Biography

Hey, Sarah here. I formed the Kicking Mules in 2019 and we play regularly at the Effra Hall, Brixton, an establishment that houses some superb resident jazz artists. We are now also the resident jazz band at the fabulous Walker Briggs Bar, South London.

My love of jazz started as a kid, listening to my Dad, trumpeter Mike King, playing in the Savoy Jazzmen, Mike King Quintet, & big band Mc2. He made noteable appearances in the Cambridge Jazz Festival in the late 70’s. My Grandmother was a conductor, an organist, pianist and music teacher who studied at The Royal College of music in the 1940’s when few women did, so I guess you could say I come from a musical family.

 

I have studied jazz singing under Lee Gibson at Mehr Clef Summer school UK, & City Academy & Morley College London. I've collaborated with many, including the late, wonderful pianist Geoff Castle. I auditioned & sang in ‘Hejira’ a celebration of Joni Mitchell at The South Bank Festival Hall, and have had several solo performances backed by the wonderful ‘MyCool King’s’ community choir, at the Albany Theatre, Deptford, and the Festival Hall. Thanks for tuning in! 

"Sarah King naturally combines the ease and conversational style of jazz with soulful overtones and a musicality that effortlessly engages and connects with her audience."     

MyCoolKing musical director 

"Sarah always stuns everyone with her superb grasp of a wide  range of vocal styles. She is a humble yet assured frontwoman with no end of confidence and ability."
 Mikey Ahearn, freelance jazz musician