Sascha Osborn is a London based singer songwriter of reflective and heartfelt folk songs, inspired by jazz harmony, soulful melodies, descriptive lyrics and a love of simple everyday natural beauty.
‘Looking Out and After’ her debut album recorded and produced by Patrick Wood, will be released in Autumn 2018 which she describes as an ‘oil painting weaving colourful shades of hope, loss, change, love and reflection.’
Releasing a number of singles from the album ‘Could It Be You’ is the first song released on 27.4.18. The lyric, inspired by ‘Lunch Poems’ by Frank O’Hara, was written one lunchtime on a park bench overlooking the River Thames, reflecting on the light and darkness of love, a jar of contemplation. ‘A song like a carefully arranged bouquet of flowers – colourful and perfectly balanced’ Here Comes The Flood. ‘A bundle of gorgeousness’ Roots and Fusion Radio.
‘Fragile’ the second single is to be release on 29.6.18, a simple and beautiful acoustic guitar song with double bass and percussion about human fragility, love, respect and hope for peace.
Passionate about music and singing for as long as she can remember Sascha grew up to the sounds of Maria Callas, Jacqueline Du Pre, Benjamin Britten, Billie Holiday, Buddy Holly and BBC Radio 2's Sounds of the 60's. Moving to Sheffield in 1991, she discovered a world of folk music, electronica and neo-soul and for a few years sang in a local band and worked with various musicians and producers on a range of projects.
In 2008 she relocated to London. Keen to continue in music, Sascha joined a contemporary choir and a gospel choir and then stumbled upon jazz. Newly inspired she started studying jazz harmony, discovered new songs, new musicians and a love for ECM artists.
In September 2012 Sascha had to take six-month break from singing, however unexpectedly this proved to be a catalyst in finding her stylistic voice. Unable to sing, she listened to mountains of music and started writing songs on the guitar and singing melodies in her head. Engaging further in song writing, she found support and confidence enabling her to connect her love of jazz harmonies, soulful melodies and descriptive lyric to create her sound; through losing her voice, she found her stylistic voice.
Following further and fuller engagement in song writing, she released her debut five-track EP ‘Love Finds You’ on 14th September 2015, recorded and produced by Patrick Wood, a defining moment: ‘My pencil sketches became watercolours, an amazing experience.’
Further developing Sascha’s distinctive sound and influences, her debut album, ‘Looking Out and After’ introduces the musical personalities of the talented Patrick Wood (guitars, Rhodes, Wurlitzer, piano) Roy Dodds (drums and percussion) and Simon Edwards (double and electric bass.)
Sascha will be releasing select songs from her album over the next few months, playing live acoustic sessions at various venues and details of an Autumn 2018 tour will be announced.