Sam Westhead is a singer/songwriter/guitarist from St Helens, Merseyside.
He was a student at Jamm Studios, St Helens and started his solo career performing in 2013.
Englishman in New York (Sting Cover) published on 21 October 2013
Sam Westhead sound check @The Head Of Steam LIMF 2013
I Should Have Known published 19 November 2013
On 19th November 2013 Culture City Television launched a new feature, the #InHouseSessions! The first artist to join them was Sam Westhead, performing his original song “I Should Have Known”.
Big Yellow Rocket (original) Recorded 2014
Recorded at Sleep Less Studios, Liverpool. Sam recorded two tracks at the studio in a two hour session.
Cannonball published on 11 July 2016
Hudson Smokehouse, St Helens, 9 July 2016.
On 15th October 2016 Sam Westhead had a launch night at Jamm Studios, St Helens for his debut EP ‘Stories’. The event which sold out weeks in advance, saw Sam backed up on the night with support from Limerance and Megan Lunt. Sam played tracks off his new EP and also threw in a few cover versions as well.
Stories EP released 15 October 2016
On 24 October 2016. Manchester College music students showcased their live performance skills at “Band On The Wall” as part of a series of weekly music nights designed to promote a hands on approach to learning music with help from Sam Westhead.
Originally from St Helens, the musician gave the students advice on performing live prior to the event and answered any questions the students were eager to ask.
“It was really interesting to answer their questions, because six years ago I was in their position – but didn’t have these opportunities growing up. The students are really lucky to be in Manchester and to attend such a huge college, and get the exposure of venues and artists to work with. Its cool.” said Sam.
In late 2016 Sam became the frontman of the newly formed band Brothers of Mine.
Selected festivals and gigs:
Palm Sugar, Liverpool One, 24 November 2013
Hopscotch, Mathew Street, Liverpool, 13 February 2014
Zanzibar, Liverpool, 30 March 2014
Salford Music Festival, The Weaste, 27 September 2014 with others
2Track Sessions, Bar Java, St Helens, 20 November 2014
Tapas Bar, St Helens, 28 November 2014
Haydock Park Racecourse, St Helens, 16 October 2015 with Titors Insignia, Stillia, Kiera Weathers, Megan Lunt, Andy Pink and Amiee Critchley
In Conversation with Ricky Tomlinson, St George’s Hall, Liverpool, 4 March 2015 with others
Westfield Street Music Festival, Jamm Studios Acoustic Stage, St Helens, 5 June 2016 with others
Hudson Smokehouse, St Helens, 9 July 2016
Eccleston Park Tennis Club, St Helens, 20 August 2016
Folk Festival on The Dock, Liverpool, 27 August 2016
The Gerard, St Helens, 28 August 2016
Plumbstock Music Festival, 24 Steptember 2016
Jamm Studios, St Helens, 15 October 2016, ‘Stories’ EP launch with Limerance and Megan Lunt
Hudson Smokehouse, St Helens, 5 November 2016
The Refinery, Liverpool, 8 February 2017
Military Veterans Charity Ball, Totally Wicked Stadium, St Helens RLFC, 25 February 2017
The Refinery, Liverpool, 26 February 2017
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This article was created, compiled and produced by Barry Grady. 6 February 2018.