Who is Sarah Midori Perry?
Sarah Midori Perry was born on 4 March 1991, in Otaru, Japan, and is a singer, performing under the stage name Sarah Bonito, and best known as the lead vocalist of the London-based indie electropop band called Kero Kero Bonito (KKB). Together, the group has released numerous musical projects.
The Wealth of Sarah Midori Perry
How rich is Sarah Midori Perry? As of mid-2019, sources inform us of a net worth that is over $700,000, earned through a successful career in the music industry. She has performed live at numerous events, and also released numerous recordings with KKB. As she continues her endeavors, it is expected that her wealth will also continue to increase.
Early Life and Education
While not a lot of details have been shared about Sarah’s life before her rise to fame as the lead vocalist of Kero Kero Bonito, it is known that she spent the first 13 years of her life in Japan. She is of Japanese and British descent, which is one of the reasons she stayed in Japan. The family later moved to London, and she continued her education there.
After matriculating from high school, she enrolled at Kingston University London (KUL) to study for a degree in Fine Arts. The university is located in South West London, and is a member of the Association of MBAs, Association of Commonwealth Universities, and the European University Association, specializing in several fields, including art, engineering, business, science, and fashion. It was called Kingston Polytechnic before achieving university status in 1992. After completing her degree, she didn’t initially look for work in music, wanting to pursue a career as an artist.
Kero Kero Bonito
Childhood friends Gus Lobban and Jamie Bulled were in search of a new band member for a band that would have its roots in Japanese music, particularly Japanese Rap. They posted advertisements in online bulletin boards for Japanese expatriates, and Perry was one of the first respondents. She was selected due to her art background and her bilingual ability, although not experienced in singing professionally, but wanted to try it anyway. In 2014, they released their debut mixtape through Double Denim Records, and contributed the single “Flamingo” to Ryan Hemsworth’s compilation EP.
After continuing to release music over the next few years, Kero Kero Bonito went on their first North American tour in 2015, leading to the release of their first album called “Bonito Generation” in the following year. In 2018, the band released the single “Only Acting” and the EP entitled “TOTEP”, which marked a departure from the band’s previous sound as they started making darker tones with more rock influence. They followed it up with “Time Today”, and the announcement of a second album called “Time ‘n’ Place”, which was inspired by the radical changes of the band members lives following their debut album.
Other Projects and Recent Endeavors
Aside from her work with Kero Kero Bonito, Sarah is also known for working with other artists, as are other band members. She worked with electronic artist Spazzkid, and rapped on his EP called “Promise”. She also does DJ work, under the name DJ Cryalot at events she’s appeared in. She also continues to pursue her passion for art, despite her musical projects.
— Sarah Midori Perry (@Sarah_Bonito_) October 28, 2018
She sells a lot of her artworks online and they’ve become hugely popular thanks to her popularity as the lead singer of Kero Kero Bonito. She has an online shop and does various types of art though it’s focused more on painting. The band performs locally as well as touring other countries. Recently, they collaborated with New York City band Anamanaguchi, which is known to have a similar music style to that of her band. Sarah also appears in numerous local events in London, mostly performing with her band members. The band are continuing to tour and promote their second album, and don’t look to be stopping their momentum any time soon.
Personal Life and Social Media
For her personal life, not much is known about Perry’s romances – she hasn’t mentioned anything about having a boyfriend or being in a relationship, which has led many to believe that she is single, but it hasn’t been confirmed. The name Kero Kero Bonito is intentionally ambiguous which takes inspiration from Japanese words meaning frog croaks and a type of fish; it also takes meaning from Brazilian and Portuguese translations of the word.
Similar to numerous lead vocalists and rappers, she is highly active online through accounts on social media – on Instagram she has almost 20,000 followers, and it mainly promotes her art as well as those that are for sale. At times she appears alongside her art in photos or videos, though they are uncommon. She also has a Twitter account which has over 27,000 followers, and mainly promotes her music endeavors including rehearsals and live performances. She also posts a few photos from time to time, mostly taken from photo shoots. She has an online store as well, a personal website which showcases her art, which can be bought online and is produced in batches.