'ChordBlossom KickStart Finalist 2017'

'Pure M Awards 2017 Best Irish Male (Solo Artist) Nominee' 

'Whelans: One To Watch 2017'

'theOBBlog.com: 'One To Watch 2017'

'8Radio.com: One To Watch 2017'

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. Mixes together a lot of very Soulful and Gospel sounds. He’s only 20. This is absolutely amazing.. An astonishing voice.
— Ralph McLean, Local Voices, BBC Radio Ulster
A real soulful, bluesy aged quality... reminds me of John Martyn, Bon Iver...
Very impressed by this. One to keep an eye on..
— Chris Jones, Across The Line, BBC Radio Ulster
Gorgeous stuff.. Absolutely great!
— Cherrie McIlwaine, BBC Radio Ulster
As I listen to Sam I get goosebumps when I realise that he has just turned 20, sings with such purity and rawness combined, writes in ways that leave the listener wanting immediately more, and he’s just starting out! Sam will change lives through his music
— Les Hume, Dawsons Music, Belfast
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
Sam Wickens has a rich soul/blues voice soaked in what seems a lifetime of experience.
— Mark Reid, founder of AER Music Club & Love Amy Charity
As soon as I heard Sam open his mouth I was entranced. His lyrics are well beyond his age. Sam leaves his listeners in awe and drawn in to hang on to every word.
— Sonia Leigh
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