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Sahara CyberStars 'A New Beginning'
Published by D & T Long - 26/1/2024
Happy New Year 2024!
As one year ends
Another year begins
Let light shine into your life
Happy New Year 2024!
Love
Trish & Dave 'Sahara CyberStars'
Published by D & T Long - 31/12/2023
Christmas 2023
From our home to yours sending love this Christmas and praying that Peace & Sanity prevail.
Dave & Trish Long
'Sahara CyberStars'
Published by D & T Long - 20/12/2023
'THE FURTHER' Review (France)
Published by Sahara Music - 26/10/2023
Sahara Music Blog for Sahara CyberStars
'Light Shines into a Space' Reviews


Sahara CyberStars’ latest single, ‘Light Shines into a Space,’ transcends the boundaries of time with its unique blend of soft rock. The track offers an original recipe that cradles hearts with soothing guitars, healing rhythms, and a surprising touch of wind instrument. The vocals sing with passion and sincerity, acting as a light in the darkness. The song narrates the powerful message that sometimes, a feeling of love alone can illuminate one’s life—a glimmer of hope amidst challenging times and a dream of a brighter future.
The melodic arrangement are powerful and worthy of the greates, offering a splendid track that the world should discover and share.
‘Light Shines into a Space’ is not merely a song; it’s a poetic journey that encapsulates the resilience of the human spirit and the enduring power of love and hope. It serves as a reminder that, even in the darkest moments, there is always a flicker of light waiting to guide us through.
The Further
Review
October 26, 2003



The Sahara CyberStars duo, formed by Dublin-based Dave Long and Trish Long, migrated to the Australian scene and achieved great public and critical visibility through their highly excellent musical endeavors! With a consolidated track record in the face of several releases, we can say without the slightest fear that they have reached the peak of their musical maturity with their most recent endeavor in single format, the emblematic song “Light Shines into a Space”.
The introduction of amplified airs in mystery, breaks its cadence to a lyricism endowed with a stealthy soprano sax solo and an absolutely fundamental simple character, where this “dream instrument” is duly “attacked” and by the vocal of masterful proportions: accurate timbres, feeling exasperated, precise doses of emotional and technical eagerness at high levels!
Despite the drama enacted, the pop resplendence is present through the sweeping chorus, one with arena status, catchy and perfect to be shouted at the top of its lungs by an enthusiastic crowd. The poetic verve gives off a message of strength and hope in the face of the “darkness of tortuous times”, making it clear that with love it is possible to overcome all possible problems! It will inevitably raise its name to the most inhospitable corners of the planet possible, the dimension is stratospheric because it is SENSATIONAL!
Review by Alessandro Iglesias
Roadie Music
October, 08, 2022




Today the wind and string instruments create an unorthodox atmosphere, letting us feel the vibe resonating in our minds with a very creative melody, that’s why this time we want to share the shine of an extraordinary band called “ SAHARA CYBERSTARS ”, the ingenious composition that they have recently shared leaves us amazed, its atmosphere is undoubtedly captivating and glorious, wonderfully capturing the vision of its members to denote its essence and formidable musical prowess.  
“ Light Shines into a Space ” It is inspired by the dark moments that overshadow our brightness, therefore, the verses seek that listeners feel the warm ray of light they need to maintain a pleasant day, through friendly sounds we can feel a moment to wander in the space of our solitude and obtain a repairing effect, so we recommend you live this new adventure that presents soft and pleasant chords that will make you enter your best way.
Review by Eduargocruz
END SESSIONS
October 5, 2023


I love it when a song fits my mood like a glove, and as a fan of classic rock music, how could I resist this really successful title: ‘Light Shines into a Space’ is a song by Sahara CyberStars that was released in June and was recently discovered on my radar.
This is a pretty cool guitar track that impresses with a decelerated rhythm and an incredibly expressive voice in focus. At the beginning it introduces a few earthy riffs before the really fantastic saxophone enriches the arrangement with a highly precise playing style and damn good solos and melodic accents. The chorus is also captivating, as are the psychedelic influences that come to light particularly in the second part of ‘Light Shines into a Space’.
A talented Australian group that I don’t think should be missed! Discover Sahara CyberStars’ music on Spotify:
Energy: ★★★★★ | Melody: ★★★★☆ | Production: ★★★★☆ | Arrangement: ★★★★☆ |  
Review by Adrian
BERLIN ON AIR
03 Oct, 2023

