Sate – Songwriter

The Toronto vocalist and songwriter leads a dynamic band combining blistering hard rock with gritty funk. The empowering messages embedded in her music, and her soul-shaking live show, have quickly built SATE’s reputation as an artist impossible to ignore. Take it from Her music leaves you exhausted but leaves a fire burning in your soul that wasn’t there before.

It only takes seeing SATE in concert once to feel the impact of everything she represents. Toronto’s NOW Magazine described her as having “a tornado of a stage presence,” while Lithium’s live reviewer proclaimed, “I can tell you sincerely that she is one of the most resounding artists I’ve heard.” When each show inevitably reaches its climax with the indelible image of SATE, fist in the air, and an entire audience raising its hands in unity, the full spectrum of human emotions—anger, joy, vulnerability— suddenly comes into sharp focus through the music. SATE has wowed audiences with her signature energetic performance touring Canada, United States and Europe. She has appeared Afropunk Festival in Brooklyn, Paris, and London. In 2017, she concluded 3 successful tours unabashedly enthralling European audiences. Appearing at the Paleo Festival in Switzerland, Lott Festival in Germany, and Secret Garden Party in London. She is set to continue wowing European audiences new album The Fool. The Fool is named after the Tarot card. SATE has always had an interest in all things cosmic. Astrology came first; Numerology came next, and close behind was Tarot. A reader of Tarot for the past 10+, SATE understood that The Fool is about beginnings and trust. He is on the edge of a cliff about to step off with a deep trust in the universe. FAITH. After many years in the music industry, and trusting the wind to hold her up in stepping off the cliff, SATE’s connection to The Fool card made it easy and clear that this was what the album was to be called. This album is an anthem for anyone who has dared to dream and work towards their greatest self.

SATE’s music is the natural result of the live experience, and the culmination of a lifetime spent fully immersed in music of all forms and shades. As the daughter of Canadian blues and jazz pioneer Salome Bey, SATE learned at the feet of countless music legends that passed through Toronto during her childhood. She soon found her own voice by adding the sounds and attitudes of punk, and hard rock that shaped her own identity, setting her upon her journey.

That journey is in fact only just beginning. The release of RedBlack&Blue was the introduction of SATE to the music industry, clamoring for new fierce female voices in the world of dirty rock and roll. Her sophomore album, The Fool, is SATE’s evolution, embodying a cutting-edge, soulful sound, with catchy earworm melodies that will have you singing long after the record stops. Armed with ferocious soulful wails, relentless guitars, pulsating organs, greasy grooves and in the end, SATE embarks on the journey bringing her dynamic powerhouse sound to the mainstream. Get ready to be sated.

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