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Music Life Is Beautiful: The good, the bad & the weird from day three — 10/27/2014

The Huntridge Stage turnout for Sabriel. The elements aligned for her set—a relatively conflict-free spot on the schedule, shadows for escaping the late-afternoon sun and a grassy expense to stretch out upon—but it was the local soul singer's voice that kept her crowd in place, and focused on her brief but sharp performance. —SP

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In 2011 she introduced herself to the world via release of her eponymous debut EP. As a 17-year-old high school student, she collaborated with jazz musicians at the Grammy award winning school, Las Vegas Academy for Performing Arts and sparked her career. Two years later her musical journey brought forth her second EP, “Live Sessions” featuring a slightly more mature, soulful sound. Her prolific songwriting and soul gripping voice have thrust the tag, “one to watch” upon Sabriel and her live performances confirm that her star is certainly on the rise.

Oct 27, 2014

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 Music Life Is Beautiful: The good, the bad & the weird from day three
Music Life Is Beautiful: The good, the bad & the weird from day three

The Huntridge Stage turnout for Sabriel. The elements aligned for her set—a relatively conflict-free spot on the schedule, shadows for escaping the late-afternoon sun and a grassy expense to stretch out upon—but it was the local soul singer's voice that kept her crowd in place, and focused on her brief but sharp performance. —SP

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Oct 26, 2014

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Life is Beautiful Festival
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Oct 26, 2014

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 Identify: LA  Identify LA: Bridging the gap between underground and mainstream
Identify: LA Identify LA: Bridging the gap between underground and mainstream

Originally from Las Vegas, Nevada Sabriel is a definite must-see act performing this weekend at Life Is Beautiful. Introduced in 2011 at the age of 17. Quickly making her mark she has collaborated with jazz musicians at the Las Vegas Academy for Performing Arts and began her career. Two years later throughout her journey she has released her second EP, "Live Sessions", which has caught the attention of many. Her uplifting lyrics flow effortlessly behind her powerful voice, she will quickly turn you into a fan. "It's such a beautiful and welcoming environment. I'm excited about see in seeing some new faces in the audience", says Sabriel, who will be playing at Sunday, October 26th at 4:10pm at the Huntridge Stage. The line up for Life Is Beautiful is incredible. Attendees will have a variety of music such as: Lionel Ritchie, Arctic Monkeys, Mayer Hawthorn, Priory, Catfish and the Bottlemen, Foo Fighters, Outkast, Neon Trees and many more. "The point of the weekend is to acknowledge the things that make life beautiful every day, explains Sabriel. Whether it’s music, food, or art, Life Is Beautiful helps you take a step back to enjoy the small things." In addition to her set at Life Is Beautiful she is also doing a night show on Saturday October 25th at 11:00pm with Mayer Hawthorne. "Seeing that person who really gets what you’re saying, is the best part of performing, says Sabriel. There’s always that person in the audience who makes you feel so welcome and like you’re making a difference in their world even if it’s just for a short amount of time." Regardless of age there is something about Sabriel that causes people to resonate with her. The connection you will feel during her performance is so personal, and regardless of how each individual interprets the lyrics it is all raw honest emotion. "There are tons of young artists and so many idols I would die to collaborate with, such as: The Internet, Hiatus Kaiyote, Emily King, and Yuna, says Sabriel. But if I’m dreaming big I would say Stevie Wonder, Erykah Badu, D’angelo, Maxwell, etc. But my brain would explode before I could get the chance to actually sit down with them." I don't know about you, but the future is looking very bright for this young artist. Be sure to check her out this weekend in Las Vegas, Nevada at Life is Beautiful festival. For tickets click HERE. For tickets to the after show on Saturday, October 25th with Mayer Hawthorn, click HERE.

