Trying to pin down Stephanie Schneiderman to any one genre, talent or discipline is next to impossible. One thing is clear however- whether pursuing her prolific work as a solo artist, playing drums for all star roots pop act Swan Sovereign (formerly Dirty Martini), stepping on the stage in the musical The Full Monty, producing a wildly successful humanitarian concert series for refugees in Uganda (raising over $70k) as well as producing three children's CD's (featured as soundtracks for popular children's videos OyBaby and That Baby DVD -selling more than 50,000 combined units) Stephanie Schneiderman is hands down one of the most diversely talented artists the Northwest has to offer.
She follows up her ambient/trip-hop album, Rubber Teardrop, (released on Dan Reed’s UK-based label)) with an acoustic CD release, Live at the Old Church. It’s a departure from her most recent work with electronic producer Keith Schreiner, with Schneiderman stripping away the layers and bringing her songs back to their organic nature. Playing piano and guitar, as well as featuring 45th Parallel String Quartet and a choir, her latest offering satisfies fans with the simplicity of showcasing her songs and voice in their naked and raw form.
Since her solo career began with a coveted spot in the Lilith Fair, Stephanie has earned extensive NW radio play, a devout following and multiple appearances with some of the nations top touring acts- including Aimee Mann, Hall & Oates, Heart, Train, Pat Benatar, Chicago, Madeleine Peyroux, Andy Summers and many more.
With eight solo recordings under her belt - Stephanie Schneiderman (1999), Unbelievably Unbroken (2001), Fall Sessions EP (2001), Touch Down (2004), Live at Kung Fu Bakery (2005), Dangerous Fruit (2008), Rubber Teardrop (2011) and Live At The Old Church (2013) - plus two releases with her collaborative band, Dirty Martini, Dirty Martini (2004) and Tea and Revenge (2007), Schneiderman has seen her music placed in numerous films and Primetime TV shows, as well as toured the world. Her second live album gives fans the core essence of her songwriting, and delivers a spellbinding performance that old and new fans will revere.
"Dirty Martini’s Stephanie Schneiderman is going from strength to strength.
She explores a heartfelt electro-pop direction... gentle piano, programmed drumbeats and her delicate, processed vocals…it’s a beautiful song and represents a fascinating new direction for Schneiderman." read more
“Shoegaze goddess Stephanie Schneiderman and her delightful trip-hop/folk…Schneiderman’s vocals are most definitely demanding of well deserved auditory attention. The songs she writes are obscurely beautiful as they drift over electronic beats… will absolutely drop you to your knees... This is human experience
in the greatest musical sense imaginable. This is good stuff.” read more — Ron Trembath
“With electronic producer Keith Schreiner,[Schneiderman] transformed from mere singer/songwriter to heartfelt electronica pop queen. The two musicians have fine-tuned this metamorphosis with a second collaboration entitled Rubber Teardrop. Schreiner is versatile, moving through ambient background textures to upbeat dance tempos, always coming up with just the right landscape for Schneiderman's moving lyrics. Together they've found a formula that renews the relevance of a talented songwriter and opens all kinds of possibilities for respectfully expanding into the larger pop music realm." read more — Ava Hagedus
“You can hear the two settled into their mutual roles as artist and muse…
to create an intimate and sexy LP that demands repeat listens just to catch up with every noise and lyric that drifts through it... sultry vocals with supple beats and skeins of gorgeous ambient electronics… It is that push-pull with putting personal matters... that makes Schneiderman’s work—both on her own and with Dirty Martini—so exciting." read more — Robert Ham
"A seemingly effortless blend of rippling electric beats and Schneiderman’s lullaby-like, laid back vocals with a sound similar to Death Cab for Cutie. Schneiderman’s vocals are deep, whispery and ethereal… moving behind subtle, ominous electric sound effects that slowly become more textured and colorful… exudes a relaxed, truthful essence…” read more — Whitney Lewis, WomensRadio.com
