Sarah Rogo

Signing Story: Sarah Rogo

Nearly two years ago, 25-year-old singer-songwriter-guitarist Sarah Rogo moved from the east coast to Encinitas, CA. Like many budding musicians, she relocated in search of her artistic goals and dreams. The blond-haired National and Fender guitar endorsee immersed herself in the San Diego scene, performing at every restaurant, coffee shop and venue that would have her. Things took an upswing when she attended the Durango Songwriter Expo in Ventura. “I was standing around watching a showcase and struck up a conversation with this guy Mike. We had a good feel for each other. I didn’t know he was a manager. He ended up hearing me play later that weekend,” says Rogo. Michael Lembo became, not only her manager, but is also owner of the label she eventually signed with, Funzalo Records.

Currently, Rogo is working on her debut EP for Funzalo that is slated for sometime in 2019. She is recording in Los Angeles with producer David Ricketts. “I don’t have a title for the release yet,” says Rogo. “We’re trying to take our time and honor the songs by doing things in a very organic way. We wanna make sure everything is right. The songs on this new EP are inspired by blues and have a soulful Motown-y vibe. There are also some good foot stomping rhythms and rootsy essences presented in a modern way as well.”

Since she was very young, Rogo always knew she wanted to dive deep into the music industry. And working with the team at Funzalo Records, she expressed how she is able to accomplish that. “I knew working with Michael and the label were a good fit, because I have the artistic freedom to be creative and do what I do,” says Rogo. “Their goal is to release ‘real music’ and not some mass produced kind of sound.”

Date Signed: June 2017
Label: Funzalo Records
Type of Music: Blues/Americana
Management: Michael Lembo and Dan Agnew/Mike’s Management
Booking: Michael Lembo and Dan Agnew
Legal: Roger Cramer
Publicity: Dana Gordon, [email protected]
Web: sarahrogomusic.com
A&R: Michael Lembo and Dan Agnew/Funzalo Records