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Sarah Packiam / Bio

Sarah Packiam from Wicklow, Ireland was raised by a traveling musician father from India and an Irish Mum. You can hear her parents cultural influences in her musical arrangements. Mandolin, traditional Irish instruments and tablas have been combined to create beautiful backdrops for her extremely catchy alternative/pop melodies.

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. All the while Sarah continued to write and record, posting her songs in a very intimate video format on YouTube.

Born and raised in Ireland, Sarah began writing songs at the age of 12. She began singing professionally at 13 in her Dad's band. By 14 she had established herself as a singer-songwriter, winning the National 2FM song contest in 1997. She 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 in the family band.
Discovered and brought to Miami by Jon Secada Sarah was lucky to be taken under his wing, co writing and being produced by Tim Mitchell.

Sarah's First Independent CD "One for two" was Released Feb 14th 2012.
Her EP "Dream" was released May 2013. The whole EP was recorded live with her 3 piece band in Cutting Cane studios.
Both are available online on iTunes, Spotify and Pandora.

In 2014 Sarah had the opportunity to sing backgrounds with such artists as Ricky Martin, Carole King, Gloria Estefan, Queen Latifah and other artists at the Estefan's Charity event "The Power of Love Gala" in Las Vegas.
She has also had the pleasure of singing backgrounds with Shakira on the promo of her "She Wolf" Album.

Her song "Silly Little Love Songs" came 3rd this year in the International Song Contest.

Now recording her Second Studio Album Sarah has been collaborating with Miami Producer/Songwriter Marthin Chan at Afonico Studios Miami.
Release date is expected by the end of this year.

Sarah and her band have opened for such acts as Smashmouth and Jason Mraz at the Sunfest Festival.
You can find her performing at her regular gig spots in Florida.
Coconut Creek Casino every First Friday of the Month.
Balans Brickell twice a month on Thursdays.
And the Local house on weekends located on South Beach

General Info

Band Members
Sarah Packiam
Artist Name
Sarah Packiam
Home Page
http://www.reverbnation.com/sarahpackiam
Genres
Indie / Pop / Acoustic Rock

Contact Info

Location
Miami, FL
Manager
Cliff Walker (305)238-4808

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