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Oct 25, 2014

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Mayer Hawthorne ‘Gets to Know’ His Fans
Mayer Hawthorne ‘Gets to Know’ His Fans

“I know we’re right in the middle of my set,” said Mayer Hawthorne in a spoken interlude during “Get to Know You.” “We don’t know each other very well yet, but I can’t help but feel like there’s something special between us.” These words expressed the mood of Hawtorne’s intimate performance during the second of two official Life Is Beautiful after shows. The Michigan native provided fans with nearly an hour of soul and R&B, taking cues from influences such as Hall & Oates and Lionel Richie. (In fact, Hawthorne made about a dozen references to the fellow LIB performer’s discography). Hawthorne’s falsetto sounded especially great during “No Strings” and “Back Seat Lover,” and an energetic band offered choreographed dance moves and back-up vocals, all while remaining tight. Hawthorne handed the microphone to fans during “The Walk,” and he smiled—exposing his new diamond-encrusted grill as their voices permeated the room. “Haircut’s” grill wasn’t the only thing that shined that night. Las Vegas’ Sabriel opened the show with a dazzling seven-song set that showed the 19-year-old singer’s promise and potential. With two exceptional performances, the show was a great end to day two of the festival and it reminded fans to watch both of their performances the next day.

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Oct 21, 2014

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A Conversation With Life Is Beautiful Performer And Vegas Native Sabriel
A Conversation With Life Is Beautiful Performer And Vegas Native Sabriel

With just a few days left until Life Is Beautiful rocks Downtown Vegas October 24-26, we caught up with DTLV native and up-and-coming songstress Sabriel about the big gig. Sabriel (pronounced shaw-bree-el) first popped up on our radar during the 2013 Life Is Beautiful fest, playing a semi-private show on the roof of Commonwealth. In an event loaded with top talent, her performance was this writer's favorite set. In an email exchange, I was able to ask her a few questions: ​I first saw you play during LIB last year on the rooftop of Commonwealth. How has your music career changed since that day? How much credit do you give LIB for that change?: That’s awesome! Playing Life Is Beautiful last year was so amazing and gave me a push towards a new goal. I really enjoyed the festival vibe and realized that I wanted to play a lot more festivals in my career. I give Life Is Beautiful a ton of credit for the change in my career. They gave me a chance. They didn’t have to make room for a few local artists to play main stages next to their idols. So I truly think they believe in us and I thank them for giving me the confidence to sing on that stage and to know that making and sharing my music is important. Most of the other local bands play early on Friday, kicking the festival off, but you have a prime spot on Sunday without a lot of competition. How do you feel about this? Do you think this will be your biggest crowd yet: I’m really grateful that I’m getting the opportunity to play that time slot! Honestly, they could have put me next to a dumpster on Tuesday morning (please don’t make me sing next to garbage) and I would be happy just to be apart of something like this. The local bands have been given a chance to get rid of the word “local” from their titles and to become equals with the other acts, so hopefully people will crowd around as if I’m Kanye or at least Switchfoot. It would be awesome if it was my biggest crowd yet, but I know it’s going to be an awesome time no matter what. Your sound is very soulful, with a definite nod to the 90s. How did that come about?: Thank you! I was born in the 90s, but I didn’t realize that I loved so many artists from the 90s until later in life. When I was old enough to obsess over music, it was Britney Spears and that’s it. Good music was still etched in my brain even when I wasn’t paying attention because of my family. D’Angelo, Erykah Badu, Lauryn Hill, Maxwell and so many other amazing voices played throughout my household and I think it just stuck with me. I have the same childlike obsession I had with Britney Spears then, now for those singers from the 90s. I’m also surrounded by musicians who have been influenced by great artists as well. It’s crazy what can happen when creative people get together to create. 2014 has been a big year for you. Any major plans for 2015?: I think a lot of good came from playing Life Is Beautiful last year, so it might be too early to tell. I’m very focused on recording and playing different cities! Las Vegas definitely has a small but tight local music scene. Who are some of your favorite local artists?: I love the locals playing Life Is Beautiful this year like American Cream, Rusty Maples and Ekoh! I also like local bands RNR and Cinemetric. I like all those guys as people, too. So that’s a plus. Lastly, what performers on this year's LIB bill are you most excited to see?: So excited to see (and open for on the night of the 25th) Mayer Hawthorne. Also excited to see the main headliners: Outkast, Foo Fighters and Kanye West. People can hate on Kanye’s personality all they want, but you’re lying if you say that listening to “All Falls Down” or “Good Life” doesn’t make you feel good. I love OK GO, The Roots, Kimbra, Little Dragon, Tune-yards and almost every other band on the lineup so I’ll stop myself now. Oh, also Pussy Riot is speaking! That’s awesome. Okay I’m done now unless you want me to get started on the food... You can see Sabriel at Life Is Beautiful this Sunday, October 26 at 4:10 p.m. at the Huntridge Stage. Tickets are still available for purchase for the three-day event and begin at $105 for single-day admission and $249.50 for a weekend pass.

