We had the good fortune of connecting with Sarah McTaggart and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Sarah, what is the most important factor behind your success?
Asking for support, learning how to fill my own cup and knowing when to say no. As a creative, I can’t create something incredible if exhausted, burnt out and overwhelmed. When I tune into what I needed to feel happy and healthy, and make sure to hold space to just be a person, I make better music. I attract the right people, and opportunities. People can feel your energy. When my vibes are right, doors open.

Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
I think my lyrics and hunger to grow and evolve not only as a musician, but as a person is what sets me apart. I’ve taken a lot of risks, professionally, personally and creatively, and I think that’s why people gravitate towards us. I say the quiet parts out loud, and people appreciate the authenticity.

We’ve had a lot of luck, but there has also been a lot of hardship and uncertainty. The obstacles have taught me how strong, resilient and resourceful I am. I’d want the world to know that success isn’t about doing everything right- it’s about how you handle your missteps and failures. You can let them defeat you, or you can let them strengthen you. You have to run towards the things that scare you, that intimidate you, that make you feel uncomfortable or inadequate, and let those feelings illuminate how you can grow.

Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
I love the beach, so I’d probably take them biking or skating on the boardwalk and then play beach volleyball. Ocean Park is such a cool scene. I love the volleyball community. Highland Park is also such a vibe, I love all the little vintage clothing stores. Donut friend is a must for vegan donuts. Gracias Madre is my favorite restaurant, that patio is so magical and the food is amazing. Little Pine is so good too. El Cocinero in the valley is also solid for casual vegan burritos that are next level. It’s super cheesy, but I always love The Magic Castle! I love magic. Ooo and maybe a comedy show? If they insisted on celeb spotting, I’d take them to soho house for a night, but I prefer a house party. I always have more fun at house parties than bars. If they were here for a whole week, we’d have to hit Joshua Tree and get psychedelic in the desert and go for a soundbath in the Integratron.

Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
Our manager Eva Alexiou-Reo holds Transviolet together. She goes above and beyond to fight for us and seek out new opportunities. She makes sure everyone is doing okay on a personal level. I also owe a big thank you to my partner for keeping me so grounded and reminding me of who I am when I forget. And our fans are truly something special. We are a smallish indie pop band, but the way our fans support us makes it possible for us to do all we do.

Website: transviolet.com

Instagram: @transviolet

Twitter: @transvioletband

Facebook: Facebook.com/transviolet

Youtube: https://youtube.com/c/Transviolet

Other: Tiktok: @transvioletofficial

Image Credits
Chris Greenwell @xgreenwell
Lauren Magee @laurmagee
Michael Panek

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