Monday, December 26, 2005

Sarah @ The Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame Gala

"a great idea, a celebration of a very Canadain quirk — we're all such natural archivists."
- Sarah Slean, 2003

Sarah is performing again at this year's Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame Gala. The event takes place February 5th at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre. The Gala takes place a few short days after her Art show at the Spin Gallery.

Tickets went on sale November 17 at the price of 175$ each. Other performers include Doc Walker, Andy Kim, Louise Pitre, Jully Black, Jarvis Church, The Stampeders and Jimmy Rankin.

The CBC is carrying this event:

  • CBC Television on Monday, March 6 at 9 p.m.
CBC details

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Saturday, December 24, 2005

What Child is This? on CBC, Christmas Eve.

Earlier today on CBC radio a live performance of Sarah Slean doing What Child is This? was played on the show Defenitly Not The Opera.

From 1-2

It's beginning to sound a lot like Christmas on DNTO... and throughout the show, we'll have holiday songs performed live for DNTO from some of our favourite musicians, including Sarah Slean, Shawn Hewitt, Ron Sexsmith, Jorane, Martha Wainwright, and Luke Doucet! To start the hour, Jason Collett will play his own tune, "Beguiled Christmas in Wales."

Sarah's recorded version of What Child is This? is available on the Women & Songs Christmas Album.

Sarah's Fall Art Showing

Sarah Slean self portrait - James Baird Gallery/Ravens
Image credited to Sarah Slean and James Baird Gallery.

Sarah was one of over 50 artists to submit her art to a show titled: I AM- Self Portraits- A Tribute To Lynn Donoghue. The show ran from September 23rd to November 16th 2005 at the James Baird Gallery in St. Johns Newfoundland.

Sarah's self portrait is the final image that appears in her book of art titled Ravens. The James Baird Gallery website features a much higher resolution scan of the image. In the enlarged version Sarah's pallet work is clearly visible.

This image from the James Baird Gallery shows the painting installed in the Gallery on the left wall. link.

The next known art showing of Sarah is February 2nd at the Spin Gallary in Toronto.

Happy Holidays,


Tuesday, December 20, 2005

Live Recordings and other Slean News.

Recordings of shows from Sarah's 'Solo and Intimate' tour dates as well as her recent 'Christmas Shows' are being put together for a live album. According to Sarah most of the recorded shows were from the churches and the live album might be released as early as next spring.

The December 15 and 16th 'Christmas Shows' of Sarah were both beautiful performances with unique songs, arrangements, and guests. The first guest revealed on the Thursday show was none other then Sarah's grandmother, Mary. Sarah opened the concert with the song that was dedicated to her. The Blue Spruce Quartet then came out to play a full string version of Lucky Me and would join Sarah for over half the nights songs.

Some of the more rare songs for her to do that were played on both nights were, Last Year's War, Narcolepsy Weed, and I Know. In a April CBC radio interview she spoke about the difficulty she had when she last played I Know and how she had no intentions in playing it anytime soon.

The first night's guest artist was Tomi Swick, an opener for her some of her recent dates. She gave him praise as an artist. He played guitar and Sarah kept to the piano as they produced a cover a Leonard Cohen's Hallelujah. Other songs that were exclusive to that night's show were:
St. Francis, Somebody's Arms, The Score, and Blue Parade.

The second concert featured Ron Sexsmith as a special guest. Almost a year ago Sarah was Ron's opener and they have come together on a few occasions since. On this night they covered Joni Mitchell's Magdalene Laundries. For the song Vertigo Sarah was joined by Todd Clark from the band Pilate. Sarah sang on an untitled track on Pilate's fourth coming album that is due this Spring. Other songs that were exclusive to the second night's show included Day One, Count Me Out, Duncan, and John the 23rd.

Concluding the show Sarah was given a Christmas Card put together by some of the Passioneers. The inside of the card had the names of fans who over the season had made a donation to a charity of their choice. Sarah was really touched and it was a job well done. The next morning she boarded a flight to Paris but will be back soon and will play the Art Show.


Thursday, December 15, 2005

More Art Show Details

Boywonder was quick to notice the latest article in Chart magazine describing further details of Sarah's art show at the Spin Gallery.

Read the article here.

Saturday, December 10, 2005

New Treats @ the Boutique


Sarah's Solo and Intimate Tour came to an end tonight in St. John's Newfoundland. This solo tour across Canadian also featured new merchandise.

Lithographs prints from artwork featured in her book Ravens were available in two different sizes. Indicated in Sarah's tour blog, the merchandise trunk was a lot lighter when they were playing these final dates.

As posted on the official site, people now have the opportunity to purchase the lithographs online through boutique and A Night Bugs poster is also for sale.

*Featured image is Sarah Slean's "Blowing Butterflies" available in a Small Lithograph

Sunday, December 04, 2005

Slean Times

Read an interview with Sarah Slean in The Coast.

Out West she also did interviews with Vancouver Courier and The Concordian.

Thanks to Dean at The Coast for the link.

Friday, December 02, 2005

Sarah's Tour Blog Updates - Edmt & Calgary

Sarah continues her blogging, this time on her Macleans Blog for her Western Canada shows.
Victoria, Vancouver, Edmonton and Calgary are the latest posts.

Boywonder's gift of the "Passioneer Ninja" mentioned in Sarah's Calgary post is included in the Sarah Slean Flickr Group Pool. See the sidebar for a link to the Pool of pictures of recent shots of Sarah Slean on tour.

Outside of Flickr, Jade's photographs of Sarah in Saskatoon are flawless.

Wednesday, November 30, 2005

"Sarah Talks" blog posted

Sarah took a break from her Macleans tour blog posting to update her Sarah Talk's blog with a seasonal entry.

Message board user 'Normal' has also indicated that Sarah's Vitamins page has been updated as well.

Wednesday, November 23, 2005

December 16th - 2nd Christmas Show on Sale now.

A second Christmas show has been announced for the Harbourfront Centre with tickets already on sale through their box office. Great seats are available at the time of this post (first row) but will likely sell out quickly. The harbour front box office closes at 8:00pm but at that time the Ticketmaster block of seats go on sale.

The first show's tickets for the 15th have nearly sold out.

Harbour Front Box Office
By phone: 1pm to 8pm Tuesday to Saturday at 416-973-4000 option 1

Ticketmaster - December 16th Harbourfront Theatre

Seating Chart - Venue Photo

Thanks to "conducting the birds" for heads up with Ticketmaster.

Tuesday, November 15, 2005

Winnipeg - Postponed

The November 15 Sarah Slean concert has been cancelled due to the weather. A replacement date will be announced shortly; ticket holders please watch this space for details.
- West End Cultral Centre

Thursday, November 10, 2005

On the road notes from Sarah

Sarah Slean blogs again, this time care Macleans' website. The blog will feature posts from Sarah as she continues on her Intimate and Solo tour. Thanks to "The Little Prince" for finding the link.

The Mcleans blog does have a RSS feed that can keep you alerted of the updates.

Tickets for a special Christmas show on December 15th went on sale today with Harbourfront and Rumours are that a second date on the 16th may be announced but that has yet to be confirmed. Wootman has been able to provide a seating chart.

