Sarah K is a 26 year old R&B singer, and former Miss BC contestant from North Vancouver, Canada who first started singing and writing songs at 13. Her aspirations quickly grew from writing, to performing, to where she is now as an acclaimed recording artist. Sarah K would say that her most influ- ential 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, Lau- ren 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.
2013 has kicked off in a big way! Sarah K traveled to Cuba to film the video for her song, “Runnin’ Away” and to perform at the Sol Sirenas Coral Resort in Varadero to a capacity crowd in an open-air amphitheater. Back home, Sarah K played to 600 plus fans at Joe’s Apartment on Granville Street; the first R&B show for the club. In March
2013, Sarah K was interviewed and performed on the National OmniTV program “V-Mix” as part of the 2013
Canadian Music Festival in Toronto, and has been showcased in a number of international publications. Sarah K has been performing her inspirational anti-bullying anthem, “Fly” at a number of events and charity fundraisers, starting with the Sage Awards with special guest speaker Evander Holyfield, as part of his anti-bullying campaign. Sarah K was the guest performer at “The 2013 Pink Shirt Day Ladies Luncheon”, “Mike and Manny’s” Olympic
Ski Camp, and is hosting two shows in May and June to raise funds for Amanda Todd’s Legacy Memorial Fund; a youth mental health charity, and the CKNW Orphans’ Fund. Sarah K has committed all of her song royalties from, “Fly” to be donated these two charities, and she continues to support and perform at events in support of the battered and abused women of Vancouver’s Downtown East Side.
With the formation of her new band, The Soul Collective, the Summer of 2013 will see Sarah K performing at a number of fashion events, The Vancouver Pride Parade, Status Nightclub, The Richmond Night Market, Carib- bean Days Festival, and West Vancouver’s Harmony Arts Festival to name a few.
Sarah K is continuing to write, record, and perform non-stop at all the major nightclubs, venues, and festivals in Vancouver. Her highly anticipated album is scheduled for release in the next few months with songs that have been produced by some of the industries best producers here in Canada, the US and Germany. Her singles, “All My Life” and “Free For All” are already being touted as potential Juno-award contenders for 2014, and her Dead- mau5 inspired song “Hands Up!” has been getting radio play in the US, and in Europe on key Top 40 stations. Her more flavorful R&B tracks have been revered by audiences from Louisiana to the East Coast to back here in Vancouver where her local fans can’t get enough.
In 2012, Sarah K was spot-lighted on the ShawTV music program, “On Da Grine with Valentine”, and she opened the 25th Annual Caribbean Days Festival in North Vancouver with an electrifying mix of Reggae, R&B/Soul and Top 40. 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.
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.
On July 2, 2010, Sarah participated in the 2010 Miss BC Pageant. As part of her participation, Sarah hosted and headlined a fund-raising 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 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 Reg- gae artist “Daddy Roy and The Messenger Band” at The Surrey Fusion Festival in front of a crowd 6000 strong. Sarah K has sung 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 al- ways looking for new opportunities to better her craft, to aspire and to continue to find solace in music.