Sara has been described as Northampton's New Age Vintage Nightingale. That's because she writes music with a hint of modern groove but with good, strong melodies, romance and a ray of uplifting sunshine.
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'Sara Spade & The Noisy Boys'
“If you haven’t seen or heard Sara Spade & The Noisy Boys you haven’t lived. Hear them. See them. As soon as possible.”
Hank Marvin (The Shadows)
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Sara Spade & The Noisy Boys have an ebullient Ukulele-led sound that has led to her playing at The Royal Albert Hall for BBC Radio 2’s massive D-Day 70th Gala, plus the National Centre for Early Music in Yorkshire (World War One centenary) – as well as being a popular face on the festival circuit, including Vintage, Wilderness & Bestival.
She headlined a sold out Ukulele Festival of Great Britain in 2015 and has played the 5000 seater ‘Big Top’ at Camp Bestival.
Retro-Pop & Vintage Swing form the core of Sara’s sound – with acoustic versions of soul classics like George Michael’s “Faith” dancing happily beside flapper & prohibition tunes, calypsos like “Rum & Coca Cola” and ballads like “Secret Love” from the 1953 movie Calamity Jane.
Where Sara Spade really stands apart from the crowd is with her own songs. Jools Holland agrees, saying she has “a fantastic voice – her band makes me want to dance – they have that magical element it’s almost impossible to put your finger on!”
Jools invited Sara Spade & The Noisy Boys to open his Viva La Diva festival in Canary Wharf and has played his favourite tunes from Sara’s debut album Boy Next Door on BBC Radio 2. The band have also performed at Abbey Road Studios and broadcast live from Broadcasting House on BBC Radio London.
With her eye on tomorrow’s acoustic music, and her roots in the music of the past, Sara Spade’s melodies & charisma pour off the stage. She loves breaking down musical boundaries…backed by her singing Noisy Boys: ex-Spiritualized Jonny Mattock on snare drum & jazz double bassist Jonny Gee.
Legendary guitarist Hank Marvin raved “If you haven’t heard and seen Sara Spade & The Noisy Boys you haven’t lived – HEAR THEM! SEE THEM! ASAP!” and Charles Earl Spencer invited Sara to give an exclusive private concert to his family & friends having heard her perform at his Althorp Literary Festival.
Sara is a proud ambassador of the ukulele and resident tutor at The Stables, Wavendon. She has taught workshops & songwriting classes all over the country and has led a large group of pensioners singing songs from bygone days at Birmingham’s City Hall.
Radio 1 DJ Rob da Bank (Bestival Director) says “Beautiful voice…beautiful face!”, while Alan Rusbridger – music guru and editor of THE GUARDIAN – has just one word for her: “FANTASTIC!”
Sara is a delight, weather performing solo or with her band and you can find out more about her upcoming shows here.