Sara Kempe 'Flying' for Ryder Cup

Friday 24 September 2010, 12:00

James McLaren James McLaren

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Sara Kempe, a 20 year old singer from Abergavenny, is celebrating the Ryder Cup next week with the release of her theme tune for the event, Let Me Fly.

Sara Kempe

Sara Kempe

The single is out on Monday through Virgin/EMI and has thus far been used in promotional material and adverts for the enormous golf event which kicks off next weekend. Kempe has a solid golfing link, having been discovered by Celtic Manor owner Sir Terry Matthews.

"He'd come across me singing at various events and he's a great supporter of live music and essentially asked me to sing at a few dinners," Kempe told The Western Mail.

"Then when Let Me Fly came along that became a really impactful song that seemed to sum up the whole occasion and it grew from there really."

Kempe had singing lessons at school, which inspired her to become involved with the music industry. Showing an admirable application to learning the ropes, she got work at a recording studio to learn the ropes.

"I wanted to know what to expect from the business, what it was going to take to break in. But even as a tea girl, I knew that wanted to be there, that this was my future," she said.

She has a commercial sound that differentiates her from comparable artists such as Katherine Jenkins. "We do share a similar range but I don't sing like her," she told the Western Mail. "I concentrate on more popular music, I don't do the arias or anything operatic."

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