Just found out that 'Bird to Prey' won Michael W McHugh's 'New Century Music' award for 'Best New Artist'!
Thought we would celebrate by showing off the new video for Emily (featured on new album 'Saved by the Storm') Have a look! Let us know what you think! Special thanks to Edward Hamell for helping to film and guest staring as the 'Killer'
New Album available Online - October 20, 2012
Thanks to everyone who came to the launch on Friday night! It was certainly an epic night - thanks to CMJ, The Deli Magazine, and the Sidewalk Cafe!
If you weren't there and want to get a copy of the album, it is now available through these sites:
Other artists on the night include: Kung Fu Crimewave St. Lenox Mal Blum Go Love Ben Pagano Crazy and the Brains!
It's gonna be epic!
Free entry! See you there!
Saved by the Storm - September 22, 2012
We are very excited to announce that Bird to Prey's new album is complete! Entitled 'Saved by the Storm', this 9 song album was recorded in Brooklyn NY, by Brian Speaker at Speaker Sonic Studio's. (Big thanks to Brian for all his amazing effort!) For those of you in New York City, Bird to Prey will be launching this officially under Such a Punch Recordings, on Friday October 19 at the Sidewalk Cafe (94 Ave A). The night is part of the Deli Magazine / CMJ Festival, and features other amazing acts such as Crazy and the Brains, Ben Pagano, St. Lenox, Kung Fu Crimewave and more!
Bird to Prey will be on at 9.30pm. Entry will be free and of course copies of the new album will be available on the night!
Recording Update - June 24, 2012
I'd be best off saying once again a BIG thanks to all who supported the Rockethub campaign!
The 'recording' part of recording is done, and if I can say is sounding pretty great! I'm very excited about it! I've been working with Brian Speaker of 'Speakersonic' in Brooklyn NY, and he has been just amazing to work with on so many levels!
The next part of the process is mixing, then mastering...then the album artwork (which for me is the hard part...I'm not sure why!)
To all those who supported, I'll soon be sending out forms for you to fill in with your postage info, as well as T-shirt sizes, and any other info that might be relevent to your 'pledge', so be sure to keep an eye out for that in the upcoming weeks!
Big Thanks! - May 5, 2012
We just want to say a BIG thanks to all those who helped with the 'crowd funding' through Rockethub for Bird to Prey to start recording her album! We were successful in our mission and are excited to be getting in the studio soon! keep an eye and ear out for more recording news soon!
Help Bird to Prey record her NEW Album!! - March 28, 2012
I am very excited to announce that I am gearing up to record my second album! It's been 4 years since my first album (We are not kings here) was released and I'm MORE than ready for this new one to come out! I am currently trying to raise funds to make this happen, and I'm looking for a little help from YOU :) - If you're interested in supporting this in a 'financial' way (you can support as little or as much as you want!) please check out my 'Rockethub' Page at the link below! There are lots of incentives for supporting this project, including the new album when it comes out!! A million thanks from the bottom of my heart for taking the time to consider this! Hope to have a new album in my (and your) hot little hands by the end of the year! Sarah. http://www.rockethub.com/projects/6835-bird-to-prey-is-recording-an-album
This is a fab little show Bird to Prey is playing at next Sunday! Jan 15 at the Sidewalk Cafe! It'll be no power just Sarah and a guitar by candle light! Ooh! (don't worry - the heat will still be on as will the stove and the beer taps according to industry regulation!) I'm on 9pm - hope to see you!
The legendary Sidewalk Cafe in New York City (home of Anti-Folk) has re-opened after renovation (yay!) and is hosting it's annual Anti-Folk Festival this September, and I'm playing!! Along with many others it is bound to be an epic week of music! Details in the 'shows' section!
Bird to Prey would like to wish you a very happy and prosperous New Year! It's been a slightly crazy year for me - it's been a year since I left Toronto and almost a year living in New York City! Many ups and downs living in this crazy town, but mostly ups (They say the first year living here is the hardest) so I'm looking forward to the future and processing all that's been and I have a feeling that 2011 is going to be a very exciting year indeed! I have a small tour booked in Early Feb - heading to Chicago and a few places in between (more info will be coming soon) and have just booked a last minute show at the Sidewalk Cafe this coming Thursday Dec 30 at 8pm! What a way to say farewell to 2010! Hope to see you - and thank you for all your support!
August Tour - August 7, 2010
Bird to Prey will be going on a small tour this August performing at the Ninth Ward in Buffalo NY opening for Dublin Based duo the Guggenheim Grotto and also performing in Toronto at the Legendary Horshoe Tavern opening for the Legedary Jeff Martin! More info on these shows can be found in the 'Shows' section of the website!
