Sam Dickinson (Acoustic) With guests Words and Noises
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“Sam Dickinson just keeps getting better and better” GRAHAM NORTON
“One of our albums of the year thurs far” SO SO GAY
“Dickinson’s vocals are in a different ball park to most of his industry peers” SOUL TRACKS
The North East of England, the Motown ‘Detroit’ industrial vibes of the Nissan Car factory coupled with the heavy industrial roots of the region have conspired and blessed us with Singer-Songwriter Sam Dickinson. Over the last four years he has honed his talents and now delivers his Soulful homage to Motown and Northern Soul.
From ‘How it Used to be’ – a rocky Ike & Tina Turner style floor filler, to the Gene Pitney drama of ‘Don’t Come Running Back’ to the Disco beat Nile Rodgers feel of ‘I’ve Gone, I’ve Quit’ – This Debut release has some real musical gems, 10 tracks of pure Soulful Pop. As well as performing his debut album he will be playing material from his upcoming second album ‘The Mr. Dickinson Experience’
The release of Sam Dickinson’s debut album ‘The Stories That Occurred’ saw critical acclaim for it’s different sound and vocal performance. It has echoes of Jackie Wilson, Gene Pitney and fellow northerners The Beautiful South, giving the album a fresh but familiar, warm almost nostalgic sound. It also led to airplay on the UK’s biggest radio station, BBC Radio 2, airplay on New York City’s biggest radio station XFM and charted in both the iTunes Soul top 40 in the UK and Youtube’s Top 40 Most Watched for the single ‘When You Left Me’.
Counting celebrities such as Gabrielle, Beverley Knight, Graham Norton and Mica Paris as fans he has began working on his second album, tentatively titled ‘The Mr Dickinson Experience’ which will include songs from GRAMMY nominated producers.
For this show, he’s stripping it back, making the songs sound raw as well as telling the stories behind the songs.