Twizel musician hitting the road

21:20, Jul 17 2014
Sarah Conlan
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Sarah Conlan is getting the opportunity to do what she loves every night.

The Twizel singer-songwriter is releasing her debut EP tomorrow and is taking the new tracks on a mini South Island tour.

Conlan has already completed one nationwide tour this year in support of Invercargill Tui- nominated duo Into The East.

Her song Soaring High was chosen as the 2013 New Zealand Special Olympics anthem.

She has been a regular finalist at the New Zealand Gold Guitar Awards, and is also a Mataura Licensing Trust (MLT) song-writing finalist, a former overall winner of the South Island Music Awards and a nominee for the prestigious 2014 National Country Music Awards in the Horizon (Best New Artist) Category.

She said going on tour was "pretty awesome", doing what she loves with a new audience every night.


Her self-titled EP was recorded and produced by Liv McBride and Graeme Woller. She recorded the tracks in Invercargill.

Her favourite track was recorded in the St John Anglican Church - "me and my guitar in a massive church with amazing acoustics".

The tour starts in Gore on July 30 and takes in Oamaru, Pleasant Point, Ashburton and Christchurch.

Local band Sha-Low join Conlan on the tour.

The Timaru Herald