Hailing from the Isle of Wight, and writing songs since the age of 6, a 14 year old Sarah started a YouTube channel with hopes that it would lead to a music career. Dreaming of a life beyond living in a small village on an island and knowing her dream was to move to London to pursue her career in music, at 18 years old Close enrolled in a songwriting course at North London’s Institute of Contemporary Music and Performance – a decision galvanised by seeing other musicians online becoming successful artists in their own right, writing their own original material. Whilst studying, Sarah’s social following rapidly multiplied in its thousands making her into an online sensation and so in her second year, Sarah decided to leave the course to pursue her music career on her own.
Since her debut release, Sarah has received accolades from the likes of CLASH, The Line Of Best Fit, Evening Standard and tmrw Mag, as well as hitting #1 on many global viral Spotify lists and selling out her debut UK tour, including her second ever London show, headlining Heaven. Previously working alongside Parlophone Records, Sarah is now back in full control releasing music independently through The Kodiak Club, via AWAL.
Sarah Close has an undeniable talent to create dynamic, uplifting pop gems with memorable hooks, which makes her an exciting one to watch. With a thriving online presence, it undoubtedly shows an appetite for her own original music and Sarah plans to continue to release more music in 2018.