Sam Beeton

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Sam Beeton
Sam Beeton - Doncaster Dome Nov 2008.JPG
Sam Beeton supporting Scouting for Girls at the Doncaster Dome, November 2008
Background information
Born (1988-09-13) 13 September 1988 (age 25)
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, England
Genres Pop, soft rock, indie
Occupations Singer, songwriter, musician
Instruments Vocals, guitar, drums, bass, piano
Years active 2007–present
Labels RCA Label Group
Website Sam Beeton official website

Sam Beeton (born Samuel John Beeton, 13 September 1988, Nottingham, England) is a British singer-songwriter and musician. He released his debut single "What You Look For" in September 2008, which reached number 41 in the UK charts in the week up to 20 September 2008.[1] His first album, No Definite Answer, was released on iTunes in 2008.[2] Rumours on the net link Sam to an alter ego named "Boo Jefferson" though the artist has denied any connection.[1]

Early life[edit]

Sam attended Carlton Le Willows design and technology college. Sam Beeton was discovered while playing in a bar, The Old Volunteer he was still at school aged 14. Sam was signed to the Notts County School of Excellence and played for the youth teams for 3 years at left midfield.

He played in a local young recording band called The Drains who are still playing on the Nottingham circuit.

Sam is involved in local charities as The Julie Cotton Foundation. He always plays at the annual concert at Rock City.

Sam has also modelled for the British fashion label Burberry, notably the Spring 2009 collection.

Music career[edit]

Sam was nominated for the Best Pop Act at the BT Digital Music Awards, and lost to Kylie Minogue. Very much a rising star, Sam Beeton has supported The Script, Sandi Thom, James Morrison, Scouting for Girls and Charlie Simpson on full UK tours and has also completed one UK tour in his own right. Beeton's first single had an unprecedented run as "record of the week" on the two shows Jo Whiley and Scott Mills of BBC Radio One consecutively.

He appears to enjoy the more 'intimate' gig than the larger venues where he states, "at some big gigs, when supporting, it's hard to get your music across. My recent show at the Nottingham venue, Glee Club (comedy club) was amazing, you could have heard a pin drop!" Whilst this could be taken out of context, it is a reflection of the reception of the lesser known artist when supporting the more mainstream artist. The comment however does display that his fans are extremely respectful of his talents. Another venue where Sam regularly plays to sell out audiences is The Bedford in Balham, London - [2] .

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

Year Album Chart positions Sales
UK
2008 "No Definite Answer"
  • Released: 26 September 2008

Singles[edit]

Year Single Chart positions Sales
UK
2008 "What You Look For"
41[3]

Other releases[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Chart For Week Up To 20 September 2008". Chart Stats. Archived from the original on 2012-07-21. Retrieved 2008-09-16. 
  2. ^ http://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/no-definite-answer/id290303771
  3. ^ "Official Singles Chart for the week ending 20 September 2008". ChartsPlus (Milton Keynes: IQ Ware Ltd) (369): 1–4.