HISTORY


Sarah has played live shows with artists including Big Youth, U Roy, Janet Kay, Carroll Thompson, Susan Cadogan, Tippa Irie, John Holt, Marcia Griffiths, Johnny Osbourne, The Pioneers, The Aces, Glen Washington, Derrick Morgan, The Cimarons, Dave and Ansel Collins, Owen Gray, Rhoda Dakar, Dawn Penn, Neville Staple and Roddy Radiation (ex Specials), Levi Roots, Lloyd Brown, Teshay Makeda, Christopher Ellis supporting Damien Marley, and with Giants Of Lovers Rock at the O2.

She played live on Kool FM radio in Kingston Jamaica in 2017 with Dennis Alcapone and Winston Reedy, on BBC London Robert Elms show in 2018 with Susan Cadogan, and on David Rodigan's BBC 1Xtra show in 2019 with Lloyd Brown.

Before entering the world of reggae music she played regularly with salsa and son artist George Peguero and also with Merengue band Coco Express. She’s played in party bands Havana Nights and Motown Nights. She played clarinet and sax for orchestral electro pop band The Irrepressibles.
She has played in many other styles and also recorded and performed using different musical instruments.

She's played in her current hometown London, at venues including The Jazz Cafe, The O2, Royal Festival Hall, Royal Albert Hall, The Roundhouse, The Scala, Hammersmith Apollo, Hackney Empire, The British Film Institute, Fabric, Barbican, Ocean, the V & A, The 100 Club, Ronnie Scott's, Ministry of Sound, and was the first live musician to play the Miniscule of Sound...

English events she has played at include Glastonbury, Boomtown, Latitude, The Big Chill, Notting Hill Carnival, Boss Sounds, The London International Ska Festival, One Love Festival, Secret Garden Party, Shambala, Skamouth, British Independent Film Awards, Bestival...

She has played in Britain, Ireland, Spain, France, Germany, Czech Republic, Sweden, Norway, Belgium, Italy, Sicily, Poland, Austria, Denmark, Lithuania, Louisiana, Texas, Bahrain, Ghana, Gambia, Jamaica, the Caribbean Sea and Russia.

As well as playing for top artists in traditional stage settings, and with DJ's on the dance floor, Sarah has played at all kinds of special events and ceremonies...in art galleries, in street bands, in a 20-piece all-women sax/vocal group, in shop windows, on boats, cruise ships, and buses, on a steam-powered merry-go-round, at a wedding proposal by a river, in the middle of a lake, under the trees, on hilltops, popping out of a bush at a baby shower, strapped in a chair up in the air, walkabout sax-in-a-bin, the back end of a dragon at the Millennium Dome, at health - through - the - arts in Toxteth…

RECORDINGS

Sarah's highest profile work is in reggae music on saxophones, flute and clarinet.
Her main job is overdubbing horns and vocals for many top artists and producers, recording for people in UK, The Caribbean, Africa, Europe, Asia...
Most of her recording work is done from home, where she's been recording herself and others for 12 years, working for many producers, and also she's a regular at many other studios.

RECORDINGS 2020-2021

Many sessions recording at home for Carroll Thompson, Winston Reedy, Mad Professor and Joe Ariwa, Ruff Cut, Henry Matic Tenyue and Patrick Tenyue, Winston and Lee Francis, Alan Weekes, Richie Davis....instrumental singles for Magnet Records and Digitec Productions....Recordings out and about with Teshay Makeda, Winston Edwards at Ariwa, Prince Malachi; Keety Roots; BBMC recording for LA Gray single/ Jah Youth Roots Ambassador Sound System/ Morgan Heritage instrumental; Stingray recording the Blackstones album... check the playlists for some of the latest releases.

STREAMING in 2020-2021

streamed shows with Little Roy, Nereus Joseph, Barbara Naps, Earl Sixteen, Donovan Kingjay, Tippa Irie, Winston Reedy, Vivian Jones, Makeda Moore, Teshay Makeda, Simplicity and L.A.Gray, and regular appearances as a resident musician with Kamitan Arts collaborating on live-stream with poets, rappers, musicians and sound healers.

