In The Spotlight: #003. Hashell

I first saw Hashell in August at The Miller in London. I was so captivated and impressed with the songs that were performed that I looked further into this band for more music and tour dates. That time I saw them live I met Sara (aka Hashell) who is the vocalist of the band and she is ever so nice.

Well Sara was born in Livorno, Italy and moved from her native country at the age of 15 to move to the UK. The following years of travelling and independence had a significant impact on her life which reflects a lot in her music.

Places she has travelled to were both America and Canada. Sara permanently relocated to London in 2005 and she has been living here ever since. From 2005 Hashell has been making brilliant music.

Most notably Hashell appeared on MTV Coca Cola Soundwave in 2008. Sara was selected as one of the 10 finalists and entered with Be Unkind. Now Be Unkind is a beautiful ballad and how that song did not win I do not know. Now Soundwave is a European contest which promotes new music groups and artists.

Some of the producers/songwriters Hashell has worked with so far include: : IMDb Movie Composer Roman Zebick, Ian Curnow, Jerry Meehan, Neil Athale, Bill Padley, Tarmo Kearanen and Rob Cass who have written and produced for artists such as Kylie Minogue, Robbie Williams, Gary Barlow, Estelle, Beverly Knight, Ms Dynamite, Terry Walker, Shane Ward, Blue, Atomic Kitten, Sibel.

The Debut Mini Album entitled “Worthless” received a general release on 1st March and it is a cracker of a EP. I managed to get hold of a copy last year and it is a mixture of ballads and strong belting songs. The songs on the EP include the title track Worthless, Be Unkind, Hello, Hush, Invincible and You Will Be Out There. My favourites have to be the ballads Be Unkind and Invincible. They are a tiny bit emotional and Sara’s voice is superb.

If you are to attend a Hashell gig Sara has new material which is interwoven into the set. I for one look forward to the full length album

So go and check out Hashell she doesn’t fail to impress.

Hashell Myspace

Forthcoming Gigs

22 Apr 2010 20:30
Hashell@Green Man London, London and South East
7 May 2010 20:00
Hashell @ Arch 635 – Clapham North London, London and South East
8 May 2010 15:00
Hashell @ City Showcase Festival – Fornarina Store London, London and South East
27 May 2010 20:00
Hashell @ The GoldHawk London, London and South East
25 Jul 2010 20:00
Hashell @ Roc Da Mic Semi Finals – Intimate Theatre London, London and South East
14 Aug 2010 20:00
Hashell @ Chicago Rock Cafe – Wigan Wigan, Northwest

Hashell – Worthless


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