Directly from Stawell, Australia, this is a project that appears here in an unprecedented way, with a work revealed on the streaming platforms in June and that we will talk more about below.
Entitled ‘Light Shines into a Space’, this track delivers a classic / soft rock sound to the public, with a striking vocal line and rich instrumentation, having an incredible landscape with its melodies, battery style and even the wind elements that run almost 5 minutes long.
Composed in 2022, amid everything we were going through globally, forcing a lockdown and even a new way of living, the track gives us the great lyrical talent and instrumental performance, with a message that touches our hearts and will certainly be played with different types of listeners.
Review by Linna Santiago
Os Garotos de Liverpool
26th Sept, 2023

Sahara Cyberstars - Light Shines into a Space (Italy)

The notes of the sax that overlap with a rock ballad of the past create a new dimension that makes everything catchy from the first listening.
We are talking about the single entitled “Light Shines into a Space”, the latest production of the Irish songwriting duo “Sahara CyberStars”, a particular and interesting production that takes us back to sounds reminiscent of the 70s, while still remaining current. La voce graffiante is a lash of energy that accompanies us throughout the song and gives great strength to the whole project.
The Single has been available on all streaming platforms since June 21st, so you have no excuse, run to listen to it!
Review by Artisti Online
28th Sept, 2023



Emanating beams of light that intoxicate and captivate the perception, the single “ Light Shines into a Space ” presents kindness and affection to create a surreal and perfect picture of motivation, enthusiasm and peace.
The talented duo, Dave Long and Trish Long , stand out using the name SAHARA CYBERSTARS, where they can break down barriers and explore the rewarding nuances of sound.
Saxophone, electric guitar, synthesizers and company are used to change the colors of the atmosphere, introducing a nostalgic haze that speaks directly to our understanding of existential mechanisms.
The vocals introduce the intensity of emotions, using words to highlight points in the scene and make us transcend our thoughts.
The lyrics, on the other hand, create a fascinating expression of strength and encouragement, searching for hidden hopes deep within the soul, and bringing them to the surface, thus allowing us to choose to fight and overcome difficulties along the way.
With an epic way of touching us, this work shows determination and respect, for all broken hearts to find the driving force that will guide them towards the good vibrations of the future.
“ Light Shines into a Space ” a delicious composition that fills us with inspiration and affection.
Review by Amanda Costa
Music For All Magazine
25th Sept, 2023


Stawell, Australia-based rock band Sahara CyberStars returns with the new single, “Light Shines into a Space.” Sahara CyberStars is a soft-rock duo consisting of members, Dave and Trish Long, who have been mesmerizing audiences since their debut album, Thinking of You, was released in 1990. Their latest release, “Light Shines into a Space,” is a dream folk-rock hit which takes the listener on a soaring journey with eclectic vocals, bluesy guitars, and groovy bass. Sahara CyberStars’ new single, “Light Shines into a Space,” is a wonderous rock opera and the perfect addition to any easy-listening playlist. Learn more about Sahara CyberStars on their official website and listen to “Light Shines into a Space” below.
Review by James Kerr
SENOCULAR MEDIA
Sept 23rd, 2023





Dive into space with SAHARA CYBERSTARS and their single “Light Shines into a Space”.
This work is available exclusively on the Info Music official website, a musical experience not to be missed.
“Light Shines into a Space” is the latest single from duo Sahara CyberStars, featuring an eclectic rock sound with themes of light and darkness.
This song brings a spirit of optimism between its melodic composition and its passionate singing. There is a lot to absorb. With all the instruments present, the vast repertoire of sounds creates an interesting but confusing catalog of diverse sounds. Sleek guitar kicks off the track, moving through vibrant sounds and warm saxophone accompaniment. Then in a more brilliant flight of sparkling touches. “Light Shines into a Space” is a quality work from Sahara CyberStars. Without further ado, enjoy the present moment with the duo CyberStars, who take you on a musical journey through their eclectic rock universe. Don’t forget that this single is also available on all legal download platforms.
INFO MUSIC REVIEW
Sept 17th,  2023