Wednesday, November 09, 2005

Gemini Nomination for Sarah

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Sarah Slean has received a nomination nod for the 20th annual Gemini Awards. She is nominated in "Best Performance in a Performing Arts Program or Series" for her performance of 'The Score' at 2004 Governor General Awards. The category will be presented on Friday November 18th, the "Industry Gala" night of the 3 day event. Other nominees can for the event are shown here.

Sarah will likely be between Saskatoon and Victoria on her tour at the time of the award show that takes place in Toronto.

The broadcast for the Industry Gala will be on November 20, 2005 at 7:00 pm EST in the Toronto, York Region, Kitchener/Waterloo & Ottawa Regions on Rogers Television.

Update, November 18 2005
The Winner is...(spolier)
Best Performance in a Performing Arts Program or Series
Yamoussa Bangoura, Karin Delzors, Pierre-Alexandre Dion, Ewelina Fijolek, Charles Kaczynski, Josianne Laporte, Nicolas Leresche, Josianne Levasseur, Sonia Painchaud, Lena Reis, Éric Saintonge, Guillaume Saladin, Robert Sokolowski, Andrzej Sokolowski, Suzanne Soler, Bartlomiej Soroczynski, Langis Turcotte, Stefan Johannes Wepfer - Nomade: At Night, the Sky is Endless

Monday, November 07, 2005

Slean to Perform for a Saro-Wiwa Benefit

An artistic commemoration and launch for the Ken Saro-Wiwa Foundation

Nov 10, 2005 marks the 10th anniversary of the death of internationally renowned Nigerian writer & activist, Ken Saro-Wiwa. Featuring multiple performances & speakers, the event includes a performance inspired by Ken Saro-Wiwa’s writings directed by Weyni Mengesha (Da Kink in My Hair), as well as an address by Dr. Owens Wiwa, musical performances, spoken word by Spin & D’bi Young, & readings by noted Canadian Rohinton Mistry, Linda McQuaig, & Martha Kumsa.

This event is a part of the Ken Saro-Wiwa Foundation’s commitment to honour the memory & continue the work of Ken Saro-Wiwa. A leader, whose nonviolent campaign to protect the rights, livelihood, & environment of the Ogoni people inspired social change around the world.

The Ken Saro-Wiwa Foundation is a socially driven organization encouraging & facilitating the use of the tools of critical thinking, dialogue & enlightened public debate to advance the cause of marginalized peoples in Africa. The Foundation’s activities will be focused in the areas of minority rights & citizenship, people & sustainable livelihoods, & public education.

Long time fans of Slean will remember the song "Ogoni Star"... It is a song dedicated to and inspired by the great human rights activist Ken Saro-Wiwa. Sarah wrote it after seeing a documentary in university about his life and the incredible story of the Ogoni people. She describes him as "a man so singularly guided by love it was as though his very flesh and bone were made of it."

She will perform the song at a celebration in his honour on November 10th in Toronto's Isabel Bader Theatre at 8pm. "It is my profound, heartfelt honour to be a a part of this event."

Purchase Tickets

thanks to wootam for this information

Sarah Slean to present at the Giller Prize Awards

Giller Prize Awards

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Sarah Slean has been chosen to present on CTV's live broadcast of this year's much lauded Giller Prize Awards this November 8th. The Giller is Canada's most prestigious literary award. She will be presenting the Jury Award near the end of the show.

CTV will telecast The Scotiabank Giller Prize in a one-hour live special airing Tuesday, Nov. 8 at 9 p.m. ET on CTV Newsnet. An encore of the broadcast will air later that night on CTV following The Daily Show (at 12:30 a.m. ET) and the following day, Wednesday, Nov. 9 at 1 p.m. ET (check local listings). Canadians will be able to catch a final rebroadcast the following weekend on CTV. In all, the telecast will have aired four times.

thanks to wootam for finding this info

Monday, October 31, 2005

A Rare set and a Toronto Date

The reviews from Sweet One and Flare's trip to see Sarah play in Buffalo revealed some great information. Sarah's solo and intimate show included many requests and rare live tracks like Somebodys Arms, The Darkroom, Angle, Me and Jerome, etc. Sarah also debuted a new song, "Say I Was Kind", was also noted on playing other new songs during her warm up.

Sweetone's scanned setlist, song reviews, and Flares venue shots are all available here:
Buffalo - October 29, 2005.

Sarah also told them about her plans to play with a quartet for a special show in Toronto this December.
It will be two nights with nothing but a string quartet, she called them "Christmas shows" but mentioned the possibility of High, so I imagine there will be many non-christmas song amongst the mix, and the plan is to have it at Harbourfront Centre. - Sweet One

Sunday, October 30, 2005

New Single - Somebody's Arms

Thanks to the maxonline who noted that Sarah's latest single to reach the radio is Somedbody's Arms. If your having trouble finding this song, it's the hidden track to her album Day One.

Tuesday, October 25, 2005

Sarah on the Food Network - today

Thanks to Elizabeth who happened to notice that Sarah Slean was on the food network today:

"Christine Cushing: Cook With Me
Episode: Memories of Paris(Episode #1014)
Hosted By: Christine Cushing

Christine and her guests (singer/songwriter Sarah Slean, fashion legend Marilyn Brooks and Chef Jean-Pierre Challet from The Fifth Restaurant) all share the foods and memories that remind them of the City of Light."

Sunday, October 23, 2005

Rescheduled Tour Dates

Some of the tour dates have been rescheduled by a few days. The offical site's tour section has been updated and has ticket information and other details for most venues.

A copy and paste of that information:
  • October 28 – Higher Ground - Burlington, VT * Supporting Rasputina
  • October 29 – Icon Nightclub – Buffalo, NY
  • October 31 – Bowery Ballroom – New York, NY * Supporting Rasputina
  • November 1 – Milestones – Rochester, NY
  • November 4 – La Tulipe – Montreal, PQ - Tickets available at Cabaret & Cabaret La Tulipe Box Office, all Admission outlets, by phone at (514) 790-1245 or 1-800-361-4595 and at or
  • November 5 – Market Hall – Peterborough, ON - Tickets available at Moondance (425 George St N, 705-742-9425),, and Market Hall (705-749-1146).
  • November 6 – Convocation Hall /McMaster Univ. – Hamilton, ON - Tickets available at Compass Info Ctr. 905-525-9140 ext.21000 AND Dr. Disc (20 Wilson St., 905-523-1010).
  • November 9 – First Baptist Church – Ottawa, ON - Tickets available at Record Runner (212 Rideau Street, 613-241-3987) AND Ticketmaster.
  • November 12 – Sydenham St. United Church – Kingston, ON - Tickets available at Grand Theatre Box Office (613-530-2050) or online at
  • November 15 – Westminster United Church – Winnipeg, MB - Tickets available at Ticketmaster or charge by phone at 204-780-3333, and WECC Box Office (204-783-6918) or
  • November 17 – Louis Pub – Saskatoon, SK - Tickets available at The Place Riel Information Centre, Louis' and all CDPlus Locations or by phone at 306-966-6998.
  • November 19 – Central Bar – Victoria, BC - Tickets available at Central Bar & Grill (250-361-1700), Lyles Place (250-382-8422), Ditch Records (250-386-5874), and
  • November 20 – East Vancouver Cultural Centre – Vancouver, BC - Tickets available at or charge by phone at 604-280-4444.
  • November 22 – Myer Horowitz Theatre/Univ of Alberta – Edmonton, AB - Tickets available at Tickets available at or charge by phone at 780-451-8000, Blackbyrd Myoozik (780-439-1273) , Listen Records (780-732-1132), SUB, HUB, CAB ETLC Info Desks (U of A Campus), Powerplant (U of A Campus, 780-492-3101), and online at
  • November 23 – Rozsa Centre/Univ of Calgary – Calgary, AB - or charge by phone at 403-777-0000.
  • November 25 – The Dark Hall – Regina, SK - Tickets available at Eat Healthy Foods, Bird Films, Vintage Vinyl or by phone (306) 757-7684.

