Wrote this track with my lovely pal Derrick McKenzie (DJ/Producer and legendary drummer of Jamiroquai), thinking back to the days when I used to do backing vocals for Jamiroquai.
Very happy to be ‘featured vocalist’ on this! ☺️ Released on 7th October by Suntree Records, by which time we’ll all be complaining about how cold it is and wishing the summer nights were back again!!
Delighted to have FINALLY released this album with Audio Network! The backlog at Abbey Road Studios was months long after lockdown, but we finally got our session in for the orchestra and as usual it was such a thrill watching them bring this music to life!
Adding strings to the new album I’m writing for Audio Network, to be released in July 2019. Loved recording these at Abbey Road Studios and very grateful to English Session Orchestra and in particular Caroline Dale for her beautiful cello solo on the title track “Varia”. Here’s a little snippet!
Had the great pleasure of working with the legendary (and really rather lovely) Mark Knopfler, alongside (the equally lovely) Guy Fletcher and Dave Milligan demo’ing songs for the upcoming production of “Local Hero – The Musical” which premiere’s at the Royal Lyceum Theatre in Edinburgh in Spring 2019 and then moves to The Old Vic in London.
Recently guested with awesome guitarist Dominic Miller at The A-Trane jazz club in Berlin, singing “Shape Of My Heart”.
Just finishing off writing and recording my mini-album of dark, atmospheric ethic vocal tracks for Audio Network. Got to record cellist extraordinaire David Cohen at Abbey Road Studios ☺
Working with legendary producer Steve Brown (Elton John/Manic Street Preachers/Wham etc.) writing songs for a great new artist – a very different musical style from what I usually do so it’s a fun and unusual change! More details to follow shortly….
My song “In Control” just got used for the US TV show “The Fosters 5020” which aired on ABC on the 4th June.
Recorded more BV’s for this year’s series of Britain’s Got Talent.
Very excited to be involved with this project! A soundtrack album written and produced by Chris Difford and Boo Hewerdine, which is currently being made into a play to be launched at next years Edinburgh festival, and also a radio adaptation.
It features Beth Nielsen Chapman on vocals, along with myself, Andy Caine, and Kathryn Williams. Mixed by the lovely Jon Kelly, who I’ve had the pleasure of working with for a good few years now!
Looking forward to being involved with this ongoing project next year 🙂
RICHARD EVANS (Syncbox, London) – Producer/Sound Designer/Owner of Syncbox
“I’ve worked with Sarah for many years since I was Senior Producer at Wise Buddah in London. She has that natural understanding and knowledge of music which always makes the sessions runs smoother. With Sarah you get a talented musician as well as a great singer. To makes things even easier I sometimes ask Sarah to record her own vocals to my backing track and then FTP them to me after. This works brilliantly, especially if you need to get that composition out of the door in a hurry.”
DAVID BRANT (Vybrant Music, UK) – Producer/Songwriter (Misteeq, Liberty X, Nate James)
“Sarah Ozelle is a vocal genius. There’s no one better in the industry and I’d put a bet on it! Who else can give you great tone, delivery, harmonic structure and phrasing – being both generous with her creative ideas, but also listens closely to your directions too. I’d recommend her to anyone! Hire her now, ‘cos if you don’t, you’re missing out BIGTIME!”
ANDREW HOLDSWORTH Producer/Engineer – Method & Madness Music, London
“Sarah is my favourite backing vocalist. She delivers consistently great results of the highest musical and technical quality. Her sessions always come back perfectly in tune and in time and ready to put into the track. Her harmonies are tasteful and appropriate, and her voice works well when layered or when just singing single counterpoint lines. She’s quick, versatile and she’s never let me down. Highly Recommended!!”