Scobar Entertainment is proud to present Sarah Dash, founding member of Patti Labelle & the Bluebelles (with Patti Labelle & Nona Hendryx) for one performance only, on Tuesday, November 1 at 8:30pm at Iridium.
Born in Trenton, New Jersey, Sarah Dash is the daughter of a pastor & a nurse & the seventh child in a family of thirteen children. By the tender age of seven, music was already an integral part of her life. “When I was in second grade, my teacher complimented me on my voice & put me in the school’s Thanksgiving program,” she recalls. Sarah sang “With These Hands” & upon hearing the applause, it was apparent that music would be in her life forever. She was baptized at Trenton Church of Christ when she was thirteen years old & has always maintained her love & deep commitment to the Lord. This is evidenced in her beautiful gospel CD, The Seventh Child.
Patti Labelle & the Bluebelles, which later morphed into Labelle, became one of the ‘70′s groundbreaking funk bands. Labelle’s international hit, “Lady Marmalade,” produced by the late, legendary, Allen Toussaint, introduced Labelle’s flair for outrageous stage costumes, each dressing in their individual styles that collectively worked for them. They were the forerunners of epic stage productions, making history as the first & only African American female group that took their production of Wear Something Silver to The Metropolitan Opera House in New York City & other major theatres & opera houses around the world. Labelle received Gold Albums & a number one international hit with “Lady Marmalade.”
Following the break-up of the group, Sarah began a very eclectic music career, recording & performing with some of the greatest names in the industry – the Rolling Stones, Alice Cooper, Laura Nyro, the O’Jays, Wilson Pickett & Bo Diddley, to name a few. She toured with Keith Richards & The X-Pensive Winos, appeared on Richards’ CD, Crosseyed Heart & wrote songs with Richards & Steve Jordan. Sarah recently appeared with both, at the Apollo Theater for the Jazz Foundation of America’s salute to singer, Merry Clayton. Also known for her disco music classics, “Sinner Man” & “Low Down Dirty Rhythm,” Sarah is also a songwriter, actress & producer & was inducted into The Rhythm & Blues Foundation’s Hall of Fame, in 1999.
For reservations, call Iridium at 212.582.2121, or visit their site: www.theiridium.com
For more on Sarah Dash, visit her site: www.sarahdash.net