Vocal loop artist, Sam Perry struck a chord with Australian music fans and viewers of The Voice, when he took out the winner’s title for 2018.
Shifting the goalposts of what was considered the norm for music contestants on this platform, Perry’s musical style and curiosity quickly made him a household name.
A seasoned performer, The Voice gave Perry the opportunity to finesse an already thriving skill set on a huge stage, connecting with his fans and continuing his creative journey under the guidance of US superstar, Kelly Rowland.
“Kelly and I created a strong connection, she is wonderful and really helped me with the singing side of my craft,” Sam says.
Emerging from the experience with bolstered confidence and ambition in spades, Sam hit the ground running and ventured out on his own in the independent arena.
Inspired by other Australians who had been able to take their interest in looping overseas, Sam followed suit, connecting with fellow artist Dub Fx over a shared love for music, looping and travel.
“I think I knew I wanted to make music solo,” he says. “I had done the whole band thing for over five years. What got me into looping was Dub Fx, I spent countless hours watching his videos on YouTube, as soon as I saw him, I knew that’s what I wanted to do. I could be my own one man band.”
Working in such a national spotlight in the way Sam Perry did would be enough of a challenge to shake the confidence of any artist.
Nerves were replaced with excitement however, leaving him ready to embark on a bright new chapter of music.
Learning to adapt and use the platform he’s been given to continue on his grind behind the scenes, Sam is branching out on his first ever national tour.
“Gaining a fan base has given me more confidence. People seem to be digging what I do and that’s a big boost in itself. The experience has been so wonderful for me and I guess we will see what happens in the future, but this year is very busy and I feel very grateful for that,” he says.
With new music in the works that will bring him to more Australian audiences before the year is out, Sam is excited for what is on the very near horizon.
“My new music is coming together well, I have a lot to do and more to learn, but it’s exciting. I also can’t wait to tour Australia and show everyone what I have been working on,” he says.
Here’s a taste of the Sam Perry show – clever, dynamic and primed to strike at the core of every music fan looking for something unique in a live performance.
SAM PERRY ‘NOT A DJ’ AUSTRALIAN TOUR DATES
Tickets available from www.samperrymusic.com
Friday 16th November The Toff in Town Melbourne
Saturday 17th November Dub in the Park Adelaide
Friday 23rd November The Helm Sunshine Coast
Saturday 24th November 256 Wickham Brisbane
Friday 30th November Civic Underground Sydney
Friday 7th December Settlers Tavern Margaret River
Friday 14th December Jack Rabbit Slims Perth
Friday 21st December Magnums Hotel Airlie Beach
Saturday 22nd December Dalrymple Hotel Townsville