Folk Bands and Artists
Saskia is a 24 year old independent English singer-songwriter, known for her pure, clear voice and her nu-folk style repertoire. Previously one of the worlds youngest craniosacral therapists, and practicing on Harley Street, London, in 2014 she left it all behind to move to the West country and pursue a successful career in music.
She has since released three E.P.´s (Gentle Heart Collection, The Presence E.P., and Night and Day E.P.), crowdfunded her debut album ´Gentle Heart´, and in 2016, and she has supported some big names such as Sally Barker and performed sell out concerts in both large and small venues across South England.
Frequently compared to Joan Baez, Joni Mitchell and Eva Cassidy for her extraordinary vocal tone, Saskia´s original songs draw on the genre´s of Americana, roots & darker folk music.
After being interviewed on BBC Radio (BBCGlos and BBCrb), reviewed in online blogs (Folk-Phenomena, Jelli Records), magazines (The Living Tradition, What´s Afoot Magazine) and featured in papers from Gloucestershire to Norfolk, this young singer-songwriter is leaving a powerful and lasting impression on industry professionals and fans alike.
Following her debut album tour in Feb and March, Saskia embarked on an unusual and successful tour of entirely donation based concerts in October 2016. Something that will likely become an annual event as non profit events are an important part of her career.
To date she has been number 1 in Reverbnation´s folk chart for Bristol since August 2015, and was recently nominated for Laurel Canyon Music´s Favourite New Artist of 2016 (ranking #7 over all) and Best New Album Of The Year.
2017 will see her releasing and performing her second album with a new 5 piece folk super group featuring; Ciaran Algar (BBC Radio 2 Young Folk Award 2013, Horizon Award 2014), Lukas Drinkwater (Seth Lakeman, The Levellers, Emily Barker), Jack Cookson (BBC Radio 2 Young Folk Award Finalist 2016), and Evan Carson (Sam Kelly, Seth Lakeman, PROG Award album of the year with IAmTheMorning).
Genre: Americana,Contemporary folk
GIGS COMING UP
- Saskia - Album Launch - (London)
Sunday 3rd March · 7:30PM · The Water Rats · Kings Cross · £10