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Oct 14, 2014

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Live, from Las Vegas …
Live, from Las Vegas …

Local acts once again get their chance to shine—only this time under a brighter spotlight. Local musicians—just like local artists and chefs—had a significant presence at last year’s Life Is Beautiful. But during that inaugural weekend, the Las Vegas-based acts were relegated to a locals-only stage. Although that still provided solid exposure to the crowds, it also tagged them as “small time.” This year, that changes, as the hometown acts will be interspersed on the main stages, performing right alongside national and international touring acts. “I think it will be a step up,” says Vegas-bred retro pop singer Sabriel, who will be making her second Life Is Beautiful appearance. “When you play on a local stage, you’re still counted as a local artist, and everyone knows it. This will bring more opportunities for people to take the local artists seriously.” Sabriel will be joined by a host of other returning Vegas acts, including hip-hop artist Ekoh and indie rockers Rusty Maples and American Cream. Additionally, the bill also includes such Life Is Beautiful first-timers as rapper Dizzy Wright and jam band Moksha. (Though no longer strictly “local,” we can’t forget Vegas-spawned Panic! At the Disco.) And although it might not be what first comes to mind when one thinks “local band,” the Las Vegas Philharmonic will also take to Life Is Beautiful’s Downtown Stage on Sunday. The Philharmonic will perform the music of the Fab Four, as Cirque du Soleil presents a truncated version of its long-running, fan-favorite show The Beatles Love.

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Jul 17, 2014

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 Best New Voice: Sabriel
Best New Voice: Sabriel

The Las Vegas Academy grad has accomplished so much, so fast—earning a Life Is Beautiful slot not once but twice, making the Weekly’s 14 to Watch in 2014, securing a crack band anchored by members of Rhyme N Rhythm—it’s easy to forget she’s not even 20 years old. An old-soul voice with a new-soul mentality, Sabriel appears poised for the biggest of breakouts. Facebook.com/sabrielmusic

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Jun 06, 2014

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Las Vegas Weekly’s Music Issue Showcase
Las Vegas Weekly’s Music Issue Showcase

Ain’t no party like a Weekly party, ’cause a Weekly party don’t stop. And because we’ll have great local acts onstage—neo-soul singer Sabriel, poppy punkers Mercy Music (see: the cover of the mag you’re holding) and infrequent indie adventurers A Crowd of Small Adventures—along with LA’s The Moth & The Flame (see: sidebar), presented by the soon-to-reopen Bunkhouse; über-danceable DJ duo Totescity and, yes, free booze (while supplies last). It’s free and it happens inside the super-comfy confines of the Brooklyn Bowl on the Linq, so get your RSVP on at lasvegasweekly.com/musicissue and celebrate with us! June 6, 7-11 p.m.

