Sarah Calderwood is a multi award-nominated singer songwriter who writes about love, loss, not fitting in, vanilla cities, chocolate crushes, redemption, salvation, heartache, heartbreak, happiness and Anne Boleyn.
Sarah has been performing since she was a child, following a path that began as a flute player with the Queensland Youth Orchestra that took her touring through Europe, to a moment in 2001 when she joined Sunas, a successful Celtic band, first as a flute-player then taking over main vocals a short time later.
As lead singer of renowned bands Súnas and RedCrow, she has toured extensively in Australia and overseas, played at most folk and roots festivals and released four acclaimed albums. The most recent Súnas album and Sarah’s first solo record, As Night Falls, (both produced with the ABC) charted in the ARIA world/roots Top Ten, and still receive continued worldwide airplay, and RedCrow’s debut release was shortlisted for the 2017 Australian Roots Music Award for Best EP.
Sarah received an ARIA Award nomination for Best World Music Album for ‘As Night Falls’, and tracks from the album have been played on YouTube over 500,000 times. She also occasionally moonlights in a contemporary folk duo that has performed everywhere from coffee shops to the Brisbane Entertainment Centre as support for US Billboard chart toppers Celtic Thunder in front of 15,000 people. Sarah has also headlined the Celtic Spectacular concert series at the Queensland Performing Arts Centre and performed with legendary British band The Waterboys at the Sydney Festival.
The new album, In The Forest of Things sees her venture into complex, emotive paths with deeply personal songs that draw from her experiences, feelings and passions. This is a different record, it is the album Sarah has wanted to make for 10 years. The result of a successful crowdfunding campaign, it has been crafted in studios in Brisbane, Byron Bay and Central NSW over the course of nearly two years, and is wholly independently produced. In the Forest of Things has a darker, harder, more intricate feel than anything Sarah has done before. It is a journey of observation, introspection and joy, a musical stroll through melody and dream, framed by tangled branches and twilight leaves.