With the release of her debut solo album “Stronger Now” (Produced by Grammy and Juno Award Winning Producer, Kevin Doyle), Sarah Smith is proving that she is in fact, stronger than ever.
A London, Ontario native, Sarah earned national recognition with her rock band The Joys, who achieved certified GOLD status, charted nationally on College Radio in 2009 & 2010 and won Best Rock Act at the Jack Richardson Music Awards, also in 2010. Their music has saturated the industry through licensing to Sony Playstation, Teletoon, Majority Rules, CAKE the movie starring Heather Graham, and the OUT TV show, Chris & John’s Road Trip.
Known as “the hardest working band in Canada”, The Joys sold more than 15,000 albums and shared the stage with world-class artists such as The Trews, Sloan, Arkells, Bedouin Soundclash, Crash Karma, Thornley, Edwin, Big Sugar, The Salads, Sam Roberts, Robert Plant, Matthew Good, K-OS, Honeymoon Suite, Loverboy, David Wilcox, Snoop Dogg, Colin James, The Headpins, 54-40, Kim Mitchell, Uncle Cracker and Finger Eleven.
By stepping outside the boundaries of The Joys to bring audiences her own voice, Sarah Smith cultivated a sound built on her experiences. She enjoyed immediate success as a solo artist, claiming awards for Best Singer/Songwriter in 2009 and 2010 at the London Music Awards, Fan Favourite at the 2012 Jack Richardson Music Awards and was host of the Jack Richardson Music Awards in 2011. Also in 2012, Sarah won a radio contest, which then pushed her into Canadian radio fame, and allowed her to gain a #1 spot on Free FM 98.1. Her CD, “Stronger Now” was picked as “#1 Album of 2012 by The London Free Press.
She has also had the opportunity to share the stage with The Trews, Bif Naked, Ashley MacIsaac, Lucas Silveira, Anthony Gomes, The Tea Party and many more in her short time as a solo artist.
Just recently, Sarah was “discovered” by a German Producer, Pat Anthony (Usher, Black Eyed Peas) who flew her to Germany to write and record songs for her upcoming album (release date TBA).
Often associated with the likes of Sheryl Crow and Melissa Etheridge, Sarah’s powerhouse vocals shine through in hits like “Shine Bright” and “The Stars” which deliver the usual passion, raw emotion and texture fans have come to expect. Stronger Now is a testament to the paradoxically strong, yet tender voice that has made Sarah famous.
Sarah plays 200 live shows a year, making her one of “Canada’s
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