Singer, Songwriter, Guitarist & Performer
Soul, Blues, Gospel, Folk and Indie Music
Sam Wickens ‘’Forest’’ (Live acoustic)
Official Website https://www.samwickensmusic.com
In 2017 Sam worked with David Bowie’s producer Tony Visconti on a Sky Arts, 6 Part documentary series about Tony's amazing life and career. Culminating in Sam performing live at Union Chapel, London with Tony Visconti, Imelda May, Stewart Copeland (The Police), Glen Gregory (Heaven 17), Bob Geld of and Paul McCartney’s Saxophonist Howie Casey. https://youtu.be/QOHK0fmpvSE (Young Americans David Bowie cover)
Sam is a mesmerizing performer, 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 Martyn, Death Cab For Cutie, Tom Waits, Sam is a soulful writer and performer with a restless creativity, conveying a personal blend of Electronic, 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. Sam is from Bangor, Northern Ireland. and represented under the management of www.dootdootmusic.com located in Belfast Northern Ireland.
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. Sam also performed at 'The Factory' in Franklin Tennessee. This event was filmed by Music City Roots and beamed live into 60 million homes across the U.S.
Throughout 2018 Sam worked with four producers, building an incredible body of work, experimenting with haunting ambient soundscapes. The resulting critically acclaimed ‘All I’ve Seen’ debut album is a mix of folk, soul, indie and electronic.
The album was launched on 13th June 2019
Sam’s debut ‘All I’ve Seen’ album was shortlisted for the 2019 ‘NI Music Prize for Best Album of the Year Award’.
Sam is currently working in the studio with producers Phil Dalton and Michael Mormecha on his forth coming 'Watson' EP Is scheduled for release later this year.
More info on Sam can be found at https://www.samwickensmusic.com
'All I've Seen' by Sam Wickens
The critically acclaimed debut album by Sam Wickens
NI Music Prize Nominee – Best Album of the Year Award 2019
“his voice is just sublime... Phenomenal”
"An amazing voice".
Janice Long, BBC Radio 2
“breathtaking debut album”
“Sure, his intense and highly personal approach might owe a little to Tom Waits, Jeff Buckley, Hozier et al, but the end result is rarely less than mesmerising.”
Jackie Hayden – ‘8/10 – Hotpress Magazine’