Sunday, 24 March 2013

Sam Calver (music)

There were a couple of names I didn't recognise in the EBS Rock The Redoubt line-up so I got myself online to find out more about them. First up is Hastings-based Sam Calver, a husky voiced singer-songwriter.

photo by Daniel Du Cros

Originally from Bexhill, Sam learnt to play the guitar from his father at an early age and quickly began lessons at primary school. From there he progressed to form a band at the age of 14 before deciding to concentrate on a solo career later on in his teens. He cites artists such as Gary Moore, Kings of Leon and John Mayer as his main musical influences but also acknowledges an eclectic mix from dance and hip-hop, to indie, pop-rock and blues. He gigs extensively around the local area including venues like the Black Lion in Brighton and Eastbourne's Buskers Bar, Chapter 12 in Hailsham and TinTins in Hastings. I especially like the following video for Over The Edge and there's several more on his YouTube channel.

EBS Rock The Redoubt, Sat 6th and Sun 7th Apr, 11.00-17:00.

1 comment:

  1. Great set from Sam at Rock The Redoubt yesterday. The Sea Gypsies had just brought out the sun before he started to play and there was quite the festival atmosphere in the fortress!
    Sam's got a suprisingly powerful voice when he chooses and he pitched his choice of songs well, appealing to a wide cross-section of the audience. I really liked his versions of Marc Cohn's Walking In Memphis and Michael Jackson's Man In The Mirror.
    Looking forward to hopefully hearing more from Sam over the summer and in the future.