QUEEN STREET ACOUSTICS
Buy direct from Sam RB on Queen St or email firstname.lastname@example.org ($20 + free P&P within NZ). Also available on iTunes
Sam RB is a full time singer-songwriter and musician with two albums and the NZ Olympic Song to her name.
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’.
Following its release in late 2010, she found herself on Queen Street busking to cover some of the post production costs. Unexpectedly finding a place her music was accepted, Sam RB has continued busking and now funded and self released her second album, ‘Queen Street Acoustics’. She says,
“Every person that has bought my debut album, coined or simply smiled as they walked past – you have supported my work and made this 2nd album possible. Heartfelt thanks to you all, you make it possible for me to dream”
‘Queen Street Acoustics’ was developed on Queen Street and captures the wonderful and life-changing transition, from being house-bound to performing live hundreds of times every year on the streets of Auckland.
There are 14 tracks on the album and four of them are co-written,” Sam says. “Two tracks had lyrics written by Mike Chunn (Split Enz) and two by US songwriter Jemi Blue, and I absolutely loved composing the music and working with their words.”
Mike Chunn is a big fan of Sam RB and her songs and says he thought, “’Mmm, I’d like to have a piece of her new album’, so I sent in a few lyrics and the next thing they’re songs!”
Queen Street Acoustics is produced by Andrew Buckton (Studio 203), and also features artists: Stephen Small, Christelle Berthon, Eddie Rayner, Andrew Buckton and Mike Chunn
This 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.
Sam RB can be found on Queen Street most (fine!) nights and is available for corporate and private events. You can purchase copies of both of Sam RB’s albums directly from her on Queen St or via email@example.com ($20 + free P&P within NZ). Albums are also downloadable online in the usual places
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