The great temptation for young artists has always been to try and be something they are not. To put on a costume so to speak, and play make believe. It’s a pitfall that, thankfully, SAHARA BECK spotted years back, and she ain’t going there.
There are no big name producers and over the top stylists here, Sahara is an independent artist in the truest sense of the word - an artist finding her own sound and in the process emerging as not just another remarkable voice.
It’s always been that way for her though. Raised in the laid back surrounds of the Sunshine Coast Sahara has always had a decidedly single minded focus. At 14 she wrote and recorded her debut album before moving to Brisbane on her own to finish school and immerse herself in the city’s collaborative music community.
Working with an ever-evolving crew of musicians, she has toured the country and performed at countless festivals (Bluesfest, Queenscliff, The Planting, Big Pineapple Festival) while sharing the stage with artists including, Ben Lee, Art of Sleeping, Darren Middleton, Katie Noonan and numerous more.
It was Sahara’s breakthrough set at BIGSOUND 2015, a performance that saw her finding her sweet spot, and dragging a packed house into her orbit