Friday, October 14, 2005

Official Site Tour Update

The tour page has now been updated reflecting the new Sarah concert dates. Here is the listing:
  • October 28 – Higher Ground - Burlington, VT * Supporting Rasputina
  • October 29 – Icon Nightclub – Buffalo, NY
  • October 31 – Bowery Ballroom – New York, NY * Supporting Rasputina
  • November 1 – Milestones – Rochester, NY
  • November 4 – La Tulipe – Montreal, PQ
  • November 5 – Market Hall – Peterborough, ON
  • November 6 – Convocation Hall /McMaster Univ. – Hamilton, ON
  • November 7 – Sydenham St. United Church – Kingston, ON
  • November 9 – First Baptist Church – Ottawa, ON
  • November 15 – Westminster United Church – Winnipeg, MB *
  • November 16 – Westminster United Church – Winnipeg, MB
  • November 17 – Louis Pub – Saskatoon, SK
  • November 19 – Central Bar – Victoria, BC
  • November 20 – East Vancouver Cultural Centre – Vancouver, BC
  • November 22 – Myer Horowitz Theatre/Univ of Alberta – Edmonton, AB
  • November 23 – Rozsa Centre/Univ of Calgary – Calgary, AB
  • November 25 – The Dark Hall – Regina, SK
In time these dates will be added to the sidebar of littleslean with concert details such as supporting acts, ticket info, and venue information when available.

Tuesday, October 11, 2005

More Canadian dates for November

Thanks to Betty, Boywonder and Sweetone for finding these additional new tour dates:
  • November 4, Montreal, QU @ La Tulipe
  • November 5, Peterborough, ON @ Peterborough Market Hall (with Danny Michel)
  • November 9, Ottawa ON, First Baptist Church
  • November 22, Edmonton, Venue unknown (w/ Flemish Eye opening)
  • November 23, Calgary AB @ University of Calgary, Rozsa Centre (w/ Flemish Eye opening)
The offical site does keep a tour date listing and the sidebar of the littleslean blog keeps being updated with any dates we can find. Thanks again to those on the offical forum for most these dates.

TV Reminder for those in Canada, Sarah on Vicki Gabereau repeats October 29th.

Sunday, October 02, 2005

Get littleslean news, on MSN Messenger, Email, & more

It's now eazier then ever to get updates on littleslean news:
  • Within minutes of a littleslean news update being made, you can be alerted through a MSN Alert. They allow you to choose to be notified on MSN Messenger, email, cell phone, or PDA device. Take a look at your delivery options when you sign up. It should work with the current MSN versions, the tab for MSN alerts may need to be turned on. Ads may be present when viewing the littleslean news site this way, none are up yet.
  • RSS/Atom sydnication - Using the Feed button, you can drop the sydnicated link into an news reader. Sydnication is becoming a popular service with web pages so with a news reader you can stay uptodate seeing the headlines/summaries from multiple sites. ie, google news, flickr, blogs, etc.
To get these features, see "Site Sydnication" on the right side of the page and click on the buttons.

Saturday, September 24, 2005

Beachfest Video - Streaming Online

Thanks to Sweetones/Neal who pointed out that this year's Beachfest video is now streaming online. Sarah's portion is as follows:
  1. Intro
  2. Eliot
  3. Lucky Me (polka version)
  4. Mary (impobable pop mix ending)
  5. Out in the Park
  6. Sweet Ones*
*Sweet Ones is cut short.

At the 7:48 mark in Blue Rodeo's set you can catch Sarah and friends doing their cover of the Jayhawk's song "Blue". Pictures of the show can be seen on the right side of the page and the shows history can be seen around the September 5th 2005 date.

Sarah Talks...
Sarah posted on her blog on September 21st. To be notified instantly when Sarah posts you can sign up to her blogs feed, just like you can with littleslean news.

Thursday, September 15, 2005

Sarah playing @ film festival - review

Show Review:

Today was a stellar day the Canadian Music Cafe, which included slots from Andy Stochansky and Jully Black. Sarah Slean -- who offered Jill Barber one of her comp drink tickets when the bartender charged Jill $12 for a Caesar -- put on a lovely, unaccompanied set of songs mostly from Day One, including "Lucky Me," "Vertigo," "Pilgrim" and "Your Wish is My Wish." Acutely tuned to the day's purpose, she chided the crowd to "turn the fake button off." (Similarly, Jian Gomeshi used his hosting to gig to chastise chatty schmoozers in between sets, which is probably why they ignored him when he tried to drum up some support for locked out Ceebers.)

Event History:
Sarah Slean is one of the artists schedualed to play on September 15th at the private Music Cafe event.
Canadian music will play a leading role in the 30th Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) with the debut of the Canadian Music Café, a live showcase event that will feature daytime concerts by Canada's leading and emerging artists. Performers include Buck 65, Ron Sexsmith, K'naan, and Jorane. Located at Sassafraz Café's Jitterbug Perfume Lounge in Toronto's Yorkville district, the Canadian Music Café will run from Sept. 13-15, with live performances between 2 - 5 p.m., and is exclusive to Festival industry delegates.
- CNW Group, Full Article.

Thursday, September 15, 2005
2:00 - 2:30 Alana Levandoski
2:35 - 3:05 Andy Stochansky
3:10 - 3:40 Sarah Slean
3:45 - 4:15 Jully Black
4:20 - 4:50 The Heavy Blinkers
Update, August 25
The offical site of this event with more information is;

Update, September 13
Although you might not be able to get into this show, you do have a good chance of hearing it.
Sassafraz is also hosting the Canadian Music Cafe. To get in, you have to be a pass holder, but Rossa says he’s keeping the windows open so people outside can hear the music. Artists such as Steven Page, Chantal Kreviazuk, Ron Sexsmith and Sarah Slean are playing, hoping that filmmakers will come, then use their music in movie soundtracks.

Thanks to YenC for the find.

Wednesday, September 14, 2005

European Dates - Day by Day

As Sarah had previously indicated on the offical site, here are the European dates. Links to all Sarah related dates are kept on the Sidebar, but an offical tour page is available on

  • Oct. 1 Strasbourg, Festival Ososphere
  • Oct. 2 Tourcoing (Lille), Grand Mix
  • Oct. 4 Evreux, Abordage
  • Oct. 5 Angers, Chabada
  • Oct. 6 Paris, Tranbenbo
  • Oct. 7 Orleans, Astrolabe
  • Oct. 8 Nantes, Olympic
  • Oct. 11 Toulouse, Ramier
  • Oct. 12 Montpellier, Rockstore
  • Oct. 13 Clermont Ferrand, Coop de Mai
  • Oct. 14 Lyon, Ninkasi
  • Oct. 15 Marseille, Le Moulin
Thanks to Jim for pointing out the update.

