Born and raised in Lisbon, Portugal, Sara studied music from a young age. At 13 she wrote her first song and has been composing ever since.
Aged 18 and fresh out of school she swapped Lisbon for London to pursue a career in the music industry studying first at the Academy Of Contemporary Music and later at the University of Westminster, where she developed her guitar, vocal and performance skills, gained invaluable insight into the industry, and perfected her songwriting.
Sara is also an original member of the ACM Gospel Choir, who reached the semi – finals of BBC One’s TV Show Last Choir Standing in the summer of 2008. The group have since performed up and down the country with the likes of Scouting For Girls, Russell Watson, Beverley Knight and Gabriella Cilmi as well as having sung for the Queen and Royal Family.
But Sara’s true passion has always been songwriting and her debut Our Tree EP, showcases her well-crafted and unique blend of folk-infused, acoustic guitar driven pop-rock. Recorded by producer/engineer Glenn Skinner (Boy George, Debbie Harry, Lighthouse Family), Our Tree was released on the 1st of May 2012, and is available as a limited edition CD and digital download. About her songwriting she says: “My songs are about my own personal experiences but also those of the people around me. All of my songs are quite personal, about people, places, and people in places.”
Sara’s songs “Concrete Skies” and “Thank You For Breaking My Heart” have both been featured on Channel 4′s Hollyoaks while the title track “Our Tree” has been playlisted by DIY Radio and Eagle 3.