English born and Australian made pop-jazz musician Sarah King, has announced the official launch of her self-titled debut EP at The Wheatsheaf Hotel on Sunday, 27 August with full band and string quartet.
The Upside News caught up with Sarah before her launch show to discuss her debut EP and finding the meaning of home. Her recent move to Adelaide sparked her debut EP with lead single ‘Back Home’ taking inspiration from a time where Sarah and her family were settling into their new home state.
“This has definitely been a recent development since my move to Adelaide. I started exploring themes of home, what it means to people and I was at a stage musically where I wanted to challenge myself and write my own music after 15 years of freelancing. It helped me settle in my new home state and gave me a new musical direction.”
After fitting into the music scene and meeting other musicians quickly in South Australia, Sarah features many guests on her debut EP, many of whom will be joining her for the official launch on Sunday.
“It was a priority of mine when I moved to Adelaide to connect and establish myself musically. I’ve made some wonderful musical friends who will be playing at the launch. Adelaide musicians from all different musical genres coming together which is what I love. The String Quartet features Violinist – Simone Slattery (Australian Brandenburg, Australian Haydn Ensemble, Violinist – Tori Phillips (Emily Davis Band, Aaron Thomas Band), Violist – Karen De Nardi (Vincents Chair) and Cellist – Gemma Phillips (ASO). Drummer/Artist – Josh Baldwin, Bass – Flik Freeman (Fleur Green & the Keepers), Guitar – James Brown (yeahyeahabsolutelynoway), Sax -Adam Page and Trombone – Lizzie Gregory (Jazz SA).”
In July, as part of Umbrella Winter City Sounds, Sarah performed ‘Home’, a small and special family friendly event featuring original songs with themes of home, love & loss to help raise awareness of women experiencing homelessness. She believes everyone can do something to help others all year round.
“Just being aware is important. My neighbor inspired me as she makes a batch of soup every week for the homeless. Last Christmas instead of opening an advent calendar window every day my kids picked something out of the pantry, put it in a box and we donated it. It’s really simple little things that make a difference.”
Sarah King will launch her debut self-titled EP with a FREE show at The Wheatsheaf Hotel on Sunday, 27 August.
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