Grace Sahertian is an independent Indonesian-born soul singer and songwriter with a viscous soul and jazz music influences inside her blood. She has 2 sides of her musical representation, a soulful, chill, deep and gracious kind of music, and a groovy, upbeat, and passionate one. Both of them has one resemblance; they’re sincere, honest and down to earth as reflected in her daily life. Grace sings with her heart by bringing the audience to be serene and giving an enormous vibe of huge glimpse of what she felt through her music.
Throughout her musical career for more than 10 years, Grace has performed in various distinguished music festivals. She has collaborated with numerous great Indonesian musicians and bands as well, such as Benny Likumahuwa Connection Jazz (Benny Likumahuwa, Barry Likumahuwa, Edi Syakhroni and Doni Joesran), Venche Manuhutu & Friends. In 2010, she started her involvement in Margo Rising Stars, a band full of bright young musicians initiated by Benny Likumahuwa. Grace is also active in church ministry, performing gospel jazz music with David and Venche Manuhutu. She had a chance to perform a duet with Indonesian living legend Iwan Falls, in Konser Suara Untuk Negeri (2014-2015).
In 2016, Grace released her first album as soloist, “HELA”, produced by Tesla Manaf. Supported by Demajors Records, digital album “HELA” was released on February 8, 2016, while physical album was released in March 22, 2016. “Hela”is chosen as a title since the philosophy of ‘Hela’ itself originates from Grace’s family name, Sahertian, which means, “to row persistently against enemy”. The lyrics from track “Hela” is using Yamdena language, a region in Western Southeast Maluku, which is approximately 200- year-old language and nearly extinct.
As a celebration of her debut album’s launching, on May 14 2016, Grace Sahertian held her first intimate solo concert, Konser HELA: Tracing Back the Roots. The concert was held in Auditorium IFI Bandung, a venue with a capacity of 215 seated audiences. The tickets were sold out.
Diam, was chosen as carrier single which is the only track that uses Indonesian language, sung by acapella format. Diam music video was released on Youtube simultaneously with physical album release to represent Grace’s journey in her album making process. Better to Love, released as first single in 3rd May 2016. This track tells a fragment of Grace’s life journey that captures the moment when she finally realized that there are many things on her life that needed to be thankful for, delivered with pop motown arrangements. Fallin’ is now being prepared for the second single.
Grace’s o cial website can be found at www.gracesahertian.com and provides her o cial music videos, concert videos, show dates, HELA album, and photos.