Songs and Stories featuring Serabee
Recurring every 12 months on the 3rd Thursday
Address: 1600 Government Street, Ocean Springs, MS 39564
Phone: (228) 217-0155
Time: 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Songs and Stories featuring Serabee. This free monthly concert features a national or regional songwriter in an intimate concert free at the Historic Mary C Theatre in Ocean Springs produced by the MS Songwriters Alliance.
Sera hails direct from the Kiln, Mississippi with the wandering strains of roadhouse blues and rollicking revivals psychically embedded in her songs. Irresistible, pop, country and R&B adorned in her soulful vocal presence and piano playing.
As a singer, songwriter and musician, the creative edge of Sera points to this soulful artist deep roots and colorful background in the American South.
Growing up the daughter of a Pentecostal minister father (always a bluesman at heart) and singer/songwriter mother, Sera was raised on the music of Ray Charles, Jerry Lee Lewis, Johnny Cash, Sam Cooke, Bob Dylan, Dolly, Aretha and of course, good ole gospel music.
Realizing her musical ambition at an early age, she traveled with her family’s tent revival, leading the musical praise and worship, excelling on the Hammond B-3 organ and piano.
Striking out on her own, Sera began performing in New Orleans & Mississippi clubs where she garnered quite a local following. The soulful songstress created two independent recordings catching the attention of veteran music industry executives, Doug Morris , Gary Katz and LA Reid.
She was signed to major label Universal and Sony where she released an EP (Serabee) and had the ITunes single of the week, “Driving Me Stupid.”
She also became a finalist on the first season of “The Voice” as Serabee on Blake Shelton's team.
As a naturally gifted songwriter, with a strong commercial appeal, Sera penned the number one smash “Crazy Chick” for platinum sensation Charlotte Church in Europe and has since been writing with the hit makers in Nashville, London and New York for years.
Sera recently returned home to record her latest album, drawing on her natural ability and southern heritage and without the interruption of major label politics.
She says it will be very poignant and nostalgic, The prodigal daughter returning home from major label deals and touring the world to embrace her roots to record what she calls "the front porch songs" in a historical 1920s church turned studio in New Orleans.