Sarah Smith is stepping outside her band boundaries, as singer of Canadian rock band, THE JOYS, to bring audiences her own voice, her own experiences and her own personal sound. Her power, energy and emotion have been unmatched to this day showing a different side to her sound and style. Her music is positive, inspiring and with an aura that surrounds her very being. It is her stage presence and delivery that allows her music to dissolve into the pores of your skin, deep in your soul to a place that signals pure joy. Sarah highlights her vocal versatility, her writing skills and incredible arrangements in her songs. She is tender, powerful, soft, and hard. You can’t escape her sound because her music is in everyone.
“I am a huge lover of a song, as a whole. Melody AND music. As I have grown musically, I have learned to appreciate softer, more melodic songs with a stronger emphasis on storytelling and lyrics”, states Sarah.
Sarah’s debut solo CD is set for release June 22, 2012. This CD is representative of her own sound being emotional, full of passion with powerhouse raspy vocals that give her such a textured and recognizable sound.
In 2009 and 2010 Sarah was awarded Best Singer/Songwriter at the London Music Awards. She also hosted the 2011 Jack Richardson Music Awards. She is currently working with some of the best songwriters in Canada and The United States on her upcoming CD and is also honored to be working with Grammy and Juno award winning producer, Kevin Doyle (www.kevindoylemusic.com)
Mallard Music Review:
"Recently I had the privilege of sharing the stage with Sarah Smith, a woman that I believe could help to renew the rightful place of the big voice, big personality female rock star. Sarah is the lead singer of the London, Ontario Canada based group the joys. Sarah is now embarking on a solo career that is sure to be successful given the person I was lucky enough to watch perform and to befriend that night. Sarah’s mesmerizingly beautiful and powerful voice gave me goose bumps and sent shivers down my spine as her contagious energy and joy to perform came over the crowd in waves. Sarah is a breath of fresh air in a stagnant industry that reeks of greed and conformity. What I was left with at the conclusion of her unforgettable performance was simple; the hope and belief that there is still a much needed place in rock n’ roll for women with something to say and the voice to say it, without faking it..."