Some Pre-News News - July 8, 2010
Well it's been a little while since we last communicated - I have been residing in NYC since February now and things are going quite well overall here in the big smoke I have to say! I've been exploring the streets of this fine City and a big thing for me is discovering the local Anti-Folk scene, which as 'scenes' go is quite amazing! A lot of history and SO many talented and inspiring artist. I've been playing songs quite regularly at the infamous open mics (or Antihoots) - as well as doing a few shows at the legendary Sidewalk Cafe on Ave A (Speaking of which I'll be playing on Wed July 14 at 11pm - and I've just been booked to performing at the Anti-Folk Festival in August! More details in the 'Shows' section - very exciting) And I have to say I'm feeling inspired in a way that I haven't really felt before - I'm feeling excited about the future here!
More TBA soon!
TONIGHT - Last minute gig at the Delancey - March 17, 2010
For thos of you in New York, Bird to Prey will be performing a last minute show TONIGHT at the DELANCEY (168 Delancey st, Manhattan) at 8pm!
Her good friend Billy McGee was supposed to performing however has fallen ill, so Sarah will be bravely stepping in his place. Also performing as part of this St. Paddy's celebration is Smooch, The Undead featuring Bobby Steel, Torcher, Grub Animal, and the Big Death Scene.
$5 will gain you entry, and $3 will buy you a PBR!
Also it just so happens that today is Sarah's Birthday today! Presents will be accepted at the door, so will your presence! Either is graciously accepted! Hope to see you TONIGHT! xo
Bird to Prey at NXNE - June 16, 2009
Bird to Prey will be performing at NXNE Showcase Festival in Toronto this Friday June 19
NXNE is Canada's premier music showcase / festival which has been running for 15 years, and features some of the most promising up and coming artists!
If you are in Toronto during this time we hope you can make it to the show
Bird to Prey supporting Jeff Martin - February 9, 2009
Bird to Prey is once again excited to be packing her bags and getting ready to head out on road supporing the wonderful Jeff Martin (Ex Tea Party, currently in the Armada) at his solo shows.
They will be performing 9 dates on the Eastern Side of Australia beginning on the 11th of Feb (the details of which can be found in the gig guide section of this site! Ticketing info through venues)
Hope to see you at a show!
Thanks from Bird to Prey - November 29, 2008
Thanks to all who came down to the launch of 'We are not kings here' at the Norforlk Basement on Nov 15
Thanks to Turin Robinson, Hugh Veldon, Mitey-Ko, and Gosia Basinska who performed on the night
Thanks to Georgia and Smithy for helping out on the door
Thanks to Brandon of Distillery Sound for recording the album!!
Thanks to VJ Zoo for their amazing support of the launch - wish you could of been there but we will perform together soon!
Sarah is now back home and is getting ready for the CD Launch which is happening on Saturday November 15 at the Norfolk Basement
Special guests on the evening will be Turin Robinson, Gosia Basinska, and Mitey-Ko
Sarah will be joined on stage by Hugh Veldon on drums and special guest Turin Robinson
Doors open 8pm and tickets are $20 with CD or $10 without
Bird to Prey at CMJ - October 17, 2008
Bird to Prey will be performing two shows at CMJ Music Marathon in New York City this October
She will be performing at Googies Lounge (Upstairs Living Room) on Thursday October 23 at 7.30pm (154 Ludlow st, NYC)
Also as part of the West Australian Music Showcase on Saturday October 25 at 2pm at Arlene's Grocery (95 Stanton st, NYC)
If you are attending CMJ or are in NYC at this time we would be delighted to see you! x
Bird to Prey on Tour - September 14, 2008
We are very excited to announce that the first few dates have been set for the
release of 'We are not kings here' the first album from Bird to Prey.
Next week Sarah and Hugh will be heading on a small tour of the 'East Coast', to
the Grace Emily in Adelaide on Thursday Sept 25 with good friends Humble Bee and Courtney Robb.
On Saturday Sept 27 they will be supporting the Beautiful Freya Hanly at the Alley Cat Bar in Hobart. Show starts 8pm.
The date for W.A. is yet to be confirmed but you can catch them before they go this Thursday Sept 18 at the Little Creatures Loft with Kim McDonald, and the Blackboard Minds, Show starts 8.30 and
entry is free.
Hope to see you!
Recording Update - August 9, 2008
Just a quick note to let you know that Bird to Prey's new album is
being mastered at Couch Studio's in North Fremantle, and we are
eagerly awaiting the results - not long to go now!
Launches will be happening all over the countryside, in Adelaide on Sept 25
Hobart September 27, and a big launch scheduled at the Fly by Night in Fremantle in October.
More info on the Adelaide and Hobart shows can be found in the 'Shows' section
More info on the Fly by Night show will be up soon!
Recording - November 29, 2007
Bird to Prey has just begun recording her debut album - and it is sounding pretty good so far - if she does say so herself!
The Album is yet to be named, but we can tell you that Sarah is performing on the album with Hugh Veldon (from King Wasabi) on the drums, and has just recorded a wonderful duet with Turin Robinson (Ryans Well)
She is recording at Distillery Sound with the amazing engineer Brandon Davids!