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Jun 05, 2014

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Review Journal - Norm Clarke

May I Recommend: Rising Las Vegas teen Sabriel, pronounced shaw-bree-el, performs at the Brooklyn Bowl tonight at The Linq between 7-11 p.m. Her stylized singing talent earned her a spot among the Life is Beautiful lineup last fall.

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Feb 24, 2014

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The Sound of Soul
The Sound of Soul

For two days last October, the inaugural Life Is Beautiful festival showcased the finest Las Vegas has to offer in music, art and food. And while hometown heroes Imagine Dragons and The Killers grabbed the attention as main-stage headliners, a young singer-songwriter named Sabriel was creating her own buzz on another stage. Some may have heard Sabriel Hobart perform before. She has a fan base from her appearances at Downtown restaurant Eat’s popular Sunday brunch. But it was at Life Is Beautiful’s Homegrown Stage where Sabriel really got people talking. As the 19-year-old Vegas native (and Las Vegas Academy of the Arts graduate) performed a mix of R&B and soul with the confidence of someone at least twice her age, it was easy to see a star was being born. Her sultry and graceful presence recalls Fiona Apple and Erykah Badu—both influences of hers—but Sabriel’s sound and style are distinctly her own. Whoever saw her perform that night knew one thing for sure: This girl is going places. After Life Is Beautiful, it became clear what direction she’d like to go. “I want to do festivals, because they’re just perfect,” Sabriel says. As she maps out the course of her career, Sabriel keeps a pragmatic view on the industry and her dreams. She recently got a gig with a licensing agency to pen potential lyrics for movie soundtracks. While that will help pay the bills, she’s keeping her eyes on the prize. New fans eagerly awaiting Sabriel’s next move will be happy to know that she is recording her second EP. “Right now it’s about putting in the work,” Sabriel says. “The goal isn’t to make a living making music. I want to be an artist—I don’t want to be a superstar.” –JESSI C. ACUÑA

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Jan 09, 2014

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14 to Watch in 2014
14 to Watch in 2014

Listening to Sabriel’s sophisticated, soulful voice, it’s strange to think she spent her Las Vegas Academy days majoring in dance. Blame Simon Cowell. “I watched a lot of American Idol as a kid, and I think that scared the crap out of me,” she says. “I’d always secretly wished I could sing, but I wasn’t confident.” That’s changed, clearly. The Vegas native’s Life Is Beautiful set last October had a flighty festival crowd on lockdown, as Sabriel mixed original material and covers—one by the woman her stylized singing most recalls, Erykah Badu—at the head of a veteran band anchored by members of local crew Rhyme N Rhythm. And she’d just turned 19 one month earlier. Before she officially bids goodbye to her teenage years this September, Sabriel (pronounced “Shaw-briel”) hopes to record a debut album and begin broadening her audience to include more fans in her age range. “One of my biggest pet peeves about Las Vegas is that there’s really nowhere for young musicians to play … and no young people can accidentally hear me sing,” she says. Sabriel sees the Internet as a potential solution, and on New Year’s Day, she released a new, live video for her song “Fifth” on YouTube. And if young fans don’t flock to her work on the web, might she reconsider her feelings about Idol and take the reality-show plunge? “I’d rather put in the work,” she says. “But if that takes me nowhere, maybe …”

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Dec 13, 2013

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Bite Size TV - Sabriel's Got Soul
Bite Size TV - Sabriel's Got Soul

Interview with Amy Pafrath of Bite Size TV

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Dec 09, 2013

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Sabriel’s Got Soul
Sabriel’s Got Soul

