Sam and the Womp

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Sam and the Womp
Origin United Kingdom
Genres Electronic
Years active 2009 (2009)–present
Labels Stiff
Members Bloem de Ligny, a.k.a. Lady Oo
Sam Ritchie
Aaron Audio

Sam and the Womp are a three piece music group from the United Kingdom who formed in 2009. Their music mixes traditional elements of Balkan music with modern electronic and dance elements.[1] Their music was largely popularised by BBC Radio 1 with a heavy promotion of their debut single "Bom Bom". This was released as a digital download on 19 August 2012 and went to the number one spot in the UK Singles Chart.[2][3] As of 2012, they are signed to Stiff Records.

The band consists of Bloem de Ligny as lead singer, who is also a solo artist; Sam Ritchie on brass; and Aaron Horn (son of record producer Trevor Horn).

Music career[edit]


Sam and the Womp was formed in September 2009 when Ritchie's band Qdos joined forces with Horn.

2012–present: Debut single[edit]

Initially signed to Stiff Records, Sam and the Womp released "Bom Bom" under a licensing deal with One More Tune on 20 August 2012. The track gained further momentum after being used to soundtrack an international TV advertising campaign for Southern Comfort. Les Mills uses it for their biceps workout track in Body Pump.[4] The song is also featured in the game Forza Horizon, The game The Sims 3: Island Paradise, on the Channel 4 TV show Big Fat Gypsy Weddings, and in an episode of the CBS TV program Elementary. Kmart Australia also featured the song in their 2013 series of TV commercials.[5] The song has also been used in a series of Canadian TV commercials for the Joe Fresh line of clothing. The track went to number one in the UK Official Singles Chart in its first week of release.[6]

"Bom Bom" was produced by music producer and film composer Raz Olsher at Fossil Studios in Hackney, London; it was co-produced by Horn and Ritchie. The song is credited to Horn, Ritchie, de Ligny and Olsher.[7]


  • Sam Ritchie – trumpet (b. 28 November 1980)
  • Aaron Audio (Aaron Horn) – bass[citation needed] (b. 19 May 1979)
  • Lady Oo – vocals (b. 7 July 1978)



Year Title Peak chart positions Certifications Album
2012 "Bom Bom" 1 4 14 6 44 1 N/A
2013 "Ravo"
2015 "Zeppelin"
"—" denotes single that did not chart or was not released.


  1. ^ "Sam and the Womp". Tumblr. Retrieved 9 December 2012. 
  2. ^ Kreisler, Lauren (26 August 2012). "Sam and the Womp score massive-selling debut Number 1". Official Charts Company. The Official Charts Company. Retrieved 9 December 2012. 
  3. ^ "Campaign of the week: Zando goes Bom Bom". The Media Online. Retrieved 9 December 2012. 
  4. ^ "Les Mills". 
  5. ^ "Irresistible Prices". Kmart Australia on YouTube. 
  6. ^ "Sam & The Womp". Ticketline. 
  7. ^ "BMI Repertoire 'Bom Bom'". 
  8. ^ "Sam and the Womp > UK Charts". Official Charts Company. 
  9. ^ Hung, Steffen. "Discography Sam and the Womp". Australian Charts Portal. Hung Medien (Steffen Hung). 
  10. ^ Hung, Steffen. "Discography Sam and the Womp". Finnish Charts Portal. Hung Medien (Steffen Hung). 
  11. ^ Hung, Steffen. "Discography Sam and the Womp". Irish Charts Portal. Hung Medien (Steffen Hung). 
  12. ^ Hung, Steffen. "Discografie Sam and the Womp". Dutch Charts Portal. Hung Medien (Steffen Hung). 
  13. ^ Peak positions for singles in Scotland:
  14. ^ "ARIA Chart > Chart Accreditations > 2013 Singles". Australian Recording Industry Association. Retrieved 19 March 2013. 

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