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!
Alicia Keys - Ain't Got You
The Beatles - Hey Jude
The Beatles - Can't Buy Me Love
The Beatles - Hard Days Night
The Buzzcocks - Ever Fallen In Love
Coldplay - Yellow
Daft Punk - Get Lucky
David Bowie - Man Who Sold The World
Ed Sheeran - Thinking Out Loud
Eric Clapton - Layla
Green Day - Time of Your Life (Good Riddance)
John Lennon - Imagine
James Taylor - You've Got A Friend
The Kooks - Ooh La
Leonard Cohen - Hallelujah
Maroon 5 - Moves Like Jagger
Maroon 5 - She Will Be Loved
Marvin Gaye - Ain't No Mountain
The Monkees - I'm a believer
Oasis - Half The World Away
Oasis - Importance of Being Idle
Oasis - Don't Look Back In Anger
One Republic - Counting Stars
Pink Floyd - Wish You Were Here
Plain White Ts - Hey There Delilah
Razorlight - Golden Touch
Simon and Garfunkel - Sound Of Silence
Stealers Wheel - Stuck In The Middle
Stereophonics - Maybe Tomorrow
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