Every step of the way in singer-songwriter Sara Haze’s musical life has led to her current success. Influenced vocally, lyrically and musically by Sarah McLachlan, Joss Stone, Jewel, or Etta James and Aretha Franklin, Sara Haze delivers her words and music in a powerful and emotional voice.
From the time Sara could talk, she learned how to sing. Growing up in a musical family, at an early age Sara practiced vocal exercises with her mother and by the age of four started playing the piano. A few years later Sara was singing lead in church. As writing became a way to avoid the teenage pitfalls, her poetry and journal entries turned into songs, and Sara found, “That process was extremely therapeutic.”
Sara was immediately noticed when she started singing Etta and Aretha covers in clubs and when she added her songs to the mix, the rest quickly fell in place. Sara has since had numerous song placements in TV including on such shows as, The Young & The Restless, One Life To Live, One Ocean View, and the Oxygen hit Bad Girls Club with a performance cameo on two episodes with country singer-songwriter Kerry Harvick. In addition Sara sang the theme song on one season of The Simple Life. Always honing her songwriting skills, Sara started working with songwriter/producers Pam Reswick and Nathan Meckel (Jo Dee Messina) of Spin Box Club. PEN Music Group Inc. took an interest and introduced Sara to Elicit Music’s production/songwriting team Heather Holley and Rob Hoffman (Christina Aguilera, Quincy Jones, Sheryl Crow), and she recently recorded three masters with them. She won the 2007 Pump Audio Song Submission Contest and performed at the ASCAP Create Music Expo to a crowd of 1200 where she was a finalist with her song “Dust From The Stars.” In May 2007 PEN Music Group, Inc. signed Sara Haze to a Licensing & Administration deal. In the summer of 2007 Sara will start writing songs with 5-time Grammy Award-winning songwriter/producer Glen Ballard.
Just shy of 18, Sara’s forthcoming debut CD entitled The Ladder brings it all together and is an impressive recording. The songs at times reflecting eventual self-discovery ("Now I Understand"), the ups and downs of relationships, outright cries ("The Big Lie") to reflective and dreamy ("Dust From The Stars," "Balloon") or the wistful call of the road ("The Border"). To be released in June, The Ladder will feature songs co-written with E.B. Fraley, Spin Box Club and Elicit Music.
In support of the CD Sara Haze will play dates around the country including, in Denver at the Microsoft Convention (June), in Long Beach at Shoreline Village’s June Weekend Music Series, the Roxy in Hollywood (June 30), in Nashville at Lyrix, and a live radio broadcast from Cadillac Ranch in September. She will also do a residency every Thursday night in August at the “cozy, but crucial A&R hang” Genghis Cohen in Hollywood. Sara Haze’s band features: EB Fraley and Justin Wright on guitar, Axel Clark on drums and percussion, Andy Zacharias on bass and Sara on piano.