23rd Hour

Photo credit: Lesya Kulchenko

Photo credit: Lesya Kulchenko

A simple hello can change everything. 

For singer-songwriters and multi-instrumentalists Sherry-Lynn  Lee and George Paolini, a chance meeting at an open mic transformed unlikely bedfellows into sympathetic artistic souls. 

In March 2017, 23rd Hour released its debut album -- Perfect Strangers -- a body of original compositions and jazz standards that melds eclectic and urbane musicality with pop accessibility and poetic sentiments.

Sherry and George’s artistry encompasses jazz, classical, rock, folk, and pop. They hit that sweet spot of subtle adventurousness epitomized by artists such as Norah Jones, James Taylor and Joni Mitchell. 

Both are gifted instrumentalists, proficient on guitar, piano, mandolin, harmonica.  

It has been a transformative two-year journey for Sherry and George. “The fact that we got together seems almost magical to me. It’s changed me for the better,” George says. 

Sherry, who first approached George after he had performed at a Bay Area coffee house, adds: “The lesson I’ve learned is it never hurts to ask.” 

The album "Perfect Strangers" debuted at #22 and shot to #10 on the iTunes new jazz releases chart within a few days. Since then, the duo has been featured as guests Hypebot, CD Baby's DIY Musician Blog, Break The Business, Female Entrepreneur Musician, Brassy Broadcast and others.

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  1. 1 Gravity Can Wait 03:31 Info
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  2. 2 Have You Noticed the Season 03:44 Info
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  3. 3 Perfect Strangers 02:47 Lyrics Your price

    Perfect Strangers

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  4. 4 Forget 04:06 Lyrics Your price

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  5. 5 So Good 03:08 Lyrics Your price

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  6. 6 Where Do We Go 04:52 Lyrics Your price

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  7. 7 Hypothetically 04:18 Lyrics Your price

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  8. 8 If It's All The Same 04:25 Lyrics Your price

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  9. 9 Any Little Thing 03:15 Lyrics Your price

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  10. 10 Good Morning Night 02:53 Lyrics Your price

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  1. 1 Ain't No Sunshine (Bill Withers cover) 02:45 Info
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  2. 2 Somewhere Over The Rainbow (Judy Garland cover) 02:56 Info
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  3. 3 Castle of Glass (Linkin Park cover) 02:00 Info Your price

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  4. 4 Hymne à L'Amour (Edith Piaf cover in French) 03:40 Info
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  5. 5 Time After Time (Cyndi Lauper cover) 03:09 Info
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  6. 6 Yesterday (Beatles cover) 02:15
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  7. 7 Le Morne (Cassiya cover, in Mauritian Creole) 03:02 Info Your price

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  8. 8 I Got It Bad 02:18 Info Your price

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Music Videos

Press links

Indie Music Holidays - Dec 2, 2017
Middle Tennessee Music

Have You Noticed the Season? - Nov 20, 2017
StudioPros Featured Projects

Music Roundup - Aug 15, 2017
by Adobe and Teardrops

Music Roundup - Aug 10, 2017
by Adobe and Teardrops

"Forget" by Sherry-Lynn Lee - July 5, 2017
by Women of Substance Radio

23 hours of jamming leads to a fine musical combination - June 16, 2017
by The San Jose Mercury News

Local duo's album shoots up iTunes charts -  June 07, 2017
by Los Altos Town Crier

23rd Hour shares "Same Things" - June 07, 2017
by Modern Mystery blog

Be Your Publicist' Dream Client - May 11, 2017
by 23rd Hour for Pop of Colour Music Business blog

How an unknown duo broke the top 10 on iTunes for new jazz releases - May 8, 2017
by 23rd Hour for CD Baby DIY Musician blog 

Climbing the iTunes Album Chart with the Help of Their Fans - May 8, 2017
Interview with Bree Noble (Female Entrepreneur Musician)

Run your DIY Music Career Like A Tech Startup  - May 2, 2017
by 23rd Hour for Hypebot 

Take Five with Sherry-Lynn Lee and George Paolini of 23rd Hour - May 2, 2017 
by All About Jazz (allaboutjazz.com)

23rd Hour stops by to talk about effective music launches - April 30, 2017
Interview with Ryan Kairalla (Break The Business Podcast)

23rd Hour's album launch - March 30, 2017
by The Introvert Guide

23rd Hour - Hypothetically - March 26, 2017
by Beehive Candy

Spending time with 23rd Hour - March 24, 2017
by Exposed Vocals

Indie 5-0 Interview - March 17, 2017
by Independent Artist Buzz

California's 23rd Hour Gears Up for Release - March 10, 2017
by Jennifer Palou for  Patch.com (Redwood City) 

Hypothetically - March 13 2017
by Totally Fuzzy

23rd Hour release music video for “Hypothetically” - March 10, 2017
by Lauren Gribble for Listen Here Reviews

PREMIERE: 23rd Hour Release New Music Video For “Hypothetically” - March 5, 2017
by RJ Frometa for Vents Magazine

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Where we've been featured.

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Press photos

photo by Lesya Kulchenko

photo by Lesya Kulchenko

"Perfect Strangers" album artwork by Tom Upton

"Perfect Strangers" album artwork by Tom Upton

Photo by Tom Upton

Photo by Tom Upton

Sherry has clean and crisp voice, nicely backed by George. I will definitely have them back at Angelicas.”

— Peter Cuschieri, Angelicas LLC

Creating a unique and comforting sound, the group are an absolute delight. Breezy melodies and intricate instrumentation make 23rd Hour stand out from the rest of the crowd as their sound is like no other in the current musical landscape.”

Patch.com

I went and saw these guys play last night (I went outside and it was great) and this song really stuck with me. The singer has a great voice and it is super smooth. I reminds me a little of a Norah Jones voice with a Ben Folds piano vibe.”

Al from Intro/Extro podcast