Sam is a mesmerising singer and songwriter, gifted with the talent to arouse the soul with haunting melodies laced with poignant lyrics sung with his trademark transparency of spirit.
Compared to Jeff Buckley, John Martin, Paolo Nutini, Lou Reed, Sam is a soulful writer and performer with a restless creativity, conveying a personal blend of Soul, Blues, Gospel, Folk and Indie. This young and gifted 20-something artist humbly plies his craft with a focused sincerity, and has created a style his own: consistently delivering on his reputation as a bewitching live performer.
In 2017 Sam was taken under the wing of legendary American record producer Tony Visconti (producer of scores of albums by major artists including: David Bowie, T.Rex, Paul McCartney, Damon Albarn, Moody Blues, Marc Almond, Kaiser Chiefs, etc). Visconti’s mentorship led to Sam working closely with music icons including Stuart Copeland, Nitin Sawhney, and Imelda May, and performing live at Union Chapel London supported by legendary saxophonist Howey Casey and top afro-urban band the Compozers. Sam’s mentorship under Tony Visconti was featured on a SkyArts documentary ‘Tony Visconti’s Unsigned Heroes’.
In 2016 Sam performed at the prestigious Belfast Nashville Songwriters Festival, Nashville, Tennessee, where he sang to an entranced audience at the famous Bluebird Café in Nashville, and The Factory in Franklin Tennessee.
"his voice is just sublime.. Phenomenal"
"absolutely haunting and delightful.."
Sam performing an acoustic version of his new forthcoming single 'Falling'...
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"Sam is an incredible singer-songwriter and performer. It's only a matter of time before everybody will hear about him. He's going to be big!"
Moya Brennan, Clannad
"An incredible talent, not just as a songwriter.. there's something about his voice that is really amazing! This guy is definitely a proper talent... absolutely amazing, an astonishing voice.."
Ralph McLean, Local Voices, BBC Radio Ulster
"what he has to offer to the world of music is like nothing you hear hailing from our fair shores."