"Sarah Ménage is an accomplished musician and entertainer with a deep brown voice and the old fashioned soul of a café chanteuse. Ménage specialises in ballads about the comedic misery of human relationships - hardboiled, but with a disarmingly soft poetic centre - a finely crafted set of songs that entertain and pack a philosophical punch, delivered with off-the-cuff charm and wit." (Rina Vergano, Venue)
She also writes novels!
Click HERE to buy The Glass Girl and/or How To Make Life Nice. Love In A Wet Climate will shortly be rereleased on ebook only. Below are related songs:
Andy Davis: bass, guitar, ukulele, organ
Si Fish: drums, percussion
Rach Hall: violin
Leon Hunt: mixing and mastering
Sarah Ménage: composing, recording, vox, piano, organ, keyboard harp and whistle
And here's a Spotify link to the soundtrack to How To Make Life Nice - or the imagined film, starring say Emma Thompson or Tamsin Greig.
With Rach Hall and Tim Fish
The Bristol Fringe
A NEW DITTY. With Tim Fish at the Bristol Fringe Bar
Available for sale HERE)
"Just ‘a’ mood? There’s a range on offer in Sarah Menage’s new album, mostly ambivalent. Making no attempt to sidestep life’s paradoxes with false certainty, she chuckles wryly into her glass before catching the nonsense of it in deft words and smart music. Thus the apparently sincere 'Love You Forever’ is followed by the ultracheeky ‘Let’s Get Spiritual’ (“When your good looks fade, when you can’t get laid, get spiritual”). There’s even a poppy Shirelles-outtake (‘That’s My Boy’), before the album closes with cocktails and ‘Let Me Sleep’, a haunted trio with Mike Willox’s tinkling jazz piano and Pete Brandt’s rounded bass. It’s a cool classic jazz sound to round off a collection as poignant as it’s witty." (©Tony Benjamin 2012) ✭✭✭✭