"Low Fi indi pop, Bird to Prey frey's her feyness with sudden brief bursts of energy" - CMJ Music Marathon 08
New York City based singer, Sarah Turk (Bird to Prey) originally hails from Adelaide, South Australia. A traveller at heart, this is not the first time she relocated to a new town not knowing a single soul. In 2003 she packed up her van, and drove across the lonely Nullarbor, and arrived in the port city of Fremantle where she spent the next 6 years of her life. She began writing songs inspired by her remoteness and isolation and once she began performing it didn't take long for her to establish herself a reputation as a powerful yet fragile performer whose shows were a joy to watch.
Sarah has come a long way since those wide eyed days and taken her music all over the world, performing in Toronto, New York, Boston, Los Angeles, and Ireland. She has had the honour of supporting the likes of Jeff Lang, Teddy Thompson (Son of folk legend Richard Thompson) Dom Mariani (The Stems), Jeff Martin (The Tea Party) and the New Pornographers. She attended the CMJ Music Marathon in New York City in October 08, and performed at NXNE in Toronto in 09.
Bird to Prey recently released her sophmore album 'Saved by the Storm' which is available now through:
“At times seeming to pinch melodies from Heartbreaker-era Ryan Adams or early Tom Waits, and who could blame her, her minimalist guitar playing and swagger served her balladry brilliantly.” – Drum Media