Neck of the Woods Presents
Exhausted Pipes, Blackford Hill
406 Clement Street
San Francisco, CA, 94118
Doors 8:00 PM / Show 8:30 PM
This event is 21 and over
SHANI is a Los Angeles native singer/songwriter that began playing piano at the age of 7. Years later, she graduated USC’s Thornton School of Music in jazz piano, songwriting, and composing. She helped pioneer the prestigious Popular Music Program led by Chris Sampson, and received the Popular Music Department Award for excellence in her field upon graduation. In 2009, Shani released her self-recorded and self-produced, album “Warm Rain”, and toured the West Coast with fellow singer/songwriter Amanda Holmes. Shani’s ability to combine relatable, heartfelt lyrics and catchy, unique melodies captivated her audiences and helped turn these listeners into the beginnings of a growing fan base.
Exhausted Pipes is a 3-piece rock band based out of Berkeley, CA. Singer/songwriter and guitarist Hunter Steers, drummer David Mayman and bassist Andy Landgraf produce a tight, original sound and a provide a great entertaining live performance. With a loud blues-based attack and a heavy indie rock sound, Exhausted Pipes is sure to get your average smoky, drunken bar room crowd dancing.
Sam and Sara started singing together in Junior High School. Both were chosen as lead roles in the production of Babes in Arms. It was clear at the time that they possessed the gift of stage presence and an amazing vocal ability. From Junior High to High School, both Sam and Sara found the stage again as they started writing and performing songs in guitar class and acoustic club.
During their senior year at Branham High School (2011), Sam and Sara would feature at the ever popular acoustic night, where they played to packed crowds in the cafeteria and newly opened performing arts center. CBS 5 picked up the story of Branhams popular acoustic club when attendance surpassed all high school sporting events.
Later that year Sara took a leave of absence from school to appear on the first season of The Voice. Her vocal ability was strong enough to get her on the show and on Blake Shelton's team, but she was eliminated the first round. Upon returning to school and performing her last acoustic night with Sam, they were approached about putting the duo together officially. They were known as simply "Sam & Sara" until 2012 when they were officially named Blackford Hill.