Tuesday, September 13, 2005

Sarah hits US late October

Sarah returns to the U.S. openning for Rasputina again. These dates are confirmed via the venues, ticket sellers, and Rasputina's page.

  • October 28, Friday - VT, Showcase Lounge - Openning for Rasputina. $12/14

  • October 31, Monday (Halloween) - NY, Bowerly Ballroom - Openning for Rasputina $16/18

Thanks to sandonthebreeze and banet2001 for the heads up for the 31st show.

Saturday, September 10, 2005

Sarah played a show September 8th

Thanks to betty on the Slean message board we learned the following:

Sarah played a show on September 8th for a party held by Time Magazine and Warner Brothers as part of Toronto Film Festival. Included in the expected attendance of 350 guests were; Val Kilmer, Rober Downey Jr., Michelle Monaghan, and director Shane Black. The event took place at Pür Night Club.

The news release seemed to have come out just the day before the event. I found a short review on the party on Murray Whyte of the Toronto Star's blog. "Sarah Slean was playing the piano, the sushi was yummy and the blue martinis were deadly. It was a delight."

Pictures of the celebs on the red carpet can be seen here, none feature Sarah.

Thursday, September 08, 2005

New cover and news from Beachfest

Sarah had a great set under the sunny sky of Beachfest last Monday. Her set consisted for Eliot, Mary, Out in the Park, Lucky Me, and Sweetones. She played the show solo and modified her version of Mary slightly to like the remix.

It looked like K-OS may have been gearing up for a surprise collaberation of the When Another Midnite B-side. He snuck up on stage and hid behind a drum set as Sarah played. In reality he was just trying to prep for his set that followed hers. They did not play together that day although he did drop her name in a freestyle and played the Love Song, which on the album features a sample of Sarah on the album version.

During the headline set of the night Blue Rodeo called up Sarah Slean as a special guest. She did an outstanding cover of the Jayhawks "Blue" with backup vocals being provided by Ron Sexsmith and Steven Page. To see images of the event, see the Flickr badge on the sidebar of this page.

After Sarah's set she did an on air interview with the Mix99. She clearified that "her house buring down" was a metaphor and that Beck on Day One is 'Howie Beck'. She revealed the location of her art show is The Spin Gallery and that she will be working with Nelson Chan again. She also spoke a bit about love, that after Black Widow she "loves film", she "loves the Mix99.9" and that her adventures into many arts is "a symptom of being in love with everything".

The event was filmed and will probally have highlights available to be viewed like last year's Beachfest.

Sarah has also been interviewed in the September edition of Glow magazine. In it, the fan project Passioneers V.1 is mentioned and Sarah states that she is moving to France for a bit to really learn French. She will be touring in the UK/France from Oct1-Oct15th according to her Tour section. Thanks for Sam23 and Boywonder for that information.

Wednesday, September 07, 2005

Black Widow

"BLACK WIDOW stars several of Canada’s most fascinating recording artists, including Sarah Slean, Martin Tielli, and Mary Margaret O’Hara, as well as acclaimed stage and screen actors Tom McCamus, Julian Richings and Gary Reineke.

Shot in black and white in a visually expressionistic style, BLACK WIDOW is a playfully macabre homage to film noir cinema of the 1940’s."

Thanks to the Sixshooter mailing list, we now have a link to the official Black Widow Film website.

Find cast bios, screening and broadcast dates, picture downloads, song samples and even a preview video clip!

~nicole g

Wednesday, August 24, 2005

BIG news, from Sarah herself.

Sarah posted today on the main page of the official site a ton of news. Read the entry here, and visit the Vitamins page for more of her words.

To summarize:
  1. Sarah is writing the new record now.
  2. At this time she is self managed.
  3. She is playing 4 songs at Beachfest.
  4. On October 1st-15th she will be touring with Buck65 in the UK/France.
  5. February 2nd is the opening of her art show in Toronto. She will play the opening with a 1 night only ensemble. More information and contest news TBA on the official site.
  6. Black Widow, the film that makes Sarah's acting debut at the Calgary Film Festival this Fall. Over the same season it should air on Bravo and CBC.
  7. Nelson Chan, who we interviewed for his work on the videos for Day One and Mary, has a new project with Sarah. A short film titled "The Baroness" will be animated by Nelson while scripting and scoring will be done by Sarah.
Again, read all the news from Sarah on the official page. We will keep an eye out on these events as they develop.

In other news, a redone video of Mary to the Improbable Pop Remix version has been made. Nelson had wanted to change parts of the original video and with the remix he has had the chance. He has some how managed to include more of Sarah into this video. The Mary (Improbable Pop Remix) audio can be purchased through or the Canadian iTunes shop. This is the version of the song that has been receiving rotation on the radio and fans were asked to request.

Lastly, you may have noticed that on the sidebar of this blog are now some moving pictures. The images are the most recent pictures uploaded to the Sarah Slean group pool on Flickr.
Feel free to browse and upload your Sarah pictures to the group.

Cameron Bay.

Friday, August 05, 2005

Mix 99.9 Beachfest

On Labour Day (Sept 5), Sarah Slean will be participating in this year's Beachfest hosted by the Mix 99.9 at Sunnyside Park in Toronto. This year will mark the 14th annual FREE Beachfest.

The participating artists:

David Usher
Steven Page (of Barenaked Ladies) and the Vanity Project
Kathleen Edwards
Ron Sexsmith
Jeremy Fisher
Sarah Slean

Update, August 24
Sarah will be playing only 4 songs at this festival. The water may not be clean.
More information is now up on the Mix's Beachfest page, such as other additions to the line up, activities, TTC directions, etc. There will also be a contest for backstage passes this weekend.

thanks to gooberrygirl for this news

Thursday, July 28, 2005

Regina Folk Festival

In just 2 days, Sarah Slean will be playing the Regina Folk Festival. In anticipation of her performance, The Leader-Post printed the following article. (thanks to Kyall for submitting this news)

Cured by cabin fever: Four months alone saved exhausted Slean
The Leader-Post (Regina)
Thu 28 Jul 2005
Page: D3
Section: What's On
Byline: Andrew Matte
Source: The Leader-Post

Fans of Sarah Slean can thank small-town Ontario for allowing a rebirth of sorts to occur for the singer-songwriter, known for her angelic sound andcerebral, spiritual approach to writing and performing.

At the end of her last tour, Slean admits, mental and physical exhaustion left her so unmotivated that she feared her career in music had come to an end. However, after a show in Almonte, she was attracted to the Ottawa-area town's beauty so much that she stayed -- for four months.

Slean rented a cabin and lived alone, enjoying downtime that not only lifted her spirits, but also cleared her mind and made her eager to return to music.

It was then that Slean recorded her fourth album, Day One, a CD that critics and fans view as her greatest success, thanks to an evolution in a sound that leans more toward pop and rock rather than the lilting Tori Amos-like sound Slean was known for.

"I'd reached a real bottom and a real zero time in my life," she says of the time she arrived in Almonte. "I needed to clean out all of my senses, including my sense of identity. "I wasn't sure whether I'd continue in music, and I felt really adrift. All my dreams were about me being in the middle of the ocean hanging onto a piece of driftwood."

