'ChordBlossom KickStart Finalist 2017'
'HMUK 3:3 Recipient 2017'
'Pure M Awards 2017 Best Male (Solo Artist) Shortlist'
'Whelans: One To Watch 2017'
'8Radio.com: One To Watch 2017'
'Sam is a Featured Artist on: Sky Arts Tony Visconti's Unsigned Heroes'
"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
Sam is a powerful singer and songwriter, gifted with the talent to arouse the soul with his expressive and poignant lyrics.
A 21 year-old native of Bangor County Down, recently returned from Tennessee, where he performed at the famous Bluebird Café, Nashville. He sang live to an entranced audience at 'The Factory' in the beautiful town of Franklin, Tennessee.
Sam gave an outstanding performance of his song ‘Oh Mother’ in front of a live studio audience. Filmed by Music City Roots and beamed into 60 million homes across the U.S.
Compared to Jeff Buckley, John Martyn, Bon Iver, Paolo Nutini, he is a perceptive writer and performer with a restless creativity, a personal blend of Soul, Blues, Gospel, and Folk.
Modestly plying his craft with sincerity, Sam has created a style his own, and a reputation as a mesmerizing live performer.
"what he has to offer to the world of music is like nothing you hear hailing from our fair shores."