“Sarah Eide — whoa! Oh my God. She came in here with her band, and I was in my no-alcohol mode, so I was dead sober. I just kept going, ‘Stop it, Sarah, you’re making me cry.’ Her voice, and her keyboard technique, and her songwriting — those were all her songs. This city has so many talented people.” – ZZounds.com

SARAH EIDE

In an industry that can often feel over saturated with stale soundscapes, lifeless lyrics, and predictable patterns, Sarah Eide’s music cuts through the clutter. It’s a sound that is hard to define, but can be described as “cinematic folk”  with nuances of jazz and pop. Her songs are thoughtful, quirky, and honest, matched with a signature musical style that is equal parts complex, catchy, daring and familiar.  These songs, coupled with her skillful piano playing and powerful voice are what pulls her audience in and keeps them coming back.

Having released her full length self-titled album back in January 2017, Sarah Eide is now back in the studio working on her next release, “Dreams on Hold” with some of Chicago’s most talented musicians, including trumpeter Shane Jonas (Low Down Brass Band, Akasha) and drummer, John Deitmeyer (Matthew Santos, Patricia Barber, Matt Ulery). This album will be her biggest effort to date, with it’s first single “Shadow” having already been met with rave review for it’s tongue-in-cheek lyrics and sparkling piano riffs. –  Read More

AUDIO SAMPLES

PRESS QUOTES

“She allows her voice off the leash every so often as it jumps and prances over the music, showing you she has range but uses it sparingly and therefore is even more purposeful.” – Red Line Roots
“Comparable to Laura Nyro, a pianist/composer from the 60’s soul-folk underground, Eide also has a swinging rock piano style and intellectually satisfying arrangements. While Nyro comes off as vulnerable at times, Eide has a steadfast, empowering vibe along with sweet approach-ability.” – On Axis Music
“The piano, which guides the listener through, recalls the iconic tone of musical theater…an amazing display of piano playing with songs that show emotional reflections of a mature songwriter with plenty to offer.” – Chaz Hearne
“She has a classical background, and it shows in the intricacy of her piano riffs, which also possess a rock’n’roll hustle. this release is standing out for me among the pack of singer/songwriter type things in that sarah’s ability to lead her band through vibrant musical passages from behind the keyboard is obvious.” – The Modern Folk

“NOTABLES”

Venues Performed At:

  • The Hideout (Chicago)
  • Shuba’s (Chicago)
  • Constellation (Chicago)
  • The Green Mill (Chicago)
  • Double Door (Chicago)
  • Martyrs’ (Chicago)
  • The Burren (Boston)
  • Lizard Lounge (Boston)
  • AS220 (Providence)
  • Skinny Pancake (Burlington, VT)
  • … many more

Radio Play and Appearances:

  • WNIJ’s “Studio A” (Dekalb, IL)
  • UIC Radio w/ John Rose (Chicago, IL)
  • Berklee’s The BIRN (Boston, MA)
  • WZRD (Chicago, IL)
  • WRSE’s “The Underbelly Hours” (Elmhurst, IL)
  • WRWO (Ottawa, IL)
  • … many more

Festivals Played:

  • Apple Fest (Long Grove, IL)
  • Art Walk (Woodstock, IL)
  • Festival For The Arts (Billerica, MA)
  • … many more

Shared The Stage With:

  • Jon Langford
  • Danielle Ate The Sandwich
  • Joy Ike
  • Ami Saraiya
  • … many more

Contests, Awards, Recognitions:

  • 2018 Great American Song Contest Finalist
  • 2017 DJ Showcase at FARM
  • 2011 Curtain Up! Musical Theater Writing Competition Winner

CONTACT

Email:  contact@gmail.com
Cell:  (847)-404-9201

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