Savanah Solomon is a singer/songwriter from Moore River Western Australia, who’s country upbringing and deep passion for story-telling has led her to become a well-renowned songwriter in Western Australia’s Music Scene.
Born in Derby and raised in Broome, Savanah’s parents always made sure the household was full of music. Her love of music led her to learning guitar at a young age, and towards the end of high school discovering her voice and deep love for songwriting. Upon finishing high school Savanah went to TAFE to study the Advanced Diploma of Music course – where she met fellow class members who would join her to form country blues rock band Savanah & The Strays.
During the band’s four-year tenure, Savanah and The Strays successfully released their debut album ‘Salt of The Earth’, were nominated for a WAM ‘Best Country Music Act’ award, were finalists for both ‘Independent Group’ and ‘Album of the Year’ at the West Australian Country Music Awards, and performed all throughout WA ~ including festival slots at WAMFEST, Boyup Brook County Music Festival, and Harvey Dickson’s Rodeo.
In early 2020 Savanah amicably parted ways with the Strays. COVID-19 gave her a chance to slow down, and most importantly fall in love with music again –with her first single as a solo artist, ‘Lost in Love’, released in 2021. Exploring themes of self-love and empowerment, the folk country heartbreaker received wide praise; Reaching number #3 in the AMRAP charts, and receiving Triple J Airplay.
“There is a gentle grace that Savanah Solomon brings to her music. It leans in equal measure in the darkness of alt-noir sounds and the heart-warming storytelling place that country music sits.” – Nkechi Anele, Triple J
Savanah’s powerful presence is still being felt, with the release of her latest single ‘Rainbow’ in late 2021. Rainbow tells the deeply personal story of losing someone to suicide, and is a hopeful reminder to anyone that’s struggling that ‘It Takes Rain to Make a Rainbow’. Savanah did an extensive ‘Rainbow’ tour throughout regional WA, as well as organised a ‘Music For The Mind’ Fundraiser event in her local community Woodridge, to raise awareness around mental illness, and raise funds for Beyond Blue.
“If Joni Mitchell and Jewel had a love child, it would be Savanah Solomon” – Rose Parker