The audacious Sahara CyberStars project has been increasingly making a mark on the rock scene with very successful releases praised by the specialized media and with great numbers on digital platforms. Continuing the great work, they release “Light Shines into a Space”. During the listening we can tell that Sahara CyberStars believes that the connection of art with everyone subject to it is unique, and the way they strike a chord is so profound to provide strength, solace and empathy, bringing life to all who experience it.
“Light Shines into a Space” is totally captivating with a melody that invites the listener on an incredible journey in a magical sound atmosphere. With this single the duo established themselves as an artist to watch, with music that showcases their dreamy and inimical ideology, along with the relaxing, multifaceted and quirky sound that brings a nostalgic sound atmosphere while exuding a sincere freshness thanks to youthful energy and visionary mind of singer-songwriters Trish and Dave Long.
It was written in 2022 and recorded in 2023 in an era where darkness has cast a shadow in places where light desperately tries to shine. Sometimes a feeling of love is enough to brighten someone’s life, a ray of hope, a dream of better times. In the darkness there is an unfathomable strength when someone stands up against oppression, endures deprivation and only through survival succeeds. Love and dreams will always escape, they are the light that shines in space.
Light Shines into a Space” is a song about hope, a soundtrack for not being quiet and brings a rare musical exoticism from the artist, which goes beyond music, creating an experience that combines different forms of art, proving the unique talent and necessary from this wonderful duo. With an oldschool sound that ranges between alternative rock and southern rock, the single also brings a romantic, light and modern energy with classic tones but which soon changes its atmosphere, bringing an engaging balance. The instrumentation is built with sparkling guitar riffs, guitar lines that give a grand charm, a simple but penetrating percussion line that creates a dreamy, modern and exclusive atmosphere and a wonderful saxophone that makes everything more interesting.
The vocals are the icing on the cake, with soft and dreamy timbres, but also powerful that show their grandeur, which sings in an intimate way and takes the listener on this unforgettable sound journey, transmitting inner peace and encouraging in a soft and captivating way. A well composed and performed song that will captivate the audience and awaken the best feelings.
The song maintains the frequency, taking the listener on an unforgettable sound journey, highlighting the way in which Sahara CyberStars mixed styles and in a peculiar way created a timeless hit, perfect for fans of the style, speaking directly with its instrumental and with the listener. , transmitting different feelings and a mesmerizing and satisfying vibe.
Review by Jessica Marinho
HBNEWS
Sept 19th , 2023





An Odyssey of Melodic Resilience and Emotional Fortitude

Sahara CyberStars, the celebrated duo comprised of Dave Long and Trish Long, have been musical explorers ever since they met on the Dublin music scene. They have now set roots in Australia, commanding attention across various media platforms while remaining steadfastly eclectic and original. Their latest single, “Light Shines into a Space,” is a contemplative dive into the dichotomy between light and darkness, love and despair.

A Journey Across Two Continents
Before capturing Australia’s music landscape, Dave and Trish started their journey in Dublin, Ireland. Over the years, they’ve accumulated an impressive discography, including six albums and six singles. Their instrumentals are a rich tapestry; Trish helms vocals, wind instruments, and synth, while Dave brings his resonant lead vocals accompanied by both electric and acoustic guitars and keyboards.

The Profundity Behind “Light Shines into a Space”
Released on June 21, 2023, this single doesn’t shy away from delving into the darker facets of life we’ve recently seen worldwide. It speaks of love as a beacon in the gloom, the power of dreams, and the indomitable strength of the human spirit. Its deep resonance lies in its timing, a period when, as they aptly put it, “darkness has cast a shadow in places where light is desperately trying to shine.”

The Melodic Spectrum
With a diverse instrumentation that spans from flutes to electric guitars, the single is a melodic feast. The fusion of alternative, folk, and rock lends the track an indefinable charm. As critics have pointed out, it’s an over-the-top yet grounded composition, rich but not ostentatious. It’s like a painting where every brushstroke matters, yet the sum is even more astounding than its parts.

Captivating Reviews
While RGM Magazine called their music “gloriously over-the-top,” A&R Factory described their sound as “celestially scintillating experimentalism, which bends genres with the grace of an Olympian contortionist.” These reviews affirm the duo’s mastery in walking the fine line between layered complexity and emotional simplicity.

