is the stage name of London singer-songwriter Sarah Joyce who was born in Pakistan in 1979. As the youngest of seven children, she soon developped an interest for adult orientated music like Joni Mitchell, Judee Sill and Neil Young and is still dreaming of composing music for a huge orchestra. When Burt Bacharach discovered her music, he paid for her flight to California so he could hear her sing.
I used to walk to school with a tape on my walkman.
What's great about it is that you can make any words fit the tune.
I don't really go to concerts. I once wandered into a church and there was a west African choir rehearsing and I thought it was amazing.
Anything I have written myself, usually!
Composed in 1963 by Bob Hilliard and Mort Garson. The most famous version is probably by Ruby & The Romantics. I prefer the one by Chris Montez.
I was about five and going through my teenage sister's bedroom when she was out and playing all her records. The song was so sad I just sat on the bed and cried. I couldn't understand who Michelle was, and why the man was saying he had to die.
It has the most spectacular change in it which destroys me every time I hear it. It’s one of Judee Sill's many psychadelic hymns. I love her.
From the Gershwin opera «Porgy And Bess». It’s a killer, especially the middle part where it goes «...it’s gonna feel like dyin' Porgy.»
That pretty much says it all.
My granny took me to Woolworths and I wanted «Living Doll» on vinyl. I was the biggest 6 year old Young Ones fanatic on the planet.
Originally written by Barry Mann and Cynthia Weil. Its melodically and structurally perfect.