Bio: Tip-toeing the line between charmingly playful and painfully insightful, Sam Allen is a shining singer-songwriter based in central Auckland, New Zealand. Already in his third year at the Popular Music programm at Auckland University, Sam harbors an obsessive passion for music. Growing up in South Auckland, NZ, Sam’s musical journey started in the similar way of many talented young performers, at 13 years of age, playing quietly in his bedroom. He later performed in Smokefree-Rockquest and Pacifica Beats, and lead the cast in the musical: The Buddy Holly Show. Thanks to the inspiration that was derived primarily from John Mayer’s eloquent masterpieces, Sam’s style and skills evolved and grew his passion which has lead him to pursue a life in music. Sam’s other major influences: Michael Jackson, Simply Red and Tommy Emmanuel, become apparent through his rich honey filled vocals and superbly styled guitar riffs.Sam writes through his observations of others as most great songwriters do. Writing from the heart his unique acoustic pop/rock flavor remains true to the “kiwi” singer songwriter tradition. Sam’s live performances also echoes a deep promise of potential; any true fan of the acoustic genre should sample Sam’s melodies, and witness his performances, as Sam Allen will no doubt follow in the singer songwriter footsteps of our very best.
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