Chicago native Sarah Tracey has undeniably slipped under the spell of New York City. Her modern-day torch songs seduce her audience to fall into a soundtrack of fractured dreams, thunderstorms, insomnia, moonlight, jealous reveries, whiskey and candle wax, lust and revenge; she sings valentines to city streets and laments of the unsteadiness of desire.
Listen closely and you'll hear ghosts of Peggy Lee, The Umbrellas of Cherbourg, the 007 scores, Motown, and the legacy of the Great American Songbook. Sarah Tracey's sultry, graceful vocals (reminiscent of chanteuses Billie Holliday, Eva Cassidy, Martina Topley-Bird and Feist), soulful melodies steeped in mystery, and elegant, heartfelt lyrics have captivated audiences all over New York City's top clubs (BB King's, the Knitting Factory, the Bitter End, and other hot spots).
She has been a finalist in the Singer/Songwriter Awards, a member of the New York Songwriter's Circle, and recently was named by the editorial staff of AOL Music and Billboard's major music website, Musiqtone, as one of their top breakout artists of 2006.
"Soulful, passionate, emotionally resonant, and timeless".-Musiqtone
"Vocals that could melt iron like butter." -Amore Magazine