From singing in the shopping trolley when she was 2, to singing all over the United States and UK, British Country singer/songwriter
says music is her life.
Born in a small, rural city in England, Sasha garnered a love of Country music from her Father who used to “dance me around the living room to CMT when I was just 18 months old.”
With a strong passion and ear for music she began playing keyboard at age ten and writing songs in the years that followed.
“Songwriting is extremely important to me, I cherish every song I write because each one is so personal; they’re like rhyming diary entries.”
Sasha plays keyboard, acoustic guitar, and recently added the banjo to her repertoire of instruments. Her professional music journey started in July 2012 in Nashville, with two weeks of solid bookings at various venues. Returning numerous times in 2012 and 2013 she recorded her first EP, made up solely of original material, which was released in 2013 on her birthday. With music from her EP Sasha has been Artist of the Week, for BBC Introducing, three times and Coast to Coast AM in the States, as well as numerous independent stations.
In the US, Sasha has completed two successful tours, in the summers of 2013 and 2014, performing at some of the biggest country music festivals.
She made her debut on the main stage at Country Jam USA and was also asked to perform the US National Anthem to the crowd of, an estimated, 40,000 festival goers.
One of the highlights in her career, so far, came when she was chosen to perform at The Academy of Country Music Kick-Off Party in Las Vegas, an event which lead up to the ACM Awards.
Sasha’s music has also been making an impact on “home-turf” in the UK.
She recently performed on the main stage at Rock The Farm, was a special guest at Yeehaw UK, and also played at Wychwood Festival and LakeFest for BBC Introducing.
As part of her 25 date UK tour in 2014, she headlined at the Fort-San-Antone Country Music Festival where she debuted her new band to a sold out crowd.
She also gave seventeen interviews during the tour, including having a two-page feature and interview in Maverick Magazine (leading UK independent country music magazine).
All these achievements, at home and across the pond, can be attributed to her determination, vibrant personality, unique voice and talent as a songwriter.
Sasha’s recently performed at the C2C Festival at The O2 in London, to a packed crowd, and opened for Canadian country singer/songwriter Lindsay Ell, on her European tour. The album will be on sale in April to coincide with an extensive co-headline tour of the UK and Ireland, also including select dates in Europe, with American singer/songwriter, Sonia Leigh.
As well as performing at Dart Music festival here in May, Sasha is on a co-headline tour in April to promote the release of her debut album (due out in April/May) with American singer/songwriter, Sonia Leigh. They will actually be performing at The Exeter Phoenix on April 21st.
Last words from Sasha: “These past few years have been part of a journey, a journey that’s far from over. I feel incredibly blessed for all the opportunities that continue to present themselves and for the support of my fans, friends and family. There’s a lot to look forward to in 2015 and I just can’t wait to get started!”…
…And we can’t wait to welcome Sasha to Dart Music Festival – not to be missed!
Find out more and listen to Sasha’s music here: www.sashamcveighmusic.com
15th, 16th & 17th May 2015