Samantics is a one man wall of sound with his unique blend of live, multi-instrumental spoken word. It is hard-hitting, musical poetry, with a sprinkle of hip-hop. With a loopstation and a sh*t load of instruments, Samantics delivers a refreshing and heartfelt sound. With more energy than a ferret after 18 shots of espresso, the effort and concentration he puts in to his live shows leaves audiences transfixed. If you're more into drinking tea than murking Gs then Samantics is one to watch!
Samantics is a advocate for Mental Health and uses his music to express his own experiences and inform others to try and reduce the stigma many still face today. He recently spoke at The Houses of Parliament to show how music and the arts can impact mental health. Since stepping onto the scene with his trusty loop pedal in 2015, Samantics has taken huge strides. He is now filling festival tents (including Bearded Theory, Glasdenbury), supporting the likes of The Sugar Hill Gang, The Undercover Hippy, Sound of the Sirens and Goldie Lookin' Chain.
"To make us move and sing along like that after doing this for so long means you've got serious talent"
Wonder Mike / Sugar Hill Gang (followed by a real life fist bump!)
"Lyrics leave you emotional whilst the layering of insane sounds have your body moving... Samantics is one to watch in 2017, I can see big things happening for this guy."
Music Muso Review
"Just a banjo playing, Eminem Wannabe"
"In my 9 years of running a festival venue and small festivals, I've come across some incredible musical gems. Samantics is floating somewhere around the top. Raw, passionate, captivating and honest. The fact that he's also beautifully talented is a bonus."
Gail Something Else
"If he was a sausage, he'd definitely be Chorizo" (I think that's positive?)
Wonderfield Festival Organisers
"Blew my mind."
"Samantics is a wonderfully unique performer and writer with a brilliant engaging delivery to each finely crafted lyric. His songs are so clever/funny/sad you have to listen numerous times to take them all in. This guy is made for festivals."
Tony Lock, One Umbrella Music
"He's such a talented and handsome young man."
"Samantics is a high octane performance poet of great quality. He uses loop technology with a hint of ukulele and a hearty dollop of beatboxing to present challenging and highly enjoyable poems which take the notion of rap to new and thrilling levels"
Watchet Festival supplement