Sarah Packiam, born and raised in Ireland by an Irish Mum and a musician father from India. Her music is a blend of acoustic pop, traditional Irish music, a little bit of tabla, a touch of the blues and fiery sweet sultry vocals. Mandolin, acoustic and electric guitars are Sarah's instruments. Traveling with a drumcussionist and bass player, Sarah makes a trio that will rock your heart!
Sarah began writing songs at the age of 12. At 13 she was singing and traveling in her Dad's band. By 14 she had established herself as a singer-songwriter, winning the National 2FM song contest. Sarah 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 with EMI Ireland before the age of 15.
At the age of 18 Sarah and her family moved to Spain where she performed regularly in bars and nightclubs learning how to rock the mandolin and guitars. All the while, Sarah continued to write and record, posting her songs in a very intimate video format on YouTube, which lead to her being invited to tour and record in the US.
Now based in Miami Beach, Sarah has had the pleasure of working with many talented musicians including Shakira and Jon Secada. Her debut album was recorded at Cutting Cane Studios in Miami and produced by Grammy Award-winning producers Tim Mitchell (Shakira), George Noriega (Ricky Martin) and Jodi Marr (Mika). Sarah describes her style as a blend of acoustic pop, traditional Irish music, a touch of India, a bit of blues and sultry vocals.
Sarah Packiam - Mandolins, Acoustic & Electric Guitars and Keyboards.
Steve Argy - Bass
Andy Russell - Drumcussionist
"one for two" - CDs are available at shows and online along with digital copies available at iTunes, Amazon MP3, Spotify, LastFM and other fine digital stores and broadcasters.
"You're A Star", "Love Suicide" and "Goodbye Lonely Me" getting airplay on Sun 103.1 & Pirate Radio 101.7/96.7 Key West, FL.
Got Your Back
I Loved You First
Been Gone Away
You're A Star
How Do You Do What You Do To Me ?
You and I
You're A Star
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Sarah Packiam sings that “You’re A Star,” but, from what we can tell, this prodigious young lady is ...Sarah Packiam sings that “You’re A Star,” but, from what we can tell, this prodigious young lady is the one who’s on her way to stardom.
Born and raised in Ireland by her Irish Mom and her Indian Dad (who, himself, is a traveling musician), Sarah Packiam began integrating the instruments of her legacy into her music from an early age. Underpinning the breezy pop songs she’s been writing since she was 12 are mandolins, traditional irish instruments and tablas, all giving a worldwide vibe to her charming pop music.
With a second place finish in a European songwriting contest, experience playing in her Dad’s band and nightclub performances in Ireland and Spain under her belt by the time she reached 18, Packiam decamped for Miami where she tracked her debut EP with the help of producers Tim Mitchell, George Noriega and Jodi Marr.
From that set comes our Free MP3 of the Day, “You’re A Star,” a bouncy little pop record that cuts to the chase about what it’s all about to be forging yourself a career in the spotlight of the nightclub stage. File it along with No Doubt, Madonna and your favorite pop reggae records.
Girls Rock: Sarah Packiam
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Let’s address the obvious right up front: Sarah Packiam‘s stunningly beautiful. Her mix of Irish and...Let’s address the obvious right up front: Sarah Packiam‘s stunningly beautiful. Her mix of Irish and Indian genes have blessed her with the kind of beauty that draws stares from across the room, stops traffic on the Champs-Élysées and prompts unrequited lovers to consider a lifetime in a hermitage. But is she just another pretty face behind a fancy guitar or can she really sing a song?
Based on the evidence — cuts from her EP and reports from the field — Sarah Packiam backs up her beauty with prodigious talent. And why wouldn’t she? Packiam is the daughter of a musically-minded Irish Mom and a well-traveled Indian Dad who, himself, is a professional musician.
From the very start of her life in music — which began prodigiously young — Packiam has sought to integrate the sounds of her legacy — Irish string instruments, Indian drums — into the sound of her music. It was the case when she began traveling and performing with her Dad as a 13-year old, when she began winning songwriting contests as a 15-year old and remains the case today as she lives and works in Miami, honing her every-flowering craft.
One of our favorite cuts from Sarah’s debut EP, recorded at Cutting Cane Studios in Miami and produced by Grammy Award-winning producers Tim Mitchell (Shakira), George Noriega (Ricky Martin) and Jodi Marr (Mika), is “You’re A Star.”
According to our peeps on the street, Sarah introduces this as having been inspired by a heckler who laid it on heavy during a performance in Ireland. But, it could just as well describe what’s it’s like being a beautiful young lady in the 21st century, fending off the less than debonair men of the world.
In the mix: roll “You’re A Star” after Madonna‘s “True Blue” into Johnny Nash‘s “Stir It Up” (or, if you’re feeling really crazy, Musical Youth‘s “Pass The Dutchie.”)
Sarah Packiam's Sweet Sounds
...alerting and powerful voice.
Miami is a fit for Packiam's international music
blend of cultural influences seeps into her musicianship...
Sarah Packiam: Another great (but unheralded) event on Clematis!
easily the best up-and-coming female vocalist in South Florida
soulful….like a long deep exhale.
40 minute to 90 minute show of originals and a couple covers for longer shows.
"You're A Star"
"Goodbye Lonely Me"
"U R the 142"
"Everybody Needs Somebody Sometime"
"How Do You Do The Things You Do"
"Ain’t That Something"
"You and I"
"Something To Me"
"6 Feet Under"
SARAH'S COVER SONGS
Aint No Sunshine
Sweet Child O Mine
Why Does It Always Rain On Me
There are no upcoming dates at this time.