by Sean Cote
SUN PRESS Intern
Two members of the Strangis family will perform at the Minnesota State Fair Talent Show, but not as part of the family band they formed about five years ago.
Sal’s Sisters, named after their brother, has four members. Sandy, 14, who plays piano and is the lead vocal, Christine, 19, who plays drums, Sabrina, 16, who plays guitar, and Angel, 13, who plays bass guitar, formed Sal’s Sisters because their father, Paul, was a drummer when he was younger.
Christine is the songwriter for anything original, but they also perform covers and mostly play pop rock. The band has performed at the Maple Grove Days festival for the past two years and won Battle of the Bands a few years back. They also competed in the State Fair Talent Show two years and made the semifinals.
However, only Sandy and Sabrina will be performing at the talent show this year at the Minnesota State Fair, according to Sandy. They will be playing a cover of Jessie J’s “Price Tag.”
The sisters have a practice studio in their basement and practice every day before a show, but only occasionally otherwise. Their father manages the band, and Sal’s Sisters has its own CD, which they recorded at a studio in Minneapolis. So far, they’ve sold 15-20 CDs at the last event they played, and the entire CD is on iTunes. Their two best songs are “Letting Go” and “Shy Got a Tattoo.”
Sandy said that it’s “something to do with the family…it is hard work but it’s a lot of fun.”