Nineteen-year-old singer-songwriter Sabriel is in the midst of a reinvention. The Las Vegas native who got her start singing “cutesy” folk songs is now dipping into neo-soul, fusing jazzy riffs and hip-hop bounce with the warm and delicate rasp of a voice beyond her years. “When I first started performing, I was kinda just doing things that people told me I should do,” says Sabriel Hobart, a graduate of the dance program at Las Vegas Academy for the Performing Arts. “After a while of doing things that people tell you to do, you get bored.” So earlier this year, Sabriel began a stylistic evolution. The singer—who made her public singing debut in 2011, at a Talky Trees open-mic session at Emergency Arts—revisited the music on which she was raised. She immersed herself in ’90s-era crooners D’Angelo and Maxwell, and R&B icons Marvin Gaye and Stevie Wonder. Reflecting their soulful quality in her own sound felt “natural” and “more comfortable.” But she could only take the change so far on her own. In the spring, Sabriel assembled an eclectic new backing band, recruiting moonlighters from local reggae groups Haleamano and One Pin Short, ska band the Remedies and hip-hop crew RNR, whose bassist CoCo Jenkins was the first on board. “She’s very open-minded, musically,” says Jenkins of Sabriel. “She’s really developing into her own style.” While this transition has been exciting for Sabriel and the band, her more recent material has been met with mixed reviews. When performing, she sees “a lot of heads turn in confusion.” She’s been confronted with a barrage of questions and continuously pressured to define herself: “What’s it like to be a jazz singer? … What’s it like playing R&B? … How is it being a pop singer?” Her response: “I didn’t know I was any of those things.” Being under 21, Sabriel has also been challenged by the nature of Las Vegas’s bar-centric music scene. After a recent gig in Los Angeles, where age wasn’t an issue, she found it hard to return home. While she has performed regularly at First Friday, Gold Spike, Eat and, most recently, on the Homegrown Stage at the Life Is Beautiful festival, she wishes there were more options available to the under-21 crowd. “We just need one really cool spot where it’s just about music,” Sabriel says. “Fingers crossed, it would be the Huntridge,” the Downtown theater and former music venue that’s planned to be renovated. As for her own future, Sabriel would like to continue exploring sonic possibilities. She’s already released a self-titled EP on iTunes and a live session recorded at PBS studios. Next, she’d like to do “a secret Soundcloud album, with a lot of acoustic, lovesong-y type stuff,” she says. “I want to do [different] albums like that a lot; that way I’m not tied down to one sound.” Still a teenager, she has plenty of time ahead to develop as an artist. “Hopefully,” she says, “I can keep growing into something less safe. I don’t like safe.” - See more at: http://vegasseven.com/2013/12/09/sabriels-got-soul/#sthash.aa3RCbAH.dpuf

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Dec 08, 2013

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Sabriel Sings Soul Gashing R&B
Sabriel Sings Soul Gashing R&B

