We’ve long been huge fans of Sarah Carroll, so we’re more than a little honoured to be releasing her new record ‘Star Parade’ – recorded with her smoking band The Left Wing.
Sarah has performed at most of Australia’s high-profile festivals over a 25 year career. She will be launching her new album at Port Fairy in March with new band The Left Wing, featuring ace producer and multi-instrumentalist Leigh Ivin on guitars and her supernaturally talented son George on bass.
Sarah has travelled twice to the US in the past two years at the invitation of Mezray Tours; to Nashville, Austin and San Francisco in 2014 and to Hawaii in 2016. In Hawaii, she focused on teaching the travel group and learning more herself, taking advantage of numerous opportunities to jam with traditional local musicians. Sarah returned to Nashville afterwards to take part in the Americana Music Conference with the assistance of Creative Victoria.
Sarah has worked with Suzannah Espie, Jackie Marshall, Mick Thomas, Aine Tyrrell, Marcel Borrack, Kerri Simpson, Matt Walker, Chris Altmann, Dan Warner, Andy Baylor, Jeff Lang, Rusty Berther and Chris Wilson amongst many others, and is considered a fine writer, performer and arranger by her peers. Sarah is much in demand as a live and studio backing vocalist and has added her harmony singing to albums by artists as diverse as Joel Silbersher and Judy Small.
Sarah was director of The Tides Of Welcome Soul and Gospel Choir, based in Queenscliff, for 7 years. During that time, the choir performed at every Queenscliff Music Festival as well as other venues in Melbourne and Greater Geelong, and recorded two albums. She has recently been a guest conductor of choirs in Anglesea and Apollo Bay.
Sarah teaches ukulele and guitar to children and adults around the Bellarine Peninsula and is involved regularly in community music projects. In her capacity as a music teacher, she has made several trips into outback Australia to work with remote indigenous schoolkids, fulfilling a dream she has held dear for a long time; the most recent foray with Gleny Rae (The Junes) to the Kimberley region of WA in May 2012. Sarah has developed an engaging and relaxed style of teaching with an emphasis on creating original music.
Over the years has enjoyed supporting high-profile artists such as Mic Conway, Old Man Luedecke (Canada), Eddi Reader (Scotland), Renee Geyer, Tim Rogers and one of Australia’s finest songmen, Neil Murray. The room in which Murray played, The Piping Hot Chicken Shop, is one of the Bellarine Peninsula’s most popular music venues and was the brainchild of Sarah and erstwhile owner Captain Chook. Naturally she plays there whenever possible!
Sarah will hit the road over the next couple of months for an extensive tour to launch the neW record.
Sarah Carroll & The Left Wing “STAR PARADE” Launch Tour 2017
MARCH 3: Piping Hot Chicken Shop, Ocean Grove Vic with Chris Wilson’s Skronkadoodledoo
MARCH 4: Union Hotel, Brunswick Vic w/ Skronkadoodledoo
MARCH 5: Wolseley Wines, Paraparap Vic w/Skronkadoodledoo
MARCH 10-13: PORT FAIRY FOLK FESTIVAL with special guest Jackie Marshall
MARCH 22: Ararat Live with Josh Rennie Hynes and Fenn Wilson, Vic
MARCH 24: Stone Pony with Josh Rennie Hynes and Paul Heggart, Willunga SA
MARCH 25: Grace Emily, Adelaide with The Heggarties
MARCH 26: The Globe Hotel, Yongala SA
APRIL 6: Yuin Folk Club, Cobargo NSW
APRIL 7: Deniliquin Club, NSW
APRIL 8: Smith’s Alternative Books with Den Hanrahan, Canberra ACT
APRIL 9: Marrickville Bowls Club NSW
APRIL 28: Wickham Park Hotel with Gleny Rae, Newcastle NSW
APRIL 29: Wauchope Arts, NSW
APRIL 30: Tamworth Hotel, NSW
Keep tabs on her at www.sarahcarrollstarparade.com