Don’t let the cute exterior fool you. These girls can rock — and they’re doing it with an attitude that defies both their age and their sweetheart voices!
Saffire consists of two sets of sisters, ages 12 and 15 — Sonya and Charlotte/Soreya and Annika. Cute, yes. But these indie rockers from Rockland County are putting out songs that are just as punky as they are catchy, drawing on influences that touch on rock, pop, jazz, blues and classical. (Listen to Saffire on MySpace or check out the official Saffire website.)
One of the coolest things about these girls is that they are always looking to “play for a cause.” Saffire has already performed at nearly 30 benefits and fundraisers and is getting into the action for itself by launching a t-shirt project to raise money for ongoing relief efforts in Haiti. The girls have also established the “Saffire Sisters Scholarship Fund,” which will offer sisters the opportunity to experience a summer program at the Willie Mae Rock Camp for Girls in Brooklyn, N.Y., a non-profit organization whose aim is to empower and mentor girls through music.
The band formed in early 2009 and has already performed at a wide range of venues including Lincoln Center’s ‘Out of Doors’ summer concert series, Brooklyn Academy of Music, NYU, Rutgers, The Knitting Factory and more.
This Sunday, Saffire will be performing two sold-out shows (4 p.m. and 6 p.m.) at the Turning Point in Piermont, N.Y. Don’t have tickets? You can also catch the girls — before they become superstars — on June 29 at the Nyack green as part of the “Friends of the Nyacks” summer concert series.