The Power of Lyrics
Lyrically, the song might remind you of bands like Muse, but Sahara CyberStars remain authentic to their own narrative. The lyrics echo resilience and the battle against adversities, making “Light Shines into a Space” more than just a song—it’s a powerful testament of endurance and hope.

Verdict
“Light Shines into a Space” is not just a new chapter in Sahara CyberStars’ musical voyage; it is an invitation for everyone to find their own light. It is the embodiment of the idea that even in the most confining darkness, there is a sliver of light, if one chooses to see it.
Review by Tamara Jenna
TJPL News
Sept 18, 2023




Sahara CyberStars unleashes their latest soulful and eclectic release, “Light Shines into a Space,” which seamlessly blends elements of folk, progressive rock, and electronic tunes. This song is a testament to the incredible talent and artistry of the award-winning singer/songwriters Dave Long and Trish Long.

Dave Long’s raspy and soulful vocals take center stage, delivering the song’s heartfelt lyrics with an energetic and passionate force. His zesty voice adds a layer of depth and authenticity to the music. The high backup vocals add a soulful and ethereal quality to the overall sound. These harmonies together enhance the depth and emotional impact of the song.

With Trish, Dave synthesizes the dynamic musical piece. Alone, he brings the folk into the composition with an acoustic guitar. With electric guitar and keyboard, the folk gets its opposition with progressive rock influences introduced.

The song’s rhythm is driven by slow and deliberate drum patterns that provide a steady heartbeat to the music. This deliberate pace deeply explores the song’s emotional landscape, allowing the listener to savor each moment.

The instrumentation in “Light Shines into a Space” has more orchestral dynamism to it with Trish Long’s multi-instrumental talents. She contributes to the piece with her vocals, saxophone, flute, flageolet, recorder, aerophone, and synth. Her saxophone and flute work in particular, add a distinct flavor to the song, creating a rich tapestry of sounds.

The combination of heartfelt lyrics, powerful vocals, and intricate instrumentation creates a musical experience that is both moving and memorable in the vibrant song, “Light Shines into a Space.”
Review By: Naomi Joan
Illustrate Magazine
Sept 18, 2023





Good Day Noir Family,
In an age often characterized by the confines of conformity, Sahara CyberStars emerge as a shimmering beacon of psychedelic wonder with their latest single, “Light Shines into a Space.”
Light Shines into a Space is Sahara CyberStars’ Single Out Now

From the very first notes, their music transports the listener to an era long past, drawing inspiration from the legendary sounds of the 1970s—a time when artistic expression flowed freely and unburdened.
What immediately captivates the senses is the band’s unwavering commitment to their psychedelic style.
It’s a compositional approach that channels the free-spirited ethos of that era, an homage to a time when musicians weren’t afraid to explore the boundaries of sound and self-expression.
“Light Shines into a Space” carries echoes of Ennio Morricone’s evocative compositions, a fascinating touch that adds depth to the song’s sonic landscape.
Sahara CyberStars have crafted a musical limbo, a realm suspended in time that sets them apart from the musical milieu of today.

Their arrangements are lush and intense, painting vivid sonic pictures that captivate the imagination. In certain moments, the music conjures the spirit of David Bowie, a testament to their ability to traverse diverse sonic realms with ease.
With this single, Sahara CyberStars carve a unique niche for themselves, reminding us all that the spirit of musical adventure is alive and well.
Light Shines into a Space is Sahara CyberStars’ Single Out Now!
Timeless!
September 18, 2023



“Light Shines into a Space” is the latest single from the duo Sahara CyberStars, showing an eclectic throwback rock sound with light-against-darkness themes. The project comprises singer/songwriters Dave Long and Trish Long, who met within the Dublin music scene and are now based in Stawell, Australia. The duo have released six albums and six singles so far, and this latest track provides an optimistic spirit amidst melodic songwriting and impassioned vocals.
The power of love and light to prevail, through even the darkest of times, plays with consuming thematic pull. As Sahara CyberStars write: “In darkness there is an unfathomable strength when someone stands up against oppression, endures through deprivation and by survival alone succeeds. Love and dreams will always escape, they are the light that shines into a space.”
A debonair guitar styling kicks off the track, traversing into fluttering acoustics and warming saxophone accompaniments. Lyrics stir in referring to how “nothing stays the same,” and then into a brighter soaring with twinkling keys. “Your back’s against the wall,” the vocals admit, then venturing into a title-touting resonance. “Light Shines into a Space” is a quality piece of songwriting from Sahara CyberStars.
By Mike Mineo
Obscure Sound  
Sept 14, 2023


