Sally's earliest pro work was a session with popular dance act Saint Etienne in the 1990s. Later she collaborated with ambient music duo Surge. After writing and recording together for just a couple of months, Millennium Records signed them and released Cold Air -- a Surge/Strawberry original. Remixes of Cold Air and a successful cover of Gershwin's Summertime were released as well-reviewed singles. Both received extensive air play - notably on Pete Tong's essential collection and XFM. They continued to appear on various dance compilations a decade later.
In early 2000, Sally collaborated with programmer and engineer Ned Douglas (then working with Dave Stewart, subsequently with Mick Hucknall, Atomic Kitten and Blue among others). Ned's tracks provided an apt backdrop to Sally's own bluesy writing style. The collaboration yielded an album's worth of ambient, laid‑back tracks -- several of which still feature in Sally's live repertoire.
However, Ned's move to the US and Sally's appetite for live work led to
her forming a blues trio, performing on the European circuit. Sally was
particularly drawn to France -- with several successful festival dates,
including Beauvais, Belle-Isle-En-Terre and Cognac. Latterly she toured the South
Coast of England on the jazz and blues circuit incorporating a short tour
with 20 year-old French Blues prodigy Charlie Fabert in France and the UK.
Sally continues to write, record and seek out interesting collaborators.
Most recently Sally has revisited acting after taking time to concentrate
on her singing career and quickly found she has a wide appeal for TV and
film. She demonstrates this by appearing on TV shows, such as Channel 4's "
The Morgana Show", followed by film noir "Waiting for a stranger"set in
France during the 1950's. She also makes several appearances in gritty screen
play "Charlene" as a "good time girl".
All of which demonstrates diverse looks, characters and performance based talents that Sally can carry off convincingly.