I just need to take a moment to let that sink in...
We've got BRYDE! Half of Paper Aeroplanes!
I first heard of Bryde in 2015, when Sarah started the solo project. I was going to a gig and the host (Kal Lavelle) announced that Bryde was playing, so I thought I better check her out. The first song I listened to was 'Oh Tender'. That was a game changer. Tears on first listen. I listened to it over and over and over. I shared it, told everybody I could, to listen. I loved it that much that I ended up doing a cover of 'Oh Tender' with a friend. Check out 'Oh Tender' here:
After that I HAD to do some digging, I needed more Bryde in my life, immediately. I managed to find a sort of EP called The Chocolate Factory sessions. I had to get that immediately too. Thanks Bandcamp.
Sarah started pursuing music at the tender age of 10. Eventually forming the band Paper Aeroplanes with friend Richard Llewelyn. Paper Aeroplanes' music has been compared to Fleetwood Mac & Suzanne Vega. The Guardian describes Paper Aeroplanes as "disarming, breezy pop that's tinged with melancholy." This is my favourite song by Paper Aeroplanes. It's called 'Multiple Love'
Their songs have been featured on BBC's Lip Service numerous times and more recently Sarah's single 'Honey' was used in Hollyoaks. Sarah has received countless spins across BBC Radio stations nationally. PA & Bryde have been named Artist of the Week numerous times and have garnered support from the likes of Bob Harris & Huw Stevens. Sarah has played sell out shows including London's Union Chapel and has played at SXSW.
Seeing Sarah perform live was one hell of an experience. I was entranced and the world around me seemed to disappear.
Talking of Trance, Sarah has also had a Trance hit with Lange, a song called 'Out of the Sky'. The song was also remixed by House LEGEND Armin van Buuren and played on his ASOT 500 Broadcast.
Sarah has vast experience in the music industry and her writing style is bold, honest, captivating and heartfelt. We are so lucky to have Sarah on board, especially during her busy touring schedule, which kicks off in April.
Here are the tour dates if you'd like to go and see Bryde ahead of our gig on 10th May. You can get tickets for our show HERE
You are in for a real treat!
Sarah, as Bryde has released 2 EPs, EP1 & EP2, seriously, take the time to listen. You'll be hooked.
If you are 18-35, are visually impaired, or blind and want to be a part of the project APPLY - Closing date 1st March.
Just before I go, I'd like to personally thank Sarah for joining The VIP Project, for being a huge inspiration to me, I've learnt so much from you. You are a certified badass and one of my favourite artists. Thank you for everything!