The bonkers and brilliantly named Sahara CyberStars are more than just a band that sounds like a franchise sports team. The duo is prolific. They met in Dublin, relocated to Australia and have subsequently released six albums, smashing together folk, progressive rock and electronic influences in the process.
They’re a band who will entertain too, as evidenced by their CV containing a song called ‘Renovating My Igloo’. Their latest single is the less interior design oriented, but more whimsically named ‘Light Shines into a Space’.
There’s plenty to take in. With all instruments present barring the kitchen sink, the vast expanse of sounds extends to woodwind and strings, making for a pleasantly varied if muddled catalogue of noises.
It does work though, there’s charm in being this maximal. Sahara CyberStars do well to remain grounded. Things are gloriously over-the-top while managing to avoid any ‘look at me I’m singing about space’ ostentation.
That’s quite an achievement for a song whose lyrics express a camp aeronautical melodrama. With those lyrics including the telling of a character looking into a void, and a reminder that we must remain resolute when our backs are against the wall, you’d be forgiven for thinking Muse had been in the studio again.
Despite the chaos, it’s not comedy, even if Sahara CyberStars do clearly have a sense of humour. The arrangements are luscious, at times overly. However, the grandeur of the colourful procession of instruments is far from novelty.
Review by Ben Williams
RGM Magazine
8th September 2023


After unveiling six LPs and six singles to date, the Dublin-forged, Australia-residing duo Sahara CyberStars, comprising the award-winning singer-songwriters Dave and Trish Long, exhibited how honed their synergistic sound has become in their latest single, Light Shines into a Space.
The duo may have gone down under, but their arcane Irish folk roots still linger at the epicentre of their theatrically inviting sound in Light Shines into a Space, which allows you to imagine how New Model Army’s post-punk musings would unravel with more ornate and orchestral instrumentals infused into their atmospheric stylings.
The deeply original score’s authenticity is only matched by the evocative pull of the release; from the first verse, you’ll be inseparably combined with the celestially scintillating experimentalism, which bends genres with the grace of an Olympian contortionist.
Light Shines into a Space is now available to stream on YouTube.
Review by Amelia Vandergast
A&R Factory
Posted on 21 August 2023
'Light Shines into a Space' Interviews

PUNK HEAD (UK)
18th Sept 2023

What was the initial spark or idea that led to the creation of “Light Shines into a Space?”

Sometimes when you’re alone and it’s quiet, thoughts come into your head that need to be expressed creatively and a moment like that was the genesis of this particular song. When the words are written on paper by the ghostly hand of inspiration it can take some time before you realise that the subconscious has spoken. Upon reflection “Light Shines into a Space” can be traced back to a poignant photograph of a Ukrainian soldier inside the Azovstal steel plant in 2022 when a ray of sunlight pierced the palpable darkness of the factory and shone on the welcoming face of the soldier. The darkness of that factory as with other holdings of hostages was more than an exclusion of light in the physical sense, it was more the penetrating darkness of the soul that held these people in such inhumane conditions. In the song, despite having “your back against the wall but you can still stand tall” reflects the indomitable spirit of resistance and perseverance. The song had to be uplifting and the chorus as rousing as possible to portray a spirit that will not be denied its freedom.

Were there any challenges or breakthrough moments during the songwriting process for “Light Shines into a Space?”

Every song has its challenge but this song really came quite easily as it was from inspiration and it almost wrote itself from start to finish. The real challenge in such a case is to perform it in such a way that we do justice to the ideas in the song itself. Then comes the delicacy of the instrument arrangement.

Were there any memorable or standout moments during the recording sessions for this song?

Yes. When we start recording all we have to draw on is what we have been doing in rehearsal – two people on their instruments along with the main vocal and harmony. When we get into the recording studio we start off with a drum track. After that, we build it up with guitars, come up with a bass line, put down main vocals, and lead and solo. Finally, we let our imagination and enthusiasm get the better of us and before we know it we have layers of different things happening – hopefully pleasing to the ear! The icing on the cake this time was Dave’s last-minute idea to add an electric guitar phrase to the very beginning of the song – a sort of pre-intro which then leads into Trish’s soprano sax intro. It had a totally different feel to it and we both loved this new idea. Dave had discovered a sound on his guitar effect pedal which had echoes of the guitar sounds from ‘Better Call Saul’ and felt that the lonely feel of this particular sound suited the beginning of this song.


