Starting out busking the streets of Adelaide in 2011 and a hugely successful first tour, Sam’s lead single ‘Bruises’ from debut album release “Our Shining Skin” hit #1 on the Triple J Unearthed Roots Chart on New Year’s Eve, 2012/13, where it consolidated its lead for a consecutive four weeks, peaking at #6 in the Overall Top 100. 2012 proved to be a milestone year that saw him back in the recording studio to commence album number two almost immediately. Since then Sam has gone on to release his second full length LP “Live Simply” once again cracking the Triple J top 10 with lead track “Small Town” and gaining accolades from Roots N All host Sarah Howells as well as a special recording from Melbourne’s prestigious Athenaeum Theatre whilst on the Passenger theatre tour with fellow Australian songwriter Stu Larsen.
Busking has been an incredible way to meet people and have my music reach a wider audience no matter what city I find myself in. It has made recording my albums possible as well as making touring sustainable in Australia and overseas…In turn it has really become a lifestyle I love and am extremely grateful for. I hope its something I can continue to do for a long time to come. The people you meet, the lives and stories you become acquainted with and on a daily basis through busking has had a huge impact on my song writing