With energy you can feed off of and a naiveté that is sure to serve her well, 19 year old Sabriel sings with a voice that will gash your soul. Her lyrics and dead on delivery leave a distinctive mark and remind you of the passion superb R&B has the power to evoke. Anyone watching Sabriel (pronounced shä-brē-el) draw fans in off of the street packing the Homegrown Stage at Life Is Beautiful music festival in Las Vegas was able to see plain as day that this is an artist defying all boundaries with a voice that channels Amy Winehouse while stirring in her own sultry flare. The R&B soulstress Sabriel met up with me at The Grove in Santa Monica while in town from Las Vegas to play a show in Los Angeles. We bonded while searching the three story mall for a seemingly non-existent ladies room leading us far from the area we initially spied to sit and talk. In a move that saved the day, Sabriel pulled out her impressive superhero-like map reading skills leading us not only to the holy grail but a cool red leatherette couch overlooking the bustling street below where we finally were able to sit down and chat. Sabriel "Garden" Live Performance on PBS Backyard Session on YouTube Music Videos At 19, Sabriel is making bold moves--she's forgoing college to hit the road--and stirring up a ton of interest in her soul gashing R&B music and voice. When asked if she feels like it's a risk to pursue music over school right now, Sabriel answers, "Either way you're gonna be broke." We laugh and I know right then I will be rooting for her every step of the way. Nicole: Who were your early influences? Sabriel: I've always grown up with a lot of R&B and soul and D'Angelo and Earth, Wind, and Fire, and Erykah Badu. Stuff like that. That's just where my voice comes from, I guess. My mom also played Billie Holiday when I was in the womb. Nicole: Early jazz exposure. Can you tell me current influences that you have. Current people who are on the charts who you feel like you can associate with their music? Sabriel: There's this band, The Internet, and Hiatus Kaiyote. Those two people, those two bands, girls. The girls that sing in the groups are friggin' amazing. And they have recently, I've recently heard them on the radio and stuff and it blows my mind that people that are singing the same type of music that I'm singing are on the radio and stuff. So I definitely think that The Internet, Hiatus Coyote, King - which is a trio, Robert Glasper does a lot of pretty cool stuff, and Louis King, people like that. They're really paving the way and really opening people's minds and stuff like that. I really, really appreciate it. Like, a lot. Because it's definitely getting people away from simple music. Music doesn't have to be simple anymore for people to like it. I think that's a really good thing. Nicole: Do you feel like there are, like you said, Emily King, some of the songs that are coming up and you're hearing on the radio, do you feel like those are drawing from past artists or do you feel like it's a whole new thing that's coming out now. Sabriel: I think that it's a little bit of both. I think what I'm doing, I like to take older styles of music and mix it with the whole electronic thing that's going on. You know, like, Lorde will have an acoustic song with like a crazy bass thing going on behind it. I think the mix of two different genres from the past and present is what's happening right now and I think it's a really good idea. Nicole: Listening to you at Life is Beautiful, …I just remember thinking, she's so young. How is she already able to pull lyrics like this that are so highly relatable? With such an adult feeling? Sabriel: Well, I also listen to a lot of Fiona Apple. So, when I listen to her, I get like, that's where you see my mean songs come out. I get this mean feeling. I'm just like, dude. Screw that guy. That's where I write songs like "Fifth," where I curse and whatever else. Yeah, Fiona apple. It's bad when I listen to her. It's bad. (laughs) Nicole: Stay clear. Sabriel: Yes. But I love her so much. She's a freaking genius. Love her. Yeah. Absolutely. LifeofaRockstar.com Sabriel interview (Photo left: Sabriel at Third Street Promenade in Santa Monica, CA. Photo credit: Nicole Hanratty) Nicole: Which artist would you go back in time to see play live? Sabriel: If I had to go way back in time, Billie Holiday. Just because there's no one else like her. I'd probably want to see Stevie Wonder when he was younger and definitely MJ. Rest in Peace. Got to love Michael Jackson. Nicole: If you had to choose one song title to describe your personality--it can be any song in the world, does not have to be one of yours--what would it be? Sabriel: Extraordinary Machine by Fiona Apple. That's a great song. It's just about her being just like different, but in a great way, and nothing is going to put her down. She's just an individual being. Yeah. I don't know. I think that would describe me. It's one of her really happier songs. …I think my personality outside of being on stage is pretty different. I'm definitely like weirder and goofier and stuff like that. Definitely different than on stage. Nicole: Do you think that creating that having a persona on stage is super important? Sabriel: I feel like artists have a different person inside of them. I don't know, it comes out on stage. I can connect with an artist. We can be best friends if we're talking about music, if we're doing music. Then, being a normal person, I might not like that person. You know what I mean? I feel like there's a different being inside of every artist. That's who naturally comes out on stage. It's not something I have to force. No one's telling me what to do. It just comes out. I don't know. It definitely keeps you sane, when you have that person that's on stage and you have that person in real life. People would probably be weirded out if I was acting normal on stage. They'd be like, "This girl's weird." (laughs) Nicole: I have a feeling I would like the weird you. Sabriel: Good! You obviously can see a little bit of me doing that right now. Nicole: On a different note, how is it fighting that pressure to go to college at your age and instead of pursue ... I see the face! Sabriel: Yeah. I hear that all the time. Nicole: But you're pursuing your dream. Sabriel: Coming from LVA, Las Vegas Academy--the performing arts high school that I went to--so many of the kids there don't go out and do the stuff that they want to do because of the pressure from their parents and stuff like that. I mean, even one of my best friends wanted to go to this really awesome art school, and her mom was like, it wasn't happening. So now she is unhappy. I don't really care what people say when they try to pressure me into feeling bad about going to school. Because I'm learning as much as I can learn on my own anyway. I'm not wasting any time or money. It all depends on how hard you're going to work. …You have to work hard at something. If you're going to work hard at school, work hard at school. If you're going to work hard on music, work hard at music. But you have to do something. I don't care if you're going to school and I don't care if you're painting pictures on the side of the street, as long as you're doing what you want to do and you're working hard at it. I don't care. I feel like everyone should think that way, and not judge. Nicole: That is so important! It's hard work. What I really wanted to ask you about is, not to ask you should you be in college, but more because I actually see it's sort of a Catch-22. If you go to college, you're done at out age 22, 23, and now people are telling you you're now too old. Sabriel: Yeah. And you're broke. You're broker than you'd be if… Either way, you're going to be broke. …Either way I'm going to be broke. Why not do it coming out of school? Just go for it. Why not? If I fail, I'll go back to school. Maybe become an entomologist or something. If something happens to my voice. I can do something else. I have so many years in my life. So does everybody else. Why waste your young and adventurous years doing something that someone else told you to do? If you want to do it, go ahead and do it.

