Sammi G. is no stranger to
live performance; she made her debut at age 6, when her father pulled her up in
front of the congregation to sing a Christmas song. " I
knew right then I was hooked!" she says, "'cuz
nothing beats looking out there, and seeing all the people you made
happy." Mixing musicals with rock 'n roll, she performed though-out her
school career, singing with her church choir in Owego, the
Ti-Awaga Players, the Summer Savoyards, Musical
Theatre of Broome and as a solo act. Her experiences fronting rock bands has
ranged from the disco-funk of the Seventies, to screaming heavy metal with
local bands such as Second Notice and Night Moves.
has taken some extended breaks from performing, Sammi has never been able
to ignore the call of the stage, though trying to manage a family, a job, her
avocation as a firefighter and Advanced Life Support EMT with the Apalachin Fire Dept, and a band all at once can have its
hectic moments. Sometimes it is hard to remember whether she needs to grab the
guitar, the briefcase, or the medical bag on the way out the door. But
it's all worth it.
with these guys is the most fun I've ever had in a band,"
says."Besides being superb
musicians, our personalities all seem to fit just right. I can't wait to get
there on practice nights!" She also appreciates the other band members support and encouragement, as well as the freedom to
try new things. "Egos are not a problem with this bunch," she tells
you, and everyone nods in agreement.
you come right down to it, the story of this band is the story of my life- it's
all about the