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Sam Blue (born Simon Blewitt) (also known as Sam Blewitt) is an English hard rock singer, who has been part of the bands Emerson, Axis, L. A. Secrets, Samson, Ya Ya, Ultravox, GTS, and Burns Blue. He works in the UK and Europe as a session singer, performing and collaborating with many artists including The Streets, Dizzee Rascal, Braund Reynolds, The Young Punx, Phonat, Urban Myth. Had Top 40 single in 2006 with Baywatch theme - I'll be Ready (Naughty Boy/Phat Beach) Also worked in artist manager at Plan C Management with Christian Ulf-Hansen. The company's artists included the singer-songwriter, Tobias Fröberg (Sweden); the writer and producer Ken Rose (UK); and Ulf-Hansen manages Teitur (Faroe Islands).
Arguably his most famous work, credited as Sam Blewitt, was as the vocalist on The Streets' chart-topping single "Dry Your Eyes". He also entered the UK finals for the Eurovision Song Contest in 1996 (as part of the duo Esseness with the song "I Never Knew") and in 1997 (as a solo artist with the song "For The Life You Don't Yet Know"), both of which involved prime-time performances on BBC One.
Blue reached the Top 40 in the UK Singles Chart in 2006, with the Phat Beach / Naughty Boy version of the Baywatch theme, "I'll Be Ready". He also sang on the Tsunami relief record for Mike Read and producer Steve Levine.
His more recent credits and appearances include on the Thomas the Tank Engine film, Hero of the Rails (2010), Day of the Diesel's ( 2011), and "Blue Mountain Mystery" (2012), and on the TV series singing the end titles, written by Robert Hartshorne.
Blue was a backing vocalist on the theme music for the BBC TV series New Tricks, backing Dennis Waterman. He also appeared as Lead & backing vocalist for Dizzee Rascal, both on Later... with Jools Holland& 2009 Hootenany show, also the 2009 BBC Electric Prom's at the Roundhouse London. His work with Dizzee Rascal continued for Festivals (including Glastonbury, Reading & Leeds, Bestival) and concert appearances in 2010. Featuring on the song "Fix up Look Sharp".
His other work included singing lead and backing for Phonat and Vanessa Amorosi in June 2010. In 2011, Blue worked as a vocal coach on BBC Introducingand with several artists. He also collaborated with The Bays, who used his pre-recorded vocals for some of their live shows. Other recent appearances include lead and backing vocals on Urban Myth cover of "Africa" 2010/11 and featured on Lauren Simeca re-mix of Roxanne in 2010 Singing the hook "Get Down" on Amplify Dot 2012 release "Get Down"
- Something Special b/w Stars in Hollywood (1983)
- II (1988)
Paul Samson's Empire
- Live at the Marquee (1994)
- Ingenuity (1994)
- Future Picture (1995, live album)
- Tracks From The Dustshelf (1995)
- "Time Stood Still" (1996)
- The Journey (1999)
- What If... (2003)
Amplify Dot"Get Down" 2012
|Artist||Album / Single||Year|
|Montserrat Caballe||Friends for Life||1998|
|Phoenix Down||Under a Wild Sky||1999|
|Various Artists||Familiar Faces: A Tribute to Rod Stewart & the Faces||2000|
|The Streets||A Grand Don't Come for Free||2004|
|Billy Currie||Pieces of the Puzzle||2004|
|Phat Beach||"I'll Be Ready" (Baywatch Theme)||2006|
|Young Punx||"Your Music is Killing Me"||2007|
|Phonat||"Set Me Free", "Get Down My Dirty Street", "Warm Welcome" and "Learn to Recycle"||2009|
|Dizzee Rascal||Tongue n' Cheek - Deluxe Edition (live from the BBC Electric Proms) on "Fix Up Look Sharp" and "Brand New Day"||2010|
|Lauren Simeca||Roxanne re-mix 2010|
|Urban Myth||Africa 2010/11|