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Local musicians give more than music

By Pamela A. Keene
 
Bill and Sheri Eppright’s story is worthy of a love song, in fact, a whole series of them. The couple met at a ballroom dance class, found they had music and more in common, married, and started a band. They’ve now been together for almost 10 years. 
 
Today they’re writing songs – mostly love songs – performing and giving back to the community. Their easy folk-pop/adult contemporary style forms the basis of their stage performances, which range from holiday shows to music reviews and concerts. Sheri, the keyboardist is a singer/songwriter. Bill plays guitar and sings. Together, they are Sheri & Bill.
 
“We feel we’ve been blessed to know each other and to share our love, and ever since we started making music together, we’ve donated a percentage of our earnings to community groups,” said Sheri. “Partnering with the community, especially with groups that serve seniors, has been very rewarding.” 
 
When the couple lived in Lawrenceville, they often performed at senior centers, churches and parks, mostly for seniors. They partnered with Gwinnett County Parks and Recreation, Gwinnett Council For Seniors, and the City of Duluth, where both Bill and Sheri served on the boards. They produced seasonal and Broadway themed shows, performing popular hits from the ’50s, ’60s, and ’70s, some of the same songs that are featured in their paid gigs. 
 
“People love this kind of music because they can sing along and it reminds them of good times,” Bill said. “We add in some of Sheri’s original music, too, and even encourage them to dance.”
 
Bill and Sheri recently moved from Gwinnett to Hall County to be near Lake Lanier and hope to continue their performances, concerts and community work. They had been giving 10 percent of their gross earnings to Alzheimers.org and 25 percent of their recorded music sales to local food pantries. Sheri said they hope to continue to donate in Hall once things open up again. 
 
“We really just timed it a little wrong, because right when we were ready to start making contacts, COVID-19 shut things down,” Sheri said. “We’ve also been working on our fifth album of all original songs, so this has been a good time to get ready to go back into the recording studio. We’re also busy setting up a second band, Sheri & Bill’s Dream Lovers ’60s Review, to turn more musical moments into memories.”
 
Their 2019 CD, “Connections,” features seven original songs. The new album, out in 2021, is called “Moments” and will include eight more original songs.
 
For more information about them, visit SheriAndBill.biz or call 678 672-7310.

Posted online 7.30.20
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