Celebrating the launch of the stunning debut album ‘All I’ve Seen’ by Sam Wickens.
Sam is a mesmerising live performer, gifted with the talent to arouse the soul with haunting melodies laced with poignant lyrics sung with his trademark transparency of spirit.
Compared to Jeff Buckley, John Martin, Death Cab for Cutie, Tom Waits. Sam is a soulful writer and performer with a restless creativity, conveying an incredible personal blend of Soul, Blues, Folk, Indie and Electronic.
In 2017 Sam worked with David Bowies producer Tony Visconti on a Sky Arts documentary about Tony’s amazing life and career. Appearing in 4 out of 6 episodes, Sam worked closely with music icons Stuart Copeland, Nitin Sawhney, and Imelda May, and performing live at Union Chapel, London supported by legendary saxophonist Howey Casey (Paul McCartney/ Wings).
Assured to be an incredible evening of live music with support by Master & Dog and Pale Lanterns.
“”his voice is just sublime.. Phenomenal”
“Sam is an incredible singer-songwriter and performer. It’s only a matter of time before everybody will hear about him. He’s going to be big!”
Moya Brennan, Clannad
“absolutely haunting and delightful..”
Scott Jung, American Songwriter
‘Falling’ is one of the most sincere songs we’ve heard in a long time… ‘Falling’ marks Wickens as a welcome discovery and promising addition to Ireland’s folk scene.“
Ruth Cronin – Nialler9
“It is incredibly rare to hear a bare, human voice in the midst of electronic music… The vibrato Wickens employs for his falsetto gives the impression of weeping. This effect, far from vapid, is incredibly moving, full of pathos. It recalls Bowie’s rendition of Wild Is The Wind. The singing is theatrical, absolutely – but in a way that brings the audience closer.”
Eric Krewson – The Chairman Dances
“An incredible talent, not just as a songwriter.. there’s something about his voice that is really amazing! This guy is definitely a proper talent… absolutely amazing, an astonishing voice..”
Ralph McLean, Local Voices, BBC Radio Ulster