Sweet Soubrette's dark, edgy love songs feature the songwriting, vocals and ukulele of Ellia Bisker (a 3-time ASCAP Plus Award winner for her songwriting) along with a lush backing band of strings, horns, and percussion. Sweet Soubrette's first album, Siren Song, was released on indie label MH Records in 2008 and received positive reviews and high rotation on national college radio. Time Out NY described it as "at once sweet and sassy, celebrating reckless behavior with a charmed wink." The Deli Magazine said it was "almost impossible to stop replaying in one's head after hearing." In 2011 Sweet Soubrette released a second album, Days and Nights, whose dark pop sensibility earned comparisons to Amanda Palmer and Regina Spektor. The Philadelphia Inquirer called it “dark vaudeville-pop...sensational” and Worcester Magazine described it as “indie rock meets cabaret.” In 2012 Sweet Soubrette released an EP whose title track, "What's My Desire," earned extensive critical praise and was included on Wicked Local's list of “22 Stellar Songs from 2012.” Sweet Soubrette plays frequently in NYC, has appeared in festivals including CMJ, the New York Uke Fest, the Berkshire Fringe, Tinderbox, The Ladybug Festival, and Hudson Water Music, and has toured the Northeastern US, Italy, and France. Sweet Soubrette’s third full-length album, Burning City, will be released in fall 2013.
"Sweet Soubrette... continues to impress me with her smart songwriting and wonderfully dark sense of humor." -Largehearted Boy
"Sweet Soubrette's style comes with a pinch of Regina Spektor quirk and a spoonful of old-timey burlesque." -Time Out New York
"One of New York's most intriguing songwriting forces...rock star command and intelligently crafted music." - The Deli Magazine
"What's better than a ukulele band backed by a horn section? Nothing. Not a thing." -The Brooklyn Paper