Sage began writing songs at the age of twelve. Her earliest songs were first written on acoustic guitar then moved to piano and keys. In more recent years, after an extended down period from writing, motivated by her preference and love of guitar and feeling there was not enough female rock available, Sage decided to start writing it. She went back to her roots, picked up the guitar - acoustic, electric and bass, moved to a heavier sound and started producing guitar-driven rock. Sage’s songs are written from life experiences and philosophies predominantly based around a personal/social stance on justic, truth and love. It is riffy, intense, and emotionally charged. Lyrics are symbolically frank.
2014 brought the opportunity to be part of an Independent Canadian Documentary Between Rock and a Hard Place. which is an "in-depth look at what it takes to be an artist from the beginning phases to the Juno’s and beyond”. The documentary features many Canadian artists and bands, including Calgary based groups Sage Rhoades and Go For the Eyes.
In 2014, Sage has also had the privilege of donating one of her songs, My Own Company to the British album Legends Shoulder to Shoulder, a six disc compilation album with proceeds going to the Pete Quaife Foundation for kindles and video games being given to kids with kidney disease, going through six hours/three times a week on dialysis machines. The Pete Quaife Foundation was founded by David Quaife in memory of his brother Pete Quaife(1943- 2010) co-founder and original bassist of the KINKS). Sage has found great purpose to her music through this experience and plans to continue to work alongside David Quaife in future endeavors to contribute to David's work with the PQF. Music is available for download at PQF Music.
My Own Company was written, recorded and produced by Sage and mastered by Pete Maher, who mastered the complete Legends, Shoulder to Shoulder compilation. Assistant Editor - Fauuex Daniel. Performance credits to: Shawn Tiedemann on rhythm/lead guitar, Chris Bauer on bass guitar, Connor Williams Olson on drums, Sage Rhoades on vocals and rhythm guitar. Art by KOSH.
2015 has seen the release of two singles, Rant and Snakebite written and produced by Sage Rhoades in Jan 2014 and mastered by Pete Maher in 2015. Assistant Editor - Fauuex Daniel. Performance credits to: Jeremy Schrader and Shawn Tiedemann on rhythm/lead guitar, Chris Bauer on bass guitar, Connor Williams Olson on drums with Sage on vocals. Artwork by Mantra - Art by Sage.
2015 happily brought the newest member of the group, guitar wizard, Peter X Anthony. The group completed their first CD "Unmasqued" in Sept 2016 and are climbing the ranks in the local as well as the international scene.
~Special thanks to Brett Olson for introducing us to David Fyfe and Andres Porras of Between Rock and a Hard Place, and to Eleanor Stitt for introducing us to David Quaife, founder of the Pete Quaife Foundation and brother to her friend, the late Pete Quaife of the Kinks. Much gratitude to you both.
Check out our new Unmasqued CD, Shirt and poster collection!
We are so excited to bring a completed CD to the masses! This has been a work in progress for quite a long time and it is in fact "Long Awaited"!
Tickets are available at https://www.showclix.com/event/sage-rhoades
Unmasqued Track List
1. Rant - 3:41
2.Snake Bite 3:54
3. Bad Voodoo 3:12
4. Walking Contradiction 3:45
5. Guitar Junkie 3:03
6. Ghetto 3:11
7. Shake it Up 2:39
8. Messed Up 3:40
9 Lovesick Fool 4:02
10. Generic 3:27
Bonus Track (feat Shawn Tiedemann)
My Own Company 3:35
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©SAGE RHOADES 2016
Check out our first official video and single from our upcoming CD!
Thanks to TLB Rocks, CALGARY BANDS for FERNY TURNBULL will take place March 6th, 1pm-Midnight with 20 Bands participating in raising funds for Ferny Turnbull, following the Jan 24 accident they were in. there will be auctions and raffles. Please share this event and help us raise as much as possible. Cheers and we hope to see you there!!
Location: King's Head Pub YYC#15 9116 MACLEOD TRAIL SOUTH
My Own Company has been entered into the CBC Searchlight contest! My goal is to bring more awareness to the Pete Quaife Foundation. Here is the link to vote!
You can vote on every device you own ie computer, iPhone, iPad and at Starbucks and Tim Hortons!
Playing between 8-830 Alberta Time CST. 10am EST / 2 pm GMT Ireland and UK. Here is the link!! It's easy!
NOW AVAILABLE in iTUNES!!
Part 1 and 2 now available. (Parts 3-6 coming soon)
Written by Sage Rhoades: Bad Voodoo, Generic, Shake it UP, Ghetto, Lovesick Fool, Walking Contradiction, Guitar Junkie, SnakeBite and Rant
Written by Annie Lennox and David Stewart: Sweet Dreams (Cover)
This is just around the corner!! Anyday now!! Can't wait to share with you! "My Own Company" is on Disc 2!
with Ferny Turnbull and DC and the Voodoos
with Ferocities and Ferny Turnbull
with Eddie Black
with Komodo Wagon
with Komodo Wagon and Black Mountain Outlaws
With Clash at the Carnival
Follow the Rabbit is opening the night with some folky blues.....followed by Sage Rhoades & Veto with some of the heavier stuff. It's gonna be a party!
Sage Rhoades and VETO are teaming up with the Doors Re-Opened! Guaranteed great time! Hope to see you there!
Fri/Sat nite out at Strathmore! Sage Rhoades and VETO full night of covers and original rock!
Victoria based Secondhand Habit, coming through Calgary on their Western Canada Tour with openers Sage Rhoades&Veto, The Implicate Order and Lady and the Trampled. One night only at Distortion!
$10 cover at the door
Sage Rhoades and Veto rocking Gametime and celebrating Chris Bauer's birthday.
Thanks to TLB Rocks, CALGARY BANDS for FERNY TURNBULL will take place March 6th, 1PM-Midnight with 20 Bands participating in raising funds for Ferny Turnbull, following the Jan 24 accident they were in. Sage Rhoades and Veto will be playing at 9pm. Live auction and raffle. Please share this event and help us raise as much as possible. Cheers and we hope to see you there!!
$10 donation at the door
Facebook Event Link: TLB ROCKS presents CALGARY BANDS for FERNY TURNBULL
St Patty's Day!!!
Sage Rhoades is joining forces with Bad Boys of Bedlam, Blind Box, Aces and Black Mammoth for a night of rock at Overtime Sports Bar. It's gonna be a party!
Reunion show with Ferny Turnbull and Get Tough Harvey! Remaking the night from the fall of 2013! We are missing the Ferocities as a member of the group has moved to the west coast and is furthering her career in music there! Best wishes to the girls!
The Led Heds/Sage Rhoades/Dead River Rum Rebellion/Holly Acres
Ghetto Gala - Fundraiser for Music Heals Canada
Despite the Reverence, Red Cain and Sage Rhoades
Fri/Sat night! Opening for Who Made Who - Tribute to ACDC!