Sarah duets with Dean Friedman on his hit “Lucky Stars”

Sarah was thrilled to be invited by songwriting legend Dean Friedman to duet with him on his 1978 Top 5 hit “Lucky Stars” when Dean played the Acorn Arts Centre in Penzance on 21 July 2018. The invitation arrived by email the day before the show, as Sarah was setting up for her own concert at the nearby Penlee Park Open Air Theatre that evening. “I’ve just got to tell you how much I’ve enjoyed watching/listening to your lovely songs and beautiful voice on your website,” Dean wrote. “If you are able to make the Acorn gig, would you have any interest in joining me on stage to sing ‘Lucky Stars’? Just a thought. I know the audience will enjoy it.”

“I’d never sung the song before,” Sarah admits, “and I knew that between my own gig on the Friday night and the Lafrowda Festival on the Saturday, I wasn’t going to have much of any time to prepare or even to get the lyrics properly memorised, but I thought if I say no, I’ll just be kicking myself for the rest of my life — so I said yes! It was an incredibly daunting thing to do, and if I’d known somebody from the Acorn was videoing the song I’d have been even more terrified than I already was, but I’m so glad they did. Dean is such a brilliant songwriter and a fantastic live performer, and it was a real joy and a massive privilege to be able to work with him!”