–"I close my eyes and feel my heart close to you…thank you God for keeping me in your arms and for your eternal love…" -Sandy
Supporting three solo CD releases, and Founder/owner of IndieByte.com, Sandy is an independent singer, songwriter and composer from St. Louis… her original songs draw life from the rich crosscurrents of acoustic folk-rock, pop, and jazz music. The result is vibrant, current, original music with an emotional and timeless feel…her unique approach to this voyage of fantasy is a solo act that continually ascends. In an interview and review of her album, The Renegade wrote: "Sandra Phillips brings a unique sound and vision to the St. Louis music scene, and to the national New Age scene at large. She is worthy of industry attention."
Sandy's music has received airplay throughout the US as well as Europe, Spain, Russia and Germany. Her
album Life's Journey has been distributed at the SXSW Music Conference & Festival in Austin, Texas… and her songs have been featured on 4 compilations.
Sandra's originality is evident through fresh and masterfully engaging melodies. Moving from dynamic, instrumentals and full-bodied pop songs to guitar driven voice numbers, the adept ingenuity of her original compositions, artistry and melodic poetry draw listeners into an intimate self-portrait where they may encounter a parallel with their own likeness. Her commitment is inspired by her faith, but her music extends beyond the boundaries of genre classification. Bill Kostyan of TheNightGuide wrote: "Once you hear her music the album becomes a "must have". The artist will not only generate emotions but visions of emotional states. It's actually a unique narration of different emotional states. No one, I mean no one since Gershwin has painted such a beautiful picture for the eyes of my mind."
Sandra's latest CD, Chasing Fireflies, consists of a mixture of many styles, including both vocal and instrumental tracks…introspective ballads and mid-tempo to upbeat tunes. The album, Chasing Fireflies and it's melodic, upbeat and fresh sound is echoed by the title track. Chasing Fireflies is a distinctive blend of acoustic, pop, and jazz flavor totally in tune with contemporary trends. The rhythms flow with harmony and eloquence.
Sandy is currently working on new music, as well as collaborating with guitarist Rob Perry (Hound Sound Productions). “Remembrance” (by Hound Sound Productions), A collaboration with Rob Perry and HSP Artist Autumn, was published by K.A.M.G/Universal Music Group for use in TV/Film.
Sandra's Music can also be heard on the Feature "A Panda is Born" which aired on the Animal Planet as well as on DVD, and was selected and used for "The #1 Killer Of Women Revealed" segment on Oprah with Dr. Oz, as well as several other tv placements. Check out where you can here Sandra's music here.
Sandy also Founded IndieByte.com , an online networking community with a focus on unsigned artists and
bands in the music industry for all genres, globally. A new artist interview, conducted by Sandra is featured each month. IndieByte is an entertainment community dedicated to promoting talented new music artist.
Sandy's single, Fare Thee Well (Goodbye) entwines compelling vocals with mid-tempo guitar driven tunes. The project blends an acoustic performance style with a jazz edge, showcasing the poetic and musical variety of this singer/songwriter. Introspective lyrics (by John Turner) and a sometimes mildly-edgy melody make for an eclectic feel.
See Sandra's blog to read writings from Sandra's personal perspective.