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Nov 05, 2013

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Sabriel – Live Sessions
Sabriel – Live Sessions

The soulful voice radiating through your speakers comes from the 19 year old sing Sabriel. Yes at only 19 years old Sabriel is creating music like this! Sounding like the child of Erykah Badu and Amy Winehouse ,Sabriel’s voice and songs are captivating. Replaying her music I am glad to say that I was lucky enough to hear her music for the first time and see her perform live at the Life Is Beautiful Festival which took place in Downtown, Las Vegas. We have just become a new fan here at The Juice Daily and expect big things for Sabriel. Put her on your radar if she isn’t already and be on the lookout for more music. Check out her music below!

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Nov 01, 2013

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LIB recap: A Sunday diary of Twenty One Pilots, Jurassic 5, Sabriel & Smith Westerns

6:35 p.m. Sabriel (Homegrown) The highlight of the Homegrown Stage for me this weekend came from local songbird Sabriel (pronounced Shaw-bree-el). Backed by Coco Jenkins, Renaldo Elliott and Rook Genre of Vegas hip-hop outfit Rhyme N Rhythm, along with horn players from The Remedies and One Pin Short, Sabriel captivated us with smooth soul jams, converting the hotel courtyard into a smoky jazz club for her 30-minute set. Emulating Erykah Badu from every musical angle, the Las Vegas Academy grad even performed a respectable cover of Badu’s “Tyrone.” She’s an exciting talent to see developing in Las Vegas, and I look forward to catching a longer performance.

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Oct 30, 2013

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Life Is Beautiful w/ Beck, Janelle Monae, Vampire Weekend & more
Life Is Beautiful w/ Beck, Janelle Monae, Vampire Weekend & more

Life is Beautiful -- a massive art and music festival celebrating all things beautiful to the spirit hit downtown Las Vegas last weekend. Music ranged from electro to hip-hop, rock, and alternative featuring The Killers, Kings of Leon, Imagine Dragons, Janelle Monae, Vampire Weekend, Empire of The Sun, Nico Vega and many more, including local acts such as Sabriel. All photos by Aimee Candelaria.

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Oct 28, 2013

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See What the Beautiful People Wore at Life Is Beautiful
See What the Beautiful People Wore at Life Is Beautiful

Life Is Beautiful took over Downtown Las Vegas this weekend, and that gave the fashionable set a chance to don their best festival gear. Photographers Chelsea McManus and Erik Kabik captured some of the best looks from the weekend, including singer Sabriel, Anna Worstel of Five Knives and the Haim sisters of Haim. Head to the full gallery to see all their looks up close.

