7 May 20
Episode 1 Features Performances from Pedro Martins, Sharon “Shar” White and Sonny Emory
Turn up for Recovery is a charitable movement aiming to raise awareness of abstinence-based recovery, tackle the stigma of addiction and help make treatment affordable to people struggling with alcohol and drug addiction founded by Melia Clapton in 2019.
On Saturday 9th May at PDT 11:00am, EDT 2:00pm and BST 7:00pm, TUFR will launch Turn Up From Home concerts on the organization’s YouTube Channel. Episode 1 features jazz guitar phenom Pedro Martins, vocalist Sharon “Shar” White and renowned drummer, Sonny Emory. Shar and Sonny are also part of Eric Clapton’s Band.
New episodes will be posted at www.youtube.com/turnupforrecovery. Don’t forget to check in weekly … you never know who will turn up for recovery!
ABOUT THE MUSICIANS IN TURN UP FROM HOME / EPISODE 1
Pedro Martins: Winner of The 2015 Montreux Guitar Competition at age 21, the Brazilian musical phenom is well known for his collaborations with Kurt Rosenwinkel, Yaron Herman, David Binney, Jacob Collier as well as Brazilian jazz greats Hamilton de Holanda, Gabriel Grossi, and Léo Gandelman. His second album, VOX (2019), features thirteen jazz-inflected Brazilian rock songs. Pedro was a featured performer at Eric Clapton’s 2019 Crossroads Guitar Festival.
Sharon “Shar” White: Shar is a multi-faceted singer / songwriter who moved to London from Birmingham as a teenager to pursue her dream. Signed to Jive Records in 1989, she enjoyed chart success with Lies, Do ri me, and Bad Attitude from her debut disc, Blessed With Love. Credited on well over 100 recordings for a wide variety of artists including Natasha Bedingfield, Carol King, Mica Paris, Primal Scream, Shar has also worked extensively with Bryan Ferry / Roxy Music, Annie Lennox and Joss Stone. Her second solo album, Sensual, was released in 2010. Since 2004, Shar has been an integral part of Eric Clapton’s touring and recording bands and has performed at all five Crossroads Guitar Festivals.
Sonny Emory: The Atlanta, Georgia native received his first drum set at the age of four. After graduating from Georgia State University with a bachelor’s degree in Jazz and Classical Performance, Sonny embarked on his professional career playing with Joe Sample and The Crusaders. A former member of Earth, Wind & Fire, he has also worked with Steely Dan, Bruce Hornsby, Stanley Clarke, Bette Midler, Al Jarreau, Jean-Luc Ponty, the B-52s, Jennifer Lopez, Spyro Gyra and Boz Scaggs to name a few. Sonny first worked with Eric Clapton, David Sanborn and Michael Kamen on the Lethal Weapon 2 soundtrack in 1989. In 2013, EC was featured on the track Truth’ll Set U Free on Sonny’s album, Rock Hard Cachet. Sonny toured with EC in 2018 / 2019 and performed at last year’s Crossroads Guitar Festival.