A FORMER vocalist for Massive Attack inspired young musicians at Doncaster College.
Singer Sara Jay visited the High Melton campus to share stories of how she started out on her road to success.
She told students that she wanted to be a singer from an early age and left her home in Skegness to find fame and fortune. She played gigs all over the country, eventually playing all over the world.
She said: “I love being involved in youth projects and youth music and I think it is really important to inspire young people because music really did save my life, soul, sanity and I think it’s a way to connect to young people.”
When asked about her best moment with Massive Attack, Sara said, “There were lots of them. Headlining Glastonbury has always been a dream come true, the world tour, the whole experience was amazing really.”
Other highlights included Dissolved Girl being used in the film The Matrix and the song Wire in Welcome to Sarajevo. She also wrote songs for the film Hold Back the Night.
Simon Atkinson, a course leader in music at the University Centre Doncaster, and who organised Sara’s visit said, “It was excellent to see the students asking questions relating to Sara’s experiences in the music industry along with a vocal workshop which introduced vocal techniques and harmonies. We hope to see Sara again with more vocal workshops planned soon.”