On Thursday 3rd November Sam will be performing as part of a special 'Songs For London' show at Cecil Sharp house, celebrating the 150th Anniversary of English Heritage's Blue Plaques scheme. With a stellar multi artist line-up including Lisa Knapp, Stick In The Wheel and Jack Harris, the musicians will perform folk songs collected by notable London based folk song
We're very pleased to announce that the Sweet Liberties album will be released on 7th October 2016, but is available to pre-order now.
In 2015 the UK marked a year rich in constitutional anniversaries, including 800 years since the sealing of Magna Carta and 750 years since the Simon de Montfort parliament. As part of a wider arts project to celebrate
Robin Denselow gave How The City Sings a four star review in Friday's Guardian, calling it a ''bittersweet folk-electric concept album'. Read the full article here
This spring / summer Sam will be embarking on an extensive UK tour to support the release of his new album How The City Sings. Most shows will feature Sam's trio with Evan Jenkins (Neil Cowley Trio, Kings Of The South Seas) on drums, with Matt Ridley (Matt Ridley Quartet) and Nick Pini (Laura Marling) sharing bass duties. Extra
We're thrilled to announce that Sam and Jim Moray's folk rock band False Lights have received a BBC Radio 2 Folk Award nomination for their album 'Salvor'. Best of all the Best Album category is decided by public vote, so have your say here! Be quick, voting closes midnight Friday 19th February. http://bbc.in/1Kcahn7
We're very pleased to announce that Robin Denselow included the False Lights album Salvor and track Crossing The Bar in his picks of 2015 in this Guardian round-up.
Stuck for something to get the folky who has everything this Christmas? Until Christmas you can head over to Bandcamp and get Sam's entire back catalog in digital format for just £14.95, that's 35% off!
We're very pleased to announce that Sam will be taking part in Sweet liberties, an exciting new collaborative project exploring and celebrating the history of democracy. Sam will be joined by songwriters Martyn Joseph, Nancy Kerr and Maz O'Connor, accompanied by Patsy Reid and Nick Cooke. Full details on the EFDSS site.
Sweet Liberties Tour
Tues 24th November - Cambridge
False Lights' debut album Salvor received 4 stars in its first national press reivew. In Monday's Guardian Robin Denselow wrote of the 'impressive variety' on display from a 'bravely original folk-rock band'. Read the full review of Salvor - which was also had its official release on Monday - here.
This week Sam takes to the road with his and Jim Moray's new band False Lights. They'll be playing material from their debut album Salvor which has its official release on Feb 2nd. To catch False Lights in full swing come along to one of the shows listed below, and check out this newly-released video from their first ever show