SARAH PACKIAM "DREAM"
Sarah Packiam announces the release of her first EP titled “Dream”,
which features five original songs tracked live at “Cutting Cane” studios
and produced by Grammy Award winner Tim Mitchell (Bob Seger, Gloria Estefan, Jon
Secada, Shakira). The album was recorded and mixed by NY based music engineer, Dave
Clauss, whose credits include Shakira and Wyclef Jean. The 'Dream" release
party will take place on Friday May 24th at ‘Bardot’ with a special performance
of Sarah Packiam and her band.
In order to capture
the raw essence of her live performances, the tracking process utilized very few
overdubs in the creation of this EP. The core band, consisting of drum-cussionist,
Andy Russell and bass player, Steve Argy, were tracked live in one room with Sarah
Packiam. The result is an electrifying blend of pop, folk and rock. Overdubs feature
keyboard/piano player Albert Menendez (Shakira and Alejandro Sanz), while Olgui
Chirino (Shakira) sings background vocals. It’s an honest and genuine approach
to the five new songs, four of them co written by Tim Mitchell, George Noriega (Ricky
Martin), Jodi Marr (Mika) and Olgui Chirino.
is an extension of Sarah’s music influences, The Carpenters, Stevie Wonder,
Sting and Weather Report. The five songs enhance the texture of Sarah’s sultry
voice. She invites us in with her alluring melodies and inescapable storytelling.
Sarah was born into a Musical family and grew up in a variety of locations
and a mix of cultures. This Irish-Indian artist was originally brought from Spain
to Miami by Grammy-winning singer songwriter Jon Secada as a recording artist with
his Production company.
Calling Miami home now,
Sarah and her band have opened for such acts as Smashmouth, Jason Mraz and the little
River band. She also enjoyed the experience of singing backing vocals with Shakira.
You can find Sarah performing locally with her band in Brickell at Balans every
other Thursday as well as all over Florida. For a full schedule of upcoming gigs
and more info go to www.sarahpackiam.com