Vocalist/Guitarist

Vocalist/Guitarist

East Yorkshire based musician providing entertainment for pubs, clubs parties and weddings

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What I do, and why I do it...
"My passion for music has led me to where I am now, and I am very grateful for that"

Hi, my name is Sam Dawson. I’m an East Yorkshire based vocalist and guitarist providing entertainment for pubs, clubs, weddings and parties, with a professional attitude and a passion for music. I have had many years of performing experience, which has led me to playing some of the biggest events in the region – Freedom Festival, Humber Street Sesh, Galtres Festival (alongside The Stranglers, Maximo Park, Reef) to name a few.

I am largely self taught as a vocalist, but my guitar playing was closely mentored by Richard Silvester, an excellent teacher based in Hull. Since taking lessons, I have studied Professional Music Performance at The ACM in Guildford, graduating with a First Class Honors Degree. My passion for music has led me to where I am now, and I am very grateful for that.

A sample of my set list can be seen below, which contains songs from the 60s right through to modern day classics. For most songs, I make use of some effects pedals to layer different parts and get a ‘fuller’ sound. Not only does this create a more dynamic performance, it also allows me to ‘read the room’ – livening things up or stripping things back when necessary. Combined with a large repertoire, this makes for a unique performance each night which is tailored to the audience and venue.

Everything you hear on this site is an accurate representation of what to expect when I perform live – nothing has been ‘souped-up’ via production wizardry.

To make an inquiry, please find my contact details at the bottom of this page. Thank you!

  • Confident Performer
  • Professional attitude
  • Experienced Musician

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Setlist

Adele - Rolling In The Deep
Alex Clare - Too Close
Alicia Keys - Ain't Got You
The Beatles - Hey Jude
The Beatles - Can't Buy Me Love
The Beatles - Hard Days Night
The Beatles - Come Together
The Buzzcocks - Ever Fallen In Love
Coldplay - Yellow
David Bowie - Man Who Sold The World
Ed Sheeran - Thinking Out Loud
Eric Clapton - Layla
Fleetwood Mac - Go Your Own Way
George Ezra - Blame It On Me
Gnarls Barkley - Crazy
Green Day - Time of Your Life (Good Riddance)
John Lennon - Imagine
James Taylor - You've Got A Friend
Joni Mitchell - Big Yellow Taxi
The Killers - Mr. Brightside
The Kooks - Ooh La
KT Tunstall - Suddenly I See
The Lumineers - Ho Hey
Leonard Cohen - Hallelujah
Maroon 5 - Moves Like Jagger
Maroon 5 - She Will Be Loved
Marvin Gaye - Ain't No Mountain
Mumford and Sons - Little Lion Man
The Monkees - I'm A Believer
Oasis - Half The World Away
Oasis - Importance of Being Idle
Oasis - Don't Look Back In Anger
Pink Floyd - Wish You Were Here
Plain White Ts - Hey There Delilah
Razorlight - Golden Touch
REM - Losing My Religion
Simon and Garfunkel - Sound Of Silence
Stealers Wheel - Stuck In The Middle
Stereophonics - Maybe Tomorrow
Stereophonics - Dakota
Stevie Wonder - Superstition
Tracy Chapman - Fast Car
The Undertones - Teenage Kicks
Urge Overkill - You'll Be A Woman
Van Morison - Brown Eyed Girl
The Zombies - She's Not There

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