"I was reading way too much philosophy I guess . . . I was looking at the desolate side of existentialism rather than the freedom and optimism that could be found."

In recent months, Slean has enjoyed a growing audience and appreciation for an outlook on life that is different from the way she viewed the world in years past. She admitted to regularly pondering heady issues such as the meaning of life and the conflict between science and religion, and has since discovered she's more comfortable in her own skin living without trying to find answers to questions she deemed unanswerable.

"Sometimes you have to simply be, rather than make life a math equation. That proved very educational to me and I try to cultivate that in my life because thinking too hard about everything, I think it would kill you," she says.

The evolution in her sound and sharper skills have occurred naturally, Slean says, though she approaches songwriting and performing in the way she always has. She acknowledges she's a better singer today than she was in her early days, but believes her progress has resulted from the simple experience and practice, rather than from any mandate to arrive in any new place.

"I hear my voice revealing itself. In the first two records, and even the third record, my voice sounds paralysed in fear and insecurity and hesitation. And I think that's gradually going away as I do music," she says. "I feel the muscles and the various tools you need to employ, I hear them getting stronger."

"I don't really know about my music stylistically. I wouldn't be able to describe any big shift in the sound of my music. It's all becoming clearer to me, I guess."

Some songs on Day One veer away from folk music, but it didn't happen by design. Slean has never altered her approach to song construction. "I try not to think about the final product when I write a song, because to me a song is the melody and the chorus ... a good song is still one that you can play by yourself," she says.

"Some of the folk crowd is narrow minded, but I find that most of them are just fans of music. So I hope they don't throw things at me if I play some rock songs."

What hasn't changed is her view on the realities of performing, which includes the rather unfortunate chore of travel, living out of a suitcase, and dealing with "industry" issues in order to share her music.

"It's a real double-edged sword. The joy and power you get to experience by making art and giving it away, and performing on stage is so thrilling. And that's tempered with the emptiness of travelling," she says.

Another challenge comes every summer when Slean performs outdoors, as she did last weekend, at the high-profile Hillside festival in Guelph, Ont.,and will do again this weekend in Regina. Playing in clubs and theatres aids her sound and performance, and she concedes that she misses those factors when she performs outside to a crowd sprawled in a park.

"A lot of the time, I use the darkness of the hall, and I use that to my advantage and ramp up my character. I guess the difference between the character on stage and the real person goes up a notch," she says.

"When I play outdoors, I just try to trust that when I open the door to the music, people won't throw knives at me. I think that if you are a little bit scared, then the music dies."

Tuesday, July 12, 2005

Hillside information

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Sarah's performance at the Hillside Music Festival has been quickly approaching. Tickets for the entire festival have been sold out.

CFRU in Guelph will also be airing interviews and live performances over the festival. See their page for more information and online streams.

On Saturday at 3:00 pm in the afternoon Sarah will be playing a show titled "Diamonds in The Rough" (unrecorded songs). The show will take place on the Sun Stage and also feature Kevin Fox, Dave MacKinnon, Luke Doucet & Melissa McClelland.

Sarah's main set is Saturday evening at 7:05 pm on the Main Stage. Her set will be followed by Stars and The Arcade Fire.

On Sunday at 2:00 pm Sarah will be taking part in "CBC FUSE II - Sarah Slean & Buck 65 Session" the lake stag. The recording session for CBC's new program Fuse. Visit the Fuse site for air times and stations. There is also a webstream. Update, this Fuse scheduale indicates that until September there will be no brodcast of Sarah or anything else from Hillside.

Friday, June 24, 2005

Last date with the band?

Sarah has now finished her dates in Europe. A fan review from the Denmark show that was played two days ago states, Sarah said it would be her last gig with this great band. It's unclear if she will have the support of the "Night Bugs" playing with her at any of her upcoming Canadian dates.

Friday, June 17, 2005

Review from Germany

Sarah has arrived in Germany! Her first show of the tour played at the Knust featured an array songs from her album Day One. The set list appeared similar to the shows she recently played across Canada. Some new songs have been prepared but have yet to be played.

Read the rest of Sleancredible's review of the show here.

Note that the London date will be a solo show.

Thursday, June 16, 2005

Interviewing - Nelson Chan, Video Director.

On Tuesday had the chance to interview Nelson Chan, the creator of Sarah's last two music videos. He spoke about the concepts and influences for both Day One and Mary videos and how he got started. It was an excellent discussion and you can read the full interview here: Flying Monkey Animation Takes Flight.

Subscribers to the newsletter had the interview sent to them yesterday. Sign up to the newsletter here. Discussion for the interview on the official board is here.

Tuesday, June 14, 2005

Mary Radio Mix hits the radio

A radio remix of Mary has appeared on Toronto radio stations today. Both Chum FM and the Mix 99.9 played the upbeat version today. This is not the same mix that DJ Steve did live from C Lounge that was aired on Chum last month.

Request the Mary radio mix on Chum FM here.

Source, Neal "Sweetone"

Update June 17:
The new radio release has been sent out across Canada. See this thread for more details, Cathy also asked the following:
Now is the time to show your power. Call or email these stations and ask them to play Sarah Slean. Chime in here and let us know what stations you have covered - include an email link for others if you like. If your favorite station is not on the list, call them and ask them to add Mary. This group can make an impact for Sarah at radio!

Sunday, June 05, 2005

Confirmed Date Canada - Europe

Confirmed dates posted today by Cathy on Sarah's board. More dates are being worked on, so "unconfirmed" date information still may appear here. Watch for updates.

  • June 7 -- Toronto ON - The Phoenix*
    • 2 Songs covered: Sunny Side of the Street, Woodstock
  • June 15 - Hamburg Germany - Knust
  • June 16 - Berlin Germany - Franz Club
  • June 18 - Heidelberg Germany - Deutsch-Amerikanisches Institut
    • Confirmed on June 9
  • June 19 - London England - The Troubadour
  • June 21 - Stockholm Sweden - Debaser
  • June 22 - Copenhagen Denmark - Loppen
  • July 8 -- Trois-Rivieres QC - Le Bistro Tourisme Quebec
  • July 23 - Guelph ON - Hillside Festival
  • July 30 - Regina SK - Regina Folk Festival

*White Ribbon Concert - Sarah will only play one or two songs.

New Toronto Date, June 12, Gladstone Hotel

Continuing in the theme of finding shows that are not officially confirmed, it appears that Sarah has Toronto date between the White Ribbon Concert and her shows in Germany.

5-10 pm with Lily Frost, Sarah Slean and John Southworth (Art Benefit)

This show is confirmed from the Aporia Records web page indicating Sarah will be playing with Lilly Frost. Lilly Frost's page also confirms Sarah will be playing with her for this show. The Gladsonte Hotel site does confirm that Lilly Frost will be playing that night but makes no mention of Sarah Slean. Tickets are $10 and the night of music and fundraising is in support of the George Herman House.

Update, June 13. Sarah did not play this event.

Saturday, June 04, 2005

Denmark Date - June 22

A date in Denmark appears to have been added, as found by board member "copenhagnen1".

The Loppen website and this site has a bit more detail about the date which I was unable to translate. Unlike the two previous German dates in June, this show has not been confirmed through Warner or the A.S.S tour promoter. It appears she is backtracking over some of the venues she played while opening for Ron Sexsmith.

