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-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 also performs with others in various combinations. Sharis is currently performing with The Genies, a trio of Singer-songwriters with diverse styles who join together to create dynamic harmonies and a wide array of material. Sharis is joined by Heidi Winzinger, a life long New Jersey resident and Mir Stavola originally from Slovakia. Each have distinct styles and they compliment each other. The three womens' voices can be described as "Countrified Folk Rock with a Gypsy twist!"
Sharis is also one of the singers in a group called The Union, made up of three talented singer songwriters, bringing exciting four part harmonies, originals and trumpet to the local music scene. She is joined by Flora Newberry and Mike Riley. They share a folky-funky-country-rock sound with a lot of spirit!
Sharis sometimes performs 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 also had two all-female rock bands in Northern California with Rebecca Copeland called Kashmir and Wild Reverence.
She was the lead singer of a Mt. Holly-based Rock/Blues/Funk band called Sharis Band, formerly Madison Hotel for several years.
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.