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Sarah Joyce – stage name Rumer – has come a long way since winning the school’s talent show back in 1994. In 2010 She released her debut single Slow and saw it named single of the week on Radio 2.

According to the Slow Songfacts, Sarah spent the early years of her life in Pakistan,having been born in Islamabad on 3rd June 1979, where her father was the chief-engineer of the enormous Tarbela Dam, 30 miles to the northwest of Islamabad. The youngest of seven children, living in an expat colony without TV or newspapers, Rumer and her family would often sing and write songs together. Her brother Rob gave Rumer her first guitar; which she taught herself to play, and on which, years later, she wrote all the songs on her debut album, Seasons of My Soul.

The singer/songwriter spent her teenage years in Carlisle at Newman School before leaving at 16 to pursue her ambition. It has been a hard slog but years later she is finally hitting the big time and gradually becoming a household name. She now hopes her success will inspire other young people to follow their dreams.

Having had her single listed ahead of its release on both Radio 2 and Magic FM, she is also preparing to support Jools Holland on his UK tour this autumn – the finale being a show at the Albert Hall.

She also has a celebrity fan in the form of easy listening legend Burt Bacharach, who invited her to sing for him when she visited California.


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  • Cryonic_

    Reincarnation of Karen Carpenter.

    10 Feb 3:56pm Reply
  • Natyfarkatt

    Her voice reminds me of Karen Carpenter

    21 Nov 2014 Reply
  • cliquott

    Loving the new album. Besides a few weak tracks here and there, it's a very nice listen. And oh how gorgeous is her voice? I'm in heaven every time I listen to her.

    17 Nov 2014 Reply
  • GetOuttaMyWay1

    is your love too dangerous?

    10 Oct 2014 Reply
  • JustAKayee

    v You should be.

    1 Mar 2014 Reply
  • djbardenett

    Rumor has it that Rumer is awesome. Yeah. ... Sorry. =P

    18 Jan 2014 Reply
  • zolotoichelovek

    пожалуйста, приезжай в Россию, ты волшебница, твой голос рвет мое сердце на куски и вновь их собирает в течении одной песни

    27 Nov 2013 Reply
  • WinsomeWinnower

    Here's a link of anyone wants to watch it. It's terrific!

    10 Apr 2013 Reply
  • WinsomeWinnower

    LOVE this gal! She's got a fabulous career ahead of her. I'm so happy to be along for her journey! oooOOOOoooo love Daryl's House - montecarlo1972 thanks for the referral to see her perform there in episode #57. I'll definitely have a go of that!

    5 Feb 2013 Reply
  • djasiimwe

    just discovered her and i'm in bliss :-)

    11 Jan 2013 Reply
  • TheCoffeeMug

    Am I Forgiven? .. Just amazing.

    23 Dec 2012 Reply
  • montecarlo1972

    Rumer fans watch the 6 songs she did with Daryl Hall and his great band on live at Daryl's house it was great.....Just google live at daryl'd house and go to episode #57.............

    24 Nov 2012 Reply
  • InMyBloodyRoom

    21 Aug 2012 Reply
  • ronnivore

    Just got into her recently, and good heavens, it is a music blast! ♥

    7 Aug 2012 Reply
  • icicle241286

    Apparently Adele is going to be a judge on the new series of The X Factor. When asked which musicians she thought had "the X factor", Adele replied: "Well, Rihanna's got it. And Bruno Mars has the X factor too. And, obviously, Rumer has it."

    20 Jul 2012 Reply
  • JustAKayee

    Okay, the charts are fucked. What is this foolishness?

    13 Jul 2012 Reply
  • etelleadit

    She sounds so much like Carole King (and I mean that as a huge compliment).

    9 Jul 2012 Reply
  • jurgeo

    Rumer is the new Dusty.

    8 Jul 2012 Reply
  • JustAKayee

    I preferred the first album tbh.

    26 Jun 2012 Reply
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