Sarah Dash (Legendary Original & Founding Member of Labelle) Annoucnes Brand New Show Debut at The Loft at City Winery NYC

By: Feb. 20, 2019
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Sarah Dash (Legendary Original & Founding Member of Labelle) Annoucnes Brand New Show Debut at The Loft at City Winery NYC

Ms. Sarah Dash will premiere her new show, "Full Circle", at The Loft at City Winery, NYC on Saturday, March 23 at 9:30pm.
Grammy Hall of Fame singer Sarah Dash will take her audience on a musical journey, as she adds new gloss to a rarely performed classic from her days as a Bluebelle and walks the audience back through highlights of a career that includes hits and fan favorites from Labelle, deep cuts from her solo recordings, and show stopping material from her work with Keith Richards and The X-Pensive Winos. Along the way, she makes detours through jazz and blues as she pays homage to Aretha Franklin, Ruth Brown, Dinah Washington, and Nina Simone.
Tickets Now On Sale!:
Saturday, March 23 at 9:30pm (Doors open at 9:00pm for seating) - The Loft at City Winery NYC, 155 Varrick Street, New York, NY 10013
City Winery NYC Box Office - (212)-608-0555,
Singer reflects on career beginnings, friendships and more

Sarah Dash defines the word "legend". As an award-winning vocalist, songwriter, Sarah is a unique force whose voice has touched millions of listeners around the world. From co-founding Patti LaBelle & The Bluebelles and making history as a member of Labelle to becoming the very first Music Ambassador (2017) of Trenton, New Jersey, Sarah has blazed a trail in every facet of her remarkable career. The seventh of thirteen children, Sarah sang in the Trenton Church of Christ Choir as a young girl and entertained her classmates with renditions of standards like "With These Hands". The radio dial introduced her to everything from R&B and rock & roll to country and polka, with the voices of Ruth Brown, Dinah Washington, and Nina Simone shaping some of Sarah's earliest influences alongside albums by Mahalia Jackson, Nat King Cole, Andy Williams, and her brother's jazz collection.
Doo-wop groups like The Capris and The Dells inspired the name of Sarah's first group, the Del-Capris, which included another Trenton-based singer, Nona Hendryx. When Sarah and Nona teamed with Patricia (Patti) Holte and Cynthia (Cindy) Birdsong of The Ordettes, a new group was born - The Bluebelles. Beginning in 1962, Patti LaBelle & The Bluebelles were among the most dynamic vocal groups of the 1960s, recording for major labels like Cameo-Parkway and Atlantic, touring the Chitlin Circuit, and earning rave reviews for their appearances at the Apollo Theater where they were affectionately nicknamed "The Sweethearts of the Apollo".
Four years after Cindy Birdsong left the Bluebelles to join Diana Ross & The Supremes, Sarah, Patti, and Nona signed with Warner Bros., unveiling a new name and a new style on Labelle (1971) and Moon Shadow (1972), and recording with acclaimed singer-songwriter Laura Nyro on Gonna Take a Miracle (1971). Working with manager and former Ready Steady Go! producer Vicki Wickham, the trio began writing their own songs and geared their sound towards a progressive fusion of rock and soul. With the
release of Pressure Cookin (1973) on RCA, Labelle transformed into funk-rock goddesses outfitted in fashion-forward couture. A trio of albums on Epic Records, the gold-selling Nightbirds (1974), Phoenix (1975), and Chameleon (1976), sparked Labelle's breakthrough to mainstream success. They topped the Hot 100 with "Lady Marmalade", graced the cover of Rolling Stone, sold out theaters across the country, and made history as the first black group to perform at New York City's Metropolitan Opera House.

After Labelle parted ways in 1977, Sarah embarked on a successful solo career. She acted in and wrote the theme song to Watch Your Mouth! (1978), a PBS series produced by Ellis Haizlip (Soul!) that also starred Joe Morton (Scandal). She released three albums on CBS-distributed Kirshner Records, Sarah Dash (1978), Oo-La- La (1980), and Close Enough (1981), scoring a massive disco hit with "Sinner Man", which featured Jerry Butler. Throughout the 80's and 90's, she recorded a series of club singles, including "Low Down Dirty Rhythm" plus her fourth solo effort You're All I Need (1988) on EMI-
Manhattan Records. Sarah subsequently co-produced her independent gospel album The Seventh Child (2011).
Having worked with a variety of acts like Living Colour, Nile Rodgers, Alice Cooper, The Marshall Tucker Band, The O'Jays, Wilson Pickett and Bo Diddley over the years, she toured and recorded with Keith Richards, X-Pensive Winos and appeared on the Rolling Stones' Steel Wheels (1989) album. She reunited with Patti and Nona for the #1 club hit "Turn It Out" (1995), received the Rhythm & Blues Foundation's Pioneer Award in 1999, and recorded the Labelle reunion album Back to Now (2008), featuring productions by Lenny Kravitz, Wyclef Jean, and Kenny Gamble & Leon Huff. In 2017, the members of Labelle were inducted to the Philadelphia Music Alliance's Music Walk of Fame.
Building on a legacy that traces more than 50 years of music, Sarah Dash continues to be "a chameleon of the most musical kind" (New York Beacon) who's remained as "vital and vibrant as ever" (Philadelphia Tribune) in her performances at celebrated venues across the country and beyond.


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