Lead singer for early 90s Baltimore area band Noise Potion, Sandi Sellars recollections of early childhood include her flexing her young pipes to records and movie show tunes at age five. Finding an array of inspiration over the airwaves, the spice in her music variety included everything from Diana Ross to The Who, from Cat Stevens to Steely Dan, and from Jefferson Airplane to the Allmann Brothers. She recognized her own soul in the blues-rock sounds of Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, and Led Zeppelin. Not satisfied to color within these lines, she added to her canvas the art rock colors of the Beatles, David Bowie, Pink Floyd, Yes, and Genesis.
Not long after picking up the flute at age ten, Sandi discovered the unique quality overblowing that instrument produced when applied to rock tunes. She set out straightaway on a mission to master a multitude of Heart and Tull flute solos alike, and master she did. Later influences continued training her ear toward diversity, including U2, Pearl Jam, Loreena McKennitt, and the Cocteau Twins.
During her experience with Noise Potion performing at various clubs in the DC/Baltimore area, Sandi began writing her own tunes on guitar and piano, recording those she co-wrote with Greg Sellars and performing these for a local cable station. Songs from that collaboration also found their way to the airwaves by way of Baltimore rock stations.
Folks who hear Sandi sing Zep come away muttering something about "Ms. Plant." Couple this with her ability to croon a torch song, and her innate sense of blues, folk, and indie/progressive, and you have the eclectic and compelling vocal style of Sandi Sellars.