Friday March 26th – 6pm to 10pm
Combining the eclectic roots rock of Counting Crows, the big-hearted bristle of Bruce Springsteen and the country-tinged crunch of Tom Petty, Sam Lambeth is one of alternative music’s most promising songwriters.
Over a decade-long career, Lambeth has enjoyed media exposure through NME, Kerrang! and Louder than War, as well as radio play on BBC Radio One and BBC 6 Music. As a performer, he has supported established acts including Evan Dando and The Lemonheads (respectively), The Bluetones and We Are Scientists, as well as critically lauded artists such as The Orielles, Bully and The Night Café.
His first band, The MonoBloggers, released two EPs between 2009 and 2012. Led by Lambeth, the four-piece showcased Lambeth’s now-established ear for melody, recalling the sparkling pop of R.E.M. and Teenage Fanclub. The MonoBloggers were hailed by NME as “grunge rock brilliance”, enjoyed UK tours and resulted in Lambeth playing his biggest gig – in front of 24,000 people at Wolverhampton Wanderers’ Molineux Stadium in 2014.
His next outfit, the grunge three-piece Quinn, enjoyed national radio airplay, UK tours and acclaimed performances.
In the summer of 2020, Lambeth worked with renowned producer Ryan Pinson (Riscas, The Jack Fletcher Band) on the first EP under his own name.
The first taster from this record, ‘When Love Ain’t Enough’, is a beautiful, bare and brilliant confessional set to chugging acoustic guitar and sparse percussion. The song has achieved critical acclaim as well as being featured in several leading Spotify playlists.
Expect more music from Lambeth to arrive in the coming months, culminating in the release of his debut solo EP proper in March.