BIOGRAPHY

Sara is a lively and engaging trained vocalist with a wealth of experience, having started out as a singer/songwriter in the 1980's with the Southampton based jazz/funk & soul band the bloo notes.  she plays both guitar & ukelele.

sara has performed at the swanage jazz festival (with guitarist simon newton as the ten#59 duo), the bournemouth jazz & food and drinks festivals, sosuthampton guildhall and many other local hotels, restaurants, bars and festivals. 

She performs as a solo artist with backing tracks and has an extensive set list of jazz, swing, latin, blues, soul, motown, funk, disco & pop covers. she also performs a set of Caro Emerald covers.

Her debut album of jazz classics was released in 2018, followed by an album of soul and motown covers in the Summer of 2020.

in addition, sara provides vocals on recording projects for various musicians. 

 

sara is also part of the ten#59 duo with professional guitarist Simon Newton.  they are also available as a trio with double bass & a quartet with sax.  Other line ups are available on request.

Sara is a vocalist with 'Swing Easy', a popular local swing, jazz & latin band whose members consist of: Andrew Cannon on keys, joe limburn/Brian purcell on double bass, Simon Newton on guitar, Paul Ambrose on drums & guest saxophonist Wendy Allen.

Sara is guest vocalist with the Coda Music Trust fundraising band 'Swing Sounds', who perform bi-monthly at the shelley theatre, boscombe, bournemouth.

Sets usually consist of  2 x 45/50 minutes, and priced accordingly, but can be tailored to your event at your request.

Available to book as a solo artist/duo/trio or band for weddings, public & private events, hotels, restaurants, bars & recording work.

 

Previous bands:

The jazz, funk and soul bands The Bloo Notes and Some Like It Hot.  Covers and original material;

DeJa Vu, a studio recording band. charlie farran and his rhythm & blues band & Ten#59 soul & motown band

 

Inspirational Artists include: 

Ella Fitzgerald, Sarah Vaughan, Peggy Lee, Billie Holiday, Frank Sinatra, Stevie Wonder, Joss Stone, Caro Emerald, Diana Krall, Michael Buble, Dean Martin, Simply Red, Paloma Faith,Jackie Wilson, Ray Charles, Wilson Pickett, Marvin Gaye and many, many more!

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Sara and Simon Indoor Shot 1 Mono IMG_43

Ten#59 Duo

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Swing Easy Quartet