Somewhere around 20,000 hours have gone into the making of her new singles including “KEY TO A LOCKET”, "SO MANY PEOPLE" and "CRAZY FOR YA", from a little girl's first years of piano lessons to the thousands of live shows that have brought this vibrant young artist to the brink of stardom.
Winnipeg-born Songwriter/Artist Sara Dell has been cooking up super-catchy, masterfully crafted pop songs since around the age she learned to ride a bicycle. After studying classical piano for nine years and recording her first Independent EP, the bright eyed young girl packed her piano, studio gear and clothing into a rented minivan and pointed it toward Toronto to pursue her dreams in music. Sara promised herself that she would have to make her living through music alone, believing the need for survival would probably be the fastest and most solid route to reach her musical potential. Knowing hardly a soul in the city, she hit the pavement of Toronto in search of everywhere and anywhere to perform, beginning with a few mostly unknown little piano bars where she is sure nobody would ever take their mother for dinner. The next many years were spent performing and teaching wherever she could, and any free time and money were spent writing, producing and recording her songs in studios around Toronto.
Four albums later, and having persevered independently through over a decade of the ever-changing and often treacherous maze known as the music industry, Sara was faced with the loss of her voice over a four year period leading up to January 2015. The same vocal cord issues that had paralyzed the voices of musical artists Adele, John Mayer and Celine Dion had become an insurmountable obstacle to performance for Sara unless she underwent vocal surgery requiring many months of strict silence, rehabilitation and rest before and after surgery. In fall 2014, Sara began preparing for her surgery, recording five new singles with her band and struggling to finish recording her vocals the week before her surgery in January 2015. While recovering in silence - using texting and good old fashioned paper and pen to communicate - she and her co-producer Mark Shannon finished mixing the new singles for radio release.
Sara's surgery was a perfect success, and she is excited to have returned to the stage with her trio in June 2015 with a fresh mix of her new releases, songs from her previous four albums and hot new renditions of other songs that boast a general consensus of being awesome. She is especially ecstatic to share her new music video KEY TO A LOCKET with the world in early 2016! Stay tuned for release of brand new singles to iTunes, festival performances and more new music videos!
Photographer: Anthony P Mineri