Update, June 5: Show is now confirmed.

Monday, May 30, 2005

Another German Date - Tickets on Sale

As mentioned previously, Sarah might be playing some dates in Germany. A second date is listed on Warner Germany's page.

15.06.2005 - Hamburg, Knust
16.06.2005 - Berlin, Frannz Club

The likely hood of these shows happening has increased. No confirmation on the Almonte ON gig yet.

Update, May 29:
A.S.S Concert and Promotions have confirmed that Sarah Slean and band will be playing the formentioned dates. The Frannz club show tickets are now being sold at various German Ticket Agent sites:
  1. Trinity Concerts -13,20 EUR
  2. GetGo -15,95 EUR
  3. Giblaut -15,95 EUR
  4. Everytime -15,95 EUR
  5. Opusforum - 15,95 EUR
  6. etc
Cameron Bay.

Friday, May 27, 2005

Sarah to play 8th Annual White Ribbon Concert

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Sarah will be returning back to the Phoenix concert hall in Toronto on June 7th to play cover songs in support of the White Ribbon Campaign. Thanks to Jareed for finding this news in Chart Attack.

Update, May 27:
Maple Music has worked with the promoter of the White Ribbon Concert to set up tickets and they are waiving ticketing fees with the hopes of raising as much awareness and money for this great cause. To purchase tickets through Maple Music, visit the Boutique page at and click on the tickets link there.

The NXNE Music And Film Festival and the White Ribbon Campaign have announced the lineup for the 8th Annual White Ribbon Concert, to be held on Tuesday, June 7, 2005.

Confirmed participants include guitarist Alex Lifeson of Rush, All Systems Go's lead vocalist and guitarist John Kastner, Jim Cuddy of Blue Rodeo, singer-songwriters Bruce Cockburn , Ron Sexsmith, Sarah Slean and Emm Gryner and Alexisonfire guitarist/vocalist Dallas Green, who will perform with singer Jully Black . NXNE's 2004 Fan Choice award winner Shawn Hewitt And The National Strike will start the evening off. More names will be announced shortly.

The all-ages concert will follow the traditional, cover-songs-only format, but there will be no house band — a change that one publicity agent “is sure to result in even more musical minglings than before.”

Another change in this year's event will be the absence of the Tea Party's Jeff Martin. He was one of the White Ribbon Concert's main Toronto organizers, but this year he's letting some new blood run the show.

The event will be held at The Phoenix in Toronto. The first 100 NXNE 2005 wristband holders in line will be admitted free of charge. Otherwise, tickets for the event are $25 and go on sale on May 6, 2005 at The Phoenix Box Office, Rotate This, Soundscapes and through Ticketmaster.

For $75 a pop, VIP tickets entitle the bearer to goodie bags, free food, cocktails and better opportunities to meet the musicians. All proceeds from ticket sales go directly to the White Ribbon Campaign.

The White Ribbon Campaign was established in 1991 when a group of Canadian men decided to speak out against violence against women. It has since become the largest effort in the world of its kind. The white ribbon is a symbol of men's opposition to men's violence against women.
Alex Lifeson And Sarah Slean Headline 8th Annual White Ribbon Concert
Wednesday May 04, 2005 @ 03:00 PM
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Sunday, May 22, 2005

Back to the River's Edge Festival, Almonte ON

It appears that Sarah may be playing the River Edge Festival in Almonte Ontario on Saturday June 11th. Almonte was given a 'thank you' in the Day One liner notes as it was the area of the cottage she has taken refuge in. Sarah's appearance can't be confirmed at the moment as the source of the information has just updated the year from 2004, to reflect 2005.

Friday, May 20, 2005

Sarah Slean to play Regina Folk Festival

Along with her Hillside Festival date, Sarah Slean will also be part of the Regina Folk Festival, July 29th-31st.

She´ll be playing alongside fellow musical friends Sarah Harmer, Ron Sexsmith, Oh Susannah, Danny Michel and more!

The official site has confirmed that Sarah will be participating in workshops for both festivals.

Thursday, May 19, 2005

View Mary video & new dates

The Mary video can now be viewed at the productions website,

The video was filmed in Toronto two days after her tour finished and first aired May 9th. This is the second video by Nelson Chan who also directed the video for Day One.

Sarah has been added again to join this year's Hillside Music Festival in Guelph Ontario. The three day festival include a long list of top Canadian talent. July 22-24 2005.

It appears that Sarah might have a date for a show in Germany on June 15th. The date was listed on and may not reflect current changes to Sarah's scheduale.

Thursday, May 12, 2005

Mary Video - First glance on Etalk Daily

During the credits of Wednesday's E-Talk Daily, a first glimpse of the Mary video was available. The style looked simular to the animation of the Day One video mixed with live action from Sarah. Nothing else is known about the video at this point but thanks to Flare for the heads up about the clip being on E-talk.

Here is glimpse of the 3 scenes shown in the 20 second clip:
Looking out a frosty window
Sarah playing an air harp
A ghost train passing into Sarah

Want more? Vote for the video on the MMM Top 10.

Saturday, April 30, 2005

Writing Again

It was thought of before that Sarah would be touring Europe and Germany sometime in the upcoming months. Instead she's going to spend sometime "writing and regrouping" according to a message on her official page. Another thread notes that the offical site "boutique" is selling out its Day One shirts to be replaced with new designs. Blue Parade albums have been restocked.

Wednesday, April 20, 2005

Passioneers Vol. 1

Passioneers Vol. 1, the scrapbook art project compilated by Sarah Slean fans literally around the world, is now available for online viewing at

You can start your navigation at

For the book specifically, click here

For Passioneer fan shots, click here


Monday, April 18, 2005

Back into the woods

Saturday April 16th show at the Phoenix Concert Theatre in Toronto marked her last show for this tour. Sarah told fans that she will be moving back to the cottage for the time being and will begin the process of working on her next album. She plans to bringing the scrap book "Passioneers v.1" with her. Many thanks for those that worked on that project as it was beautiful and a digital version will be up soon.

Day One has been released in Germany and press for it has been posted in the Review Forum on the offical board. It seems unlikely that Day One will be released through out the U.S. but can be ordered online.

Monday, April 04, 2005

Juno - wrap up

Sarah's Day One album didn't win for Alternative Adult Album or for Recorded Engineer of the Year. She did however get to present the Songwritter of the year to friend Ron Sexsmith.

On return from a commercial break during desperate house wives Sarah did a short interview on the red carpet. Her and Ron were together for the interview and expressed how happy the were to bed there.

A full review of the weekend events will be published as reports come in. (See previous post)

Update June 17,
Danier Leather treated Sarah to a "red leather croco bag" at this year's Juno's.

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Thursday, March 31, 2005

Sarah's Juno Weekend

Cathy Hendrix of Sarah's management posted Sarah's scheduale for this Juno weekend. Here is the post with additional links and information. All Canadian media has the potential to cover parts of the Awards so keep an eye out.

Saturday April 2
On Saturday night, Sarah will attend the Juno Gala Award Dinner & Awards event before joining Blue Rodeo for their album release party.

