Savannah Leigh Wellman is the unstoppable force behind Savvie, a seductive mix of brooding rock and infectious pop hooks. Night Eyes was the debut album with this moniker (after several others with various names and lineups, including Redbird). Produced by Matt Rogers (The Harpoonist And The Axe Murderer), Night Eyes was a courageous, relentless introduction that shined a spotlight on Wellman’s penchant for crafting sparkling, hip-swaying tunes. It’s sharp, sexy, and nuanced, with a laser-focus on irresistible melodies and big head-nodding choruses. The band became known for their high energy performances and Wellman’s emotive vocals and Stevie Nicks-like sorcery on stage. A favourite on CBC Radio 3 and CBC Sonica, Savvie was the Vancouver selection for their annual Searchlight contest in 2015, making the national semi-finals. Her vibey tunes have even found their way into shaping the mood in Fox Televisions’ “Gotham”, CBS series “Zoo” and Canadian supernatural western “Wynonna Earp”.
Once the album cycle wound down, Wellman focused in on building Tiny Kingdom Music, a label and management company that has been actively supporting Canadian talent and building a tastemaker reputation. She also leads the Women In Music BC chapter, supporting gender parity through education, events, and advocacy for the local community.
Despite having no shortage of things to do, music couldn’t stay out of Wellman’s personal spotlight for long, and the songs continued to churn out. The one-off single “Creature of Habit” released in June of 2018 premiered on Billboard.com. With more songs coming, and an itch for the stage that can’t seem to quit, 2020 will see Savvie take the spotlight once again.
“Released on Wellman’s own Tiny Kingdom Records, Night Eyes is a beautifully bruised collection of whiskey-driven grooves which are already beginning to summon quite a following.”
~ Noisey by Vice
“Night Eyes doesn’t shy away from being provocative. Not in an obvious or vulgar way, rather, it’s poised, subtly sexy and layered with varied levels of emotion. Her sultry vocals ache through introspective moments, like on slow burner “A Blur and a Haze,” while heady tracks such as “Gravity” and “Without You” are charged with swelling riffs and splashy percussion as they explore notions of emotional and physical yearning.”
~ Beatroute BC
"Savannah Leigh Wellman’s unmistakable seductiveness consigned the crowd into a prolonged frenzy. With their meticulous riffs, conducted by Wellman’s sweeping vocals, every song resounded as a rock ‘n’ roll adage, fully willing and capable of sending the horde into a full on swing.”
~ Discorder Magazine