Sarah K is a 26 year old R&B singer from North Vancouver, Canada who first started singing and writing songs at age 13. Her aspiration quickly grew from writing, to performing, to where she is and now as an acclaimed recording artist. Sarah K would say that her most influential singer has always been Mariah Carey. "Her vocal ability, inspirational lyrics and Cinderella story continue to give me the hope and confidence to achieve all my dreams."
Sarah appreciates many contemporary R&B artists such as Alicia Keys, Lauren Hill and Joss Stone, but also has her ear tuned to the greats like Aretha Franklin and Chaka Khan. All are important influences that help Sarah K shape her sound.
"Most people who hear Sarah K for the first time have a hard time believing that that voice comes out of her body. If you were to close your eyes, you would imagine a large buxom black woman in the glory days of Motown."
Lincoln Imagin-El (Soulfile)
2013 has kicked off in a big way! Sarah has most recently performed her latest single, "Fly" at the Sage Awards with special gust speaker Evander Holyfield, as part of his anti-bullying campaign. Sarah K is continuing to write, record, and perform non- stop. Her Deadmau5 inspired song "Hands Up!" has been getting radio play in the US, and in Europe on Top 40 stations, while her more flavourful R&B tracks hit there audiences from Louisiana to back here in Vancouver. 2013 kicked off with Sarah K performing at the Sol Sirenas Coral Resort in Varadero Cuba. In 2012 along with her solo shows, she has taken the stage with Juno Nominee, Tony Anthony, Tonye Aganaba and dancehall reggae star, Culture Brown. Sarah K has released singles with MC Static, MC Quote, and Baby C. In the Spring of 2013, Sarah K will be releasing her highly anticipated EP with songs that have been produced by some of the industries best producers here in Canada, the US and Germany. In July 2012, Sarah K opened the 25th annual Caribbean Days Festival in North Vancouver with an electrifying mix of Reggae, R&B/Soul and Top 40.
2012 has also seen Sarah K partner with Artist Manager Christopher Steffler from Mercury Management Canada. Her new management has been instrumental in moving Sarah K towards her goals.
Sarah K's first live performances were at Capilano College Theater in North Vancouver at age 15. “Performing my own songs on stage made me realize my childhood dreams can come true”. After catching the performance bug, she entered numerous local and national talent and singing competitions and wowed audiences with her soulful voice. Sarah K continued to write music that reflected her journey and started associating herself with other local recording/performing artists who were pursuing an inspired career in the music industry. She spends as much time as she can in the studio learning the process of composing and recording music and has refined and recorded her own songs.
In 2007 she took her sound to Vancouver clubs. Since that launching point, Sarah has opened for R&B/Hip Hop/Reggae artist Lil’ Precious, and is featured on her single “Can’t You See”, At the 2009 “Best of the Best Urban Showcase” Sarah K was a featured artist during Juno Week performances in Vancouver. Later that year Sarah K joined Juno award winning artist, Devon Martin a.k.a Metro for a special performance at one of Vancouver’s hottest spots for Live music, The Fairview. Sarah has worked with Caribbean Soca artist Maffie on his track called “Balance”, with Chicago R&B artist Marcellis Wyatt on his single “I Can Be”, and with Hip Hop artists Mofiozi and Aday.
2010 and 2011 were busy years; starting with two performances at The River Rock Show Theatre as a special guest of A-Star Productions. Sarah K performed her single “In Your Dreams” to a packed house. Soon after, Sarah K performed again with Devon a.k.a Mr. Metro and the “Metro Squad” at the Olympic Kick-off, “2010 Best of the Best Urban Showcase”. Later she performed again at The Fairview backing up the “Metro Squad”, as well as performing two of her own songs with the band. In May 2010 The Backstage Lounge, on historic Granville Island, saw the Debut of “Sarah K and The Promise”. It was Sarah’s true break-out performance where she commanded an amazing performance with the 7-Piece band. Shortly after that she performed at Shine Nightclub for a Caribbean Fashion Show which raised funds for Chilean earthquake relief. On July 2, 2010, Sarah participated in the 2010 Miss BC Pageant. As part of her participation, Sarah hosted and headlined a fundraising concert for “Cops for Cancer” charity at The Cellar Nightclub on Granville Street. Sarah saw this as an opportunity to make a difference for a good cause. The show opened with the “Paul Tavai-Latta Polynesian Dancers” and then Hip Hop sensations the “Groundbreakers” fired everyone up for Sarah K. The 2010 Miss BC Pageant was able to raise over $32,000 for the “Cops for Cancer” charity. In mid-July Sarah K performed backing vocals for Jamaican born Reggae artist “Daddy Roy and The Messenger Band” at The Surrey Fusion Festival in front of a crowd 6000 strong. Also last summer, while working in the studio, Sarah K has sang the Canadian and American National Anthems at a Vancouver Canadians baseball game and a Vancouver Whitecaps soccer game. The year ended with two big performances with Juno Award winning reggae artist Mikey Dangerous and R&B sensation, Mario.
Sarah K feels strongly that it is through music and the arts that we have the potential to bring people together. Fulfilling her dream and satisfying her passion for music is what continues to motivate Sarah K today. She is always looking for new opportunities to better her craft, to aspire and to continue to find solace in music.