Honesty and integrity are things that can’t be taught – you have them or you don’t. And when you are an artist, they are things all but impossible to fake. Yet listen to emerging artist Sahara Beck and it’s clear she has them in spades.
Perhaps it is because she grew up away from the buzz on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast, but when you listen to her songs you can tell this is an artist coming from somewhere very real – and it’s feeling that has helped her achieve an incredible amount for an artist so young.
Now just 18, her songs and live performances have the maturity and directness of a well-seasoned artist. Her lyrics spin tales of an old soul and her voice takes you from angelic heights to ripping, almost brutal, honesty.
With her quirky demeanour and ability to weave stories from different perspectives, she has quickly developed a devoted fan base and racked up some impressive live performances at venues and festivals including the Noosa Long Weekend, the SolBar, The J, Peregian Originals, Joes Waterhole, The Caloundra Music Festival, the Brisbane Powerhouse, the Judith Wright Centre and many more.