English born and Australian made pop-jazz musician Sarah King, today announced the official launch for her self-titled debut EP at The Wheatsheaf Hotel on Sunday, 27 August with full band and string quartet.
Kings’ refined and emotive pop underpins a romantic yet sophisticated songwriter delivering an intimate collection of genre-blossoming arrangements. Her lead single ‘Back Home’ takes hints of jazz, folk and pop to create a warm vintage sound, clearly rooted in her classical upbringing. Featuring lush arrangements, swooping melodies, ‘Back Home’ gently sways and pulls the heartstrings of a summertime escape.
Sarah is excited to launch her EP at The Wheatsheaf Hotel with a full band and string quartet on 27 August giving fans a unique live performance of ‘Sarah King’.
“People can expect a family friendly vibe with warm, lush, dreamy songs. I’m playing with a full band and string quartet so it’s going to be special. It feels amazing to be officially releasing it out into the world.”
Sarah King is a classically trained musician and emerging artist based in Adelaide. Inspired by 70’s pop, Motown and life itself with influences as diverse as Kate Bush, Feist and Nina Simone Sarah’s music reflects her musical journey.
She started writing and arranging the music for her project after relocating herself and family to Adelaide 4 years ago and through a successful crowdfunding campaign was able to record the EP at Wizard Tone Studios late 2016. Engineered by Jarrad Payne (1.1 Immerman, Satan’s Cheerleaders & VoiceRom), mastered by Pete Maher, UK (Damien Rice) SA musicians Adam Page, James Brown (yeahyeahabsolutelynoway), Kyrie Anderson (The Bearded Gypsy Band), Hilary Kleinig (Zephyr String Qtet) and 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.
Approximately 2633 women are homeless in SA (based on 2011 Census data) with a nationwide growing concern for a rising demographic of women over 45 who are at risk of becoming the new face of homelessness, Sarah wants to continue communicating this message and raising awareness.
Sarah King EP Launch – Sunday, 27 August - The Wheatsheaf Hotel | 4.00pm | FREE