BA (Hons) Popular Music and Recording
Year of graduation
Current job title and company/profession
Singer songwriter, recording and performing artist
Following the success of Sam’s Radio 2 play-listed debut single Cartwheel Queen, the talented singer/songwriter was a special guest on the sold-out Overtones UK tour in 2011, playing at prestigious venues including the London Palladium and performing to some 40,000 people. His album Brighter Day wound its way in the Top 10 singer/songwriter albums on iTunes and his fan base continues to grow each day thanks to radio support from more than 40 stations. He was also the subject of a Channel 4 TV documentary, and topped it off with a mammoth tour of over 70 Cafe Nero outlets nationwide.
In the summer of 2012, Sam has shifted to a more soulful sound. His Motown-influenced single, This Girl, was released in August 2012 and, with over a quarter of a million YouTube views, it seems the general public are loving his slight bend in musical direction.
Legendary drummer Steve White (Paul Weller, The Who, Oasis) became his manager, producer and general overseer. White, along with his team secured Sam a publishing deal with Notting Hill Music and a recording contract with the Transmission Recordings label. He also got Sam in the studio with highly sought-after producer, Brendan Lynch (Weller as well as Primal Scream and Ocean Colour Scene). Along with his performing and recording success Sam is also an accomplished writer having crafted tunes for The Voice and Hollyoaks star Abi Phillips. He was the special guest on Peter Andre’s Up Close and Personal tour at the end of 2012 and, with over 30 dates nationwide. His new single Too Much Of A Good Thing was released in February 2013.