Hello! My name is Sara and I am the blonde behind the microphone of the Italian Symphonic Epic Metal band Ancient Bards. I have a wild love for singing, it sets my spirit free in the most beautiful way, and I’ve been doing it my whole life. I was only 4 years old when I stepped on a stage for the first time and I haven’t been able to get off ever since. Before joining Ancient Bards in 2009 I sang in many choirs, in my first band (Stay Jam), and I also was a performer of Gam Gam when I was a kid (remember the ’90s song?). I’m a wide-eared wanderer who easily gets lost in the music, I have an actual reverential love for it, with no genre distinction.
I am the type of girl who’s made of opposites, Nietzsche’s Apollonian and Dionysian dichotomy always resonated with me pretty well. I get extremely influenced by my feelings, but I’m the least impulsive person you’ll ever meet. I graduated from Alma Mater Studiorum (University of Bologna) in Building Engineering and Architecture. Couldn’t I just have been an engineer? Couldn’t I just have been an architect? No, I had to be the geek AND the artist!
As if my academic studies weren’t hard enough I had to follow my heart and go make records and concerts. There’s an urge inside me that drives me to sing, and it’s really something that I can’t explain, something that I tried to repress for a while too, but without success. I’m glad I followed my instinct because doing so brought me the greatest satisfaction of my life. I got to work with amazing musicians (that I am lucky to call friends too), to meet lots of incredible artists, to release three records distributed worldwide, to build a loyal and super supportive fan base and I had the honor of collaborating with crazy awesome artists like Arjen Lucassen.
I’m eager to see where my passion will take me, and giving this blog a makeover is step one for my new commitment to my too much neglected artistic side. I’ve always been fascinated by telling and publishing stories, as a matter of fact, I gave life to a few other blogs before this one. When I opened this blog in 2013 (then hosted on wordpress.com), I called it All Things Sara because I wanted it to be a place where I could be completely myself and talk about all the different things I’m interested in, with no limitations to one specific niche. I wanted to be free to talk about my experience in music, singing, beauty, makeup, travel, architecture and design.
(compiling in progress)
– Graduating in Building Engineering and Architecture while making music
– Singing at Wacken
– Singing on stage with Anneke Van Giersbegen and Arjen Lucassen
– Making it to the “Top 10 Female singers in prog rock, metal & around” on Prog Shere
– Running a successful Crowdfunding Campaign for AB’s latest album
– Arjen Lucassen – The Theory of Everything (Buy)
– Trick or Treat – Rabbit’s Hill pt 2 (Buy)
– Trick or Treat – Re-animated (Buy)
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Thank you for sharing. Not only in this forum, but for sharing your incredible vocal gifts. To state the obvious; you have an amazing voice. As I scrolled through your entries and got down to the post regarding multiple genres of music and taste; I could not agree more with everything you said. I would like to get your thoughts on a slightly different topic however. As a musician; I would assume that you have to allow yourself to create and flow freely; but as an architect/engineer, everything has to be precise. Two questions: How do you manage those two different thought processes as it relates to your music, and your architecture? How do you believe that the ancient landmarks were designed and built (ancient Rome, pyramids, Mayan temples, etceteras)?
Hi Sara, thanks for being an awesome singer, absolutely love your voice! I just got into ancient bards while listening to Pandora radio. So I thought I’d look you guys up and came across your page. I read you’re in school for architect and building engineering, I’m in the sheet metal industry. We work with alot of contractors and installers. Hopefully when you do your thing, you’ll come to los Angeles so we could manufacture sheet metal products for you. Take care and keep rocking!
Olá Sara,admiro muito o seu trabalho.Parabéns
Olá Ronaldo, obrigada!
Sara, I have been a loving fan ever since I saw your video “The Birth of Evil”. I really liked you there and your voice the sound of the band instantly made me a fan of Ancient Bards. However it wasn’t until the video “In My Arms” that I just fell in love. I’m not just gushing over how attractive you are, I’m talking about the amount passion into your singing and your mannerisms while singing. Watching and listening to you is a wonderful experience!
Hi Troy! Thank you very much, these words mean a lot to me!
Thank you Sara, for sharing such an amazing ride through your life! As a drummer in a local band myself your story is very inspirational and makes me want to aspire to be more!!
Hi Sara! Greetings from Mexico. I love power metal since I listened to Rhapsody long ago in a land far from here and I’ve been really into this genre of music. Just this year (2019) I came across your music and definitely loved it, it is just what I had been looking for. The delicate touch you give to an epic and heroic story is what can be called perfection. I have finished reading all the Seasons of the saga to date and I loved them. I definitely am going to go to a concert of yours in Europe, but know that it would be great that someday you decide to come to Mexico and if you do, you are most welcome.
Thank you very much for your nice message! I’m truly glad you liked the episodes here on the blog and I’m happy to have meet a new Ancient Bards fan <3
Hopefully we'll see you at a show, in Europe or in Mexico, fingers crossed!
Thank you!! I have purchased the four albums and definitely my favourite is Origine as it sounds so mystical and divine. I can’t wait for you to write the episodes for it, and of course, you’ve got a new fan for life. Hugs and kisses!!
Hello Sara!!! I’m writing to you from Italy. I read your blog and i think you’ re so fantastic. Engenieer, architect, musician i hope you must be a very strong girl to reach all theese aim. I recently discovered the “ancient bard” and really … i love it… Great lyrics, great sounds , and a girl with a fantastic voice and style. I saw that the most part of your “live” are out of Italy….I hope to see you here in nothern Italy as soon as possibile …. it would be great… Kixx
Such a wonderful and powerful voice Sara!