LIVE BAND SHOWS 2021

including Lyn Gerald, all - women roots reggae band Akabu, Christopher Ellis, Tippa Irie, and shows rescheduled for 2022 with Big Youth, The Pioneers, Dave Barker, Dennis Alcapone, Freddie Notes, and Susan Cadogan…


SOLO EVENTS in 2020-21

With many events playing for international artists being postponed, Sarah worked more than before as a solo performer, at online events and also at live events including: playing her latest song releases at a reggae night, singing The Smiths at a wedding, playing at a 100th birthday party, rock and pop at a 50th Birthday, sax with DJs for Mothers day, a red carpet studio opening party, reggae RnB and Afrobeats at several birthday dinners, Ibiza club and pop tunes with DJ at an 18th birthday, Ibiza and Irish dance music at a surprise hen party, rock pop and football anthems at a wedding in a castle, Bond and Bollywood themes at an underground bar, dance music at a surprise hen party, Afrobeats RnB and gospel at a surprise birthday backyard party, Bollywood and pop songs at a family Diwali Party, Jewish party tunes rock and pop with DJ at a Bar Mitzvah, gospel hymns and reggae tunes at a funeral, playing at Glasthomebury in a garden, popping out of a bush to play sax at a baby shower …

 


Played live with and on recordings with many - including



African Headcharge,Akabu,Al Campbell,Aleighcia Scott,Amaziah Rose,Anthony Johnson,Arema,Asian Dub Foundation,Aysha Loren,Badji Bahri,Barbara Naps,Barry Biggs,Barry Dread,Big Youth,Bill Campbell,Black Slate,Bunny ‘Striker’ Lee,Carlton Dillie McCleod,Carroll Thompson,Cassandra London,Che'Nelle,Christopher Ellis,Clipety Clop,Daddy Freddy,Dave Barker & Ansel Collins,David Angel,Dawn Penn,Delroy Pinnock,Dennis Alcapone,Dennis Bovell,Derrick Morgan,Diggory Kenrick,Dolly Parton,Don Ricardo,Donovan Kingjay,Earl 16,Empress1,Empress Imani,Eugene Paul,Floacist,Folo Graff,Funmilayo,George Peguero,Georgia Ellis,Glen Washington,Hannah Francis,Havana Nights,Horseman,iGospel
,Iqula,J.C.Lodge,JJ BornToSing,Jah Bunny,Jah Youth- Roots Ambassador Sound,James Shepherd,James Zugasti,Janet Kay,Janet-Lee Davis,Jennie Matthias,Jesse James,Jimmy London,John Holt,John 'Nardo' Bailey,John McLean,Johnny Orlando,Johnny Osbourne,Joy Mack,Junior Marvin,Junior P Supatech,Kamitan Arts,Keety Roots,Ken Boothe,Koichi Sakai,LA Gray,Legend,Leroy Gibbons,Levi Roots,Little Roy,Liverpool Streetband,Lloyd Brown,Lorna G,Louis Beckett,Lov'ella Ellis,Luciano,Lyn Gerald,Mad Professor and Joe Ariwa,Mafia And Fluxy,Makeda Moore,Marcia Griffiths,Marla Brown,Masai and Skitla,Mass Producers,Massive All Stars,Matic Horns/Henry Matic Tenyue,Melba Moore,Melissa Morgan,Mica Paris,Mitsy June,Morgan Heritage,Motown Nights,Neville Staple Band+ Roddy Radiation,Nereus Joseph,Newton Coke,Nick Welsh,Ossie Thomas,Owen Gray,Ozi Ozaa,Patrick Anthony Tenyue,Peter Hunnigale,Peter Spence,Preacher Aldread,Prince Fatty,Prince Malachi,Ras Elroy Bailey,Ray Carless,Radio Mongolia,Rafeelya,Richie Davis,Ricky Tamlin,Rhoda Dakar,Roger Robin,Ruffcut Band,Sanchez,Shola Ama,Simplicity,Soca Divettes,Solo Banton,Starkey Banton,Suggs,Susan Cadogan,Sylvia Tella,Takatsuna Mukai,Tenna Star,Teshay Makeda,The Aces,The Blackstones,The Brasshoppers,The Chosen Few,The Cimarons, The Funkees,The Incredibly Strange Film Band,The Irrepressibles,The Pioneers,The Rhythm Angels,Tippa Irie,Trevor Edwards,Trevor Walters,Troy Ellis,True Identity,U Roy,Vin Gordon,Vincent Nap,Vivian 'Sugarlove' Jones,Vybz Cartel,Wakefield Metropolitan Wind Orchestra,Wayne Marshall,When In Rome,Winston Edwards Studio 16,Winston Francis,Winston Reedy