Songwriting comp winner soaring high


Sarah Conlan’s music career is soaring high and the country blues singer is bringing her talent to Oamaru.

The Twizel based singer-songwriter recently won a competition held by Special Olympics New Zealand, to create the theme song for the National Summer Games 2013 Opening Ceremony.

Conlan will sing her ‘Soaring High’ single at the opening ceremony.

“That’s really cool,” she said.

The song is also the first to feature on iTunes.

Although Sarah Conlan prides herself on being a country blues singer, she says she will sing anything she can get her hands on.

Conlan is performing in Oamaru this Saturday night at the Galleon Complex.

“My style is a bit more dark,” she said.

“I do a good mix of music.”

Conlan started singing when she was three-years-old, taking tips from her great-aunt who was an opera singer.

“She got me involved at quite a young age,” she said.

Conlan began singing classical music, before moving into country pop.

“It’s really accessible in New Zealand,” she said.

She said she enjoys singing and writing country music songs because they always tell a story.

Conlan is no stranger to Oamaru, with her in-laws living in the town.

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