Sahara Beck has quickly become a name synonymous with the Brisbane music scene, shaping the future of Australian music with her distinctive, quirky sound. An independent singer songwriter originally hailing from the Sunshine Coast, Sahara has set up a life and a musical legacy in Queensland’s capital city, Brisbane.
Organically evolving from the folk origins of her early releases (‘Volume One’ LP 2010, ‘You Could Be Happy’ EP 2012, ‘Bloom’ EP 2015), Sahara now draws from a great melding pot of styles. Backed by a full band, she brings to life a fusion of up-tempo Gypsy Jazz and infectious Pop, paired with the very soul of the Blues and some gritty Rock for good measure. Sahara’s voice transitions seemingly effortlessly from her confronting and powerfully gutsy baritone to the hair raising, angelic heights of her falsetto. However, it’s her artistic use of anticipation, silence and volume variants in her arrangements which makes her wisdom-rich lyrics relatable and imparts the gift of emotion to the listener.
Audiences across Australia bare testimony to the powerhouse performance her live show promises and Sahara Becks’ most recent headline tour promoting her sophomore album ‘Panacea’ (2016) did not disappoint.
The Music Industry’s respect for the 21 year old is evident in opportunities to perform alongside National & International acts including; The Beach Boys, The Cat Empire, Paul Kelly, Bernard Fanning, Ball Park Music, Katie Noonan, Darren Middleton, Ben Lee, Xavier Rudd, and Busby Marou to name a few.
Sahara’s live performance has also been witnessed by thousands on the stages of some of Australia’s most respected music festivals including; Byron Bay Blues and Roots Festival, The Falls Music & Arts Festival, Queenscliff Music Festival, Festival of The Sun and Caloundra Music Festival.
Sahara’s undeniable talent has established strong working relationships with some of Australia’s music heavyweights and her unique voice has been featured on tracks for Jay Bovino (Sheppard), Darren Middleton (Powderfinger) and Katie Noonan (George).
Sahara Beck has received a mounting list of accolades to her name including nominations in the Queensland Music Awards (QMA’s), the National Live Music Award’s (NLMA’s) and most recently taking home the QMA’s Most Popular Female Artist, Peoples Choice Award and Folk category. Sahara Beck’s ever growing presence is strongly supported by National and Community Radio Broadcasters, with frequent interviews, live appearances and the notable addition to High Rotation by stations including; 4ZZZ and Triple J.
Sahara Becks’ original music has been featured on Australian Television with her song “I’m in Love” licensed for the latest Haagen-Dazs TV campaign as well as making her US debut with her track “Spinning Time” featured on the NBC TV Series “Girlfriends Guide to Divorce”.
Most recently Sahara’s voice featured in a major multimillion dollar QLD Tourism campaign titled “I Know Just the Place”. Singing her own arrangement of the hugely popular KEANE track “Somewhere Only We Know” and backed by the Queensland Symphony Orchestra, it was another striking brushstroke to add to her growing artistic palate.