sascha and her guitar

About

Sascha Osborn is a London based singer songwriter, inspired by jazz harmony, soulful melodies and descriptive lyrics – combining to create reflective, heartfelt songs.

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 60s. 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 musicians/producers on a variety 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 a 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 inspired by love, loss, nature, simple everyday beauty, people and life, to create and find her sound, her voice.

In September 2012 Sascha had to take a 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 inspired by love, loss, nature, simple everyday beauty, people and life, to create and find her sound, her voice.Working with Patrick Wood who produced and recorded her debut five track EP ‘Love Finds You’ (released on 14 th September 2015) was a defining moment: ‘My pencil sketches became watercolours, an amazing experience.’

2018 brings the release of new songs in the form of Sascha’s debut album, ‘Looking and Out and After.’ Further developing her distinctive sound and influences, she 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.)

If, the EP is a watercolour, then the album is a bold oil painting weaving colourful shades of hope, loss, change, love and reflection, due to be released Autumn 2018.