University of Dundee graduate to play gig of a lifetime at London 2012 Paralympic Games
5 September 2012
A Dundee University graduate from Fife is warming up her vocal chords ahead of the gig of a lifetime at the London 2012 Games.
Sarah Coloso and her band will be playing to thousands of spectators in the Olympic Park in London during the event.
She met her fellow band members — guitarist Nathan Kenyon, bassist Harry Sheddon and drummer Andy Gavine — while studying at Dundee University.
The 22-year-old, who was born Sarah Gillespie, 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.
“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, 6th September.
Sarah added: “It’ll be our first time playing London, so we’ll have a completely new audience.
“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.”
More information can be found at www.sarahcoloso.com.
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