During the 2020 lockdown Sarah Moule recorded her fifth studio album, Stormy Emotions. It is released on CD 19th March and Download 3rd May on 33JAZZ (33JAZZ285). The ten previously unrecorded songs by American lyricist the late Fran Landesman (Sring Can Really Hang You Up The Most) and British composer Simon Wallace, bring to 45 the number of Landesman/Wallace songs Sarah has introduced over her 5 albums.
Her four previous albums are:
'Songs From The Floating World' (Red Ram Records 2014)
'A Lazy Kind Of Love' (Red Ram Records 2008)
Something's Gotta Give (Linn Records 2004)
It's A Nice Thought (Linn Records, 2002).
Born into a large catholic family on the south coast of England, after university Sarah soon traded the refined atmosphere of Bloomsbury publishers Jonathan Cape for extensive travels in numerous steamy tropical locations. On returning to London in the early 1990s she met jazz singer Claire Martin who introduced her to pianist and composer Simon Wallace who had himself recently returned to London after several years writing for the Bangkok Symphony Orchestra and touring with the equally steamy Lindsay Kemp Company.
"As soon as Simon played me the songs he'd been writing with Fran I knew I wanted to sing them. They really touched me, musically and lyrically, as they seemed to be about how we live today and the emotional conflicts we all have to deal with. I immediately started singing them on the gigs I was doing in Soho and haven't stopped since. I've always felt that it's important to include new repertoire in what I'm doing and mix up a wide range of musical influences, as well as taking inspiration from the past, because I want the music I'm doing to be forward looking."
At the same time Sarah began to explore the music of Thelonious Monk and Duke Ellington along with the late-night lifestyle of the London jazz musician while continuing her vocal studies with English National Opera soloist Kenneth Woollam.
She soon established a solid reputation for herself on the London jazz scene singing regularly at the 606 Club, The Vortex, Pizza Express Jazz Club, The Pizza On The Park and guesting at Ronnie Scott's Club. She has performed with many stalwarts of British jazz including: Ian Shaw, Claire Martin, Iain Ballamy, Tim Whitehead, Tim Garland, Steve Waterman and John Critishinson with whom she toured the Mediterranean with 'A Tribute To Ronnie Scott', performing opposite the legendary bebop duo Jackie & Roy.