This is a special BS Fridays edition People Profiles! BS Fridays is a musical networking community where musical souls in the industry from artists, performers, businesses peeps and more get together to pool their resources and expand their support. On Friday August 12th you can come out to The Cameron House in Toronto and meet us and see some of us performing– including me and SALt!
So who is SALt? She is an Electro Pop Rock music maker and performer! Here are some samples of her work using the music video maker app Triller for her songs Graduation and Galactic!
In SALt’s words…
What is your career? I’ve been a singer my whole life, and was the lead singer in Endo Santos, a band in England, and now SALt here in Canada. I’m also a PSW in private home care.
Is it the same as your passion? What is your passion? I’m passionate about both. I love helping people and feeling like I’m contributing in some way. And music is a great outlet. I try to bring positivity to it.
What are the greatest challenges and greatest rewards of your career? Most of the challenges are between the ears…the self doubt, self criticism. Also, not everyone will be into your sound or what you’re doing. Making time for your art in a busy life can also be a challenge . The rewards are endless. Being able to express your heart to others is priceless. Also, having an outlet for all of the thoughts and feelings bouncing around is also stellar. And dancing and singing makes me happy!😀
What is your advice to others embarking on similar career? Never stop, never give up. Keep creating, keep grinding and connecting with others. And do it for the love💗💫
What does it mean to be an artist? Creating something meaningful to you. Bringing some new life and beauty and joy into the word….and self expression
5 years ago, did you expect to be where you are today? Why, why not? 5 years ago I had a chronic, debilitating disease, which I’ve since been healed of. So in some ways I had had hopes of being further ahead in some ways. But some beautiful things have happened in my life instead, and all good things come to those who wait.
Where will you be in 5 years? Still writing and recording music, and performing regularly.
What would you say to your 8-year-old self? You have some gifts not everyone has, use them wisely and treasure them deeply.
What would you say to your 80-year-old self? You lived life fully, took chances and loved others.💗
How lucky are you and why? I’m very blessed! I’m now physically healthy again and I live in one of the best countries in the world! (Canada)
What would people be surprised to know about you? I’m a Christian and God comes first in everything I do.☀️🌈💗
What makes you laugh? What is fun for you? AFV, Bob’s Burgers, being silly with my friends and hanging out with my daughter.
What makes you question humanity? Senseless violence.
What is your favourite quote? “It is better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all.” – Tennyson
What does being involved with the BS Friday’s group and community mean to you? It’s a beautiful way to connect with people who may be on a similar journey and perhaps find new peeps to collaborate with!😀
How long have you been involved and what have you gotten out of it? About 4 years. I probably would have benefited more if I had been able to show up to the meetings (but I work Fridays). But last month I was able to get to my first one. It was there that I connected with a record label owner, a few producers, some up-and-coming singer/song-writers and major industry players!
What can people expect from the BS Friday’s networking and showcase event in August? See above and… An amaaaaaaazeballs show!!! 😀 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼💗🌈☀️💥🚀🌊🌊🌱🌳🌎💫💗💫
Is there anything else you’re involved in that you’d like to plug or point our attention to? I have a small production company called Laukkanen Productions Inc. (Movie scripts, music albums)
For more on SALt and to connect, please visit:
Facebook page https://m.facebook.com/SALT-215125575167552/
Album on iTunes Salt & Light by Salt https://itun.es/ca/xvaoN
Free streaming of album https://sarahradford.bandcamp.com/
Come see us play at The Cameron House Friday August 12th 9:00pm!
Click for Facebook Event here!