On The Climb!
Sabrina Fallah is a rock singer, songwriter and guitarist from Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. She grew up listening to Michelle Branch, Avril Lavigne, Kelly Clarkson, Simple Plan, etc. Her influences are Green Day, Bon Jovi and Billy Idol. She has been told that when she sings with her raspy, edgy, and powerful voice, she sounds like Joan Jett, Pat Benatar, The Cranberries and Melissa Etheridge.
The producers Sabrina has had the opportunity to work with are Stuart Epps (Elton John, Led Zeppelin, Twisted Sister), Chris Birkett (Peter Gabriel, Quincy Jones, Buffy Sainte Marie, Sinead O’Connor) and Kent Wells (Dolly Parton). Sabrina has released two EP’s, a single, and a compilation CD with a bonus track.
In January 2019, Sabrina got signed to Dance Plant Records with distribution for her music by The Orchard on iTunes. In November, Sabrina got her first mainstream interview and got her songs “The Frontline” and “Hurt” aired on WSBS Radio (860 AM and 94.1 FM) with Ron Carson, Massachusetts, United States. Thanks to Ron Carson for giving her that very first opportunity, her music has been picked up by many more mainstream stations.
In 2020, Sabrina had an interview with Brian Sullivan on WBLQ 1230 AM in Westerly, Rhode Island, United States. A friendship was established and in 2021, Brian asked Sabrina to join him as his co-host on his morning show "Brian Sullivan's Early Show", which is on Saturdays at 6am EST. Sabrina loves being on the radio and is thankful for the opportunity.
Sabrina’s music is getting airplay on Kent County Classic Rock I-105.5 FM AND AM 1450 in West Warwick, Rhode Island, United States. She is very grateful that Crazy Chris and DJ Gadget have given her music a chance to be played on a Classic Rock Station.
Her music has been played, featured and some are in rotation on mainstream stations internationally. Her music has also been featured on iHeartRadio stations and on BBC Radio Merseyside and on BBC Radio Manchester
By Kreig Marks, July 2023
KM: Hi Sabrina. Welcome to Tru Rock Revival Magazine. We’re going to do this interview Rock ‘n Roll
Roulette style. About 15 questions, minimal editing. Let’s get this moving! Take me back to your childhood. What music was playing at the Fallah home and when are your first memories of you singing?
SF: I have been humming tunes since I was born and singing since I could speak. The music that I can remember being played in the house as a kid was Rod Steward, Bryan Adams, and Andrea Bocelli. The first memories of me singing would have to be when as a kid. I was always singing for my family. This was way before I had any vocal or piano/guitar training.
KM: Listening to your songs, your voice, your style, I can definitely hear the Avril Lavigne and Michelle Branch influences. I’m sure you’ve heard that a lot. What’s your take on that?
SF: I have been told that I sound like Avril Lavigne and Michelle Branch when I sing, but that was when I was younger, when I was starting to get into singing. I get told more now that I sound like Joan Jett, Pat Benatar, The Cranberries and Melissa Ethridge. My influences are Green Day, Bon Jovi, and Billy Idol.
KM: Let’s go back to the first song you wrote. What do you remember about that, not just the writing of the song but the first time you recorded it, heard the playback, and then when you played it out live.
SF: “Don’t Go” was the first song I ever wrote and recorded. That was the song that got the most views on MySpace back in the day. It was a song that I wrote in my basement on my acoustic guitar, and it was very poppy. The recording process happened so long ago and it is hard to remember exactly how it went, but I remember being in the studio laying down the guitar parts and my vocals. The producer added in the other instruments. I think I performed it a few times live, but not so much.
KM: Do you have any collaborations with your songwriting or is it all you?
SF: I love writing songs myself and with other writers as well.
KM: When did you first pick up a guitar? What got you interested in that instrument?
SF: I think if I can remember I picked up my first guitar at 15 or 16. My hero, Billie Joe Armstrong from Green Day, plays guitar, and I wanted to learn it to be like him. I also wanted to learn an instrument that I could carry around with me.
KM: How did you get into radio media? Does this take away a lot of your time for your music, or do you feel this has helped your career?
SF: In 2019, I spent many hours a day and night to submit my music to FM radio stations. I got my first mainstream airplay and interview on November 2nd , 2019 and ever since then, radio stations started playing my music around the world. Ever since radio started for me, it has helped my career a lot. I believe to get your music out; radio is a good place for your music to be heard.
KM: You were involved in a project to bring awareness to mental health. How did this come about? Are you still involved with that?
SF: The projects I was in, to bring awareness to mental healt,h was last year in 2022. There is nothing for this year happening yet.
KM: Random question but maybe not random for you. Why is Snoopy so awesome?
SF: Because who would not think Snoopy is not awesome? He is a dog and who does not love dogs. haha
KM: LOL! Let’s stay on the strange and random course for a moment. If you could collaborate with 4 fictitious characters to put together an all-star rock band, who are the players?
Batman on drums
Joker on keyboard
Spider-Man on bass
Cat Woman on guitar
KM: LOL! Now, seriously, if you could choose your all-star band, who are the other players to round out the lineup?
SF: I would love the entire band of Green Day to back me up.
Tre Cool on drums
Mike Dirnt on bass
Billie Joe Armstrong on guitar
KM: Very cool! When you’re hanging out playing your guitar, what other songs, besides yours, do you like to play?
SF: The cover bands I love playing are Green Day, Bon Jovi, Simple Plan, Avril Lavigne, Rod Stewart, Bryan Adams, Kelly Clarkson and more.
KM: Let’s hear something about Sabrina that most people would be surprised to learn.
SF: I love feeding the animals in my yard, squirrels, chipmunks, rabbits, birds, and the pregnant racoons.
KM: Pregnant racoons? OK, Most favorite song you’ve written?
SF: I love all my songs, do not have a favorite.
KM: Song you’ve written and recorded and now listen to it and think, “hmmm, maybe I’ll re-record this and change the ……………
SF: I would not re-record any of my songs or change anything once they have been recorded.
KM: Time to promote yourself. Ready….Go!
SF: If you are into punk rock music and you like Green Day’s style, then you would like my music. Have a listen and let me know what you think?!
KM: Any plans for touring the states?
SF: I have performed in the states. Would love to do it again in the future.
KM: Anyone you would like to thank or give a shout out to?
SF: I would just like to thank everyone who has been with me since the MySpace days until now, or anyone new who just joined in for all their love and support towards my music. I would not be where I am without them.
For further information check out Sabrina at www.sabrinafallah.com
Kreig Marks, Publisher / Founder TRR
Kreig Marks is the Founder/Publisher of Tru Rock Revival Magazine.
Rock music has always been his passion, and promoting musicians. In is spare time he is an internationally recognized neuro-fitness trainer/ kinesiologist.