Sam Fender

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Sam Fender
Born
Samuel Thomas Fender

(1994-04-25) 25 April 1994 (age 24)
North Shields, England, United Kingdom[1]
OccupationSinger-songwriter
Years active2016–present
Musical career
Genres
Instruments
  • Vocals
  • guitar
LabelsPolydor[2]
Associated actsAPRE, Blossoms, Willy Mason
MembersDean Thompson (lead guitar)
Tom Ungerer (bass)
Drew Michael (drums)
Joe Atkinson (guitar and keys)
Websitesamfender.com

Sam Fender (born 25 April 1996) is an English singer-songwriter who was named one of the BBC's Sound of 2018[3] alongside other emerging artists including Sigrid, Lewis Capaldi, and Khalid.[1] His single "Play God" was featured in the FIFA 19 video game.[4] He won the Brit Awards Critics’ Choice for 2019.[5]

Background[edit]

Fender was raised in North Shields, in the North East of England and attended John Spence Community High School and Whitley Bay High School Sixth Form College with guitarist and keyboard band member Joe Atkinson, Warner Bros Records signed artist L Devine and producer Jordan Riley. Fender is from a musical family.[6][7] His father Alan and brother Liam are both singer-songwriters, with Liam also playing drums and piano.[1][6] In 2011, Sam appeared in the first episode of the British drama series 'Vera' as Luke Armstrong, as well as playing the character of Dean in season one, episode six of 'Wolfblood' in 2012.

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

Title Details
Hypersonic Missiles
  • Release date: 9 August 2019
  • Label: Polydor
  • Formats: Digital download, music streaming, CD, LP, Casette

Extended plays[edit]

Title Details
Dead Boys[8]
  • Released: 20 November 2018
  • Label: Polydor
  • Formats: Digital download, Cassette, LP

Singles[edit]

Title Year Peak chart positions Album
UK
[9]
BEL
(FL)
Tip

[10]
SCO
[11]
"Play God"[12] 2017 89 43 Hypersonic Missiles
"Greasy Spoon"[13] Non-album singles
"Millennial"[14]
"Start Again"[15]
"Friday Fighting"[16] 2018
"Leave Fast"[17] Dead Boys and Hypersonic Missiles
"Dead Boys"[18]
"That Sound"[19] 3
"Hypersonic Missiles"[20] 2019 33 80 Hypersonic Missiles
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Organization Award Work Result
2017 BBC Sound of 2018 Himself Nominated[21]
Ticketweb Ones to Watch 2018 Included
[22][23]
2018 Vevo DSCVR 2019 Artists to Watch
BRIT Awards Critics' Choice Award Won[24]
Radio X Best Songs of 2018 "That Sound" Included
[25][26][27]
Metro Ones to Watch 2019 Himself
Radio X Great X-Pectations 2019
2019 MTV Push Ones to Watch 2019 Nominated[28]

Tour[edit]

2018[edit]

Date City Country Venue Capacity Note Ref
19 April 2018 Cologne  Germany Artheater N/A
21 April 2018 Hamburg Molotow Skybar N/A
23 April 2018 Berlin Musik & Frieden 400 [29]
25 April 2018 Nijmegen  Netherlands Merleyn 200 [30]
29 April 2018 Utrecht EKKO 275
5 May 2018 Leeds  United Kingdom Leeds city centre N/A Live at Leeds 2018
6 May 2018 Liverpool The Baltic Triangle N/A Sound City Festival 2018
10 May 2018 Cambridge The Portland Arms 200 [31]
11 May 2018 Exeter The Lemon Grove 800 [32]
12 May 2018 Truro The Old Bakery Studios 300 (standing) [33]
14 May 2018 Oxford The Cellar 250 [34]

Source from[35]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Filipe Phitzgerard. "Artist Profile: Sam Fender". F Word Magazine.
  2. ^ "Sam Fender". Polydor Official Website.
  3. ^ "Sound of 2018". BBC Radio.
  4. ^ Arts, Electronic (31 August 2018). "FIFA 19 Soundtrack, featuring Childish Gambino, Gorillaz, Logic, and More". Electronic Arts Inc.
  5. ^ Blake, Jimmy (16 April 2019). "Sam Fender 'proud but terrified' of debut" – via www.bbc.co.uk.
  6. ^ a b Iman El Kafrawi (8 February 2018). "Introducing BBC Sound of 2018 nominee: Sam Fender". Spindle Magazine.
  7. ^ Kenicia Gray, Hannah Kane. "Not Your Average Millennial: Five Minutes with Indie Talent Sam Fender". Phoenix.
  8. ^ "Dead Boys EP – Sam Fender | Releases". AllMusic. Retrieved 28 January 2019.
  9. ^ "Sam Fender | full Official Chart history". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 2 March 2019.
  10. ^ "Sam Fender – That Sound". Ultratop. Retrieved 29 January 2019.
  11. ^ "Official Scottish Singles Chart Top 100: 29 March 2019 – 4 April 2019". Official Charts Company. 29 March 2019. Retrieved 29 March 2019.
  12. ^ "Play God - Single by Sam Fender". Apple Music. Retrieved 7 March 2019.
  13. ^ "Greasy Spoon – Single by Sam Fender". Apple Music. Retrieved 7 March 2019.
  14. ^ "Millennial – Single by Sam Fender". Apple Music. Retrieved 7 March 2019.
  15. ^ "Start Again - Single by Sam Fender". Apple Music. Retrieved 7 March 2019.
  16. ^ "Friday Fighting – Single by Sam Fender". Apple Music. Retrieved 7 March 2019.
  17. ^ "Leave Fast – Single by Sam Fender". Apple Music. Retrieved 7 March 2019.
  18. ^ "Dead Boys – Single by Sam Fender". Apple Music. Retrieved 7 March 2019.
  19. ^ "Sam Fender shares soaring new single 'That Sound' ahead of debut EP release". NME. 22 October 2018. Retrieved 7 March 2019.
  20. ^ "Hypersonic Missiles – Single by Sam Fender". Apple Music. Retrieved 7 March 2019.
  21. ^ "BBC Music Sound of 2018: The Longlist". BBC. 26 November 2017. Retrieved 7 December 2018.
  22. ^ "Ones To Watch 2018". Ticketweb. Retrieved 7 December 2018.
  23. ^ "Vevo DSCVR 2019 Artists To Watch Series Nears Close With Sam Fender, Easy Life: Exclusive". Billboard. 6 December 2018. Retrieved 7 December 2018.
  24. ^ "Brits critics' choice award won by Sam Fender". The Guardian. 7 December 2018. Retrieved 7 December 2018.
  25. ^ "Radio X's Best Songs of 2018". Radio X. 16 December 2018. Retrieved 19 December 2018.
  26. ^ "Ones To Watch 2019: Sam Fender, Ella Mai and Slowthai lead eclectic mix of artists into the new year". Metro. 29 December 2018. Retrieved 29 December 2018.
  27. ^ "The Best New Music, Artists And Bands For 2019". Radio X. Retrieved 2 January 2019.
  28. ^ "voting for mtv push: ones to watch 2019 is open!". MTV. 14 January 2019. Retrieved 16 January 2019.
  29. ^ "Musik & Frieden Capacity".
  30. ^ "Merleyn Capacity" (PDF) (in Dutch).
  31. ^ "Capacity of The Portland Arms".
  32. ^ "exeter lemon grove".
  33. ^ "Capacity of The Old Bakery Studios".
  34. ^ "Capacity of The Cellar".
  35. ^ "Tour Dates of Sam Fender".

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