Born and raised in Beaverton, Ontario, Sarah Wickett grew up with a deep passion for music that began to flourish during her formative years. With a natural gift for singing and songwriting, Sarah began to hone her craft. Like any artist worth their salt, she drew inspiration from the highs and lows of life, from the joys of love to the heartbreak of loss. But it was the trailblazing efforts of the legendary Shania Twain that truly inspired her to break barriers and pave her own way as a woman in the industry. Driven by a deep passion for music, Sarah left her small town of Beaverton, Ontario, and headed to Toronto to chase her dreams.
With her sights set high, Sarah got into the studio and began recording. Her exceptional talent and unwavering determination quickly caught the attention of the music industry, and before long she was gracing the stage at fairs and festivals across Ontario, opening up for big-name acts like Bobby Wills, Wes Mack, and Robyn Ottolini. Sarah was invited to perform at Canadian Music Week and showcase her talents at the Canadian Country Music Awards multiple times. But it wasn't just her captivating voice and magnetic stage presence that set her apart; it was her willingness to push boundaries and explore new horizons.
Sarah's musical journey took an unexpected turn when she discovered a deep appreciation for Punjabi culture. Intrigued and inspired, she dove headfirst into the culture and became fully immersed in it. Her unrelenting passion led her not only to express the beauty of the culture but also to bravely highlight its less attractive facets and show her support for movements such as the 'No Famers No Food' protest.
Fuelled by her passion, Sarah went beyond language and music barriers, taking Punjabi speaking, singing, and Bhangra dance lessons, to create a genre-defying musical blend of Desi Pop-Country. Her bold move paid off when she made history by becoming the first North American country singer to record a bilingual (Punjabi / English) mashup called "Accent" featuring Punjabi artist, Rahul Bains. The song has since become her most-streamed track, surpassing 400,000 streams and counting.
Sarah Wickett's music has resonated with fans across the globe, amassing an impressive following of over 200,000 followers across various platforms. As a result, she has been interviewed by a multitude of reputable outlets, including Global News, Kultur’d 640, Prime Time Local News, and the CMAO. With a combined 1.5 million digital streams, 14 million TikTok views, and 1.2 million likes, Sarah's music has captivated the hearts of fans worldwide.
Sarah's unwavering dedication to her craft and her willingness to break barriers and defy expectations are what make her stand out as a rising star in the music industry. Through her music, she hopes to bridge cultural divides and unite two distinct music genres, creating a movement that celebrates the beauty of diversity.
Sarah’s latest releases are a perfect example of this fusion. "Lemonade" is a refreshing and perfectly blended mix of Pop-Country with hints of Punjabi inspiration. The tabla and banjo are seamlessly intertwined to create sweet harmonies, offering a fresh take on country music that is uniquely Sarah. After its original release, she collaborated with up-and-coming Punjabi artist Jagmeet Saini to release another version, where he sings in Punjabi on the second verse. This marked Sarah's second single featuring a Punjabi artist. The has song captured the attention of many country music and Punjabi music fans across streaming platforms, particularly on TikTok, and has now gathered a combined 400,000 streams across platforms.
With her eyes firmly fixed on the future, Sarah has big plans to release a wide variety of Desi Pop-Country songs in collaboration with Punjabi and Bollywood artists. As she continues to break down cultural barriers and pave the way for more South Asian artists, there is no doubt that Sarah will continue to rise and shine bright in the world of music.
"In a world that continues to divide us, I want to make art that brings us together." - Sarah Wickett
"If you haven’t heard of Canadian country artist Sarah Wickett, you definitely will. This talented vocalist and dedicated artist plays by her own rules and brings a unique and fresh perspective to pop-country music that isn’t like anything you’ve heard before."
– Kyla Pearson (Press by Kyla)