Sarah Collins & Keep The Faith, who will be playing live at the All Dayer on April 22nd are a 9-piece band with a full brass section who play authentic arrangements of original Northern Soul classics. As a cancer survivor herself, Sarah is particularly proud to be supporting Charity Soul.
In 2012 her career as a professional singer was brought to an abrupt halt when she was diagnosed with a life-threatening brain tumour. It was touch and go whether she would recover fully from an emergency operation, and her doctors advised music therapy as a way to regain her health. Her parents gave her their vinyl collection of Northern Soul records to listen to and she immersed herself in the music. Missing singing, but not fit enough to perform live, she began to upload YouTube videos of her singing Northern Soul covers. The videos went viral, and have now clocked up well over a million views on her Youtube channel – https://www.youtube.com/user/diddy5848 – and gained a legion of fans worldwide. You can read the full story of Sarah’s brush with cancer at https://www.soul-source.co.uk/articles/soul-articles/northern-soul-saved-my-life-r3413/
With her health restored, Sarah formed ‘Keep The Faith’ last year, and they have already made a name for themselves on the scene with appearances at festivals, clubs and scooter rallies, with many more lined up for the future. For full details of the band, visit www.keepthefaith.band