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A Dirty Dozen with SABRINA FALLAH – June 2020

| 12 June 2020 | Reply


According to a recent press release: “Sabrina Fallah is a rock artist from Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. A natural on stage with her polished vocals to her guitar playing, this talented singer-songwriter has a powerful voice and a lot of personality. Sabrina has already made a name for herself by performing wherever possible over the years. Some of her music influences include Green Day, Bon Jovi and Billy Idol. You can hear a bit of each of her mentors in her original songs where their influences have become a part of her unique blend of style. She performs widely in Ottawa, Toronto and extensively in Central Canada. She has entertained audiences at various Canadian and international venues and festivals, as well as charity events.” We get Sabrina to discuss new music, influences, and much more…

1. Tell us a little about your latest release. What might a fan or listener not grab the first or second time they listen through? Are there any hidden nuggets you put in the material or that only diehard fans might find?

I released my compilation CD Sabrina Fallah in January 2019 with my label Dance Plant Records distributed by The Orchard on iTunes. The CD has all of my 11 songs (“All or Nothing,” “Break Through,” “One Chance,” “Ask,” “Sorry,” “The Frontline,” “Kiss Is a Killer,” “Stuck Up,” “Didn’t Last,” “Hurt,” and “Paradise Comes With a Price”) from previous releases with a bonus new track called “Everything.” No there is nothing hidden that people will not understand, my songs are usually simple and straight forward.

2. What got you into music, and can you tell us about the moment you realized you wanted to be a musician?

I feel I was born into this world to be in music. When I was 14 years old, I won my first singing competition and that was when I realized I wanted to become a professional singer.

3. Building on that, is there a specific song, album, performer, or live show that guided your musical taste?

Green Day’s American Idiot album was the record that made me realize that I wanted to become a rock singer.

4. Who would be your main five musical influences?

My main five musical influences would be Green Day, Bon Jovi, Billy Idol, Simple Plan and Avril Lavigne.

5. If you could call in anyone collaborator to do a song with, who would it be, and why?

I would love to write a song with Billie Joe Armstrong from Green Day. Billie is a very good lyricist and I would love to learn from him.

6. How would you describe your music to someone who’d never listened to you before? What is the one comparison a reviewer or fan has made that made you cringe or you disagreed with?

My music has feel, emotion and attitude. I have a bit of a punk rock edge in my music. I have been told a few times that I sound pop and I disagree very much with it, since my music doesn’t have any pop feel in it.

7. When your band is hanging out together, who cooks, who gets the drinks in, and who is first to crack out the acoustic guitars for a singalong?

I am actually a solo artist. I only have a band when I need for shows and I use session players in the studio when I record.

8. When was the last time you were starstruck and who was it?

When I saw Billy Idol at the Ottawa Bluesfest in July 2016, I was starstruck. I was standing in the first row right in front of him where he was performing. I know he noticed me and my friend trying to get his attention. My friend and I also got his signed set list, which he was handing out.

9. What is the best part of being a musician? If you could no longer be a musician for whatever reason, what would be your dream job?

The best part of being a musician is performing, writing, recording, hearing your song on the radio and so much more. If for any reason I had to change careers, I would love to be a detective. I love watching crime shows and try to figure out who the culprit is.

10. What is one question you have always wanted an interviewer to ask – and what is the answer? Conversely, what question are you tired of answering?

A question that I have always wanted to be asked is “What got you into wanting to feed the squirrels?” My answer is “I just put bread in my yard one day to see who would come to eat it and the squirrels showed up. Then I started putting peanuts out and more and more squirrels appeared. Now it is 4 years that I have been feeding them and they are so entertaining to watch and so fun to be around.” At this moment, I haven’t been asked questions that I am tired of answering. I love being interviewed and asked questions.

11. Looking back over your career, is there a single moment or situation you feel was a misstep or you would like to have a “do over,” even if it didn’t change your current situation?

I don’t think I would redo anything that has happened in my life. I believe there is a reason I went through what I did in my career, no matter how hard it was, to get me where I am today.

12. If you could magically go back in time and be a part of the recording sessions for anyone record in history, which would you choose – and what does that record mean to you?

I would have loved to be apart of some of Elvis Presley’s music. The songs I would have loved to sing on are “Return To Sender”, “Jailhouse Rock”, and “Suspicious Minds”. I love the beat and the music itself.

BONUS QUESTION – Due to the current world situation with COVID-19 / quarantine / shelter in place, what have you discovered you miss the most from your life before the pandemic struck?

I am trying so hard to keep myself busy, but I miss a lot of things like, going to the mall, travelling, performing, hanging out with friends, etc.





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