"The absolute must-attend after-party of Saturday night is being held at the Asper mansion... I'm introduced to Sarah Slean by a mutual friend. She looks absolutely beautiful, and she's quite charming and humble. I wish her luck for her nomination, and she says, "I'm hoping Ron Sexsmith wins... He really deserves it!" She invites us back to her hotel for drinks, but cooler heads prevail—it's late and tomorrow's going to be absolutely packed." - Jeff Hannaford,

Sunday April 3
11:15 am*Q 94 FM with Beau, Tom & Dez (live on air interview)
This is a telethon in conjunction with CARAS MusiCan program which funds schools in Manitoba can have access to a Music program & instruments.
Q 94 is streamed live online around the world, listen in here. They may have a webcam aswell.

Review: Sarah spoke about making Day One and that she hope Ron wins the song writter award. It appears that she had a good time last night and will be wearing a red dress that she picked up of the rack.

5:00 pm* – During this hour, Sarah will walk the Red Carpet and have a live on air interview with Tanya Kim & Ben Mulroney of E TALK DAILY.
Video clips are often uploaded to the Etalk website and the show normaly airs weeknight as 7:00 pm (10:30 CT). This weekend might have some unique air times.

7:00 pm* – Juno Award show begins, Sarah will be presenting the award for Songwriter of the Year within the first hour of the show.
Red Carpert Arrivals will be airred at this point mixed in with Desperate House Wives, a 90 minute special.

Review: Sarah, Ron Sexsmith, and the heritage minister of Canada, Liza Frulla, were interviewed by E Talk's Tanya on the Red Carpet. Both Ron and Sarah were "very much so" excited to being at the Junos. The short interview was on return from a commercail break during Desperate House Wives.

8:30 pm - The 2005 Juno Award show award begins now in HDTV and 5.1 surround sound.

Review: Burt Cummin, Haydain Neale of Jacksoul, and Sarah presented the songwriter award to Sarah's good friend Ron Sexsmith. During presenting Sarah spoke a few words about SOCAN and it's importance to the Canadian artists.

After presenting, Sarah will talk to Arissa Cox of Toronto One's “A List – This is an in-person interview in the ONE-ON-ONE room backstage at the Junos.
The show normally airs weekdays at 6:29 pm and 7:29 pm.

Monday April 4
Post show news to watch:
6:30 - 9:00 am - "Canada AM will stay in Winnipeg to bring viewers the highlights of the night - complete with backstage footage and reactions from the winners."

Review: Uploaded on the Juno/Sympatico website the backstage interview was shown. The audio from Sarah's mic was not being received so it's difficult to hear most the interview. Haydain Neale of Jacksoul joined Sarah for the last half of the interview before they made their way for some candy.

6:39 pm -A List interview done by Toronto One may be shown.

Review: On the Monday eppisode of the A-List a clip of Sarah arriving on the Red Carpet was shown on their highlights. To create some exciting scandle at the Junos the female host asked Sarah, "Want to make out?", she replied "yeaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah" with a big grin.

7:00 pm - "Etalk Daily presents exclusive one-on-one interviews with the presenters, performers and winners just seconds after they step off the Juno stage and into the etalk / Pantene room."

Review: A clip of Sarah on the red carpet saying she had some whiskey to calm her nerves was quickly shown in their highlights. The highligh video is streamed online. During this eppisode they showed a couple of snap shots of Sarah and Hayden (jacksoul) in the Etalk photobooth making faces.

Wednesday April 6
4:30 pm - CBC's "rollin x" should be showing juno highlights and possible interviews.

*Some times may not be accurate due to different time zones being reported.

Sunday, March 27, 2005

Sarah on Canada AM

Sarah and her band will be on Canada AM this Wednesday across the CTV network. The show airs at 6:30 am - 9:00 am, the exception being in the Atlantic where it airs 1 hour later.
source: Cathy

Review: Sarah played Mary while being bare foot and with the band.

Your_wish found this CTV interview which contained this new news:
"The prolific Slean then plans to tour in Europe in the summer, work on another record and is starring in a movie called "Black Widow," coming out later this year."

*Update: The video from that interview is now streaming on that site.

Another excellent interview done by Ryan Ince of Cord Magazine can be read here.

Friday, March 25, 2005

Jammin Downtown - March 26 & 27

Jammin Downtown with CBC Ottawa

The following four songs were airred according to Bluebell on @forums.
  • Lucky Me
  • Mary
  • Day One
  • Out in the Park

This just in...

In BC, Manitoba and Saskatchewan, it will be broadcast on Saturday, March 26th at 5pm. In Ottawa, it will run on Sunday, March 27th at 4pm.
As some of you may have noticed that the March 13 air date had changed. The revised time air date is March 27 at 4pm in Ottawa and Windsor. Nation-wide broadcast date is to be announced and likely in a few months.

CBC Ottawa's Studio 40 was "Jammin Downtown" on Friday, Jan. 14. During the course of the day, three separate concerts, featuring talented Canadian musicians, played to full houses in CBC's new downtown facility. Amanda Putz, host of Bandwidth, and Radio-Canada's Claude Naubert co-hosted the event, produced by Bill Stunt, AndrC) Massicotte and Adele Cardamone. The concerts provided live hits for Radio Two's Studio Sparks, as well as Ontario Today and All In A Day, Ottawa's No. 1 drive-home

The video taped evening concert marked the first-ever TV production in the new Ottawa broadcast centre. The show will air March 13 at 4 p.m. in Ottawa, and features Sarah Slean, singer/songwriter/pianist from Pickering, Ont.; Jim Bryson, singer/songwriter/guitarist from Ottawa; Maria Hawkins, "Ottawa's Blues Lady"; and singer Roxanne Potvin, one of the most promising new talents from the Ottawa area.

CBC's Ottawa Jammin info

Tuesday, March 22, 2005

Juno Awards - April 3rd

Reminder that the Juno's will take place April 3rd. Sarah will be a presenter and Day One is up for 2 awards.

Other news is that Sarah and Jorane were in fact on the radio last weekend. Together they covered Joni Michille's, Both Sides Now. If anyone happened to get a recording of the show please contact us.

Saturday, March 05, 2005

Sarah on StarTV - this week

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Hopefully this is not in regards to the week that just pasted. From the Star TV homepage:
Stephen Lobo serves up a spicy new series with Godiva‘s and the artsy Sarah Slean sings from her heart on her latest album, Day One.

It appears ths program name is "startv" and will be aired at 7:00am on Monday. They have made a 3 minute video availble which features an interview and live clips taken from her show at the Mod Club. This segment was airred on the City TV brodcast of "startv". A short Bio for Sarah has also been created.

Cameron Bay.

Wednesday, March 02, 2005

Littleslean News Feed now has a news feed.
It lets you see the news on without having to browse over to this page every time. It's updated automatically as a live bookmark so all you have to do is sign up to the feed and read it.

To get added to the feed,hit the button under the archives posted on the right side of the page. Foxfire users will see an additional icon in the bottom right hand corner of their browser to create a live bookmark.

The feed also allows for the headline gif that may be feautred on web sites. News

All the best with using this service.

- Cameron

Wednesday, February 23, 2005

Project: Scrapbook

Two, possibly three, years in the thought process... Project Scrapbook is finally being put into action and we want YOU to get involved.

Sarah Slean fans across Canada, and well... the world really, are coming together in a unique collaboration to give a little something back to Sarah.

