I started writing at the age of 13, probably to ease the pain and filling up my lyrics and poems with my deepest emotions. Founding bands since 1992 happened to be a way to calm down my mind from the permanent search for something, at least back then.
In 2016 I again started focusing on myself. To start my solo project I decided to sing and record this incredible country song „Black Roses“. I so love this Nashville song!
With the release of my latest single „Like I Love You“ – out January 22nd, 2017 – I am ready for the next step. Working together with Peter Vieweger was just amazing and again helped me to concentrate on the most important, songwriting.
This song is about love, sex, and its evil sweetness. It’s about passion and the addictive taste of unconditional love. „Like I love you“ is dedicated to my partner Agata.
„Saby Cheek is the female Roy Orbison.“
-Peter Vieweger (producer & Falco band leader)
My music style is a mix of rock and roll strength and singer/songwriter sensitivity. I am most inspired by Gerry Rafferty. I still listen to several albums of him when I am stuck in my own music. His tunes are inspirational and calming at the same time. He puts me straight back to my roots…probably because my dad played his songs all day long since I was a child. Maybe for me, there is some kind of innocence coded to Gerry’s music. And I love folk and country music. There is no musician I want to point out. It’s the whole genre that seems to give me the drive and the mood to write. I don’t know why ’cause my songs don’t really have country-based lines, well so far, you never know ;-) I am also inspired by former albums of the Indigo Girls and Melissa Etheridge. I like the authenticity of their first recordings.
To overcome tough moments I withdraw into myself and stay in natural surroundings for a while, simply to gather my thoughts, needs, and emotions to finally unite them in a new song. Reading a book that inspires me helps me also to adjust my mind. For example, Herman Hesse’s “Siddhartha” is one of the books helping me get through bad times. Whenever you get the chance to read it, do it ;-)
There were several crossroads where I had to decide what to do next…and well, I am still on the road heading to the big bang in a music career. One big step on this path was definitely the decision to found my own indie record label “RollDog Records” in 2006. Since then I do not care about “appropriate mainstream music” anymore and am able to release my music as I want it to sound like. That’s kind of comforting, also having my own recording studio to be able to experiment at low/no costs. Being on the GoGirls Compilation 2010 and 2012 was also a big thing for me, makes me proud being part of this all American compilations. Playing live in the UK, London in 2012 was another milestone as well as working with Peter Vieweger in 2016. As I think about it, there are millions of moments that made me the way I am and the music the way it is now.
My new solo album is to be expected in 2018.
To nail it down – all my music is a collection of songs dealing with my emotional experiences. I believe we are all able to smell demons when they are near, even hear butterflies laugh or are able to command our paradigms and taste the brightness of clouds. But what is what? Or just a phrase? Maybe we’ll all find out, perhaps not. Words are words – not less, not more. Make them your piece of reality. That’s how I see it. That’s my style to write lyrics and poems….I don’t care whether this has to be like “X” or “Y”. I love playing with words. Some people say this is just stupid, some people like exactly that part of me. Well, that’s the way it is.
Finally, I am an emotional chaos, a seeker, a curious lover, a sad one and a philosophic gadabout – but happy. We all grow with the path.
Do what you love, the rest will come with the time! Stay true to yourself and take the time to redefine yourself. What to do next will then be easy to answer.