Sara Skinner is a pop rock singer songwriter. Her vocals are embraced as “aggressive, yet soft & eerie at times.”
Sara was raised in a small Texas town & was introduced to piano at the early age of seven. At age ten Sara picked up the electric guitar, and began to play the acoustic guitar in high school. In 2009 she entered a national singer-songwriter contest online, “I’ve always written songs, for as long as I can remember. I just took an old song I had, rewrote it, and entered it in. I didn’t expect anything.” After being voted into the Top 10, Sara Skinner decided that she would pursue a career as an artist.
Influenced by an odd-to-some variety of artists & bands, (some of which she has sited as Avril Lavigne, My Chemical Romance, Katy Perry, Corey Taylor, P!nk & Johnny Cash) Sara took her time figuring out exactly what direction to take, eventually finding a home in a union of pop and rock. “I really like the energy of pop music and I really like the emotion and depth of rock.” “I just like to write my thoughts, what I’m going through. I’m not trying to be one thing, dark, optimistic, sad or anything. Writing songs is just my way of communicating to other people, and sometimes it’s just my way of talking myself through things.”
After an early graduation from high school, Sara made a move to Hollywood, CA. On weekdays Sara was co-writing and collaborating, for the first time, with Grammy winning, Hall of Fame producers & songwriters, while landing gigs at venues including The Viper Room, House of Blues & Roxy Theatre on weekends. On the nights Sara was not writing or playing at a venue, she performed on the streets of Hollywood Blvd and the Santa Monica 3rd Street Promenade.
In February 2013, Z-Entertainment Records re-released a single from Sara’s first EP. “Break,” the ballad single, landed on radio the following month. Sara continues to promote her radio single while writing and recording for an upcoming album.
Known for her dark vocal style & presence, Sara was requested by Holly Knight (Songwriter Hall of Fame) to record a dark remake of Pat Bentar’s “Love is a Battlefield” for placement in horror film. Holly is the original writer of the record.Listen to the track here: http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=DDkrc4RWzsMFor all Press, Project and Venue history visitwww.linkedin.com/in/saraskinnermusic/