Together, they believe in the power of music to unite, empower, and ultimately to help others.
“Come fall in love… we welcome you to come join The Aquarius View Magazine and LadyLake Music Promotions in supporting and sharing the beautiful music of the Sharon Lia Band. We believe once you hear singer / songwriter Sharon Lia, you will be hooked; just like we are”. As quoted by Aquarius Magazine about songwriting /singing phenom Sharon Lia, who has been likened to both Christina Aguilera by Jersey Fresh Magazine, and Amy Lee of Evanescence by Independent Share Radio . She put together The Sharon Lia Band, performs both powerful and energetic original music and your favorite classics. Dubbed a’powerhouse vocalist’ by The Times in NJ, Sharon has worked with legendary producer David Ivory (Patti Labelle, The Roots & Halestorm) and Stephen ‘Eppy’ Epstein, (WAR) husband of the late Linda Creed.
In her extensive solo career, Sharon has performed at numerous ceremonies and festivities including a career highlight singing ‘The Greatest Love Of All’ for Mr. Epstein, which led to her getting his blessing to record the songs remaining in esteemed songwriter Linda Creed’s vault. Sharon had the extraordinary honor of co-writing ‘Welcome To My World’, a song left unfinished by Creed and Lonnie Jordan of the band WAR. Sharon then released an album of four Linda Creed Songs and her own originals as a solo act entitled ‘Welcome To My World’, which was produced in part by Johnny Neel of Allman Brother’s fame.
Fast forward to late 2013, and the Sharon Lia Band’s emergence on the mid-Atlantic’s music scene, where the band performed throughout Delaware, Pennsylvania, New Jersey and New York, receiving a standing ovation for their song ‘Forevermore’ at the Hard Rock Cafe in Philadelphia in early 2014. The band performed at the Voltage Lounge as part of the Breakout Artist Competition and was signed as a top tier act by LadyLake Music Publicity. In November of 2014, Sharon wowed the crowd in her solo opening performance in ‘Show Me Love’, with popular Freestyle artist, Robin S, at Rho Waterfront in Trenton, which was covered by Musical Seduction, Music Insider Magazine, and OnStage Magazine.
International radio play and media coverage predicted that big things lie ahead in 2015, and as fan demand requested, the Sharon Lia Band went on tour from New York to New Orleans to one of the biggest music conferences in the world, released their first EP entitled “Forevermore”, was a guest on the very popular Jimmy Star TV Show twice and landed in magazine, blogs and news articles. Sharon founded the very successful Ladies Who Rock 4 A Cause foundation that held their first ever event and brought in a staggering amount of funding for two charities. In 2015 The Sharon Lia Band made a difference, garnering the Best Indie Artist of the Year 2015 from Indie104 iRadioLA and more and plan to continue with even bigger and better things for 2016.
The members of the band bring a diverse, technically skilled and visceral talent to this band. Rick Jannotti on Guitar, Tony Screws on Bass, Howie Fallon on Drums, and Sharon Lia on Keyboard and Lead Vocals. Together, they believe in the power of music to unite, empower, and ultimately to help others.