Sam Wickens, from Bangor Co. Down, is a mesmerising solo 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, Paolo Nutini, Lou Reed, Sam is a soulful writer and performer with a restless creativity, conveying a personal blend of Soul, Blues, Gospel, Folk and Indie. This young and gifted 20-something artist humbly plies his craft with a focused sincerity, and has created a style his own: consistently delivering on his reputation as a bewitching live performer.
On his new release, “Ravens & Crows,” Sam says ‘”Once upon a time a bird flew into my window, was it a raven? was it a crow?” It’s a terminal illness, it’s the fall of man and the rise of their family at their side.
They protect me, If my life becomes a tomb, they become the champions of that tomb.”