BIOGRAPHY

For over 7 years, Sam has been ‘on tour’ playing nearly 1000 gigs across the UK & Europe. He’s supported world-class musicians from chart-toppers Toploader to reggae music’s rising star Mike Love, performed at the UK’s top festivals including Glastonbury & Boomtown Fair and frequently secures live shows In venues across the South West. Sam writes and performs his original music which blends reggae, folk, jazz, blues (and more) with a genuine message of harmony, drawing influence from artists including Jack Johnson & Jason Mraz.

“Super catchy tunes delivered with a soulful verve that’s simply infectious.”

– Dave Henderson, Williams Green Stage at Glastonbury
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Performances
Highlights have included playing to 5000 people at Concert At The Kings 2021, playing a 50-date tour with shows in Ireland, France and Romania, supporting world renown Hawaiian Reggae star Mike Love twice and performing an original song Harbour Masters House live on BBC Radio 2.

Festivals performed at:
– Glastonbury Festival
– Boomtown Fair
– Acoustic Festival of Britain
– Concert At The Kings
– Samphire Festival
– How The Light Gets In Festival
– Off Grid Festival
– Home Farm Festival
– Castlepalooza Festival (Ireland)

Live Shows

Starting out as a solo act in 2011, he has since teamed up some fantastic musicians who create a really spectacular live show. The band comes in many shapes and sizes, and never ceases to get people on their feet, singing and dancing with a smile. They have played festivals up and down the country and their popularity is growing thanks to airtime on BBC Radio 2 and some popular youtube videos.  Link here

Music venues performed at:
– O2 Academy Bristol
– The 100 Club, London
– The INEC Bar, Killarney
– Mama Stones, Exeter
– The Mojo Club, Bucharest
– The Cheese & Graine, Frome
– Wiltshire Live Music Centre
– The Red Brick Building, Glastonbury
– Chapel Arts, Bath

Music/Releases
Sam has 3 albums and 1 EP available to stream and buy on all music platforms and as physical CD’s. Verdisa have been back into studio this year and recorded ‘We Got Love’

Title: Orchard Sessions
Artist: Sam Evans
Release date:16 July 2020
Genre: Folk, Acoustic

Title: Scrapbook of the Soul
Artist: Sam Evans
Release date: 3 April 2018
Genre: Folk, Acoustic

Title: Juno
Artist: Verdisa
Release date: 25 March 2017
Genre: Alternative, Indie

Title: Awake
Artist: Verdisa
Release date: 30 June 2016
Genre: Alternative, Indie

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Press/Reviews
In Conversation with Sam Evans – words & Photography by Hannah Woolley: https://issuu.com/hannahwoolley/docs/bristol_live_mag_issuu

“Classic vibe without being too retro. You’re not trying, you just are.”
Steve Henwood, Bath Fringe Music Director

“It just sounds great …. It’s a beautiful combination of voices”
Claire Balding, BBC Radio 2

“We rarely come across a band that impress us and make us feel more happy to be alive”
Mike Love, Musician – http://www.mikelovemusic.com

“The perfect blend of blues, jazz, funk and soul!”
Graham Maclean, Ents24

CONTACT DETAILS
For all booking enquiries, contact Katie:
verdisabookings@gmail.com

For general enquiries and press, contact Sam:
contact@samevansacousticmusic.co.uk

PHOTOS
(Press photos can be downloaded by clicking this link)

USEFUL INFORMATION
If you’re a venue/festival/promotor who’s looking for a bigger sound than just Sam, but you don’t have the space/budget for the full band, you can also book Sam as a duo or trio.

NEW SINGLE ‘WE GOT LOVE’ OUT NOW!

Listen to Sam’s latest single ‘We Got Love’ recorded with the full band.