Greystones, County Wicklow
From Dublin to New Delhi, Irish born singer songwriter Sarah Packiam lived the life of both worlds, with an Irish poetic mother and an Indian blues guitarist father.
Picking up the guitar at age twelve, she began writing songs right away. At fourteen, Sarah represented Ireland after winning a national song contest with one of the first songs she ever wrote. She was inspired by the great songwriting storytellers who use their music to bring matters of social injustice to the forefront. Her song titled “Homeless Teenage Girl” had many asking why such a serious topic for such a young girl?
Having traveled Europe, playing covers in her family band alongside her father and brother, Sarah is now based in Miami. She recently started a new trio band in New York City, where she has an upcoming show at Rockwood Music Hall on July 3rd. Packiam’s main instrument is the guitar, although she also plays the mandolin and blues harp.
Currently, Sarah is finalizing production on her upcoming album, the first single being "She's a Riot," an anthem honoring women who have changed the world, past and present. Her latest release, "Love Yourself", dropping this summer, reminisces about her teenage years growing up in Ireland, and shares her core value of celebrating diversity.