Ever since I can remember, I have loved to sing.
As a child, I would sing along to records in my room.
When I was nine years old, my dad arrived home with a brand new album called Guilty, by Barbra Streisand and Barry Gibb. I fell in love with that album, and I desperately wanted to sing those songs.
That is when I realized that singing was my thing, that is what I wanted to do.
I had vocal training, including classical,for two years, and at that time, I joined my first band One For The Road, aged 16.
For the following few years, I spent time meeting musicians, and performing occasionally.
I began to gain experience with recording too, working with songwriters and musicians from around the Midlands.
In 2005, performing live became a passion, and I appeared on a regular basis at local folk clubs with three part harmony folk band Odd Folk, then I joined Clancys Shed Band, a rock and roll band from Nottinghamshire.
I have appeared as a guest with heavy rock band Toxic Federation, and jazz quartet Djongology, and in 2010 I was included in the line up with the popular 1960s Nottingham band the Beatmen, when they reformed.
From 2010 until 2014, I was lead vocalist with my band Reflections, who played a variety of music including rock, pop, blues, rock and roll and country.
In November 2010 I began writing and recording songs with friend and Reflections guitarist Nigel Smith (from Andwellas Dream, CBS Records).
We have a great working relationship and have written many songs together.
Our work has had some radio success, and has been used for an annual prestigious awards ceremony at The Grosvenor House Hotel in London.
In 2011 I joined The Great Central Railway Band Top Link, where I had the pleasure of performing at York Railway Museum, amongst the historic locomotives.
In March 2015, I joined blues/rock band Dead and Buried as their lead vocalist, and the following year I also joined The Franchise, a popular covers band from Nottingham.
In February 2018, formed Sarah and he Ducks, a 1950’s rhythm and blues and rock and roll band, who have had some success on BBC regional radio across the UK.
In 2019, I decided to try something new and joined ‘The Duchess Players’, a theatre group that perform pantomime in my home town.
During COVID-19 lockdown in 2020, I decided to venture into performing solo gigs, to run alongside gigs with my current bands.
My vocal range is Alto.
Lowest note C3, highest note G4.
Prima Voce E3 - D4.
For more information, including videos and audios, please visit my website:
Or contact me directly:
- Screen name:
- Sarah Middleton-Woolley
- Member since:
- Feb 07 2014
- Active within 1 month
- Level of commitment:
- Very Committed
- Years playing music:
- Gigs played:
- Over 100
- Tend to practice:
- 2-3 times per week
- Available to gig:
- 2-3 nights a week
- Most available:
Mary Chapin Carpenter, Tom Petty, Joan Osborne, Fleetwood Mac, Wynonna Judd, Little Feat, Cyndi Lauper, Judie Tzuke, AC/DC and so many more.
- Vocalist - Alto:
- Other Percussion:
Shure sm58 mic
Sennheiser e935 mic
Meinl headliner series bongos
Hohner Marine Band & MS Blues Harp, special 20 and Lee Oskar harmonicas