Sarah Beatty

Sarah Beatty

BandFolkSinger/Songwriter

Songbird vocals and a wry wit.

"This effervescent performer loves the 'sing along' and pulls it off so well you'd think she invented the concept. Even her protest song, Boomerang Kid had the room laughing out loud. Simply sublime." - Homegrown Hamilton

Biography

Songbird vocals and a wry wit.

"Soulful. Beautiful. Incredibly talented. Sarah Beatty sings out loud what we all feel inside." - The Baltimore House

"This effervescent performer loves the 'sing along' and pulls it off so well you'd think she invented the concept. Even her protest song, Boomerang Kid had the room laughing out loud. Simply sublime." - Homegrown Hamilton

Her new CD:
Earning her a Roots Recording of the Year nomination by the Hamilton Music Awards, a spot at 2012's Mariposa Showcase Auditions, and a spot at Winterfolk XI (2013), Beatty has gone straight to the fundamentals in her debut solo album.

In Black Gramophone (released May, 2012), she pares down the instrumentation and ramps up the contemplation, curiosity, and charm of honest-to-goodness song writing. Recorded live off the floor, hers are where lyric, melody, and rhythm exist in distilled form. Purposeful in her approach, Beatty is a courageous one, letting smart lyrics, strong melodies, and a listener’s imagination take centre stage in this intimate and conversational recording.

Her songwriting:
With a songbird voice and a wry wit, emerging roots songstress Sarah Beatty revels in contradiction. At once sincere and sardonic, her songs employ an uncommon simplicity. Spacious arrangements, soaring vocals, engaging melodies, storytelling lyrics; her songs land with an impact and her performances might just charm you right out of your seat.

Her geography:
A woman of lots of addresses. She grew up with two home towns, Rochester, NY and Parry Sound, ON. She cut her musical teeth in Parry Sound and Niagara and now calls Hamilton, ON home.

Discography

* BLACK GRAMOPHONE - Full length Solo Album (Released May 24, 2012)
- Folk/Top 30 Charting: #9 (National); #3 (Kamloops); #4 (Calgary); #5 (Edmonton); #6 (Guelph); #6 (Windsor); #10 (Kingston) / #15 (Nelson); #13 (Kamloops); #22 (Hamilton)

* Glasgow single - James Clark Jones (2012) - Backing vocals
* See My Cat - John Boyd (2008) - Backing vocals
* Dasia's Return (EP) - The Marantz Project (2007) - Lead singer, lyrics, songwriter
* Five On The Floor (EP) - The Marantz Project (2005) - Lead singer, lyrics, songwriter
* Big Headlights, Nice Trunk, Goes Like Hell - Screaming Black Caddillacs (2004) - Backing vocals
* Mike Lynch Live at the Mansion House - Mike Lynch (2003) - Backing vocals

Set List

Dynamic and engaging performances focused in-part around crowd participation.

One or two 45 minute - 60 minute solo sets consisting of original music from Black Gramophone and interpretive covers.

Performance examples:
Oil in the Ground
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DgSlCks8WCk

Finer Things (with Gary White):
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2QNUddkJXSQ