What is your name?
What is your genre of music?
Give us a little bio about you.
Born and raised in Greystones, County Wicklow, Ireland, I was born to an Indian father, also a blues guitarist, and an Irish mother, a poet, both of whom inspired my early musical career. Picking up the guitar at the age of 12, I set out on a journey to write and sing songs encouraging self-love and acceptance. Now based in Miami, Florida, I continue to compose and record music with the same goal in mind. Beginning in February 2020, I can also be seen as one of the hosts of HBO’s “A Tiny Audience,” a show on which famous Latin musicians are interviewed in front of a private audience.
What made you go into music?
My family are all musicians.
Are you a signed?
No, I’m indie.
You released your new single ‘She’s A Riot’, tell us more about the single.
“She’s a Riot” is a song honouring all women who have paved the way for current and future generations of girls and women.
What is the meaning behind ‘She’s A Riot’.
It’s about female empowerment.
Describe the track in two words.
Quentin Tarantino Movie meets Irish Rock
What was the recording process like?
We recorded this with a bunch of very talented musicians, including Tim Mitchell, guitarist for Shakira.
Who did you work with on the Single?
This song was produced by me, Tim Mitchell, and Marthin Chan.
Will we see an EP or Album this year?
Do you have any shows coming up?
One at a hotel on Miami beach. I have a solo show on March 5th. 6.30 – 9.30
If so where will you be heading?
Staying in Miami for the moment. Official media press release of the HBO show “A tiny Audience” happening this Feb 2020.
What else can we expect in Early 2020?
More music and more episodes of HBO “ A Tiny Audience” Where I interview famous musicians in a very intimate setting with a small audience.
Do you have any collaborations coming up with any up coming artists?
Looking forward to exploring my Indian heritage with Indian collaborations.
Would you be up for collaborations if other musicians wanted one with you? and who would they have to contact?
Do you play any instruments?
Guitar, mandolin, piano, harmonica
Who are your influences?
Stevie Wonder, Sting, Bill Withers
How do you get inspiration to write songs?
Driving, showering, talking, eating, sleeping, doing yoga, just about all the time
Where do you see yourself now in 5 Years?
When you’re not doing music, what do you do?
Yoga – hosting tv – binge watching shows
What was the song you listened to most that influenced you to go more in to the music scene?
The carpenters – Close to you
What’s the best advice you have ever been given?
To listen – everyone has a story
What advice would you give to aspiring musicians not about the industry and just as an artist?
Do your own thing. There are no rules.
What quote or saying do you always stick by?
Never give up.
Where in your hometown is a must go to visit?
Sally Gap in The Wicklow Mountains
Your coming off tour;
1/ Where do you go first? My sofa
2/ Who do you see first? My blanket
3/What do you eat first? Potatoes
When you are at a gig, what are 5 things you cannot forget?
I love my audience
To have fun
To tell a story
To feel lucky that I love my job
Do you have social media accounts so your fans can follow you?
Yes, everything is @sarahpackiam. I’m the only Sarah Packiam in the world 🙂