This week we spoke with Sarah Egress, the soulful leading lady of the Punk Rock Cabaret band This Way to the Egress. I first saw Sarah and the band perform at The First Banana during the Glamazon tour, and fell in love with their high energy swingy Balkan melodies. Even though their knee-deep in recording their 3rd album, Sarah took the time to speak with Geekadelphia about the band and more!
You play the piano and violin and sing. When did you start playing music?
I started playing piano when I was 7 and over time just picked up other instruments. The entire band pretty much as been playing instruments and music since we were adolescents.
When did This Way To The Egress form? How did you decide on this style of music?
Taylor formed This Way to the Egress in 2008 and shortly after, him and I met. All of the other members we’ve known from other projects we have all played in, except for Zach our drummer we found him through friends and he is such an amazing addition. The style of music really just comes from the fact that we all have different musical backgrounds and interests we fuze them together and aren’t afraid to try different combinations.
What do you geek out to ?
Personally I geek out over, good music and people. As a band we geek out over, Instruments, Food, Spirits, The Beatles, The Jerky Boys, Coffee, Beer and converted school buses and vans.
What are your favorite places in Philly ?
What’s coming up for This Way to the Egress?
We were just in the studio in November recording our third full length album with Independent producer Roger Greenawalt. We will be releasing it this coming spring and touring in support of it. We are super excited about the momentum the band has gathered and can’t wait to see how it is received we’ve pumped every inch of our hearts, souls, pockets, and sweat into this record. There will be some new music videos and super exciting announcements to follow the release!