GROWING up in the NSW Southern Highlands, Sarah Date always had a passion for music and has been involved in the performing arts from a young age.
A singer/songwriter, Date has soft, angelic and distinctly original-sounding vocals.
Her style is a mixture of indie/folk, alternative, blues, pop, with lots of heart and soul.
Some of her influences are Regina Spektor, Sarah Blasko, Dusty Springfield and Joni Mitchel, to name a few.
From her strong, honest and passionate lyrics it is evident Date has been through a lot, but even so she manages to maintain a positive outlook with her music.
The South Coast songstress will tell you she is no great guitarist - however her self-taught distinctive playing complements her unique voice.
Date is currently living on the beautiful South Coast and has been gigging solo every weekend for the past nine or so months.
Preferring the more intimate gigs, Date plays at local hotels, cafes and clubs from Berry to the south.
Date said her greatest challenge is raising her two children.
Juggling children, work, music and nearing the completion of her Psychology degree, it is fair to say she has her hands full.
Her main aim in life is to be a role model for her children, teaching them you can be and do anything you desire.
Her song Disgrace came in at number two on the Triple J Unearthed folk charts in November 2011, and while she is yet to release an album, it won't be far off.
You can listen to some of Date's music on Soundcloud, Triple J Unearthed as well as YouTube.
Date will be performing at the Bermagui Beach Hotel on Sunday from 4pm.
DJ Shane Leal spins his tunes
SHANE Leal has been playing as a DJ on and off for about seven years.
He started playing for friends at house parties using vinyl, before beginning performing at larger house parties, then on to dance parties.
When Leal was 20 he started playing at his local club, the Marlin Hotel, and after a year of that began getting booked to support big-name performers.
He has supported The Potbelleez, The Aston Shuffle, Something With Numbers, Matt NukeWood, Tommy Trash and many more.
He runs his own night – Wild Ones - and books some of Australia's finest DJs to play alongside.
Leal plays all kinds of music, from trap and hip hop, to classic ‘80s, mainly targeting the top 40 club remixes plus everything new.
He will be performing at the Bermagui Beach Hotel Saturday from 8pm.