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Introduction
For over 6 years, Sam has been ‘on tour’ playing nearly 1000 gigs across the UK & Europe. Starting piano lessons aged 4 with a jazz musician, he was exposed to swing and soul and began writing his own songs. Nearly 20 years later, his song-writing combines these early influences with meaningful, thought-provoking and often positive lyrics with a reggae and folk feel. He’s supported musicians including Mike Love and Rae Morris, played the UK’s top festivals and headlined shows in Bristol’s best music venues including The Fleece & O2 Academy Bristol. His passion for music and positive outlook makes for a really engaging, uplifting and soul-soothing live performance.

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Performances
Highlights have included playing to 5000 people at Concert At The Kings 2017, 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
– Castlepalooza Festival (Ireland)
– Concert At The Kings
– Samphire Festival
– How The Light Gets In Festival
– Samphire Festival
– Free Harmony Festival
– Off Grid Festival

Music venues performed at:
– O2 Academy Bristol
– The 100 Club, London
– The Oliver Plunkett, Cork
– Mama Stones, Exeter
– The Mojo Club, Bucharest
– The Cheese & Graine, Frome
– The Red Brick Building, Glastonbury
– Chapel Arts, Bath

Verdisa
Starting out as a solo act in 2011, he has since teamed up with 4 fantastic musicians who create a really spectacular live show. This 5-piece band blend electric guitars, saxophone, and 4 part harmonies with a solid groove which 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 great youtube videos. Link here

Music/Releases
Sam has 2 albums and 1 EP available to stream and buy on all music platforms and as physical CD’s. Verdisa have been back into studio to record a new single which will be released this year.

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

“Super catchy tunes delivered with a soulful verve that’s simply infectious.”
Dave Henderson, Williams Green Stage at Glastonbury

“Fantastically talented ….. going to go to some great places”
Elise Rayner, BBC Radio Bristol

“Sam Evans’ music is catchy and optimistic – the perfect antidote to a dark, wet, January day” Richard Pitt, BBC Introducing in the West

“From working as a duo to, now, a full band, Sam Evans demonstrates a musical maturity and sensibility far in excess of his actual age. His feel for a wide range of music is extraordinary: Sam and the band never perform without impressing and often astonishing listeners. A rare blend of musical integrity and a real performing presence – pure enjoyment on both sides of the stage!”
Ric Davison, Keynsham Music Festival Organiser

“They’re the type of people that were simply born to write and perform music. The music is passionate and delicate at the same time, technically proficient, with actual (and great) lyrics, and most of all they can relate to the crowd”
Tzeeeac Review – Romania

“Juno was one of the most vastly underrated alternative rock /indie albums of 2017. The synergetic textures of the instrumentals and the vast dynamics of the vocals makes Verdisa’s music very distinctive.”
MK Jong – Facebook Review

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

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

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

VIDEOS

(All videos can be viewed 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.

 

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