"A gorgeous diversion from this erstwhile folk/pop talent… she gave her songs and her silken voice over to sound artist and producer Keith Schriener, who wrapped them both up in crinkly, metallic-tinged electronic wrappings and warm, engulfing layers of ambient synthesizer noise… has fully inhabited the role of down-tempo diva on her latest album, "Rubber Teardrop." The album opens with three gorgeous tracks that Schneiderman throws her whole person into. She takes a come-hither tone on album opener "Hush" that melds into AutoTuned pleas over heartbeatlike beats on "River Stone," before she curls up into the smoky, lovelorn "Anchor." It's quite a transformation and a tribute to her pliant, engaging voice." read more — Robert Ham
"Laid back trip-hop feel… subtle dub tones... a very well balanced album to listen to that can fit all types of moods." read more
“A record brimming with bass and pulsating drums… the tracks on Rubber Teardrop move her to a new level... She is quirky - She knows how to write a song... and boy can she sing... Stephanie held her audience spellbound… I'll shed more than rubber teardrops if the music-buying public doesn't wake up to the fact that she is a talent they need to hear." read more — Mike Cohen
“Beat driven and dark at times, yet still revealing and very personal...there is a compelling quality to this record. It is certainly worth picking up.” read more
“It’s a brave new world for Stephanie Schneiderman, who has made the transition
into electronic music from her indie roots, a move readily apparent in the new album “Rubber Teardrop.” The second venture with producer Keith Schreiner, Rubber Teardrop mixes Schneiderman’s sultry voice with electronic more than ever.” read more — Jason Vondersmith
“The collaboration with Schreiner (aka Auditory Sculpture) drastically changed her style, putting her strong lyrics in a totally different setting. He was the electronics guy, she the guitar poet/goddess…” read more — Tom D’Antoni
"an absolutely beautiful voice and natural talent...Stunning Stephanie sent chills down my spine." — Mike Cohen, Jewish Telegraph UK
"Dangerous Fruit reveals a confident singer boasting a collection of torchy techno pop in the vein of Zero 7 or Morcheeba... the result is a poished album that feels fully realized and amplifies the drama and sophistication..." Read more
"Her sound is distinct... her songwriting craft is very focused; it is clear that she has a vision... The songs blend soft acoustic, swaying vocals and electronic beats. Romantic, sensual lyrics top off the over all intimate mood. These tracks reveal her as an artist who is not afraid to experiment..."
"Multi-faceted singer/songwriter Stephanie Schneiderman...artfully combines pop, trip-hop, soul, electronica and folk." Interview video with Brooklyn Rocks
"...for all around musicianship, imagination, songwriting and pure inspiration, this gets my vote for the best of the year on any chart, in any genre." Read more — Tom D'Antoni
"Philadelphia debut...serving up a different style of music...combination of pop, trip hop, soul...took her songwriting and music to a new level."
"...stronger electronic component, with a heavy awareness of groove and harder beats...it was downright sexy!" — Luciana Lopez
"...soulful story telling...breathy vocals...impassioned...contemporary pop and synth-patched soul...yet another fine example of Schneiderman's deep potential."
"mature, subtle and sexy...they [her songs] carry an energetic force — like water behind a dam." Read More — Serena Markstrom
"...dangerously mesmerizing numbers that make you want more and more... red hot set of vocals wraps the record in a sound all her own, with skillful songwriting and a unique influx of ambient tunes and tones." Read More — Amie Street
"Stephanie is not afraid to change her music up a bit...Her new sound is a mixture of sultry, electronic, with smooth vocals to sooth listeners. It could be described as Zero 7 meets Goldfrapp but totally her own." Read the interview
"In Schreiner's hands, the tunes' subtle shadings and bits of texture take on a distinctly different character, one that is part Zero 7, part Beth Orton, but wholly Schneiderman's own." — Corey du Browa
"Schneiderman's exceptional songwriting talent and radiating charm are a winning combination. Her honest, earthy presence and rich, serene vocals separate Stephanie from the hordes of "girls with guitars." She shows all the potential of becoming a world class, world renowned artist." — Adam Zacks, Talent Buyer, House of Blues
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