Sarah Close: Hitmaker Fund
Sarah Close is from the Isle Of Wight. When she was just 14 she started sneaking her mum’s guitar into her bedroom at night and taught herself to play Taylor Swift songs.
From there her love of songwriting began and she wrote song after song after song. At 18 she moved to London to do a songwriting degree before dropping out so that she could spend all her time focusing on her own music.
The first single Sarah released was Call Me Out followed by debut EP Caught Up – EP. She thought she had hit the jackpot when soon after she was offered and subsequently signed a record deal, but within 5 months, the new label head had dropped her.
After a while writing, she independently released a mini album called And Now, We’re Shining. It came out 3 days before the UK went into it’s first national lockdown due to the Covid-19 pandemic. As a result of lockdown, she moved out of London and back to the island.
Sarah has set up a home studio in the room where she first started writing songs and spent the entire year working on new music for herself as well as writing for other artist artists , learning production skills, and landing her first cuts as a writer in places as far reaching as the US and China!