MS. SHERYL YOUNGBLOOD

2015 CHICAGO BLUES HALL OF FAME INDUCTEE

 
 
Growing up in a musically inclined family with her mother having her own female group “The Royal Harmonetts” and being a pianist and vocalist in the church,  Sheryl began singing and playing various instruments in the church, in her teen years Sheryl started her own female group in the church called “Sisters” in which she wrote several of their songs and also wrote songs for the National Baptist State Convention, soon after Sheryl auditioned for and was immediately excepted in the world renowned gospel recording group “Rev. Milton Brunson and the Thompson Community Singers of Chicago” affectionately called “The Tommies” while singing and recording with “The Tommies” which became  a Grammy Nominated, Stellar Award winning group. During that time Sheryl began playing drums and or singing with various recording artist such as Otis Clay, Artie “BLUES BOY” White, Bobby “Slim” James, “KoKo Taylor and “The KoKo Taylor Blues Foundation”, Nellie “Tiger” Travis, Willie Rogers and the Soul Stirrers, 3x Hall of Fame recipient  Billy Shelton, 3x Stellar Award winner “Darious Brooks”, Hall of Fame Group “The Spaniels, Raven Band, Grammy and Emmy Award winner Jennifer Hudson, Yolanda Adams, Daryl Coley, LeAnn Faine, Stormy Weather, and the list goes on in 1998 Sheryl Formed  an all female band Ultimately Blessed a.k.a. “UB” which performed at many different venue’s and sponsored yearly benefit concerts for SWWR (Batterd and abused Women and Children Facility) American Cancer Society; Sickle cell Anemia; Diabetes and Prostate Cancer. Also, formed “SAYYES!” the band.


SAYYES! continues to play a variety of music, a variety of venues and for a variety of events SAYYES! has opened for many artist as mentioned on the SAYYES! page of this website the band continues making and playing music.


Sheryl is also embarking on her on CD with the rearrangement of At Last by Etta James and other songs


Discogrophy: Stranger In My Bed; Live At House OF Blues

 

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