Update: Sasha’s concert raised $2,000 for Elimu. Thank you to all who supported this event.
St. Paul’s is pleased to host another outreach event Saturday May 7th, 2016. Elimu, an international development organization helping children & youth to live life to the fullest, is an initiative that St. Paul’s has been supporting for several years. Parishioner Rose Ann Chung has spearheaded various events over the years including Sasha’s upcoming concert.
Saturday, May 7th, 2016 at 7:00 pm @ St. Paul’s Anglican Church
Tickets only $15.00
For tickets call Rose Ann at 416.818.5864 or the church office at 905-853-7285.
Sasha Laine Rodrigo (born in Toronto, August 16, 1988) is a Canadian singer and songwriter from Ontario, Canada. When she was four years, the family moved to Newmarket, Ontario. By the time she started JK, she was found constantly singing. It was inevitable she would end up finding a way into the music business. She was offered her first record deal at the age of 14.
At age 19, she joined two other girls to form a girl group called QOH (Queen of Hearts). The group created a buzz at their first show which caught the eye of Kuya Productions (JRDN). Shortly after joining forces with the new production company they flew to Los Angeles to work on their project with hit making producers and writers Damon Sharpe (Jlo), Rob Allen (Rihanna, Chris Brown), KC Livingston (Pussy Cat Dolls), Lazonte Franklin (Beyonce) and more.
With the help of MUCHFACT, and signing a singles deal to EMI Canada, their first music video “Blanket”, launched. It was on Much Music, MTV2, Juice and others – the song was a great favorite of family, friends and fans. However it did not get them the much needed Canadian recognition that was hoped for.
After spending five years with the girl group and making several other songs, Sasha made a decision that it was best for her to part from the group and go solo.
In a few short months of leaving the group Sasha started posting covers of popular songs reaching over 250,000 views. People started discovering her online and blogging about her vocals which landed her multiple nominations on Ryan Seacrest’s official cover competition.
In 2013 she was contacted by A&R in Atlanta who worked for a very reputable artist. The artist saw her videos on YouTube and wanted to sign her. He immediately flew her out to Atlanta to start recording. She would spend the next year working with that company recording and writing in New York, Atlanta, Dallas and in Hollywood.
“I had a lot to learn about the industry. No matter how you try to prepare yourself, nothing can ever make you completely ready for the ups and the downs, the highs and the lows of success in this business. I’m so lucky to have met with so many talented people along the way. I have learned so much from all my experiences, and can apply that to everything I’m doing. Success for me is never giving up, no matter what, and I am now spending as much time as I can writing my own songs. I know nothing comes easy. It takes a lot of love and devotion to my craft. It’s all worth it, just to be able to create. It’s so fulfilling, more than any other relationship I’ve known. Music has given me a way to deeply connect to people. It truly is a gift.” -Sasha Laine
When she returned home to Canada late 2015 she built a studio where she currently works independently writing and recording her very first solo project.
You can find Sasha on Instagram: SashaLaineMusic, Twitter: @SashaLaineMusic or you can reach her by email: SashaLaineMusic@gmail.com.