Clash Magazine** - 'A sparkling talent truly hits his stride...
“Sam’s latest track … we’ve pretty much had it on repeat since the sun came out” - Jack Wills
“So: he’s a beat-era intellectual, reborn in the 21st century, with a smile that just that so happens to be made for magazine centerfolds” - Rollacoaster Magazine
Sam is an up and coming singer, songwriter. Hailing from Crediton, Devon, he has made London his base for his burgeoning music career. Brought up on world music by his mother and encouraged by his musician father, Sam’s musical talent was discovered by the legendary Eric Hall, who helped launch the careers of Queen and the Sex Pistols.
Having collaborated with William Baker (Creative director behind videos for Rihanna, Outcast and Kylie Minogue), Matt Henry (Olivier Award winning singer/actor), Producer Moghul, The London Contemporary Voices Choir (Basement Jaxx, Sam Smith) and prolific chart topping composer Edward Abela.
In 2014 Sam released 3 singles, 'Dancing Shoes', 'Golden Soldier' and 'Bucket List’ and began co-writing and gigging in and around London. Venues Way has played include the legendary Ronnie Scotts, Denmark St’s famous 12 Bar, Thorpe Park with the Showcase Live team - the team that discovered Jessie J - and at the Bristol UWE Summer Ball. Sam also played his first major festival in North Devon at 'Somersault Fest' and toured around his homeland in the South West of England doing Radio interviews with BBC Devon and BBC Cornwall and to promote the release of 'Bucket List’
In early 2015 he Way was live on air with BBC London and live on television on Not The One Show was featured as ‘One to Watch’ in issue 6 of RollaCoaster Magazine and was Mr Porter’s ‘Mr’ of the week. Ways’ song ‘Philosophy of Life’ was also used and recorded by Jack Wills for their 7 Wonders campaign. In November 2015 Sam released his debut EP 'Architect’ which, after a 14 day UK tour with Anna Pancaldi, climbed to number 15 in the iTunes Alternative album chart. The music video to his single ‘Stargazer’ was also premiered with much anticipation on gigsandfestivals.com.
In late 2016 Sam began working on an exciting new sound and released 'Last Page'' in November to much acclaim from** Clash Magazine** - 'A sparkling talent truly hits his stride...Disorder, Spindle and Wonderland's: New Noise- 'Sam Way is the sensitive singer-songwriter that we’ve been waiting for.'
Now Sam is set to release his 2nd single 'Pretty Liability' from his Sophomore EP - a co-write with fellow singer songwriter and friend Henry Dell - who also features on the record - And getting ready for a UK tour later this year.
Sam has been the face of campaigns for Tommy Hilfiger, Paco Rabanne and Diesel, featuring in advertising for fragrance, clothing and accessories. Other key clients include Chanel, Esprit, Dolce and Gabbana, Calvin Klein, Nicole Fahri, Topman, Abercrombie and Fitch, Levis and Dunhill.
He has been extensively featured in beautiful editorial for the most prestigious magazine in the world; Wonderland, GQ, ID, 10, L’uemo Vogue, Italian Vanity Fair, Vogue Homme, D, Dazed and Confused, Esquire, GQ Italia, GQ Style, Love, Hercules, Numero and Arena Homme Plus. Photographer credits include Bruce Webber, Alisdair Mclellan Solve Sundsbo, Paul Scala, William Blacker, Giampaolo Sgura, Mariano Vivanco, Miguel Reveriego and Sean & Seng.