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For Sarah, Gracie, Angel, Faith, and Hannah Scarbrough, the term “living with purpose” is more than just a clever phrase; it’s a true representation of who they are.
It's hard to simply capture Seventeen Sisters in a few words. They are an explosive force of energy; a multidimensional unit that embodies talent, experience, hard work, strong women, compassion, and fortitude. They've overcome adversities and gained a true passion for others and the world we all live in.
Seventeen Sisters has a truly unique sound, perfectly mixing vintage retro and modern rock. The closest description is if you blended up Heart, The Black Keys, and Queen with today's technology, then poured it into the mold of 5 talented, strong, young women. They are an edgy infusion of classic rock and soul combined with soaring sibling harmonies and strong female vocals.
Wise beyond their young years, Seventeen Sisters use their music to create a positive change in society by uniting people through concentrating on what we all have in common rather than focusing on differences.
Growing up in the deep south of Mississippi just off the Gulf of Mexico, the Scarbrough sisters developed a love of music at an early age. Without a television in their household, the five sisters depended on music as a source of entertainment and inspiration. The girls quickly cultivated a thriving reputation producing and managing their own kiddie rock group. The group played shows together for thousands of fans across the country at an eclectic array of events and venues ranging from festivals and fairs to radio stations, malls, zoos, and amusement parks.
It was also during this time that tragedy struck. In 2005 the Scarbrough family lost their Mississippi home and possessions during Hurricane Katrina. Over the next year-and-a-half, the group found themselves homeless, traveling between relative’s residences, hotels, and spending a lot of time in living in their motorhome parked in a state park and having to leave their father behind in Mississippi to work until he could get a transfer. Despite the adversity, the sisters continued to pursue their musical dreams, remaining committed to any obligations and prior engagements that were on their schedule.
Finally, in early 2007, the sisters were able to settle down with their family and find a permanent residence in Champaign, Illinois. Unfortunately, tragedy struck again with their father suffering a major heart attack. Having finally settled down and on their feet again, the sisters once again set their sights on honing their musical abilities. After turning down an opportunity to sign a deal with Disney for their kiddie rock band which would split them up into different directions, in 2011 the sisters set to work on their passion to create their own original rock band. Thus began Seventeen Sisters!
Seventeen Sisters released their first full-length album “Before The World Ends” in 2012. They've enjoyed playing at numerous well know Chicago establishments such as Double Door, Beat Kitchen, Reggie's, Hard Rock and John Barleycorn. They've also played at every music joint in Champaign-Urbana.
They are currently working on a new album that fully illustrates where they've been, who they are now, and where they're going. Seventeen Sisters vast experiences empower them to thoroughly incorporate into their writing their passion for music, people and life!
Seventeen Sisters is ready and has what it takes to take the world by storm. This is not your average band, and these are not your average girls!