Sam Chara is a soprano-singer/songwriter, cabaretiere and actress.
After studying at the theatre school in Amsterdam she studied Jazz at the Royal Conservatory in The Netherlands.
Sam Chara became fascinated by different styles of music like world-, classical- and modern.
To express her diversity she started writing her own shows incorporating costumes.
Sam moved to France. There she started her original 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. Sam started to make her own costumes for her Cabaret shows. Her Cabaret-acts Samadeus and the DuTchess were born,with many more to follow.
She also performed jazz and started her impersonations of
Dolly Parton ( Dolly Pardon)
Shirley Bassey ( Surely Shirley)
You can give Sam a theme, colour or style and she will create a show around it!
In 2005 she started to work on her classical voice. She took lessons with Marcia Bellami and made her classical voice professional.
In 2009 she brought her own cabaret-show to Edinburgh and received a 5-star review.
Sam Chara recently performs her own compositions with her band The Love Interest, her cabaret-shows and impersonations all over Europe.