Sarah El Go­hary

Infusion Magazine - - SOUNDSTAGE -

My first mu­si­cal in­flu­ence was… Def­i­nitely the king of pop, MJ! The last pop star I liked was… Christina Aguil­era. Build­ing up a fan­base is… The most re­ward­ing thing for a mu­si­cian. My sound is best de­scribed as… A happy sound! Best piece of ad­vice you’ve re­ceived? “Virtue is its own re­ward.” What’s your mu­si­cal guilty plea­sure? That would def­i­nitely be

The best band in the UAE is… It’s hard to tell, there is some great tal­ent in here! But I can say that I very much en­joyed When The Night Comes last per­for­mance at Ur­ban Bites Abu Dhabi, th­ese guys are def­i­nitely among the top. Great mu­sic and strong stage pres­ence!

Lamest claim to fame? in Ra­madan 2011 I was on a huge pro­duc­tion for a Voda­fone TV ad that was lit­er­ally be­ing aired ev­ery minute on ev­ery TV sta­tion you can think of. I took 10 days of leave to be able to at­tend the shoot, and 12 hours ev­ery day. I ended up ap­pear­ing in less than a sec­ond and no­body no­ticed me, haha.

My mu­si­cal motto is… Mu­sic is mankind’s 6th sense.

Best gig you’ve played? That was my last gig in Cairo, a few months back. I had left the coun­try for more than a year now and did n ot know that my mu­sic reached so many peo­ple. I booked the gig while I was in the UAE, and had no idea that my au­di­ence base grew this muc h. I was over­whelmed by the size of my fans and felt like a big- shot celebrity for the first time in my life. Af­ter the gig my fans sur­rounded me and the se­cu­rity guards had to in­ter­vene!

And the worst? My worst gig is when I per­formed to a si­lent au­di­ence. I didn’t know what to do! It’s very hard when you per­form be­fore an au­di­ence that barely in­ter­acts with you. But in the end my band- mates and I agreed that first and fore­most we play mu­sic for our­selves and that we must en­joy it re­gard­less. Which we did.

Best lyrics of all time? The last song that deeply touched my heart from the very first time I heard it on the ra­dio. John Leg­end’s ‘ All Of Me’, sim­ply be­cause I am in a state of love!

‘ Wannabe by’ the Spice Girls.

With over a mil­lion plays on Sound­cloud, and 50,000 fans on so­cial me­dia, Egyptian singer-song­writer has been mak­ing waves in the UAE for the last cou­ple of years

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