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Oct 26, 2013

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Life is Beautiful Festival - Las Vegas Nv
Life is Beautiful Festival - Las Vegas Nv

Appeared at the inaugural festival, performing to a packed crowd on the Homegrown Stage

Sep 01, 2013

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Sabriel at Insert Coin(s)
Sabriel at Insert Coin(s)

“It was perfect,” said our man with the camera, Joe Rodriguez. The last time we saw Sabriel (which was admittedly way too long ago) she was backed by a stand-up bass, a hollow-body guitar and a drum kit—and it was awesome. Warm, subdued, and intimate, the old lineup produced a lounge-like coffee shop vibe that could turn any old cup of joe into the best coffee you’ve ever tasted. Since then there have been some big changes. Last night we saw her accompanied by an electric bass, no guitar and a horn section boasting saxophone and trombone. Sabriel’s sound is developing and her performance of an all-new set at Insert Coin(s) was very promising—she exhibited the fresh enthusiasm of a young artist and looseness of a veteran musician. The soulful songstress and her band—including members of local hip-hop group Rhyme N Rhythm—sang and played their way through a generous number of tunes. Sabriel’s voice has a Siren-like quality—listeners are drawn in from the opening notes and find it hard to pull themselves away. The band showcased a fuller sound destined to shine on a large stage, adding a bombast that will serve her well at the inaugural Life is Beautiful Festival in October. We can’t wait to see her perform onstage in front of an audience deserving of her talent. Suffice it to say the team was starry-eyed after last night’s performance.

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Aug 23, 2012

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RAW Artist Musician of the Year
RAW Artist Musician of the Year

2012 RAWards Las Vegas The top 3-5 nominees, in each craft, showcase in their city (54 shows across the nation on the same night!). The local community casts a LIVE VOTE! Three local judges, invited by RAW, also cast their vote. These two factors decide who will represent their town in RAWards Finals. City winners announced at the show!

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Sean Hobart

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Date Title Location Type Info
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Dec 23, 2010 The Arts Factory Las Vegas, NV Performance  
Feb 17, 2011 Hatties House Scholarship Showcase Las Vegas, NV Performance  
Jul 13, 2013 Gold Spike - Backyard Downtown Las Vegas, Performance  
Aug 27, 2013 PBS Backyard Sessions PILOT Las Vegas, NV Performance  
Sep 01, 2013 Insert Coins - Hometown Heroes Las Vegas, NV Performance  
Sep 09, 2013 Zappos Ribbon Cutting After Party Downtown Las Vegas, NV Performance  
Oct 24, 2013 Four Square/Life is Beautiful benefit Las Vegas , Nv Performance  
Oct 25, 2013 Commonwealth - Life is Beautiful Las Vegas, Nv Performance  
Oct 26, 2013 Life is Beautiful Festival Las Vegas , NV Performance  
Feb 04, 2014 Lowdown Throwdown Las Vegas, NV Performance  
Feb 20, 2014 Velveteen Rabbit Las Vegas , NV Performance  
Mar 13, 2014 SXSW Life is Beautiful Showcase Austin, TX Performance  
Mar 19, 2014 Insert Coins presents denitia and sene with guest Sabriel Las Vegas, NV Performance  
Mar 21, 2014 Life Cube Burn Las Vegas , NV Performance  
Apr 04, 2014 Sheryl Crow w/special guests Charlie Worsham and Sabriel Downtown Las Vegas, Nv Performance  
Oct 25, 2014 Mayer Hawthorne w/ Sabriel Las Vegas , NV Performance  
Oct 26, 2014 Life is Beautiful Festival Las Vegas , NV Performance  
Nov 20, 2014 Sabriel ft. Sportello at Velveteen Rabbit , Performance  
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