Serabee - New Orleans ft Russell Baptist - Christmas
  • New Orleans Featuring Russell Batiste
  • New Orleans Featuring Russell Batiste
    Genre: Christmas
    MP3 (06:00) [15.57 MB]
Serabee (short for her real name, Sera Buras) hails direct from Kiln, Mississippi (between Biloxi and New Orleans), with the wandering strains of roadhouse blues and rollicking revivals psychically embedded in her songs. Striking out on her own, she began performing in New Orleans and Mississippi clubs, where she garnered quite a local following. Sera soon went on to pursue her dreams, as a naturally gifted songwriter, with a strong commercial appeal, to getting signed to major labels. Her first label deal came at 22 at Dreamworks under the guidance of Lenny Waronker and producer Gary Katz (Steely Dan). She struck gold when she penned the number one smash “Crazy Chick” for platinum sensation Charlotte Church in 2009. That took her around the world a few times, and after a few more major label deals, Sera got dismayed, and she returned to Mississippi. As for her past albums, there is talk about retaining them for future releases to complete her catalog.

Sera has written and worked with Michael Bolton, Doug Morris (Universal), Craig Wiseman, Ben Margulies (Mariah Carey), Usher, Matt Serletic (Matchbox Twenty), Hugh Padgham (Sting, Kate Bush), and Stephanie Bentley (Faith Hill). She caught the ears of Michael Bolton, who asked her to be a performer at one of his events in NYC, for he was completely smitten with her talent by saying he thought Sera was one of the best. One of her most cherished moments was meeting George Jones after finding out he loved one of her songs, “Water Under The Bridge,” so they promised each other a duet, but the legendary singer passed away before they could.

Serabee’s live shows are where fans will get the church-like experience from the seasoned artist; whether in a small club or a large theater, her grooves will make you move, the words will make you think, and the delivery is what will save you. She has shared the stage with many of her musical peers and legendary icons like Irma Thomas, Michael Bolton, and TG Sheppard to playing clubs and venues worldwide. So, here’s to the open road!
  • Members:
    Sera Buras - vocals, piano | Russell Batiste - Drums | Michael Batiste - Bass | Joe Krown - Hammond B3 | Dave Easley - Steel Guitar | Mark Levron - Trumpet
  • Sounds Like:
    Grace Potter, Bonnie Raitt, Bobby Gentry, Janis Joplin
  • Influences:
    Bonnie Raitt, Susan Tedeschi, Mavis Staple, Bobby Gentry
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  • Profile Last Updated:
    10/04/23 12:02:10

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