Sage began writing songs at the age of twelve. Her earliest songs were first written on acoustic guitar then moved to piano and keys. In more recent years, after an extended down period from writing, motivated by her preference and love of guitar and feeling there was not enough female rock available, Sage decided to start writing it. She went back to her roots, picked up the guitar - acoustic, electric and bass, moved to a heavier sound and started producing guitar-driven rock. Sage’s songs are written from life experiences and philosophies predominantly based around a personal/social stance on justic, truth and love. It is riffy, intense, and emotionally charged. Lyrics are symbolically frank.
2014 brought the opportunity to be part of an Independent Canadian Documentary Between Rock and a Hard Place. which is an "in-depth look at what it takes to be an artist from the beginning phases to the Juno’s and beyond”. The documentary features many Canadian artists and bands, including Calgary based groups Sage Rhoades and Go For the Eyes.
In 2014, Sage has also had the privilege of donating one of her songs, My Own Company to the British album Legends Shoulder to Shoulder, a six disc compilation album with proceeds going to the Pete Quaife Foundation for kindles and video games being given to kids with kidney disease, going through six hours/three times a week on dialysis machines. The Pete Quaife Foundation was founded by David Quaife in memory of his brother Pete Quaife(1943- 2010) co-founder and original bassist of the KINKS). Sage has found great purpose to her music through this experience and plans to continue to work alongside David Quaife in future endeavors to contribute to David's work with the PQF. Music is available for download at PQF Music.
My Own Company was written, recorded and produced by Sage and mastered by Pete Maher, who mastered the complete Legends, Shoulder to Shoulder compilation. Assistant Editor - Fauuex Daniel. Performance credits to: Shawn Tiedemann on rhythm/lead guitar, Chris Bauer on bass guitar, Connor Williams Olson on drums, Sage Rhoades on vocals and rhythm guitar. Art by KOSH.
2015 has seen the release of two singles, Rant and Snakebitewritten and produced by Sage Rhoades in Jan 2014 and mastered by Pete Maher in 2015. Assistant Editor - Fauuex Daniel. Performance credits to: Jeremy Schrader and Shawn Tiedemann on rhythm/lead guitar, Chris Bauer on bass guitar, Connor Williams Olson on drums with Sage on vocals. Artwork by Mantra - Art by Sage.
2015 happily brought the newest member of the group, guitar wizard, Peter X Anthony. The group completed their first CD "Unmasqued" in Sept 2016 and are climbing the ranks in the local as well as the international scene.
~Special thanks to Brett Olson for introducing us to David Fyfe and Andres Porras of Between Rock and a Hard Place, and to Eleanor Stitt for introducing us to David Quaife, founder of the Pete Quaife Foundation and brother to her friend, the late Pete Quaife of the Kinks. Much gratitude to you both.
Check out our first official video and single from our upcoming CD!
TLB ROCKS - CALGARY BANDS FOR FERNY TURNBULL
Thanks to TLB Rocks, CALGARY BANDS for FERNY TURNBULL will take place March 6th, 1pm-Midnight with 20 Bands participating in raising funds for Ferny Turnbull, following the Jan 24 accident they were in. there will be auctions and raffles. Please share this event and help us raise as much as possible. Cheers and we hope to see you there!!
Location: King's Head Pub YYC#15 9116 MACLEOD TRAIL SOUTH CALGARY, ALBERTA T2J 0P5
No Charge! Pick up your tickets at the Deerfoot Inn and Casino!
Jul, 13 10:00 PM
with Ferny Turnbull and DC and the Voodoos
Nov, 09 10:00 PM
with Ferocities and Ferny Turnbull
Jan, 18 10:00 PM
Sidelines Sport Grill
Feb, 22 10:00 PM
with Eddie Black
Sidelines Grill and Sports Lounge
Jul, 03 09:00 PM
with Komodo Wagon
Lord Nelson's Bar
Jul, 06 10:00 PM
with Komodo Wagon and Black Mountain Outlaws
Overtime Sports Bar, Calgary, AB
Aug, 30 10:00 PM
Oct, 11 10:00 PM
With Clash at the Carnival
Overtime Sports Bar
Apr, 10 12:09 PM
Follow the Rabbit is opening the night with some folky blues.....followed by Sage Rhoades & Veto with some of the heavier stuff. It's gonna be a party!
Sidetrack Lounge - Shamrock Hotel, Calgary, AB
Jun, 05 12:09 PM
Sage Rhoades and VETO are teaming up with the Doors Re-Opened! Guaranteed great time! Hope to see you there!
Jun, 19 12:09 PM
Fri/Sat nite out at Strathmore! Sage Rhoades and VETO full night of covers and original rock!
Distortion - Live Music Venue
Oct, 09 08:00 PM
Victoria based Secondhand Habit, coming through Calgary on their Western Canada Tour with openers Sage Rhoades&Veto, The Implicate Order and Lady and the Trampled. One night only at Distortion!
$10 cover at the door
King's Head Pub - YYC Rocks Against Bullying
Oct, 18 12:00 PM
Gametime Sports Bar - Opening for LiveWire Canada's Motley Crue Experience
Oct, 31 09:00 PM
Gametime Sports Bar
Dec, 11 12:00 AM
Sage Rhoades and Veto rocking Gametime and celebrating Chris Bauer's birthday.
King's Head Pub YYC
Mar, 06 01:30 PM
Thanks to TLB Rocks, CALGARY BANDS for FERNY TURNBULL will take place March 6th, 1PM-Midnight with 20 Bands participating in raising funds for Ferny Turnbull, following the Jan 24 accident they were in. Sage Rhoades and Veto will be playing at 9pm. Live auction and raffle. Please share this event and help us raise as much as possible. Cheers and we hope to see you there!!
Sage Rhoades is joining forces with Bad Boys of Bedlam, Blind Box, Aces and Black Mammoth for a night of rock at Overtime Sports Bar. It's gonna be a party!
The Blind Beggar Reunion Show
Sep, 24 09:00 PM
Reunion show with Ferny Turnbull and Get Tough Harvey! Remaking the night from the fall of 2013! We are missing the Ferocities as a member of the group has moved to the west coast and is furthering her career in music there! Best wishes to the girls!
Dec, 03 12:03 PM
Blind Beggar Pub
Dec, 09 12:08 PM
The Led Heds/Sage Rhoades/Dead River Rum Rebellion/Holly Acres
Distortion - Live Music Venue
Feb, 25 12:08 PM
Ghetto Gala - Fundraiser for Music Heals Canada
Mar, 25 12:08 PM
Blind Beggar Pub
Apr, 28 12:08 PM
Despite the Reverence, Red Cain and Sage Rhoades
County Line Saloon
May, 20 09:00 PM
Fri/Sat night! Opening for Who Made Who - Tribute to ACDC!