:NEW EP RELEASE:
Available ONLY at:
Head record store, Castle Court, Belfast
Track Record Store, Hill Street, Ballymena
Dawsons Music Store, Royal Avenue, Belfast
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"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.."
BBC Radio Ulster
"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."
"Deeply felt lyrics delivered via heartbreakingly soulful vocals. Sam Wickens can confidently take his place amongst this upper echelon of singer songwriters.
A rich, picturesque collection of poetic tracks. And that voice. Stunning. ‘Oh Mother’ kind of knocked my socks off. ‘Trees’, and again, ‘Oh Mother’ feature superb blues guitar riffs.
At the end of this record I played it again. And again, and again. This lush simplicity utterly addictive.
Every once in a while an EP by a new artist will knock it out of the park; this is one such album."
Noelle Ellis, Gigging NI
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 mesmerising live performer.
“Sam brings with him a rich soul/blues voice, soaked in what seems a lifetime of experience which belies his 20 years. His voice lures you in and connects”
Mark Reid, AER Music
Sam is a powerful singer and songwriter, gifted with the talent to arouse the soul with his expressive and poignant lyrics. Sam is a 20 year-old native of Bangor County Down, recently returned from Tennessee, where he performed at the famous Bluebird Café, Nashville. And 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.
“As I listen to Sam I get goosebumps when I realise 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
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