Born and raised in Lisbon, Portugal, Sara Robalo studied music from a young age. At 13 she wrote her first song and has been composing ever since.
Aged 18 and fresh out of school she swapped Lisbon for London to pursue a career in the music industry studying first at the Academy Of Contemporary Music and later at the University of Westminster, where she developed her guitar, vocal and performance skills, gained invaluable insight into the industry, and perfected her songwriting.
Sara Robalo is also a member of the ACM Gospel Choir, who reached the semi – finals of BBC One’s TV Show Last Choir Standing in the summer of 2008. The group have since performed up and down the country with the likes of Scouting For Girls, Russel Watson, Michael Ball and Beverley Knight as well as having sung for the Queen and Royal Family. In addition they recorded 2 studio albums, including Christmas With The Choir recorded at the legendary AIR Studios in London, and contributed with backing vocals to Gabriella Cilmi’s “Let Me Know” on her album Ten.
But Sara’s passion has always been in songwriting and her debut EP, Our Tree, showcases her well-crafted and unique blend of folk-infused, acoustic guitar driven pop-rock. Recorded by producer/engineer Glenn Skinner (Boy George, Wendy Matthews, Lighthouse Family), Our Tree – EP was released on the 1st of May 2012, and is available as a limited edition CD and digital download. About her songwriting she says: “My songs are about my own personal experiences but also those of the people around me. All of my songs are quite personal, about people, places, and people in places.”