Influences: Sia, Katie Noonan, Jason Mraz, Ella Fitzgerald, Damien Rice, The Beatles, Beach Boys, Andrew Sisters
The Melbourne based singer/songwriter, Sarah Carnegie, presents a unique musical offering that has constructed a world where her voice powerfully conveys the emotions of her lyrics, from subtle sweetness to heartfelt passion.
With the dominant element of storytelling, her lyrics and vocal melodies are accessible to a wide audience through a folk/pop style. The songs featured from her first solo EP entitled “Blind”, convey a sophisticated style exploring vocal range and strengths through songwriting and arrangement. The EP was co-produced by ARIA award winning Anton Hagop, whose previous experience includes work with Powderfinger, Silverchair and many other successful Australian and International artists.
In 2004, Sarah played at well known Australian wine/music festival “A Day on the Green” in November at Bimbadgen Estate where she found herself involved in an impromptu performance with Alaskan artist Jewel in front of a five thousand strong crowd. She shared the stage with Jewel for a song from the album "Spirit" and was then asked by the artist to play one of her own originals for the crowd. (This performance can be found on You tube under "Sarah Carnegie and Jewel.")
Later that year Sarah was also included in A Day on the Green" line up with Headlining act Elvis Costello along side other well renowned Australian Artists.
For Sarah, November also brought with it the support for Tina Arena, joining the tour in Coffs Harbour. Sarah frequents Sydney venues such as the Vanguard, The Brass Monkey and The Basement where she has supported US singer/songwriter Steve Poltz (co-writer of Jewel’s hit,” You were meant for me”) and has opened for and played alongside Marcia Hines, Evermore, Diana Ah Naid, Monique Brumby and Candice Alley. Joining this list early 2006, US singer/songwriter Jason Mraz (I’m Yours) where Sarah opened the Sydney leg of the performer’s Australian Tour. Sarah has also supported international acts such as Brandi Carlile,and Canada's Hawsley Workman.
In the last few years Sarah opened for Katie Noonan (George) at the Vanguard in Sydney and the Prince of Wales and Manchester Lane in Melbourne.
Previously Sarah fronted a four-piece band, My Friend Benny, with whom she completed a 5 track EP, “Alone in a Crowded Room” in 2002. This EP was also co-produced and recorded by Anton Hagop. The EP’s second track, “Rescue Me”, was selected for use in the Humane Society International’s television advertisement in 2003 and was played on numerous television stations including channels 7, 9, 10, SBS & ABC as well as a number of local stations across the country and Asia.