THE ARTIST – Zahara
ZAHARA (Úbeda, 1983). In 1997 she composed her first song ‘Una palabra’, and has not stopped writing songs since, participating with them in numerous competitions and giving small concerts throughout Spain until 2005 when she released her first album ‘Día 913′.
Thanks to the great reception on the internet and using social networks as partners (achieving more than 1.5 million visits on MySpace), Zahara took the big step to Universal and in May 2009 released ‘La fabulosa historia’, with 11 songs produced by Ricky Falkner and Carlos Jean.
Her song, “Merezco”, was selected as the official track for the Vuelta Ciclista de España in 2009 resounding throughout households across Spain throughout September. In January 2010, she was awarded the “Premio Autora Revelación” (Best New Emerging Artist) in the national ”Premios de la Música” for this same song and Best Songwriter award in the Premios Guille.
After recently finishing her contract with Universal, she has released her third album ‘La pareja tóxica’ (Musicbus/Warner) which has received a warm welcome by public and media. A monograph on counted loneliness in 11 songs, produced by Ricky Falkner and recorded in summer of 2011 by his live band. Along with this album came the project “Leñador y la mujer América”. Taking the title of one of his songs as name, Zahara and Nysufilms created a world of science fiction with a soundtrack of Zahara and starring herself.
Currently, and after several presentations of the record, continues with an acoustic tour through several cities and preparing what will be her next disc.
Check Zahara out here.
31st May – LIPA Cafe, Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts
1st June – Instituto Cervantes, Manchester
5th June – Clamores, Madrid
6th June – Porta Caeli, Valladolid
7th June – El Tren, Granada
8th June – Stereo, Alicante
Andreas Häberlin – Keyboards
James Wyatt – Bass
Simen Eifring – Trombone
Viktor Nordberg – Drums
Bendik Johnsrud – Guitar
Karen Tariro-Mayundukure – Vocals
Jade Downes – Manager
Kirsty Rourke – Manager