Sarah Kervin
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Sarah Kervin

New York City, NY | Established. Jan 01, 2010 | SELF

New York City, NY | SELF
Established on Jan, 2010
Band Pop Singer/Songwriter





"Singer-songwriter Sarah Kervin recently released a video for her new song, “The Least You Could Do,” which she hopes will help start more conversations about abuse and domestic violence. All proceeds from the song will go to the Joyful Heart Foundation. - Bitch Media

"why just stop at talking about it if you can sing about it?" - VENTS Magazine Interview

"If you watch one music video this week, check out 'The Least You Could Do' by Sarah Kervin" - AXS

"gives modern day Pop well deserved wake up call" - All whats rock

"Passing Through is a world class musical production from start to finish" - Indie Music Digest

“Passing Through sucked me in like a powerful drug and refused to let go" - Grateful web

"A beautiful and soulful voice".- CDBABY

"Kervin’s sound and amazing songwriting touch are as good as it gets." - All Whats rock

"it’s nice to know there are a few artists out there that can still deliver music that will make your jaw hit the floor while plucking your heart strings all at the same time." - Skope Mag

"she sings a song the way it’s supposed to be sung – from the heart." - Vents - Multiple

"3 Realistic Ways to Support a Cause You Believe in Through Your Music"

Singer-songwriter Sarah Kervin also had a helping hand when she was looking to donate the proceeds from one of her songs, "The Least You Could Do," to domestic violence survivors.

Kervin had made her way out of a bad relationship with a boyfriend who was both controlling and emotionally abusive, and ever since she started preforming "The Least You Could Do," which is about the situation, say says, "People email me and message me confessing their own stories of abuse, telling me they've never told anyone about it." This led to an epiphany for Kervin. "I realized that my one thread was part of a much bigger story, a much bigger issue."

Enter Wendy Parr, a mentor to Kervin, who assisted her in setting up the creation of a music video for the song, and reached out to the Joyful Heart Foundation, who were moved by the project. With the foundation liking the video, Kervin says, "We entered into a partnership with them, raising awareness about domestic violence with the video, and proceeds from the single benefiting survivors." - SonicBidsBLOG (Adam Bernard)


2015 - Into the City (Independent Release)

2012 - Passing Through (Independent Release)



Story-telling through music has always been the heart of the matter for New York-based singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Sarah Kervin. Schooled in jazz and classical, this Atlanta native came to New York with a soulful sound and inspired writing that blends modern and classic influences to "take you to the place where your heart is smiling" (MuzikReviews).

Sarah's musical love affair began at age four, playing old Appalachian songs on piano with her dad on the fiddle, all the way to Beijing, China, performing at the 2008 Olympic Pre-Game Ceremonies. Equal parts Ella Fitzgerald and Sara Bareilles, her music has history, soul and the optimism of a small town girl making her way in the big city. With strong, soulful vocals, dense textures, and driving rhythms, Sarah's sound embodies the depth of self-exploration, discovery, and independence. 

Into the City, her 2015 sophomore album, tells stories of the shared human experience: trying to making it through life without totally screwing everything up. It's about coming to the big city with stars in your eyes and pulling yourself back up when it doesn't turn out like you thought it would. Her music is influenced by the complex harmonies of jazz, the inspired messiness of gospel, the melancholy passion of the blues, and the frankness and openness of storytelling.

Sarah has received international recognition as a soloist, guest artist, composer, and bandleader, including six Downbeat Student Music Awards, the Jazz Education Network Composition Award, and research grants in Vocal Pedagogy from the Magellan Foundation. She has performed with great artists such as Jon Hendricks, the Manhattan Transfer, Ben Folds, the Fort Worth Symphony, and Afro Blue. Sarah also teaches voice both in the New York area and as a member of the voice faculty at the renowned Berklee College of Music. 

Recently the winner of the 2017 Recording Festival in Ireland, Sarah recorded a new record at the Grouse Lodge Studios with renowned engineer Cameron Craig in Westmeath, Ireland. Coming Soon!


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