Sarah’s gig of a lifetime at Paralympics

Sarah Coloso.
Sarah Coloso.

A NORTH east Fife singer is warming up her vocal chords ahead of the gig of a lifetime at the Paralympic Games.

Sarah Coloso and her band will be playing to thousands of spectators in the Olympic Park in London during the event.

The 22-year-old, who was born Sarah Gillespie, lives in Wormit and attended Madras College in St Andrews.

She said: “We were over the moon to get the gig because it’s such a massive event.

“It came about after I got involved with a youth project called Somewhere To.

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“It’s a charity project that was set up when London was given the Olympics, and it finds places for young creative people aged 16 to 25 to perform or rehearse.

“They ran a competition to find artists to perform at the Paralympics.”

Sarah and her band — whose sound has been described as ‘rock ‘n’ soul’ — beat off stiff competition to win one of the prestigious gigs in the Olympic Park.

They will play on the bandstand at 4pm on Thursday, September 6.

Sarah added: “It’ll be our first time playing London, so we’ll have a completely new audience.

“Earlier this year we released our new EP and in August we played at the Belladrum festival, which was a really good experience.

“I’m hoping to move down to London eventually to pursue my music career, so that’s another reason why it’s been so important to get the Paralympics gig.”

Sarah and her band — guitarist Nathan Kenyon, bassist Harry Sheddon and drummer Andy Gavine — met while studying at Dundee University.

Their new EP, ‘Made in Stars’, is available to listen to or download online.

More information can be found at www.sarahcoloso.com