Sarah Louise
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Sarah Louise

Caernarfon, Wales, United Kingdom

Caernarfon, Wales, United Kingdom
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"Welsh Album Review"

Tir Na-Nog SAIN SCD2470

'Although Sarah Louise sings 11 of her 12 songs in Welsh, this could be a Sarah McLAchlan album ; essentialy pop music with folk instruments occasionally featured in the arrangements. The production is bright and shiny, and the playing crisp and professional, but Louise's voice has an affecting catch that nearly always avoids being merely histronic.' - Dirty Linen


"Welsh Album Review"


"She feels what everyone feels but has a unique way of saying it." - Gwynedd Chronicle: July 7th 2005


"Fan reviews"

What fans have said:

“It's so refreshing to hear a voice that breaks the mould. If this girl doesn't make it big, then there is no justice!”
Wendy Morris

“brilliant and gifted singer.my favourite female singer.beautiful voice.”
gareth higgins

“She'ill do well, i've worked with her, a very professional artist.”
George Kempson (BluprintZ)

“Fresh, truthfull lyrics, something new and different ,please... please ... give her a spot,”
Maria Sarnacki

“An honest voice singing from the heart... We need Sarah in the charts, on our ipods and on T4! X”

Verity

“Further to Verity's comment, I got to hear Sarah's work before she was famous, friend of a friend and all that, and I have one of her Welsh pieces on my favourites list and its played most nearly every day. I haven't got the first clue what she's saying, but there's a power in her voice that the whole world needs to hear.”
Jay Snelling (The Bluejay )

“Hiya Guys, One word describes sarah 'AWESOME', I've bought her album tir nag and have been a fan ever since and waiting eagerly for new material, having seen her live too not only is she a fantastic singer in both english and welsh but a genuinely nice person too. So PPPPPPLEEAASE give her a spot as she's the best thing to come out of wales for ages !!!”
Paul Owen (paulellisowen)

“I think her music is fan-diddly-tastic”
Arf Arf Arf ARFUR

“Sarah has got great songs in both English and Welsh, I've seen her perform live and she's brilliant. She needs to be put out there. : )”
kayleigh evans

“Brilliant. A promising talent...watch this space!”
Mark Flanagan

“sarah is a fantastic young performer and should perform all over not just in wales we love you”
ali

“I really like it, and the lyrics are amazing... Well done Sarah. Keep voting people :)”
Tarik Kaddoumi

- From Channel 4’s Popworld


"iTunes reviews"

“Not only an unbelievably outstanding Welsh language artist/album, but an altogether brilliant stand alone album, sit down relax and enjoy, beautiful melodies, gorgeous tunes, stunning voice, haunting lyrics. Go and see Sarah live - don’t miss out”
Daf1400

“Ardderchog, un o’r albwm’s gorau yn y Gynraeg am flynyddoedd.”
(fantastic, one of the best albums in Welsh to come out for years.) - iTunes


"MySpace comments"

Great Music:
Fantastic voice, fantastic melodies, great violin in the background.
I love it - thanks a lot from Germany!
markus

Some fine tunes on your site and a fine voice, keep rockin
Paul

I'm Alex Body and I saw your stuff on the Popworld website. It really is fantastic!
Its kind of like All About Eve (British Prog/Folk band from the 80s) only less cheesy and more natural sounding. Anyway, I like it!
The reason for this email is firstly to tell you you're groovy and I like it etc
- Alex

Hey, you have a fantastic voice. Is your first album available all throughout Wales or just the local record stores?
Lee, NewportGreat Music:
Fantastic voice, fantastic melodies, great violin in the background.
I love it - thanks a lot from Germany!
markus

Some fine tunes on your site and a fine voice, keep rockin
Paul

I'm Alex Body and I saw your stuff on the Popworld website. It really is fantastic!
Its kind of like All About Eve (British Prog/Folk band from the 80s) only less cheesy and more natural sounding. Anyway, I like it!
The reason for this email is firstly to tell you you're groovy and I like it etc
- Alex

Hey, you have a fantastic voice. Is your first album available all throughout Wales or just the local record stores?
Lee, Newport - MySpace.com


"Various websites"

http://www.bangor.ac.uk/studentlife/news/sarah_louise.php.en

http://www.bangor.ac.uk/studentlife/news/sarah_grad.php.en

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lX4qIxUvrPc

http://www.sain.wales.com/sain/product.aspx?productuid=214281&clickproductonpage=/sain/category.aspx?categoryid=365

http://www.redorbit.com/news/health/313799/welsh_bands_and_music_fans_speak_the_same_language/index.html - /


Discography

Tir na Nog (Sain records 2005)
Creithiau (Sain Records 2007)
Skin Deep (Ethos Music Jan 2008)

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Feeling a bit camera shy

Bio

Introducing Sarah Louise, the 23 year old singer-songwriter from North Wales. Having built a reputation as a talented and popular Welsh language singer-songwriter with leading Welsh record label Sain, Sarah has branched out into the global market with her debut English language album, Skin Deep.
Sarah is an acoustic/folk-rock artist, with an intimate earthy voice that recalls Sarah McLachlan and Sixpence None the Richer. She has a mature contemporary sound, an honest song writing approach and hooky melodies, similar to one of her biggest influences, Alanis Morissette.
She has created an album that addresses a range of issues such as identity, materialism; issues especially relevant to young people and women, and has done so with a combination of up-tempo, up-beat folk-rock tracks alongside more emotional acoustic songs.
Sarah released a Welsh language album in 2005 entitled Tir Na Nog, which made Sarah increasingly sought after in festivals, on radio and TV. She had created a style which not only appealed to a Welsh speaking audience, but to an international audience, who fell in love with her voice, regardless of language. In Wales, her frequent use of spoken Welsh and dialect also made her stand out in the Welsh music scene.
The album was followed by a bilingual EP in 2007, featuring a duet with Canadian singer Tia McGraff. It was McGraff’s husband, Nashville song-writer and producer Tommy Parham, who saw the potential in Sarah as an international artist, and invited her to let him produce her first English language album.
Sarah recorded the album in Ontario, Canada, in the summer of 2007 in the legendary Grant Avenue Studios, built by U2 producer Daniel Lanois, which has been home to many a recording artist over the years including Emylou Harris, U2, Johnny Cash and Bob Dylan. Sarah self- funded the album with the remains of her student loan and borrowed from family, and has created a remarkable independent album.
The album features some extraordinary musicians such as guitarist Sean Ashby (Sarah McLachlan) and Mark LaForme (Columbia, EMI, RCA) to name a few. But despite the heavy North American influence, Sarah has remained true to her roots, with her Welsh and British heritage coming through in her song writing and deliverance. Sarah has even included one Welsh language song on her album entitled F’enaid (“My Soul").
Aside from her music, Sarah has recently graduated with a 1st class honours degree, having studied journalism, film, English literature and creative writing. She is involved in the independent film industry in Wales, as a writer and in other roles, including directing her own documentary.

Links: www.myspace.com/sarahlouiseonline
www.sarahlouiseonline.com
www.ethosfilms.net