|Sam Lee - photo Frederic Aranda|
Sam Lee is very much a 21st century folk singer, he comes from North London and studied at Chelsea School of Art. He collects new versions of old folk-songs, but does so on his iPhone and laptop.
Peter Wiegold, Director of Notes Inégales commented: "I believe it's a completely different way of reworking folksong - spontaneously made by the players and myself and thus drawing on our experiences of music of today as well as the past - but then this is curiously authentic! Because in effect it is a genuine 'folk-band' like way of working. Sam's wonderful voice spontaneously tells the musical stories and sometimes, influenced by our improvisation, he goes to much darker or more surreal places than he usually does with a conventional band."
Full information from St John's Smith Square website.