What has been the most memorable experience or achievement in your music career so far?

We are both in agreement that the total surprise of going to No.1 on the first internet charts back in the nineties with our song ‘Make My Day’ from our first CD album ‘Vision’ which we released independently as with all of our recordings. Then for the song to remain in the first position for the next four consecutive weeks was beyond belief. The story made the ABC TV Evening News across the continent dubbing us ‘CyberStars’. We then put on a ‘CyberStars in Concert’ in a theatre which was a total success and from that we undertook another concert in a larger theatre in Melbourne called ‘Sahara CyberStars Live @ The Malthouse’ which we filmed due to a request from ‘Celtic TV’ in New York. The concert video was very popular and streamed on multiple occasions.

Can you recall a particular moment, artist, or experience that had a significant influence on your music?

The particular moment was having to migrate from our homeland of Ireland all the way to Australia during the major economic downturn in eighties Ireland. Having moved to Australia we worked in day jobs and did gigs at night. The Australian audience did have an impact on our music. As we referred to it years ago as ‘the mist meeting the haze’ we had written a substantial amount of ballads and slow songs but in Australia, we noticed that the audience really enjoyed our more upbeat, fast, and rocky numbers. So we made a conscious decision to write a few more of them. With a quick throwback to the previous question the last song we wrote in Ireland before leaving was a love ballad. Then in Australia, we decided to turn it on its head completely. We speeded it up, wrote new lyrics, and swapped the darker tones of the alto sax for the bright and sprightly sound of the flageolet. This reborn song we renamed ‘Make My Day’ and as they say the rest is history.


Interview by Carl Maloney of RGM  (UK)
09th Sept 2023


Hiya folks thanks for joining us in the virtual RGM lounge today, grab a brew and take a seat.

What made you decide that music is a thing for you?

Our love of music was the driving force between writing songs, recording, and performing gigs.

Introduce us to you and your musical history.

Trish Long is a singer/songwriter who plays saxes, flute, flageolet, recorder, aerophone and synth. As a teenager played with the ITGWU union marching band in Dublin. Studied classical sax at the Dublin College of Music. Then went on to play gigs with various bands from jazz to rock to original music, and also did some session work in recording studios.

Dave Long is a singer/songwriter from Dublin who sings lead vocals and plays acoustic & electric guitars, keyboards, and synth. Started writing songs as a teenager. Played the Dublin music scene with various bands and also did some session work singing and performing.

We both met and formed a duo called ‘Interfusion’. We gigged in Ireland, did a couple of shows in the UK and performed live to air on RTE TV. Our first single received airplay on RTE radio along with community/pirate radio stations. We also played a very difficult role as a couple of musicians on an Irish soapie called ‘Inside’ which we really enjoyed.

Once we escaped from ‘Inside’ we dashed off to Australia. We changed the band name from ‘Interfusion’ to Sahara and more recently to ‘Sahara CyberStars’. We have toured extensively for years in Australia and appeared on all the major TV stations. We also performed live to air on various radio stations. Our first album was on cassette called ‘Thinking of You’ after the song had a win on ‘New Faces’.

Our first CD album ‘Vision’ had a track called ‘Make My Day’ which was voted No.1 on the first internet music charts in New York. This success landed us on the ABC TV evening news where we were dubbed ‘CyberStars’. We’ve composed music for a TV documentary that was awarded the United Nations Media Award. To date we have released six albums and six singles, the latest being ‘Light Shines into a Space’

What was life like for you before music?

Trish worked in the bank and Dave worked as an electrician.

What was the first song you heard that steered you into a music path?

For Trish it was the ‘Pink Panther’ by Henry Mancini and for Dave it was the Beatles hit ‘The Long and Winding Road’

Where do you feel you currently sit within the music industry?

We’re still standing, waiting for a seat.

What’s the biggest thing you have learned from someone else in the industry?

If you’re not doing music for the right reason, then you’re not doing music for the right reason.

Tell us Two truths and a lie about you.