The Idea:

A scrapbook with a page for each fan to decorate however he/she chooses. Write Sarah a message. Draw her a picture. Whatever your little heart desires.

To be included in the project, complete your 12"x12" page (standard scrapbook-sized paper... which you can just cut out of a bigger piece of paper or poster board if you're a guy and don't want to tolerate the social stigma of actually walking into a scrapbook store.) and send it to the project coordinator before mid-June because the goal is to give it to Sarah for her birthday.

Now get off the computer and pull all your sleanster passioneer creativity out from your pillowcases and maybe, just maybe, we'll see it materialize before June 21.

Want more details, check this thread or email me at nicole at littleslean dot com.


Friday, February 18, 2005

Slean - current events

  1. Tomorrow morning there will the highlights of Mix99 Humble and Fred show. It will include the valentines special with Sarah. You can listen to the streamed webcast if your outside of the Toronto area.
  2. Sarah was on Musique Plus this Monday. She did Mary, Day One, and doing an interview that was translated in French. If anyone happened to recorde it, please contact me.
  3. More Sarah concerts are being announced for April across Canada. Some tickets are on ticket master although they might not be listed on Sarah's offical page.
  4. Sarah and Jorane have been working on a song together to do on their tour. It's not quite done yet.
  5. Chart magazine was shooting photographs at her TO show and it looks like might have been present. Make sure to keep an eye on your local media. The sarahslean message board has been full of shots from her Mod show gig among others.

Tuesday, February 15, 2005

Day One video

Sarah Slean, though busy touring and promoting her new album, at some point in the past few months, neglected to mention that she was producing a second music video for the title track to "Day One."

The music video is a refreshing stray from the cliche twenty-something female vocalist video. It charmingly captures Sarah Slean's artistic nature (through animation by Nelson Chan) both musically and visually.

To view a stream of the video:

Windows Media Player
Real Media Player

Help promote the new video by voting it into the top ten on


Monday, February 14, 2005

Happy Valentines - Sarah on Mix99

Sarah was on the Humble and Fred radio show this morning on the Mix99. They joked about Sarah missing their Christmas show and the early start time today.

Sarah played Day One with Andrew on guitar. That's the new single and the video has recently appeard on MuchMoreMusic. The Mix99 then opened the phones lines to where a person would talk about their valentine and then Sarah would construct a song a song for them. I believe she made 2 or 3 of these songs with Humble and Fred helping her along the way. They were pretty funny and Sarah seemed to be in good a good mood. She concluded that she return to Toronto to play at the Phoenix Concert Hall on April 16th. That's one big venue .

Keep your eyes and ears open. Have a sweet valentines.

Cameron Bay.

Tuesday, February 08, 2005

Chart Magazine interviews Sarah Slean

Sarah at the Juno Nominations. Images from Chart Mag "damn" ;)

Chart spoke to Sarah at the Juno nominations today. She mentioned that she would like to do a sexy duet at the show with K-OS or Mat Mays. Read it all here.

Another headline on Chart today was, "Meet The Juno Nominees: The Waking Eyes Dub Sarah Slean "Not Ugly"". Of course that's not new news to most of you but they do mention how she is the person they would "like to do sexed-up duet with at the Junos" source, chart

Monday, February 07, 2005

Sarah Slean nominated for a Juno

A new category has been created for the Juno awards, and Sarah Slean is one of the very first nominees.


All Of Our Names - Sarah Harmer
Matt Mays - Matt Mays
Retriever - Ron Sexsmith
Day One - Sarah Slean
Want Two - Rufus Wainwright

Also of note, Pete Prilesnik has been nominated for his engineering work on Lucky Me.


Vic Florencia "Shot Down My Heart", "When Rita Takes the 'A' Train" Make Believe Ballroom – Marc Jordan
John MacLean & Sheldon Zaharko "Jumbo Jet Headache" I/O – Limblifter
Peter Prilesnik (co-engineer Eric Ratz) "Lucky Me", "Day One" Day One – Sarah Slean
Bob Rock "Welcome to My Life", "Me Against the World" Still Not Getting Any – Simple Plan
L. Stu Young "What Do You Want", "Man in Your Life" Musicology – Prince

Juno Award Nominees

Thursday, February 03, 2005

1 Night Only - Sarah in London England

From Cathy posted on the SS message board:
Friday February 4, 2005
5:00 PM sharp
606 Club
90 Lots Road
SW10 Chelsea

This is a showcase for industry professionals but it would be great to have some Slean fans in the audience. Spread the word.

And, before you ask, no... she will not be playing any other shows in the UK at this time.

If your following that thread news is that Sarah has been in Germany working very hard for the world release of Day One.

Thursday, January 27, 2005

Waves To Water - Benefit CD/download

Canadian Artists have come together to release a benefit CD in response to the help tsunami affected communities. Volume 2 contatins Sarah Slean's single for When Another Midnight featuring K-os. As posted before, this version was previously only available through iTunes.

Puretracks ( and partner sites are raising funds for the initiative through online sales of two album compilations featuring music by leading Canadian artists, including several new and exclusive tracks. The albums can be downloaded on Puretracks and partner sites for $10 each plus GST. All proceeds will go toward WavesToWater.
-EMI press release

Volume 1:
1. Sarah McLachlan – Shelter
2. Martha Wainwright
3. David Clayton-Thomas – Night Be Kind
4. Loreena McKennitt – Dante’s Prayer (Spanish Version)
5. Jorane – Stay
6. Shaye – Beauty
7. The Clumsy Lovers – Mercy
8. Bruce Cockburn – If A Tree Falls (Acoustic)
9. Hawksley Workman
10. Jim Belushi – Mama Don’t Allow No Guitar Playing
11. Rush – Closer to the Heart
12. Tom Cochrane – Beautiful Day
– Whither Must I Wander – We Will Still Need A Song
Volume 2:
1. Andy Stochansky – House of Gold
2. Sarah Slean featuring K-OS – When Another Midnight
3. Our Lady Peace – Imagine (live)
4. The Joel Plaskett Emergency – Extraordinary (Original Demo)
5. Stabilo – Beautiful Madness
6. The Tea Party – Oceans
7. Thornley – Mistake
8. The Marble Index – Days Seem Longer
9. Finger Eleven – Costume for a Gutterball
10. Kazzer – Focus on Tomorrow
11. The Salads – Time 4 Change (live)
12. Simple Plan – American Jesus (live)

*You can not buy purchase individual tracks for these albums

Sunday, January 23, 2005

Tour Officaly Announced

Slean's tour has now been offically announced.'s site features a list of shows and in the boutique section has a few ticket sales (done through maple music). It works out a dollar cheaper for the Toronto show compared to Ticket Master. For more details about any of the shows visit the message board as it has 2 Tour forums.

Ticket Master Canada had this as their front page today :)

Wednesday, January 12, 2005

New Shows added

Some new shows have surfaced on Ticket Master and other sites:
  • Feb 18, 2005 - Fri 8:00 PM Hamilton Place Theatre Hamilton, ON
    May be sold out, tickets currently not available on Ticketmaster

  • March 3, 2005 - Thur The Grand Theatre, Kingson, ON
    See rockstar for ticket and show info.

  • April 4, 2005 - Delta Ballroom, NF
  • Unconfirmed, source
    See this LIST for more unoffical dates on Sarah's Canadian tour.