Thursday, 9 August 2012

James Monk Features Sam Eden

Sam Eden combines powerful vocals and engaging lyrics, with intricate piano and delicate guitar. An intriguing blend of folk, rock and pop. The results are captivating.

Sam’s influences include modern artists (Ben Howard, Damien Rice, David Grey), songwriter legends (Johnny Cash, Bob Dylan), modern classical (Ludovico Einaudie, Mike Oldfield), film score (Hans Zimmer) and contemporary classical (
Beethoven, Chopin, Handel).

Sam’s played about a thousand shows across the midlands and Wales including some renowned venues, The Point (Cardiff), Malvern Forum Theatre, Cox’s Yard (Stratford), The Marrs Bar (Worcester) and Worcester Huntingdon Hall where he supported Martin Turner’s Wishbone Ash. Sam’s also played his fair share of festivals including the Big Chill, Birmingham Arts Fest, Worcester Music Fest and Malvern May Day Fest where he headlined with his previous band. Sam was selected for the Big Chill by BBC introducing after listening to his debut album ‘Kill the lights’.

The album was recorded, mixed and produced entirely by Sam and took fifteen months to complete. It features twelve tracks and draws on all Sam’s musical styles blending folk, rock and pop with orchestral accompaniments.

Sam’s enjoyed airplay on BBC Introducing, Radio Port Douglas (Australia), BRfm (Wales), Worcester Choice Radio, SM Radio, Liver Radio (Liverpool) and Tudno Radio (Wales) who played Sam as unsigned artist of the week. Sam’s also had special features in local papers and music magazines (Slap). In 2009 BBC introducing placed Sam’s ‘Place I Know’ in the top 10 tracks from Hereford and Worcestershire.

Sam continues his musical journey and has a second album on the way.


Reported By James Monk 

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