HOW IT ALL BEGAN
Sarah Frances Johnston started her career in the public eye as a child actress on New Zealand’s longest running soap, Shortland Street at the early age of 11, before starring in a European TV series, Tomorrow’s another day.
Such appearances in the limelight offered Sarah the opportunity to model for TV commercials, print and billboards both locally and globally, with brands such as Coca Cola, Digicel and Toyota, as well as two US based modelling agencies, Karen Lee ( New York ) and Passport Agency ( San Francisco ) looking to sign Sarah contractually.
Following your gut, your heart and your passion is however a rarity these days, but that is what Sarah chose to do – and so dedicating herself to music was a surprise to nobody who knows, or has ever been fortunate enough to hear her. That decision was made at the age of 17, and singing has been her career ever since.
Within her first year, she was signed to perform at Aggie Greys 5 star resort on the island of Samoa,selected to perform a private event for the Head Of State of the island of Samoa (the honorable Tupua Tamassesse), and opening for some of New Zealand’s legendary groups. All of this by the age of 18.
The following two years continued in the same impressive vain, performing for various dignitaries, the Australian Deputy Prime Minister, concert performers, radio stations, and of course the general public at a multitude of events.
Then, after relocating to the US in 2009, Sarah’s career quite simply sky rocketed, as her resume portrays. The list of high-end 5 star resorts, casinos and hotels that she has performed regularly at is in itself very impressive, before you go on to mention that Miss Johnston was the first ever solo artist to not only perform at the Eiffel Tower restaurant in Las Vegas, but also be given the prestigious honor of becoming their resident performer. The first ever person to be given this opportunity. To date no artist has repeated such a feat at the restaurant.
Sarah has performed in front of Carlos Santana, at a wine dinner for Alex Stratta, the celebrity chef, Cheap Trick band and for Oscar Goodman, the former mayor of Las Vegas.
So ladies and gentlemen, if you get the opportunity to hear this immense talent perform,wherever it may be, take it, and prepare to be mesmerized. Miss Sarah Frances Johnston was voted by the Las Vegas Sun as Las Vegas’ best lounge singer, 2012.
Passion, commitment and dedication to follow your dreams is one thing, mix that with natural talent and hard work and you have Sarah Frances Johnston.