London based songsmith Sam Brookes is one of the UK alt-folk’s best kept secrets. His acclaimed 2014 album Kairos was tipped by The Independent for a Mercury Prize nomination, received support from the likes of Dermot O’Leary on BBC Radio 2 and granted Sam the opportunity to perform at Live In Hyde Park. Sam is currently writing and recording new material for a forthcoming album and will be performing at only a handful of shows in 2016 to road test new material and perform current favorites.
Sam’s singing career began at an early age, filling the rafters of Her Majesty the Queen’s private chapel, as a chorister. Now his unmistakable, soaring vocal combined with crafty arrangements, deft guitar-playing and arresting lyrics delivers an aural patchwork that has been positively likened to Wild Beasts, Bon Iver, Nick Drake and Tim Buckley.
Sam is also the featured vocalist on the Basement Jaxx single ‘What A Difference Your Love Makes’ and has collaborated and toured with the likes of Lucy Rose and Newton Faulkner.
In 2017, Sam will return with new material, starting with a new single in March and a UK tour that begins in April and includes Ramsgate.
Sam Brookes – Pacify ft. London Contemporary Voices | Headphone Sessions
Two in support tonight
Low Chimes – BBC 6 Music dj’s on masse adore them…
New Single ‘Sleepwalking’ listen to a clip here
“Absolutely one of my favourite things of the moment! A band called Low Chimes with their debut single ‘Sleepwalking’. Wonderful free-form syncopated indie rock.”
“Love that, so moody!”
“Truly nothing short of fabulous… really wonderful”
“I predict great things”
To open we have Thomas Ashby.
Who has headlined RMH before…