Credit: Sam Eagle
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Credit: Sam Eagle
My name's Sam, from the coast of Essex, in the UK. I make catchy croutons with things like pots and pans. I like to try and take the singer songwriter genre down different paths, via the influence of jazz, rock, hip hop and folk. In my music I've taken influence from artists like Sufjan Stevens, Radiohead and Thundercat to name a few. However the most important thing to me is to create a style of my own.
I started off down the solo route in late 2016, wanting to make something as simple as possible, just on my own. So I made my debut EP - 'Nothing in Particular'. I wrote some songs one evening and then recorded them myself the following morning.
Having really enjoyed making it, and with the song 'Bodies' receiving airplay on BBC 6Music, I made another EP - 'Moon Jelly'. This EP included a much larger variety of instruments and sounds such as synthesis, trombone and recording the track 'Salt Water' just using my phone. It was also far more developed musically than the first and helped me in finding my own style. The opening track, 'We Live in a Desert' also received a couple of features on 6Music, from Tom Robinson.
I have tried to sculpt my own style by using all sorts of things for percussion such as pots and pans. Also by really making sure all of my songs primarily sound different from one another. I also try to evolve, and keep trying out new styles and ideas to keep my music moving forward as much as I can.
Moving into 2018, I will be kickin' it hard with the band as, 'Sam Eagle & The Lemon Lizards'. Made up of Inigo Chancellor, Eddie Jowers, Ben Butler and fronted by myself. Having been working hard gigging intensively in 2017, we've played the local Colchester and Bury St. Edmunds venues, such as V-Bar and Hunter Club. Now, spreading further afield to London, having headlined Amersham Arms and The Fiddler's Elbow - with shows lined up at O2 Academy Islington, and Cambridge Junction's J1.
I have just released a new single called '15/8' to Spotify, which picked up a couple of features on BBC 6Music prior to release. It has recieved several plays on BBC 6Music from Tom Robinson and Gideon Coe - as well as on XFM from John Kennedy. '15/8' was also added to the Spotify curated playlist, 'Fresh Finds: Six Strings'. The music vid for '15/8' was premiered on CLASH magazine, made by myself and my friend Jasper Fell Clark. For 2018 I hope to continue releasing music and developing my sound, both on record and live - and hopefully, it will be an exciting year.
I will be playing this year's Great Escape Festival and Liverpool Sound City Festival with The Lemon Lizards, so if you're around come hang out!
Bless you, Sam x