Singer-songwriter Sam Brockington is a great example of a musician quietly plugging away over time in an attempt to really get himself ‘industry ready’. His obvious spirit for adventure has seen him throw himself head first into a whole range of different musical settings and opportunities – all with the goal of broadening his musical horizons.
Moving to London at the age of 18, Sam set about exploring the British music scene, and did so with regular weekly gigs in well-established venues across the city. Hankering for a change of scenery, he moved to Melbourne, Australia for a year, further developing his musical style by gigging and busking every day in this magical city of culture, sunshine and good vibes.
Now 22 and living in Bristol, Sam has chosen to enlist the help of BIMM Bristol for the next part of his musical journey… and we can confirm that after a whole load of hard work, this talented individual is well and truly ready to explode onto the scene with force!
Drawing his influences from the worlds of blues and soul, his unique old school voice and remarkable talent have drawn comparisons with those of fellow BIMM Bristol student, George Ezra. And just like George, he’s impressing the movers and shakers of the music industry, with acclaim coming in thick and fast. Andy Rea from 2000Trees festival has called Sam “the best upcoming singer-songwriter in Bristol”, BBC Radio 1 Producer Jacob Rickard loves his “fresh and unique sound”, while BBC Introducing’s Sam Bonham praises him as “a fantastic vocal talent with stand out lyrics and huge potential.” He’s even set the blogosphere alight, with The Flux Presents stating after a live show that they were “simply blown away by the sheer talent of Sam Brockington”.
Live shows have included songs ‘Sea Anemone’ and ‘Blue and Lonesome’ performed at Bristol gigs at The Birdcage supporting Bridges, and Iowa singer-songwriter, Max Jury, plus slots at The Fleece with Alpines and Start the Bus supporting The Strates.
2015 is looking set to be a fantastic year for Sam, with performances planned at Bristol’s Dot to Dot Festival, the Croissant Neuf presents showcase at Glastonbury’s Bocobar, and Derbyshire’s Y Not Festival.
We predict big things for Sam’s future career and can’t wait for his remarkable talent to be unleashed on the music industry and, in due course, the general public too. Watch this space!