Sam Lee and Friends

  • Thursday | 22.05.14
  • 7.30pm
  • Band on the Wall, Manchester
  • Sam’s unique reinterpretation of traditional gypsy song has won fans at home and around the world. His debut album ‘Ground Of Its Own’ won FRoots Album Of The Year and was nominated for The Mercury Prize and three BBC Folk Awards

    Sam is fast becoming accepted as a new 
pioneer, defining the sound, sight and texture of contemporary folksong. He was given the 2011 Arts Foundation Award, which for the first time, honoured folk music amongst the art forms. Likewise his live 
band, Sam Lee and Friends, carve a new acoustic with their homemade and mongrelised instrumentation using unconventional and contemporary arrangements that challenging preconceptions of what ʻtraditional folkʼ should sound like.

    “A wonderful singer and fascinating character. He’s working with musicians in a very interesting and unusual way, his arrangements are unlike anything anyone has ever really heard before.” Joe Boyd

    Sam Lee: The heart of folk.” The Times

    Sam Lee is one of very few to achieve a real emotional punch with moving simplicity.” The Wire

    Check out his playlist on YouTube

    The Picturehouse Cafe Bar is open beforehand for delicious food and drinks.