One is we work hard. Two is we work very hard. It would be a lie to say we enjoy working extremely hard.

If you could wish for one thing to aid your career what would it be?

Meritocracy

Do you ever worry about people taking things the wrong way or cancel culture? Discuss….

We are aware of the power of words and the construct of sentences when we write our lyrics. We give freedom to the creativity of lyric writing but when written we do check them to ensure that there is no ambiguity that we are aware of. Words are powerful and as we can all see via social media can inspire or hurt.

Do you sign up to any conspiracy theories? If not why not?

Why? What have you heard that we don’t know about? Or do we? We could go on an(d)on but we choose not to.

What was the worst experience on stage?

Only one…wishful thinking!!! We’ll choose one out of our large bag of awful experiences. Here we go….we’re up in the Mountains…freezing cold….on tour….doing concerts of all original material…mostly art centres.

On the way between towns we were asked to perform in a pub the night before St. Patrick’s Day. However, the same night we were booked they hired the biggest TV they could find forgetting about the concert as there was a very important football game on the telly. They set the TV up on the stage beside our PA. When we arrived that night to a full house watching the TV we had to stand in front of it and try to sing while the match was on, we weren’t sure if we would get out alive. Not quite a battle of the bands but it sure was some sort of war. Nobody on the staff would own up to this colossal mess up, an episode of survival couldn’t compete with this.

Tell us something about each member that you think people would be surprised about.

Dave had over a decade of hospital stays with several major life-saving surgeries due to a genetic disease. However, he never stopped writing and recording songs.

What makes you stand out as a band/artist?

Hopefully the quality of our songs.

I hear you have a new music, what can you tell us about it.

Yes, we have just released a new single called ‘Light Shines into a Space’

It was written in 2022  and recorded in 2023 in an era where darkness has cast a shadow in places where light is desperately trying to shine. Sometimes a feeling of love is enough to illuminate someone’s life, a glimmer of hope, a dream of better times. In darkness there is an unfathomable strength when someone stands up against oppression, endures through deprivation and by survival alone succeeds. Love and dreams will always escape, they are the light that shines into a space.

What was the recording process like?

Over the years in our studio, we’ve developed a recording procedure where we start with a rhythm track and build from there. We never really know what the outcome will be except for what we do live when rehearsing, the rest seems to fall into place.

What was the biggest learning curve in writing the new tunes?

Our writing is mostly from inspiration and is always a surprise.

Would you change anything now it’s finished?

No, not really. We are critical during the process of writing and recording and perform to the best of our ability. The audio mixing is always a challenge, we do have to step away for a few days to clear our heads. However, once the mixing and mastering is done we are happy to leave well enough alone.

Sahara CyberStars 'Light Shines into a Space' Youtube
Inspiration for 'Light Shines into a Space'
Sahara CyberStars ‘Light Shines Into A Space’ written 2022 recorded 2023 in an era where darkness has cast a shadow in places where light is desperately trying to shine. Sometimes a feeling of love is enough to illuminate someone’s life, a glimmer of hope, a dream of better times. In darkness there is an unfathomable strength when someone stands up against oppression, endures through deprivation and by survival alone succeeds. Love and dreams will always escape, they are the light that shines into a space.

Photo taken in the Black Range Scenic Reserve in the vicinity of  Bunjil Shelter. In Aboriginal culture, Bunjil was the main Dreaming Being of south-eastern Australia. For more information please visit  Bunjil Shelter






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Singer/Songwriters Dave and Trish met on the Dublin music scene in 1984 and performed under the band name  ‘Interfusion’. They recorded the first song they wrote together ‘Vision of Glory’ as a single at Slane Studios which received airplay on various radio stations. In January 1985 they performed another original song ‘Running Out’ live on the RTE ‘Davis at Large’ show. After this appearance they were  surprised to receive a phone call asking them to act as a couple of  musicians in an episode of the RTE prison drama series ‘Inside’. Trish  and Dave never got to see their acting debut because by the time the  episode hit the Irish TV screens, ‘Interfusion’ had headed off on the  ferry to England in their yellow van. From day one, they found it virtually impossible to find accommodation once the Irish accent was heard (11 refusals counted on one morning alone!) doors were literally closed in their faces due to the political tensions. This experience  gave them a greater understanding of people who are rejected for whatever reason. However on the positive side Interfusion played to packed gigs with great feedback from the audiences proving the power of music as a uniting force. Due to the recession  and other difficulties, after a couple of months they decided to return to Ireland. It was another two years during which they got married,  before embarking on an even longer journey. While living in Ireland  ‘Interfusion’ performed in many of Dublin’s venues such as Trinity College, The Baggot Inn, The Meeting Place, Slatterys, The Dame Tavern  and The Parliament Inn along with a special appearance at a gala event for the United States Ambassador at the American Embassy in Dublin.        
   
