Singer and Fine artist


Sam Chara is a soprano Singer/Songwriter, Cabaret, Performance- and Fine artist.

After attending the Theatre School in Amsterdam she studied Jazz at the Royal Conservatory in The Netherlands. There she became fascinated by different styles of music like world-, classical- and modern. To express her diversity of interests she started writing her own shows incorporating costumes.

Later, when she moved to France in 1996, she started her original World Music band BOWA. They performed all over Europe; Montreux-Jazz festival in Switzerland, The Paradiso in Amsterdam, Glastonbury Festival, the Olympic Stadium in Barcelona, etc.

Once in the U.K. Chara continued making costumes for her original shows. In 2005 she started to work on her classical voice. She took lessons with Marcia Bellami and made her classical voice professional. The Cabaret-acts Samadeus and the DuTchess were born, where she entwined her Operatic skills with modern music and original material. In 2009 she brought her cabaret show “Bal Masquee” to Edinburgh and received a 5-star review. Her Cabaret shows are still active today, as well as her performing  jazz , Classical and impersonations of

Edith Piaf

Dolly Parton ( Dolly Pardon)

Shirley Bassey ( Surely Shirley)

Carmen Miranda

Samadeus (Classical)


You can also give Sam a theme, colour, or style and she will create a show around it! Book now or contact for more info.

During Covid, it was impossible to perform.  Chara saw this as an opportunity to go back to university. With a passion for Fine Art, she started her studies at Brighton UNI and graduated in 2023 in Chichester, focusing on Performance Art, photography, and Sculpture. Chara is now doing her MA at Farnham Uni, combining her musical performances with Fine Art.  

Sam is also a vocal tutor and QiGong teacher.
don’t be shy, give her a ring and book a lesson!