Samuel Jack

  • Samuel Jack
  • 2016-07-18

Samuel Jack was raised on blues, Motown and soul music with BB King and Etta James providing the soundtrack for his formative years in London before moving to England’s south west. His debut EP “Live From My Caravan” - three stripped back, live and acoustic versions of his original songs - is available now. We spoke to Samuel ahead of a show in London on Thursday, July 21st.

Big. Raw. Honest. Delicate. True.

2016 - what is your goal?
To take things to the next level. Bigger shows. More dates. More releases and as much profile raising as I can.

Did you make any new year’s resolutions?
Yes. To not make new year’s resolutions.

What was the biggest lesson you learnt in 2015?
That patience is a virtue and a perseverance is a necessity.

What was the musical highlight of 2015?
Opening Glasto.

Who are you excited to hear from in 2016?
Really excited to see what Alessia Cara has in store for us.

Tell us about the record you have just released.
The record I’ve just released is a little acoustic three track EP of stripped back versions of my songs. Full of smiles, tears and honest storytelling.

If you had to pick three artists to be filed next to, who would they be and why?
Dylan, for the lyrics. BB King, for the swag. Van Morrison for the delivery.

What inspired the record?
Probably some recent years of my life. Love. Dreams. Fears. Hurt.

If the record were an animal, what animal would it be?
One of those flying foxes.

Define your sound in five words.
Big. Raw. Honest. Delicate. True.

If you could jam with one artist alive or dead, who would it be?

If you could have written one song by another artist, what would it be?
“Into the Mystic” by Van Morrison.

Someone is making a film of your life, who will play you?
Joanna Lumley.

Lastly, tell us one thing you have never revealed in an interview…
Shoe size. I’ve got big feet and well all know what that means…

Listen to Samuel’s debut EP “Live From My Caravan” here. See him live in London at Surya on Thursday, July 21st.

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