Sam Smith

Artist bio

Born in Port Lincoln, South Australia - a small town almost surrounded by water - it's no surprise home is a big inspiration for a lot of Sam's songs. He started surfing around the age of five and now at 24, still lives for the ocean, surfing and waves.

In 2000 Sam choose to travel to Sweden where he became guitarist for the successful jazz/ pop band, Blender. It was here, through the bands front man, Hans Andrasko that Sam learnt more about song writing and performing. Once back in Australia, it didn't take long before he started playing gigs in Port Lincoln and Adelaide as a solo musician, earning himself a loyal following.

Moving to Perth in 2003 was a beneficial step in Sam's career as he started performing in and around the rustic music scene of Fremantle.

After recording a self-titled, four track demo with Lee Buddle at Sound Mine Studios, Sam has now completed a full length album with acclaimed producer Shaun O'callaghan, at Studio Couch. Shaun was instrumental in the success for artists such as John Butler, Gyroscope, Jebadiah, Eskimo Joe, Little Birdy and Birds of Tokyo.

Drawing on his own experiences, Sam allows his open heart and talent to run freely through his 11 track album entitled 'Further'. Listeners can expect a theme of the ocean, waves and personal endurance along with intricate acoustic guitar work, intimate vocals and catchy rhythms that will ring around your head for days.

Sam's live performances have seen him support artists such as Steve Tallis, Iota, Saritah, Toby and code red, Bianca Jade and Simon Kelly. He was lucky enough to record with Ben Franz from the Waifs and the Kill Devil Hills' Lachlan Gurr. Not to mention, was recently selected to play at Fremantle's Blues 'n' Roots Fringe festival. His album 'Further' is now available on iTunes. via