As a 26-year old western vocalist, Sanaea Bubber is currently pursuing her double Masters in Music Performance at the Leeds Conservatoire after the completion of her diploma at the KM College of Music & Technology in Musical Theatre & Western Classical. The singer-cum-thespian has held the main stage for several events within the country and is a frequent performer at renowned hotel chains such as Taj, Hyatt, Ramada, as well as performance centers like the NCPA and Rangsharda in Mumbai. Her performance at the International Madras Jazz Festival, 2019, along with her participation in Genisis Foundation NGO, 2015, are some highlights of her career.
Her commitment towards the art form led her to finish her Bachelors and Masters in Literature and Mass Media respectively, and move on to pursue music and singing as a full-time career,
Here is Sanaea Bubber in a conversation with GOGO Magazine.
1) When did your journey as a musician begin?
As corny as it sounds, music runs through my veins. It’s a mode of survival at this point; a language that I use to communicate with people around me. My journey as a musician began when I was aged 4, and carried on through my years at school and college, but never made its prominence until 5 years ago. That was when I decided that music is what I will be doing for the rest of my life!
2) How much has social network helped you in creating your audience?
Social network can be a great tool to enhance ones artistry. Especially during the pandemic, social networking is one of the few forums that are thriving right now. To realise that and use it to my advantage was the best decision I made as a musician.
3) How do you manage investment for your music productions?
Currently, I don’t have a team backing me and therefore work solely on my own. I thoroughly enjoy working by myself, at my own pace. That way I have control over every aspect that goes into creating content. I’m usually behind all the recording, filming, producing and editing.
4) Who has been your inspiration?
I have had a wide array of inspiration through the different stages of my musical journey. Performers like Selena Quintanilla (Queen of Tejano), Storm Large (Pink Martini), Celine Dion, Aretha Franklin, Whitney Huston, Barbra Streisand are a few amongst the many influences to my music.
5) Where do you see yourself in the next 5 years?
As a musician, one tends to have their fingers dipped in many pies. I too see myself doing many things including touring, teaching, giving workshops, and hopefully someday opening a Performance Arts institute of my own in India.
6) Tell us about your latest track.
I have kept my debut single on hold – until I reach 10k followers on Instagram, where I plan to release it. My agenda is to build a fan following first and then release music of my own.
7) Which is your most preferred genre?
I would like to say jazz, but I think I love soul a little more!
8) How was life in quarantine?
Life in quarantine has been a roller-coaster. But it made me realise how fortunate I am to have a roof over my head. That being said, I tried to make the best out of quarantine by making a ton of videos and putting content out to build my base and I have been consistent ever since! I have moved to the UK to pursue a Masters in Music Performance.
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