every show. Born in nearby Philadelphia, Pa., she is a singer, songwriter, an acoustic guitarist and an
energetic performer. She is a musical healer who is grace in action with her diverse vocals and driving rhythms, creating Americana-Power-Folk-Rock. Her original songs explore themes of freedom, love, nature, aspiration, and connection with others and music. Her sound spans from life's gentle songs, to powerful folk-blues-funk-rock, with soul-inspired vocals and a grooving edge.
Sharis is a versatile performer in how and what she plays. She loves to share her original material and enjoys playing solo. She has been a musician for all of her life and loves to share her original music. She entertains at various local venues, from coffee shops and private parties to night clubs in the New Jersey and Philadelphia area. Sharis' cover song list is long and broad.
She also enjoys performing with others in various combinations. Sharis is currently performing with Heidi Winzinger as a duo of Singer-songwriters. Each bringing their own diverse styles, they join together to create dynamic harmonies with a wide array of original material. Sharis is joined by Heidi Winzinger, who is a life long New Jersey resident. Their distinct styles compliment each other. Their voices can be described as "Countrified Folk Rock with a twist!"
Sharis also currently performs with the Raising River Band. An Americana- Bluegrass band, Raising River Band has classic bluegrass instruments like banjo, mandolin, fiddle, bass and guitar but also has Lap Steel and Dobro along with percussion and multiple heavenly harmonies. They play a delightful blend of diverse originals from several of the members and covers spanning the decades with a energetic and inspiring twist.
Sharis performed for many years in New Jersey in a group called The Union, made up of talented singer songwriters,and bringing exciting four part harmonies and originals with trumpet to the local music scene. She was joined by Steve Burr, Flora Newberry and Mike Riley, and together they created a folky-funky-country-rock sound with a lot of spirit!
Sharis has performed with Gypsonica, an eclectic and dynamic trio, where she joins with singer songwriters Mir Stavola and David St James sharing folk-rock and gypsy songs.
She was the lead singer of a Mt. Holly-based Rock/Blues/Funk band called Sharis Band, formerly Madison Hotel for several years.