vernon probably heard in the younger Clapton. The end result is an album with real vitality, freshness and spark, voiced in songs with enough emotional depth and intensity to make an enduring impact.” – Pete Feenstra

★★★★★

“That incredible voice she possesses seems god-given, much like the way Bonamassa has a god-given talent to play the guitar, Sari Schorr has been blessed with a voice not of this world.” – Devil’s Gate Media

★★★★★

Wow - 8.5! “Produced by Mike Vernon, the album is tantalizing, it is has lungs and Ms. Schorr is not afraid to use them to their fullest potential; each breath produces an inspired kick that finds its way easily to the listener’s door and barges down any sign of neglect.” – Liverpool Sound and Vision

★★★★★

“Schorr is undoubtedly a find, writing strong songs in a range of styles, with interesting lyrics.  Vocally she has the goods to do justice to that range too, with a bluesy voice that can deliver both power and delicacy.  The partnership with Innes Sibun is a winner too.” – Blues Enthused

★★★★★

“5/5 - This is an album which will make you press the repeat button over and over again.” – UK Music Reviews

★★★★★

“One of the most recognizable tunes that should arguably never, ever be covered is Ram Jam’s Black Betty, yet this stripped back, pain-infused piece of musical magnificence takes on a whole new lease of life and comes out the other side reborn and rejuvenated in ways otherwise unimaginable.”
Fabrications HQ

★★★★★

“Sari Schorr presents us with some timeless material on this album…This confirms to her existing fans and her many new followers that she is definitely a force of nature …Her voice is a mixture of controlled burning and ever-accumulating passion.” – Raw Ramp

★★★★★

A Force Of Nature is an absolute belter of an album from the outset!” – Rock Poser

★★★★★

A Force of Nature is a stellar debut from Sari Schorr, and she certainly has plans for the future. With   Sari’s talent and Mike’s experience, her future is bright indeed! For once, I have no complaints at all!    – Rex and the Bass