Sam RB is a full time singer-songwriter, musician and recording artist. She has two albums, a track in NZ film ‘The Insatiable Moon‘ and the New Zealand Olympic Song to her name. Sam RB will be releasing her third album ‘Finding Your Way Home’ on the Browns Bay Bandstand (October 25th), followed by a North Island Tour. Her music is described by award winning writer Graham Reid as,
“Thoughtful acoustic folk, songs of intimacy and emotional uncertainty, her voice is pure but also offers unadorned emotion. She reveals a fragility which many could readily identify with.”
Early in life, Sam RB was draw to songwriting in an attempt to make sense of the world. On leaving school she was forced to step back from her music. While she continued to write, songs came alive behind closed doors and were seldom shared. It took 21 years for Sam RB to find her way back to the music, the catalyst being her debut album ‘Seems I Might Be Human’.
Her second album ‘Queen Street Acoustics’ was developed on Queen Street (Auckland) and captures the wonderful and life-changing transition, from being house-bound to performing live hundreds of times every year. It is an album of exploration and discovery. The diverse tracks encompass everything from love songs to social issues such as bullying and the rights of children. There are also reflections on psychosis and depression, and a tribute to NZ artist, the late Don Binney, co-written with Mike Chunn (Split Enz).
Sam RB’s latest album ‘Finding Your Way Home’ is her best work to date. Produced and Recorded by Andrew Buckton at Studio 203, to be released October 25th, followed by a North Island Tour.
Queen Street Acoustics review: By award winning travel, art and music writer Graham Reid