WHERE: Thunder Bay, ON
Sara Kae is a young Indigenous artist born and raised in Thunder Bay, ON. Her music is best described as singer-songwriter, adult contemporary, or pop with an infusion of authentic Indigenous sounds. Kae has shared her love of singing and songwriting with her community for many years. Starting at age 12, she would visit communities and schools to promote healthy lifestyles and encourage students to follow their dreams, especially amongst the Indigenous youth. Kae’s parents were role models and took in youth struggling with substance abuse, poverty, and inadequate living situations. This shaped the young singer and her goals to be a major role model in her own community and beyond.
In 2019, Kae graduated from Metalworks Institute as a vocal major in the Music Performance and Technology program. She was awarded the “Outstanding Graduate of The Year Award” from Career Colleges of Ontario. Soon after graduating, she began working at 106.5 ELMNT FM, a Toronto-based radio station owned by APTN. She quickly became an on-air personality during their Maximum Music Weekends. During that time, she also completed a diploma for Music Business and began working with the Thunder Bay Symphony Orchestra. More recently, Kae released her newest single, “Rise,” together with Rocket Fuel Records, in June.