Photos by © Erik Kabik/ RETNA/ www.erikkabikphoto.com
Sara Bareilles performing at The Joint at The Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada October 10, 2008.
Bareilles was born and raised in Eureka, California. She participated in the high school choir, Limited Edition, and local community theater musical productions, including her high school’s production of Little Shop of Horrors as Audrey. She graduated from Eureka Senior High School in June 1998, having been voted “Most Talented” in the senior yearbook of that year.
Bareilles attended UCLA, where she was a member of their a cappella group Awaken A Capella. The group’s rendition of Bareilles’ “Gravity” was featured on the Best of College A Cappella 2004 compilation CD. Sara also stated on MTV’s TRL that she and the band Maroon 5 go back far to their younger days in California when the band was known as Kara’s Flowers. She performed in the annual student concert, UCLA Spring Sing, winning twice. – Sara Bareilles on Wikipedia