Trish and Dave changed their band name to ‘Sahara’ as they prepared to leave for Australia. Since arriving in 1987 Sahara has performed in Festivals, Mardi Gras, Pubs, Clubs,Town Halls, Theatres and Performing Arts Centres along with countless live to air  performances on radio and TV. Sahara had a memorable win on ‘New Faces’ not only winning their heat with one of the highest scores but also picking up the encouragement award for their original composition ‘Thinking of You’. Trish and Dave then recorded their debut album called ‘Thinking of You’ which they self released in 1990. They distributed this cassette album locally where it was greatly received and brought in more gigs and TV  appearances. The GLV-8 Gippsland TV station filmed a video of ‘Thinking of You’ for their Wednesday Magazine show. With the release of Sahara’s debut CD ‘Vision’ the sound of Sahara spread further afield when it was selected as the ‘CD of the week’ on Radio Australia ‘Oz Sounds’ music show. Success followed this on the Internet when two tracks from ‘Vision’ - ‘Make My Day’ and ‘Ordinary Day’ were both voted No .1 on the Soundclick First Internet Charts. ‘Make My Day’ stayed in this position for four consecutive weeks resulting in an  interview that was broadcast Australia wide on the ABC TV Evening News. Sahara performed on several occasions on the Ten Network’s ‘ Good  Morning Australia’ as well as Channel Nine’s ‘ In Melbourne Today’. Sahara guested on the Seven Network Melbourne Royal Children’s Hospital ‘ Good Friday Appeal’. With the unexpected success of ‘Vision’ growing Trish and Dave decided to produce their first solo concert called the ‘Cyberstars in Concert’ which was a sell-out to a very enthusiastic audience.        
   
Sahara received an  email from CelticTV in New York requesting a video for webcast. They decided to stage another concert in Melbourne this time at the Malthouse  Theatre. Using their telemarketing skills from previous jobs Trish and Dave got on the phone and raised enough sponsorship money to cover the  cost of filming ‘Sahara Live @ The Malthouse’. This video became popular on Celtic TV being requested on several  occasions. The audio from the concert was the stereo live feed from the  mixing desk to the camera, no second takes and no remixing in the studio afterwards. In the weeks following the concert it took a lot of persuading from varying sources to convince Trish and Dave to release  this live mix on CD resulting in the unplanned  Sahara ‘Live @ The Malthouse’ CD. Both ‘Vision’ and ‘ Sahara Live at the Malthouse’ made it into many play lists here and internationally and received great reviews with high ratings in major publications. Sahara was requested to compose an original soundtrack for the ABC TV Australian Story ‘A Track Winding Back’ which received the United Nations Media Peace Award.  Trish and Dave knew that the only way forward was to bring their concert on tour. For the greater part of 2000 to 2007 they spent most of the year in their old car on the many long roads through the kaleidoscopic Australian landscape, enjoying the opportunity of meeting with locals after the  shows and discussing everything under the sun!! It was so educational witnessing at first-hand the drought that had Australia in it’s grip at that time and it was members of the farming communities that  alerted Trish and Dave to the true aspect of the ever encroaching threat  of climate change. Sahara’s next CD  ‘A New Beginning’ released  in 2004 was written during this period. Sahara toured ‘A New Beginning’ which became extended over a couple of years due to demand. In 2012 Sahara decided to re-record this album and release it for sale over the Internet. In the last few years Sahara has released two new studio albums ‘There is this place I go’ and ‘See all that’s before me’ along with their singles ‘Only This World’, ‘Hope in Everything’ , ‘Lock You Up Where You Belong’, 'Evolution', 'I wanna go Home' and their latest single 'Light Shines Into A Space' released on the Sahara Music Record Label . Trish and Dave have a few hundred compositions to their name and are still writing and recording.


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