Sarah Belkner is a strange and persistent musical beast. There is nothing about her career that ticks any sort of industry ‘how to’ boxes, and yet as she approaches her second album we see a creative in her 30’s building her very own little localised musical empire one brick at a time.
Throughout her career Belkner has been in hot demand for her vocal ability and skills as a keyboardist, arranger, producer, writer and touring musician playing with Australian national treasures including Sarah Blasko, OLYMPIA, Missy Higgins, Abby Dobson, Brendan Maclean, and most recently the enigmatic Tim Minchin.
Her debut album ‘But You Are, But It Has’ released in 2017 was Double J album of the week and found it’s way into the hearts of fans and critics for its subtle quirk and shimmering arrangements. At the heart of everything is always Belkner’s voice .A voice that is both soothing and powerful at the same time. This coupled with existential lyrics, musicality and passionate geekiness for the musical process is what makes her, her.
Belkner has been in the producer's seat for many local artists including Julia Johnson, Jack Colwell & Rosie Catalano. Most recently she produced and co-wrote her first full length album for another artist, Brendan Maclean’s ‘chic & bleak’, emotionally charged dance record ‘And The Boyfriends’ which charted at #2 on the Australian iTunes chart and #9 on the AIR chart.
The PR Files has had the pleasure of working on Sarah’s publicity for many years, including on her latest single “Animals” and her upcoming releases.