SARAH PACKIAM performs the song "MESSED UP" for BalconyTV.
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PRESENTED BY RACHEL KORMAN
Born and raised in Ireland, Sarah began writing songs at the age of 12 and won the National 2FM song contest at 14 in 1997. She also represented Ireland in The Song Contest for Young People in Europe (S.C.Y.P.E.) where she took second place. Several Live TV performances followed and she signed a development contract with EMI Ireland at that early age.
Her father is a blues musician from India who inspired her with his musical influence and at the age of 18 Sarah moved to Spain where she performed regularly in bars and nightclubs in the family band. She was discovered and sent to Miami by Jon Secada and was taken under his wing, co writing and being produced by Tim Mitchell. In 2009 Sarah was part of Shakira's promo tour singing background vocals and playing guitar and banjo.
Sarah's first Independent CD "One for two" was released in February 2012 and her EP "Dream" was released in May 2013. She combines guitars, mandolin, traditional Irish instruments and tablas to create beautiful backdrops for her extremely catchy alternative/pop melodies.
In 2014 she continued playing in the Miami music scene and she opened with her band for Smashmouth and Jason Mraz at the Sunfest Festival. Also In 2014 she sang with Ricky Martin, Carole King, Gloria Estefan, Queen Latifah and other artists at the Estefan's Charity event "The Power of Love Gala" in Las Vegas.
She is currently recording her third studio album in Miami, FL. Release date is expected for May 2015.
CREDITS / SPONSORS
VIDEO: TRIFFIN CONSTANTINE
SOUND: JAMES SCHUMACHER
MIX: JEFF BATES
HOST: RACHEL KORMAN
PHOTOGRAPHY: TAMARIND FREE JONES
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