Out Front Colorado and HipChicksOut Presents
Sarah & the Meanies
Coles Whalen, Sarah Slaton, Mesha Reynolds
7 S. Broadway
Denver, CO, 80209
Doors 7:00 PM / Show 8:00 PM
This event is 18 and over
Sarah & the Meanies
A melting pot of soul / pop / rock, Sarah & The Meanies have emerged from the Denver music scene in 2013. Fronted by Portland-transplant, Sarah Angela, who has a voice to be reckoned with and an arsenal of powerful songwriting to back it up. The Meanies headlined Red Rocks "Film On The Rocks" series this summer, visited Austin's SXSW , and recently premiered their video 'Slam Pam Suno' at 1st Bank Arena with The Denver Roller Dolls.
Hands off the ground and buried in a lifetime of musical obsession, Meanies front-woman, Sarah Angela, has roots that run wide. You might reference the styles of Lorde, Otis Redding, Grace Potter, or Sia; but despite some of her influences, she's got her own unique sound. One thing's for sure, she sings bigger and louder than her five foot frame would have you assume.
The next big thing, mark my words –Kelly Ford, KYGO 98.5 FM - Denver's New Country
Ten years ago, after finishing a degree in music and business, Coles Whalen decided to sell everything she had in order to buy a camper. This camper became her home as she toured the nation selling her first record Coles Whalen EP (2005) soon followed by Gee Baby (2006) - her first full length album. Whalen found a way into Borders bookstores and spent almost four years playing multiple shows a day in Borders across the US, building a following and selling over 11,000 CDs right out of her truck.
In 2007 Whalen signed with an independent label and released Nothing Is Too Much (2007). After a year, she found herself in a corner. The label owned the masters, couldn't afford to print more copies, and had her legally bound for two additional records. Having no other option Whalen regrouped, bought herself out of contract, and began again.
Whalen moved from her hometown of Denver, CO to Nashville, TN to work on her songwriting. She continued to tour out of music city, playing around 100 shows a year and wrote and released her 4th CD, The Whistle Stop Road Record (2009), which includes co writes with some of Nashville's best, among them Rob Crosby and Keith Stegall.
Accomplishing all she set out to do in music city, Whalen headed back to Denver, where she currently lives. She continues to play hundreds of shows a year including opening for Pat Benatar, Joan Jett, Rufus Wainwright, Paula Cole and Kellie Pickler. During breaks in the show schedule she managed to record and release her 5th record, I Wrote This for You (2012), which has been heard on La Galere (Paper Airplane) and seen on CMC (Call on Me, music video).
With plans to release another record in summer 2013, Whalen is slowing down the show schedule a little and writing like crazy! She can't stay still for TOO long though, so keep an eye on coleswhalen.com for tour dates!
Sarah Slaton is eager. She's eager to know you and make you her friend. The second you meet her, she won't shake your hand, she'll give you a hug. It's infectious. And then there's her music. Her honest lyrics will speak to you no matter what you're going through because she's been where you are. Her live performance is soulful and captivating. She captures the human condition better than most folk artists ever have. She will make you feel.
In recent years Sarah has been seen sharing the stage with grammy-nominated Jennifer Knapp, Nathaniel Rateliff, Jay Brannan, Matt Morris, Nico Vega, Danielle Ate The Sandwich, Sick of Sarah, Speakeasy Tiger (warped tour 2010), The Spring Standards, Catherine Feeny, Sara Haze, and many more.
Mesha Reynolds has been playing guitar since 2006. She began taking lessons from Hector Anchondo in Omaha, NE. After 3 years of playing locally in Omaha, NE Mesha relocated to Denver, CO to pursue music professionally. It was then that Reynolds met with producer Preston Denning and started recording with his independent label PulledPin media group in March of 2010. Music has always been a key role in Reynolds' life as she uses it to motivate and inspire herself and others around her.
Mesha is open to playing a wide variety of venues and shows, if you are interested in booking Mesha Reynolds contact PulledPin media group or Mesha Reynolds.
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